This week: Barbasol Championship, Thursday through Sunday, RTJ Trail Grand National, Opelika, Alabama.
In the field: Olympia’s Andres Gonzales, University Place’s Andrew Putnam and Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley.
World rankings: Gonzales is 305th, Putnam is 404th, and Stanley is 558th.
2014-15 earnings: Gonzales has $721,621 (108th on the PGA Tour), Putnam has $264,336 (172nd on the PGA Tour), and Stanley has $195,766 (184th on the PGA Tour).
The skinny: Gonzales missed the cut at last week’s John Deere Classic (even-par 142) at TPC Deere Run. He has fallen to 118th in the FedEx Cup points race; the top 125 retain their PGA Tour playing privileges for next year. … Putnam is running out of time to retain his PGA Tour card for next season. He missed the cut at the John Deere (6-over 148), his fifth missed cut in his past six tournaments. His scoring average of 72.3 ranks 191st on tour. … Stanley tied for 18th at the John Deere Classic (12-under 272), closing with a 67. He has made the cut at his past three PGA Tour events, including a tied-for-20th effort at the Travelers Championship the week before the John Deere. He has shot in the 60s in eight of his past nine rounds..
Tee times Thursday: Stanley at 6:06 a.m. (PDT) off the 10th tee, Gonzales at 10:55 a.m. off the 10th tee and Putnam at 11:39 a.m. off the first tee..