▪ Connection: Born in Gallatin, Mo., and played in college at Missouri Western
▪ About Garnett: Garnett already has two top-10 finishes this season in six starts, matching his combined total the previous two seasons.
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▪ Connection: Played in college at Missouri
▪ About Malnati: After earning his PGA Tour card last season, Malnati has gotten off to a good start this season. He won the Sanderson Farms Championship in November and has three top-10 finishes in 13 starts.
▪ Connection: Played in college at Kansas State
▪ About Streb: Streb gained his second career PGA Tour win and had nine top-10 finishes during the 2014-15 season, but he is off to a slow start his season. He has just two top-25 finishes in 10 starts.
▪ Connection: Played in college at Kansas
▪ About Woodland: Woodland has two career PGA Tour wins and had two second-place finishes last season. This season, he has just three top-25 finishes in eight starts.
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▪ Connection: Resides in Derby, Kan.
▪ About Austin: Austin gained his only PGA Tour Champions victory in 2014. Last season, he had 10 top-10 finishes in 17 starts
Tom Pernice Jr.
▪ Connection: Kansas City native
▪ About Pernice: Pernice has four Champions victories but none since 2013. He plays often, compiling 17 top-10 finishes in 51 starts since 2014.
▪ Connection: Kansas City native and Stilwell resident
▪ About Watson: Watson, 66, showed he could still play with the young guys last year when he made the cut in the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage tournament. He’ll play the Masters for the final time next month.