KEEGAN BRADLEY: Vermont native and defending
PATRICK CANTLAY: His name was splashed across all the major sports news outlets last year when he set the
FREDDIE JACOBSON: Looks to be only the second player in tournament history to win consecutive titles. The first was
ZACH JOHNSON: Won the Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial and was second at RBC Heritage. Stands fourth in
MATT KUCHAR: Ranks second in tour scoring average (69.29). Won the
HUNTER MAHAN: Ranks second in tour earnings, second in FedEx Cup standings, sixth in greens in regulation and eighth in total driving. Those are impressive numbers. But the more important numbers are he was No. 1 in the 2007
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN: Scored the great double eagle 2 at
JOHN PETERSON: Recorded a hole-in-one Sunday at the U.S. Open in his surge to tie for fourth place. The 2011
WEBB SIMPSON: Yes, he might be tired after his monumental U.S. Open victory, traveling across the country and dealing with all the demands on him. But he's hot, and maybe that sizzle can continue at TPC River Highlands.
MICHAEL THOMPSON: Recorded the best first- (66) and fourth-round (67) scores in the U.S. Open to tie for fourth. Also was fourth last year in the Travelers Championship.