Lots of action on the PGA Tour this week, including the Tavistock Cup and Arnold Palmer Invitational. Tavistock is already underway and the Arnold Palmer kicks off on Thursday from Bay Hill Country Club & Lounge in Orlando, FL.
If Tavistock is just a blip on your golf radar and you're ready to get into API already, tune into live interviews on PGATour.com today. Martin Laird is up at 11am CT and Commissioner Tim Finchem goes live at 12pm CT. I've got a feeling the Finchem interview will be a bit dry, but you never know, and it's always good to hear from the Commish.
I'm not very big into Power Rankings in any sport, but I as curious what Rob Bolton on PGATour.com had to say heading into Bay Hill. The competition has been very strong in 2012 and we've seen a lot of different faces atop the leaderboard this year. From week-to-week, the golfers on the PGA Tour are doing a great job of keeping the "content" fresh and that's a good sign early in the year, especially with the Masters just around the corner.
Top 10 via Rob Bolton
1. Tiger Woods - Not sure I agree with Woods topping this list because he's been playing pretty streaky golf lately, but I understand why he's here. Woods is returning to form moreso lately than we've seen in a long time and I think he'll be very tough to beat once he gets that first win under his belt.
2. Justin Rose - Rose is coming off a WGC-Cadillac win, so anywhere in the Top 5 would have been a fine placement in my eyes.
3. Webb Simpson
4. Bo Van Pelt
Both golfers are finishing in the Top 10 very frequently this year and when you put yourself in contention that often, it only takes a few improved holes over the course of 72 holes to get yourself a first place finish.
5. Jim Furyk - Happy to see Furyk contend last week at Transitions after such a tough 2011. Basically, if he's healthy, he's going to contend.
6. Hunter Mahan
7. Sergio Garcia
8. Bubba Watson
9. Jeff Overton
10. Ernie Els
No question 2012 has proven to be a good year for this group so far. I think you can take any combination of those five and shuffle them around in the 6-10 slots and no one would have complaints. My guess is this grouping a five golfers will win before the 1-5 ranked golfers do. Just a hunch, though.