Players to watch at the Transitions Championship

The PGA Tour moves on in it's Florida Swing with a stop at the Transitions Championship at the Innisbrook Resort on it's Copperhead Course.

The Copperhead course is a par-71, measuring out at 7,340 with some unique differences from most courses the Tour will visit.

Being a par-71, the course still has four par-5's, and five par-3's. A very different setup than most tournament sites the players will tee it up on this season.

Three of the par-3's are on the back-nine. Holes 13, 15 and 17. Of course, No. 17 is the mid point of Copperhead's 'Snake Pit'. Which are the course's three closing holes.

In 2011, the 'Snake Pit' ranked seventh toughest on the PGA Tour on closing holes.

With that being said. Let's take a look at some players to watch this week at The Transitions Championship.

Charl Schwartzel

The reigning Masters Champion has finished in the top-5 in seven, of his last 11 worldwide events.

Schwartzel finished T4 last week at the TPC Blue Monster at Doral, where he missed 31 greens in regulation. However still managed to card only seven bogeys all week.

In his last two stroke play events on the PGA Tour. He has a cumulative score of 20-under par. Both events resulting in top-5 finishes.

Luke Donald

The now former No. 1 player in the world rebounded nicely last week at Doral from a slow start with a Top-10 finish, (T6).

Donald ranked in the top-10 in greens in regulation and birdies on the TPC Blue Monster, and was only over par on five holes all four days.

His last start at the Copperhead course in 2010, produced a tie for twelfth.

Justin Rose

As always, it's tough to look past a player who played well and won the prior week.

Rose will be bringing a lot of momentum into Innisbrook, where he has finished in the top-25 in his last two starts. Including a T5 last season.The Englishman has teed it up five times in 2012. With three top-15 finishes, including a T13 at the Northern Trust Open, T5 at the Honda Classic. And of course his come-from-behind victory last week at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

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