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Who to watch: Nick Watney

It's difficult not to expect this next golfer to be in the hunt on Sunday.

Player: Nick Watney

Age: 30

College: Fresno State

Best career finish at the Nelson: Tied for 31st in 2008

Best finish on PGA Tour in 2011: Won World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship

Why he's one to watch: The Californian is playing very well right now, coming off a tie for fourth at The Players Championship. He took last week off and is ready to get going again. ...When it comes to stats, Watney's name is in the top 10 in nearly all the critical ones. That's why he's made cuts in 9 of the 10 tournaments he's played and has 8 top-10s and 6 top-5s. ...Watney is another long hitter who can put himself in position for birdies on at TPC Four Seasons.

Key stat: He's second in all-around and fourth in total driving. That's a recipe for success.

Fun fact: Nick's cousin, Heidi Watney, is a Boston Red Sox on-field reporter for NESN.