And although Chris Couch and Troy Matteson are arguably having the best years thus far as they sit 1-2 on the money list, you would be hard pressed to find someone whose star is shining as brightly as that of Jason Gore.
Gore burst into the golfing public's conciousness at the U.S. Open two weeks ago as he played in the final group on Sunday with Retief Goosen at Pinehurst. And despite a rough go of it in the final round where he shot an 14-over 84 to drop into a tie for 49th, the affable Gore took away some much needed confidence.
It quickly paid off too, as he captured this past week's National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic. It was his fourth career Nationwide Tour win but his first since 2002.
'I've seen some pretty crazy things in the last three weeks,' said Gore, who moved into seventh on the money list with the win. 'It was such an experience to be able to be paired with Retief Goosen and to see how he handled adversity. It was just a wonderful week at the Open and an even better week this week.'
Neither Couch or Matteson are in the field this week giving Gore a chance to continue to ride his wave of good fortune and he'll hope to improve on his 63rd place finish last year.
The purse for the event is $525,000 with $94,500 going to the winner.
The Golf Channel will air all four rounds live beginning Thursday at 2:30 p.m. (ET).