* David Hearn - Didn't participate in 2010, but went from T18 to T12 last two years.
* Charlie Wi - Another leap. Wi didn't play in 2011, but went from T60 three years ago to T3 last year.
I know these guys aren't greyhounds, but, much like dog races, it's how you finish that counts, right? Let's look at how those guys played No. 17 and No. 18.
* Barnes - Birdied No. 17 or No. 18 in the last two rounds the last two years.
* DeLaet - Shot 4-under on No. 17 and No. 18 last year.
* Flores - Shot 3-under on those holes last year.
* Hearn - Shot 3-under on same holes.
* Wi - An eagle on No. 17 in last year's final round helped him finish strong with a 65.
Of course, you have to consider the season they're having.
* Barnes - Has missed 11 cuts in 20 events this season. If he makes the cut at the Classic, it'll mark a season-high three consecutive cuts made.
* DeLaet - Made cuts in every event but three this year, making him an intriguing pick.
* Flores - Seven missed cuts this year.
* Hearn - Four consecutive made cuts, including three top 25s entering the Classic.
* Wi - Played well at the AT&T National after only two top 25 finishes this year.
Finally, the prediction using about as much science as I know ... none.
David Hearn will win the 2013 Greenbrier Classic. He's having a good year and has two top 20 finishes in White Sulphur Springs.
Also, the Canadian has just one bogey in each of the final rounds the last two years. His confidence seems to be building with every year. In 2011, he had only one birdie on the back nine of round four, but played it 2-under last year with three birdies and one bogey. You don't win tournaments by sitting and watching everyone else pass you by.
If that sounds crazy, it isn't much worse than my picking Mickelson to win last year.
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