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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Puerto Rico Open - Power Rankings

I realize that many fantasy formats don't include the Puerto Rico Open in their lineup, but because there are some that do I've prepared a power ranking for the opposite-field event. For additional thoughts and information, please refer back to Sunday's preview.

Here we go:
  1. Chris Stroud - A guy that's due for a breakthrough win, he enters off a pair of top-20 finishes and has steadily improved in Puerto Rico, sharing 18th in his last trip.
  2. David Hearn - Converging trends look great, tying for sixth at The Honda Classic last week and sharing 14th in Puerto Rico in 2011 and eighth last year. 
  3. William McGirt - Contended into the weekend in each of his last two starts. Perhaps an opposite-field event is the proper landing spot for his breakthrough win. He tied for 14th here in his only trip back in 2012 and ranks 46th in GIR and 39th in SGP. 
  4. George McNeill - Could be a very shrewd investment. Finished fifth in 2011 and won here in 2012, then slipped to a T57 in his title defense last  year. He's in excellent form with a T6 and a T12 in his last two starts this season.
  5. Brian Stuard - Tied for fourth in Puerto Rico last year and enters off a solid T24 at The Honda Classic. Ranks inside the top 75 in GIR and SGP, which is never bad.
  6. Andres Romero - Another case of converging trends, going T20 and T6 in his last two trips to Puerto Rico and surprising many with a T12 last week. 
  7. Seung-yul Noh - He's making a ton of cuts this year and tied for 25th here in 2012. You know he'll be around for the weekend. Yep...I might have jinxed him.
  8. Scott Brown - A carbon copy in McNeill, tying for fifth in 2012 before winning last year. Let's hope he does a little better that GMac in his defense.
  9. Michael Thompson - Missed the cut in his Honda title defense, but posted back-to-back T19s before that. Tied for 14th here back in 2011.
  10. Chesson Hadley - The rookie has two top-25 finishes in his last three starts.
  11. Brooks Koepka - Working hard to earn full status in 2014-15 via non-member starts in 2013-14, he could be this year's Jordan Spieth.
  12. Ryo Ishikawa - The Bashful Prince was runner-up in '12 and T39 LY, but enters off three consecutive missed cuts.
Next 5: Morgan Hoffmann, Matt Jones, Jerry Kelly, Hudson Swafford and Jhonny Vegas

I will declare a one-and-done in tomorrows post. 

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