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Power Rankings - RBC Heritage

As the crow flies, it's only 114 miles from Augusta, Ga., to Hilton Head Island, S.C., but for those making the short trip to this week's RBC Heritage from the season's first major, it can be a cathartic experience. Left behind is the stress and the urgency of peaking for a historic occasion. What awaits along the banks of Calibogue Sound is an arguably more relaxing week of competition.

Similar to the stark dichotomy of golf courses that comprise the two-event swing through Hawaii in early January -- mountainous Kapalua and sea-level Waialae are just 80 miles apart -- Harbour Town Golf Links favors the small ball that's not as relevant at Augusta National.

Created by Pete Dye, who updated the track in 2011, Harbour Town stretches just 7,101 yards and boasts a litany of shot-makers as champions, including Graeme McDowell, who defends last year's playoff victory over Webb Simpson. The general understanding to succeed here is placement off the tee. Even lies in fairways could yield obstructed angles due to sharp turns and low-hanging tree limbs.

McDowell tied for fifth in fairways hit and finished T7 in greens in regulation last year. He also led the field in scrambling and ranked sixth in strokes gained-putting. It's this kind of precision attack that this week's winner will likely author.

At +1.038 strokes to par, Harbour Town was the third-hardest par 71 of nine played in non-majors last season. Its GIR percentage of 57.15 was lowest on TOUR, not shocking given that the putting surfaces average just 3,700 square feet. Still, the par-breakers split of 16.49 percent was an eight-year low.

A moderate threat of rain and possibly thunderstorms populates the forecast on Friday and Saturday, but the primary test pre-cut is expected to come in the form of sustained winds of at least 15 mph. Rising temperatures will find a ceiling in the mid-70s by the weekend when breezes should abate.

1Jim FurykJim Furyk
Second in all-time earnings here with a win (2010), two seconds and three more top 10s. Coming off T6 at the Valero and T14 at the Masters.
2Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
A T5 at the Masters was his third straight top five, but he's scored no better than 72 (Houston) in any of his last five final rounds.
3Luke DonaldLuke Donald
Two seconds and two thirds in the last five editions. Ranks a predictable seventh in strokes gained-putting and third in scrambling.
4Kevin NaKevin Na
Back injury prevented a start last year; top 10s in 2011 and 2012. No worse than T14 (Bay Hill) in his last three starts this season.
5Chris StroudChris Stroud
Seven top 20s in 2013, including a T12 in Houston two weeks ago. Sits 12th in adjusted scoring; fourth in scrambling. T6 here last year.
6Graeme McDowellGraeme McDowell
Defending champ logged top 10s in four of his first five starts of 2014. Leads TOUR in strokes gained-putting; ninth in adjusted scoring.
7Charley HoffmanCharley Hoffman
Top 10s in his last two stops at Harbour Town. Shared 36-hole lead last year; led outright after 54 holes. Seven top 25s this season.
8Will MacKenzieWill MacKenzie
Had two weeks off following his co-runner-up at the VTO. Five top 10s on the season; another four top 20s. Fourth in adjusted scoring.
9Harris EnglishHarris English
Consecutive cuts made streak ended at 15 with a short week in Masters' debut, but has six top 10s this season. T8 here two years ago.
10Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
Superb fit for Harbour Town where he placed second in 2012. Tied for sixth at TPC San Antonio three weeks ago. Four top 10s this season.
11Jordan SpiethJordan Spieth
Remarkable debut at the Masters where he tied for second. Shared ninth in his first look at Harbour Town last year.
12Pat PerezPat Perez
All three cuts made here are top 20s, including a T18 last year. Six top 20s this season, including a T11 in his last start at the Valero.
13Jerry KellyJerry Kelly
Quietly enjoying solid season. Valero T6 was his third top 10. Ranks 44th in adjusted scoring; 40th in scrambling. Solo fifth here in 2013.
14Kevin StadlerKevin Stadler
Ball-striking has already shone here once (T4, 2012), but it was on display at the Masters where he tied for eighth in his debut.
15Matt EveryMatt Every
Missed Masters' cut in his debut, but capped a strong run with his breakthrough win at Bay Hill. Shared eighth at Harbour Town in 2012.

Power Rankings - The Masters

Three of the last four winners on the PGA TOUR are from Australia. Each played his way into the Masters with victory and is now rewarded with the bonus of experiencing life inside the ropes for the first edition in which a fellow countryman defends.

John Senden (Valspar Championship) was trailed by first-time winners Steven Bowditch (Valero Texas Open) and Matt Jones (Shell Houston Open). Along with fellow Aussie Jason Day (World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship), they represent all of the international champions in 2013-14. Toss is Marc Leishman, who shared fourth place at Augusta National Golf Club last year, and reigning Masters champion Adam Scott arrives fortified with charges from the world's smallest continent chasing consecutive titles in the season's first major.

What this sextet from Down Under -- 2013 U.S. Amateur runner-up Oliver Goss bumps Australia's contingent to seven -- will be preparing to play is the hardest par 72 on last year's PGA TOUR at 73.412. Capable of stretching 7,435 yards, Augusta National is largely considered a second-shot track on which length doesn't hurt. Scott placed a pedestrian T35 in par-5 scoring average, preferring small ball. He led the field in greens in regulation and ranked third in scrambling. He also co-led in par-4 scoring.

Augusta National averaged 286.6 yards off the tee in 2013. That wouldn't be notable other than that's its longest split since data was collected for the first time in 2002. Conversely and predictably, the field's driving accuracy landed at a six-year low at 65.00 percent. Otherwise, this week's field of 96 -- Tiger Woods is the only regular qualifier not competing -- will be facing precisely what the experienced will expect. Hitting greens is paramount (60.25 percent in 2013; 10th-lowest on the PGA TOUR); scrambling is challenging (50.82 percent; fourth); and penciling in pars on the par 3s (3.19; fourth) and par 4s (4.19; third) is sufficient. Those with working knowledge of the undulating greens are usually separated from those making their debut. It's the primary practical reason why the last first-timer to wear a green jacket was Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979.

Dangerous weather shut everything down midday on Monday, but the forecast for the tournament proper is borderline perfect. There is zero rain expected, temperatures will gradually rise into the low 80s by Sunday and winds will be occasionally moderate at worst.

1Adam ScottAdam Scott
Defending champ hasn't relented since his breakthrough with four more wins and another five top fives. Solo third (Bay Hill) in last start.
2Jason DayJason Day
Ready to go following an injury to his left thumb. Hasn't played since winning Match Play. T2 at 2011 Masters; solo third last year.
3Sergio GarciaSergio Garcia
Trending maybe better than anyone else with 13 straight top 20s. T8 at 2013 Masters; T12 in 2012. In career sweet spot at 34 years of age.
4Rory McIlroyRory McIlroy
Sustained late 2013 form, capped with T7 at SHO. Still unfinished business after 2011 meltdown at ANGC. Hasn't put four rounds together.
5Phil MickelsonPhil Mickelson
The three-time champ overcame pulled oblique to place T12 in Houston. That he played at all adds confidence to his placement here.
6Bubba WatsonBubba Watson
The 2012 champion. First start since withdrawing from Bay Hill (allergies). Win and two T2s in previous three stroke-play starts.
7Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
In first start as a father, T19 in Houston. Eleven top 20s in last 15 starts worldwide. Won 2011 Masters with birdies on last four holes.
8Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
The 2007 champ has finished outside the top 30 in last five visits, but he's been consistently strong over last several months. T6 at VTO.
9Justin RoseJustin Rose
Rested since rare MC at Bay Hill. T8 the week prior at Copperhead. He's 8-for-8 at the Masters with two top 10s and another four top 25s.
10Graeme McDowellGraeme McDowell
Just 2-for-6 at the Masters, but both cuts made went for a top 20. Seven top 20s in last eight starts worldwide. Four top 10s in 2014.
11Brandt SnedekerBrandt Snedeker
Locked in just in time. A T8 at Bay Hill ended a six-month drought sans a top 10. Four top 20s in last five starts at Augusta National.
12Jason DufnerJason Dufner
Progressively improving results at ANGC; T20 in third appearance last year. Top 15s in last three starts this season. T4 in par-5 scoring.
13Hunter MahanHunter Mahan
Returned from hip/back injury and placed T31 in Houston. Three top-12 finishes in last five appearances at Augusta National.
14Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
Twice bitten in Texas en route to a T4 (VTO) and P2 (Houston). Top 10s in last two trips to ANGC. Doubt lingers over closing ability.
15Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson
Cited back stiffness following WD in Houston (after opening 80). No worse than T4 in previous three stroke-play starts. T13 here last year.
16Gary WoodlandGary Woodland
Back at ANGC for the first time since an injury to his left wrist forced a WD in 2012. Top 20s in his last three starts entering this week.
17Bill HaasBill Haas
Just off the radar for most of the season, but has two top 10s and another six top 25s. He's 4-for-4 at ANGC with career-best T20 in 2013.
18Jimmy WalkerJimmy Walker
FedExCup points leader is making his debut. Top 25s in eight of nine starts in 2014. Currently second in strokes gained-putting.
19Lee WestwoodLee Westwood
May not have cracked this feature without a 2014-best T17 at the SHO. Three top 10s and a T11 in last four tries at Augusta National.
20Patrick ReedPatrick Reed
A first-timer only as a competitor, but he has experience on Augusta National. Seven top 25s in eight starts in 2014. Two were wins.

Power Rankings - Shell Houston Open

After sitting out a year as the table-setter for the Masters due to a provision for the Valero Texas Open not to end on Easter Sunday, the Shell Houston Open cozies back into its customary position as the red carpet event for the season's first major. And if that sounds too connected with what's on tap next week, well, that's the point. Tournament organizers of the SHO purposely set up the Golf Club of Houston as an preparatory ground per se for those headed to August National. It worked again as several of the elite are among the 144 in the field.

The Rees Jones design is a traditional par 72 measuring 7,441 yards. Its scoring average of 71.868 marked its third consecutive year in red numbers (-0.132 strokes to par) despite some modifications, most notably on holes 16 and 18. The field registered a greens-in-regulation percentage of 70.13, which falls in line with recent history. However, in each of the four 25-yard ranges from 100-200 yards, Golf Club of Houston ranked inside the top-10 longest in proximity to the hole (also typical). It's a track that showcases a strong touch on and around greens.

In 2013, Golf Club of Houston was 13th-most challenging in scrambling (55.54%) and extended its run to five years as the hardest track on the PGA TOUR in scrambling from the rough (40.85%). That fact in conjunction with collection areas around undulating putting surfaces place the premium on hitting greens on approach shots. The par 5s are strong as a set, checking in at 4.78 last year, good for a share of the 10th-hardest of the season.

Defending champion D.A. Points ranked T10 in GIR, 10th in strokes gained-putting, fifth in scrambling and eighth in average distance of putts made (90 feet, 2 inches). He also led the field in par-4 scoring at 3.75.

Rain and storms cannot be ruled out at any time during the tournament. In fact, there is an elevated risk for severe weather on Thursday when it may not hit 80 degrees, but it's expected to be the warmest day for play. As it often does in Texas, the wind will blow throughout.

1Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson
Top 10s in all five stroke-play starts in 2013-14. T4 in last start at Doral. Leads TOUR in many stats. Shared fourth at Golf Club of Houston last year.
2Henrik StensonHenrik Stenson
Coming off a T5 at Bay Hill where he co-led field in fairways hit and hit the most GIR. T3 at Golf Club of Houston in 2009 and a T2 last year.
3Keegan BradleyKeegan Bradley
Took the week off after a season-best solo second at Bay Hill. Placed T4 here in 2012 and T10 last year. Sixth in scrambling.
4Rory McIlroyRory McIlroy
Ends a three-week break after a T25 at Doral. It ended a string of six top 10s in stroke-play events. P2 at The Honda the week prior.
5Jordan SpiethJordan Spieth
Reeled in a solo 10th at TPC San Antonio despite an opening 75. Four top 10s of 2013-14. Ranks 22nd in adjusted scoring.
6Graham DeLaetGraham DeLaet
Perfect fit for Golf Club of Houston, where he tied for third in 2010. Surged for a T8 at Copperhead three weeks ago after a first-round 75.
7Sergio GarciaSergio Garcia
Hasn't played Golf Club of Houston since debut in 2009. Twelve consecutive top 20s. Would sit second in adjusted scoring if eligible for rankings.
8Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
T4 at TPC San Antonio was his fifth top 10 of 2013-14; 17th in adjusted scoring. Placed T8 in his last two starts at Golf Club of Houston (2010, 2011).
9Bill HaasBill Haas
Top 25s in last four starts; T14 in his last at Copperhead. T10 at Golf Club of Houston last year. Ranks 21st in the all-around and 17th in scrambling.
10Luke DonaldLuke Donald
First appearance since 2010. T4 in last start at Copperhead. Would lead TOUR in strokes gained-putting if he logged enough rounds.
11Hunter MahanHunter Mahan
Return from a lower back injury. The 2012 champion here is third in all-time earnings. Three other top 10s and a T11 (2006).
12Jason KokrakJason Kokrak
Settled for T31 at the Valero due to a third-round 77, but ranked ninth in total driving and GIR. Solo ninth at Golf Club of Houston last year.
13Charley HoffmanCharley Hoffman
He's 7-for-7 at Golf Club of Houston with one top 10 and another three top 25s. Three top 10s and another four top 25s this season. T11 at Valero.
14Freddie JacobsonFreddie Jacobson
Top 20s in his last four starts -- six on the season -- but over par in each of those final rounds. Seventh in strokes gained-putting.
15Charles Howell IIICharles Howell III
Top 20s in his last two starts at Golf Club of Houston, including a T10 last year. Five top 10s this season. Seventh in GIR; sixth in adjusted scoring.