Luke Donald: I think Donald should be well-rested and ready to go in 2013. The Northern Trust Open is his opening tournament of the year. Donald has finished in the top-4 twice here in the past 5 years. His ball striking and short game should come in handy around this course.
Keegan Bradley: Bradley lost this tournament last season in a playoff. If he gets his putter going he can win any week with his length off the tee and his iron play. Bradley struggled early today but rallied late to finish with a decent first round score.
Lee Westwood: After adjusting to the time change after playing overseas his first tournament of the year, Westwood should be ready to win on the PGA Tour. He is in top form and had a solid first round.
Graeme McDowell: A surprising choice for myself, McDowell plays very well in California. This is also his 2013 debut.