Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Stock Report: Who's up, down for Colonial
By Richard Durrett
FORT WORTH, Texas -- It's time for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, the second leg of this DFW double. So let's take a look at some players in the event that are trending up and down in our scouting report:
Jason Dufner: He's won twice in the last three weeks, including last week's HP Byron Nelson Championship and says he likes Colonial. The one problem: He's made one cut in three tries here.
Bob Estes: The Texan had a top-10 finish at Nelson over the weekend and followed it up by qualifying for the British Open at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano. Do the good vibes carry over to Colonial?
Dicky Pride: He nearly got himself in a playoff with Dufner at the Nelson and is still seeking his first win since 1994 (when he won his only Tour event). Pride has three top-7s this season and is feeling good. He hasn't played Colonial since 1995, when he missed the cut in his only appearance.
Rory Sabbatini: He's a local favorite and will have a big following at Colonial, but he's trending the wrong direction. Sabbatini has missed the cut in five of his last six events, including the Nelson. He has one top-10 this season and that was his first event of the year. The good news: He's a defending champion at Colonial, so he knows how to win here.
John Daly: He's played in three events and made two cuts, but he's never played well at Colonial. He's sure entertaining, but don't expect him to do much this weekend. In six Colonials, he's made the cut just once and finished 66th.
Y.E. Yang: The 2009 PGA Champion has missed his last two cuts and three of his last five rounds, he's shot 78 or higher. He's missed the cut all three times he's played Colonial.