Chris Kirk “Mr. Composure”
This cool customer who keeps his emotions dialed down to one whether he’s holing a twenty-foot birdy or just shanked a shot into the drink. A native Atlantan who played college golf in Georgia, Kirk is going to have a very supportive gallery in East Lake. Leading the fray heading into the final shindig, he controls his own destiny still odds makers aren’t as convinced with his ability to not collapse under the pressure as his fans with some bookmakers giving him a 55-1 shot.
Walker was rooting and tooting on all cylinders at the beginning of the season topping the leaderboard in the Frys.com Open to score his first PGA TOUR victory and following it up with victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii and then making his trophy count a threesome at Pebble Beach a couple weeks later. Walker has had 29 top ten finishes in his PGA TOUR career so count on him being in the mix at least until moving day.
The duffer from Dusseldorf seemed to fall off the map after earning the 2010 PGA Championship. But like that other metal swinging Terminator’s famous “I’ll be back” missive, four years later and it’s Kaymer T-X time with is ballstriking bliss better than ever leading him to winning The Players Championship and The U.S. Open. If the top five falter and Kaymer gets into a groove he can get that money.