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March 24th, 2008 · No Comments

2008 Masters Coverage – Thru 4/15

The WGC-CA at Doral showcased some major league talent in one of the most star studded leaderboards in recent history. Tiger Woods finished 5th and the other members of the top five were all former major winners. The bottom half of the top ten wasn’t too shabby either as it contained Zach Johnson, last year’s Masters winner, WGR #4 Steve Stricker and WGR#5 Adam Scott (now #6).

The point rich WGC-CA offers 76% as many WGR points as the majors, so a leaderboard finish can turbo charge a player’s average and position on the rankings. Each of the following members of the top six experienced significant moves up the WGR, and all but Storm confirmed their status as players to watch in the upcoming Masters.

Jim Furyk jumped from 9th to 5th on the strength of his 2t. His average vaulted from 5.37 to 5.88

Vijay Singh recorded his second runner-up finish this year, earning 32.93 points. He moved up two spots from 10th to 8th, and his average increased from 5.22 to 5.66

Geoff Ogilvy earned 76 points for his win, moving him from 17th into the top 10 at 10th place. His averaged soared from 3.87 to 5.44.

Retief Goosen had sunk to #39 in the world prior to the WGC-CA, but his 2t enabled him to leap 13 spots to #26. His average climbed from 2.43 to 2.93.

Graeme Storm looked like anything but the world’s #136th ranked player as he tied for sixth in GIR. His 6t in the event enabled him to shoot to the 114th position in the WGR, while his average increased from 1.13 to 1.34.

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