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The Greenbrier Classic 2014 Power Rankings: Five Players To Watch

Five Players To Watch: The Greenbrier Classic

2014 Greenbrier Classic PGA Tour Power Rankings
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The Old White TPC at the Greenbrier resort is the host of this week's PGA Tour stop, and with four Open Championship spots and valuable FedEx Cup points on the line, everybody in attendance had better be on top of their games. The summer swing is now in full effect.

Who will rise to the top in West Virginia? Read on to see who you should watch this Independence Day weekend.

5. Brendon Todd

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5. Brendon Todd

Brendon Todd Greenbrier Classic

The first of two University of Georgia alumni to crack my top five this week, Todd seems to be rejuvenated this year after splitting time between the PGA and Web.com Tours in 2013. Over his last five starts, not only has Todd earned his first career win, but he kept up the momentum with three more top-tens and a T-17 at the U.S. Open. With the confidence he must be carrying, he’s a formidable foe at almost any course.

4. Bill Haas

Bill Haas
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4. Bill Haas

Bill Haas

Although Haas hasn’t been able to really break through yet in his 2014 PGA Tour campaign, he has enjoyed some success at the Old White TPC. Not exactly a “horse for the course” in the traditional sense, but the Wake Forest grad is as reliable as anybody in the field this week.

3. Kevin Na

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3. Kevin Na

Kevin Na PGA Tour

Twice a runner-up already in 2014, Na is back in action for the first time since finishing tied for 12th at Pinehurst. Na ranks fifth in scoring average and second in scrambling on Tour in 2014. Expect another solid outing from Na at the Greenbrier.

2. Bubba Watson

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2. Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson

Watson finished tied for 30th in his debut at the Greenbrier last season, but fell in love with the course so much that he bought a home there and joined the staff of the historic West Virginia club. This year, seven top-ten finishes with two wins and a green jacket don’t lie. Watson has been incredible in 2014, and a sort of home course advantage should serve him well.

1. Jimmy Walker

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1. Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker PGA Tour

Walker has had top-five finishes at The Greenbrier in two of the last three years, and with the way he’s been playing this season there’s no reason he shouldn’t be considered a strong favorite. He hasn’t won since February, but top-tens in the Masters and U.S. Open indicate that Walker’s intent on keeping his name at the top of leaderboards. A fourth win could be just days away.