Brendon de Jonge ... Played in 187 PGA TOUR events, but this is his first appearance in a World Golf Championship. He became eligible when he qualified for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola after opening the 2013 FedExCup Playoffs with three top 20s. Sat one stroke off the lead at The Honda Classic midpoint before plummeting to share 63rd place while battling a rib injury. As one of the TOUR's perennial leaders among rounds in the 60s, and with a reputation of filling the cup with birdies, he's always a dangerous talent in the limited-field, no-cut format. His current malady enforces his spot in this feature.
George Coetzee ... Making his second consecutive appearance. Opened 2014 with three straight top fives capped with a win at the Joburg Open in his native South Africa. Went 2-1 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship before returning home for a T50 at the Tshwane Open last week. The 27-year-old ranks 12th on the European Tour in putting.
Peter Uihlein ... Second consecutive appearance in this feature but making his debut at Doral. It's another virtual home game for the south Florida resident. While he can move it off the tee, his more valuable strength is putting. That makes him a threat in any small field with no cut. Toss on the variable that all 69 in play at Trump National Doral are competing on Gil Hanse's redo for the first time, and even a 24-year-old American with a European Tour card and a confident stroke on the greens could surprise.
Darren Fichardt ... Third appearance but first in 10 years and his debut at Doral. The 38-year-old South African and four-time winner on the European Tour is off to a blazing start in 2014. In eight starts, he's logged six top 20s, four of which are top 10s. Each of his last three are top sixes in his homeland. Currently 17th on the European Tour in putting.
Brett Rumford ... The former PGA TOUR member is a first-timer in this event. He qualified for finishing inside the top 20 in the 2013 Race to Dubai (17th). He's posted top 15s in two of his four starts this year. Won in consecutive weeks last spring, in the process becoming the first Australian since 1972 to turn that trick on the European Tour. Led the circuit last year in putts per round.