With Tiger Woods forced to take time away from the tour as a result of back surgery and Phil Mickelson battling health issues of his own, other players like Jimmy Walker and Patrick Reed have multiple wins in 2014.
There are also a host of players, including former major champions, who are normally visible at the top of leaderboards but are having less than successful seasons so far.
Many European players competed late into 2013 in the Race to Dubai and did not enter events on the PGA Tour's wraparound schedule last fall.
Woods' absence from the tour has financial ramifications for tournament sponsors, television ratings and golf merchandise sales.
With Woods not in the equation, other big names need to step up in order to keep golf fans interested in the PGA Tour.
Here is a listing of some players who have struggled and are looking to get their 2014 season going as the tour heads to The Players Championship and the remaining three major championships this summer.