Each week during the PGA Tour season, our panel of experts will share their insights into which players fit the criteria for our four categories below: Birdie Buster, Horse for the Course, Super Sleeper and Winner.
This week's tournament: The Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C.
ESPN.com golf writer Bob Harig
Birdie Buster: Bubba Watson
He comes to Quail Hollow having won last week in New Orleans, which gives him three victories in the last 10 months and a playoff loss at the PGA Championship. Watson has risen to No. 10 in the world.
Horse for the Course: Phil Mickelson
Lefty has never won at Quail Hollow, but he sure seems to like the course, with five top-10 finishes in seven appearances, including a runner-up to Rory McIlroy last year.
Super Sleeper: Webb Simpson
The tough-luck playoff loser to Bubba Watson in New Orleans, Simpson posted his second runner-up finish, this one marred by a rules violation that cost him a stroke on the back nine. Perhaps the golf gods owe him one.
Winner: Martin Kaymer
The former No. 1 has been quiet since ascending to the top spot in February and then losing it back to Lee Westwood two weeks ago. But after a disappointing Masters, he rebounded to finish ninth in Malaysia and appears poised to get back on track.
ESPN.com senior golf editor Kevin Maguire
Birdie Buster: Martin Kaymer
Kaymer has played only once since missing the cut at the Masters, and the German has his eye on retaking that No. 1 spot in the world rankings.
Horse for the Course: Rory McIlroy
The Northern Irishman had 12 3s on his card in the final round last year en route to a course-record 62 and his first PGA Tour victory. He won't duplicate that effort, but he doesn't need to in order to contend for win No. 2.
Super Sleeper: Ricky Barnes
He's getting a reputation as a guy who plays tough courses really well, and Quail Hollow was the fourth hardest non-major course on tour last year.
Winner: Webb Simpson
If there are golf gods -- and who doesn't think they exist? -- Simpson notches that maiden PGA Tour win this week in Charlotte after a bad, yet accurately applied, ruling spoiled his chances last week in New Orleans.