No. 17: Hunter Mahan

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BOR: May 17, 1982, Orange, Calif.

FEDEX FINISH: 18

2010 PGA TOUR EARNINGS: $3,574,550

WORLD GOLF RANK: 20 (as of Feb. 7, 2011)

GOLF CHANNEL’S BRANDEL CHAMBLEE GIVES HIS TAKE: Hunter Mahan has one of the most envied golf swings in the game, and it serves him well. He is one of the best from tee to green and seems comfortable moving the ball around, and that’s why he will have a long career on the Tour. But his success will be limited until he finds a way to become better around and on the greens. He’s susceptible to inconsistency, like missing four cuts in a row as he did last season, a year in which he won twice but only had three top-10 finishes. His favorite event besides the Travelers is the Masters, where he has finished eighth and 10th the last two years.

CAREER PGA TOUR STATS (through Feb. 7, 2011)

  • Events — 210
  • Cuts — 141
  • 1st  — 3           
  • 2nd — 4           
  • 3rd  — 0           
  • T10  — 28           
  • T25  — 70
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