Don’t be surprised if you hear the name Chez Reavie start to pop up with a bit more regularity. Having turned pro in 2004, Reavie has a Web.com Tour and a PGA Tour victory to his credit. This PGA Tour victory came in 2008 at the RBC Canadian Open. While he’s endured a bit of an up and down season, Reavie has quietly put together a nice string of finishes in his last four events, including a tie for 11th at the Crowne Plaza Invitational – his best result of the year.
His tie for 43rd at last week’s Travelers Championship moved to him 125th on the money list and 113th in the FedEx Cup standings. In the 15 events that he has entered in 2013 Reavie has made nine cuts and finished inside of the top 25 three times. Despite the fact that he’s relatively short off of the tee – averaging only 280 yards – the rest of his stats are indicative of someone that could very well see himself in contention in the near future. He’s ranked fourth in driving accuracy, 34th in greens in regulation, 35th in scoring average and 19th in putting from 20 to 25 feet.
It’s really been the short stick that has let him down, however. Even though he’s getting the ball on the green in regulation, he’s struggled mightily putting from inside of 20 feet. It has to be frustrating for Reavie to give himself so many scoring chances that he simply hasn’t been able to convert. With some work on the greens he could realistically move into the top 20 in scoring average and get into position to contend at a few events.
His woes with the putter can’t continue forever, right? If he can get any sort of consistency going on the greens, Reavie has a chance to surprise some people this week.