The Fall Series concludes this week with the CMN Hospitals Classic from the Magnolia and Palm courses at Walt Disney World Resort. A field of 128 players will be looking to use the final week of the 2012 season to solidify their position on the money list - and possibly playing privileges for 2013.
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Luke Donald is not in the field to defend the title that helped him secure the top spot on the 2011 PGA Tour money list, but here are 10 players to keep an eye on this week:
1. Brendon de Jonge: Three straight top-4 finishes worldwide, including a runner-up showing in Vegas. Perhaps the best player without a Tour win to his credit, de Jonge ranks eighth on Tour in GIR percentage and 10th in the all-around ranking.
2. Robert Garrigus: The 2010 champion here, Garrigus has continued a strong late-season surge that has included four top-5 finishes since July. Currently third on Tour in driving distance and seventh in par breakers, he should find the Magnolia and Palm courses ideally suited for his aggressive style.
3. Davis Love III: Finally took a break post-Medinah, but not before some solid play in the Fall Series that included a T-4 finish at The McGladrey Classic. Disney was the site of his last Tour victory back in 2008.
4. Charles Howell III: Followed up a T-11 finish at the Frys.com Open with a T-7 showing at the McGladrey Classic the following week. Howell is fourth on Tour in par-5 performance and leads in total eagles with 16.
5. Jonas Blixt: A winner last month at the Frys.com Open, the Swede is now looking for a high finish to help cement Rookie of the Year honors - and potentially move into the top 30 on the money list, securing a bid to The Masters in the process.
6. Tommy Gainey: A runner-up here in 2008, Gainey is making his first start since closing with an electric final-round 60 to notch his first career Tour win at Sea Island. He can play fast and loose this week, knowing that his playing privileges are now sewn up through 2014.
7. John Mallinger: Making his first start since very nearly winning at CordeValle. Mallinger has been feast or famine since July, with three top-11 finishes to go along with four missed cuts in his last eight starts. Was second in the field at the Frys.com Open in putts per round.
8. Chris Kirk: Has made the cut in 11 straight starts, recording three top-10 finishes in the process. Vaulted into contention in his last start with a Saturday 63 in Malaysia, ultimately finishing in a tie for fourth.
9. Justin Leonard: Twice a runner-up here in the last three years, Leonard also finished T-6 in 2007. The former British Open champ is in search of another strong finish as he is not yet fully exempt for 2013.
10. Ryan Palmer: Has never missed a cut in eight career starts at Disney, including a win in 2004 and a T-3 finish the following year. Ranks eighth on Tour in birdie average heading into an event where low scores will be abundant.
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