Power Ranking the Top 5 Stars of the Fall Series
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The Fall Golf Series is not for the Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroys and Bubba Watsons of the world.
It is primarily for players who are trying to establish themselves on the tour and may be playing for invitations to the next season's key events.
The Falls Series comes after the regular season, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup. It consists of four events, including the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the Frys.com Open, the McGladrey Classic and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
All but the latter tournament on that list has been played, and here's our power ranking of the top five players in the first three Fall Golf Series Events.
5. Tim Petrovic
Tim Petrovic won $558,000 on the PGA tour this year.
He won $440,000 of that total by finishing second in the Frys.com Open. What was most impressive about his performance is that he shot a final round of 64 that allowed him to climb the ladder from the middle of the pack to second place.
Petrovic has played in 16 PGA events and made the cut in seven of those tournaments. Including his second-place finish in the Frys.com Open, he had two top 25 finishes.
He's scrambling for his PGA tour existence and he is finding some success in the Fall Series.
4. Tommy Gainey
The McGladrey Classic may not be foremost on the minds of golf fans, but if they happened to follow the Fall Series event, they saw Tommy Gainey put on an amazing show in the final round.
Going into the round, Gainey was just another player who was well back in the field with a 6-under-par score of 204 through 54 holes. That was seven strokes behind leader Jim Furyk, who was sitting at a 13-under par of 197.
Gainey played that final round as if his PGA life depended on it. He shot a sensational 60 and won the tournament by one stroke over David Toms.
Gainey won $720,000 for his effort.
3. Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore came into the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with some momentum.
He made a solid showing in the FedEx Cup Playoffs by tying for 10th in the BMW Championship and the Deutsche Bank Classic and then finishing third in the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
Moore took that momentum and won the Timberlake Open with a 24-under par score of 260. That victory earned Moore $810,000.
2. Brendon De Jonge
Brendon de Jonge has been one of the best and most consistent players of the PGA Fall Series.
De Jonge started the Fall Series with a second-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Childrens Classic. De Jonge shot a 23-under par total of 261 to finish one stroke behind Ryan Moore. The effort earned de Jonge $410,000.
In the McGladrey Classic, de Jonge was nearly as good. He shot a 12-under par 268 to finish in a tie for fourth. He earned $165,333 for that finish.
1. Jonas Blixt
No golfer has played better in the Fall Series that Sweden's Jonas Blixt.
Blixt started the series with an impressive third-place finish in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He shot a 20-under par 264 and he earned $306,000 for that showing.
Blixt followed that up by winning the Frys.com Open. He shot a 16-under par 268 and the victory earned him a whopping $900,000. Blixt was razor-sharp in that tournament, shooting 68 or better in each of the four rounds.
Blixt won $2.2 million on the tour this season. He had five top-10 finishes in the 20 events he entered in 2012.