Power Rankings: Neediest Kids Championship

October 01, 2012
John Dell, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent

The Web.com Tour heads to a new location this week as the Neediest Kids Championship will be played at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm near Washington, D.C.


Last year, the tournament was held at the Maryland Golf Club.

The regular season is winding down on the Web.com Tour with just three more full-field tournaments. There's still time for players to make a significant jump on the money list like Russell Henley did with his victory Sunday near Charlotte in the Chiquita Classic. Henley moved from 35th to 12th on the money list and became the 20th different winner this season.

Here are this week's power rankings:

WEB.COM TOUR: Money list | Neediest Kids Championship field

Power Rankings: Neediest Kids Championship
Rank   Player Comment
After Monday-qualifying to get into the Chiquita Classic, Cantlay, a former UCLA star, did well enough to make into this week's field. He lost in the playoff on Sunday but is playing well and at the right time of the year. He sits at No. 96 on the money list but if he continues his solid play could move up quickly.
Hes probably done enough to have earned his PGA Tour card for 2013 thanks to his win on Sunday. He also won last year on the Web.com Tour as an amateur. Henley has six top 25 finishes this season and is 12th on tour in total driving.
He quietly moved back into second place on the Web.com Tour money list thanks to a tie for 12th on Sunday. He can still make up ground on Luke Guthrie for the overall money title but has some work to do. In 20 tournaments this season hes made 15 cuts with 10 Top 25 finishes.
He was also in the playoff on Sunday that was won by Russell Henley and he's been on a serious roll. He finished sixth at the WNB Golf Classic and his tie for second on Sunday has helped him to No. 43 on the money list. He's third on the Web.com Tour in birdie average having played in nine tournaments.
In only his second start since June, Klauk tied for 14th on Sunday. While it might not be that impressive it is when you consider Klauk has been waging a battle against epilepsy. Hes a two-time winner on the Web.com Tour and his medicine to control his epilepsy was making him dizzy. He also underwent surgery in May that lasted nine hours.

John Dell has covered golf for the Winston-Salem Journal in North Carolina for the last 19 years. His views do not necessarily represent the views of the PGA TOUR. You can reach him at johndell@triad.rr.com.