Golf’s ‘Mr Consistency’ makes his seasonal debut on a course where his record is uniquely poor. Besides one third place, he has made the top 30 only once in well over a decade.
As a top-class, big-hitting overseas star, Cabrera ticks several boxes. It’s strange therefore to find that he’s yet to register a top ten in seven Riviera visits.
Third place in this event 12 months ago was one of the highlights of a disappointing campaign, but Choi still warrants respect as a multiple winner. That was his third top-seven finish at Riviera, and the Korean wasn’t too far away over the weekend.
Kim makes his first US start of an important year of his progress, needing to recapture the magic of 2008. He did make a highly impressive course debut that year, finishing ninth.
Clark has yet to seriously challenge in seven tries at Riviera, and while second place last time out would normally be a formguide, he’s hard to back with confidence after blowing another golden opportunity.
Donald’s course record is excellent, finishing 13th or better in four of the last five years. He had an even better record at last week’s venue though, and failed to deliver.
Another cracking performance to make the frame at Torrey Pines has confirmed Rickie Fowler as the hottest prospect in US golf. This is not a course for youngsters, though.
Dustin hasn’t delivered yet in 2010, but remains a player worth following, and did make last year’s top ten.
After a couple of top threes already in 2010, Kuchar must rate a contender on any course, even if he has previously showed very little here.
Outside the top 60 on three previous visits, but Moore remains a player on the up.
Last year’s Nationwide Tour winner served notice of his great potential on Sunday, but will do well to prosper on his Riviera debut.
In good form, but missed both previous cuts here.
Another classy up and coming player, who is hard to fancy on previous Riviera evidence.
Weir has some great course form having won the Nissan Open in consecutive years, but don’t be fooled. Since the course was lengthened in 2004, his best is just 22nd.