Aaron Baddeley

Age: 23.

Turned Pro: 2000.

PGA Tour Victories: None.

2004 Earnings: $555,107.

Notable: After three top-10 finishes last year in his rookie season on the PGA Tour, he has one this season, a second-place at the Chrysler Classic of Tucson, the same week the top 64 players in the world were playing in the World Match Play Championship. When he finished fifth at last year's Texas Open, he opened and closed with career-best 62s.

Personal: He's easy to spot, thanks to the clothing designed by Johan Lindeberg that he wears on and off the course. His personal Web site is www.Badds.com, which features such wisdom as, "I have actually believed that the higher you aim, if you don't actually achieve your goal, your miss is going to be better."

John Daly (above)

Age: 38.

Turned Pro: 1987.

PGA Tour Victories: 5.

2004 Earnings: $1,613,271.

Notable: The popular long hitter won the Buick Invitational in a playoff in February, his first victory since the 1995 British Open, a span of 189 starts and 8 years 6 months and 22 days. He ranks third on the PGA Tour in driving distance, averaging 304.6 yards.

Personal: Daly, who plays guitar and writes song lyrics, recorded an album titled "My Life," which featured guest performances by Darius Rucker, Willie Nelson, Johnny Lee and Daron Norwood. You can listen to it on www.johndaly.com. Instead of flying to tournament sites, he drives to many events in a large RV.

Luke Donald

Age: 26.

Turned Pro: 2001.

PGA Tour Victories: 1.

2004 Earnings: $1,114,704.

Notable: He only tournament victory came during his rookie season, the 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic. In Walker Cup play, the amateur equivalent to the Ryder Cup, Donald led the Great Britain & Ireland team to a 15-9 victory in 1999 and 121/2-111/2 victory in 2001, going 7-1 in match play.

Personal: An avid painter, Donald earned degree in art theory and practice at Northwestern. . . . Donald's brother, Christian, caddies for him.

Brad Faxon

Age: 42.

Turned Pro: 1983.

PGA Tour Victories: 7.

2004 Earnings: $442,644.

Notable: He missed the first month of the season trying to rehabilitate a torn anterior cruciate ligament without having surgery. He hasn't won on tour since the 2001 Sony Open but finished second three times last year. His best finish this season is eighth at the Honda Classic.

Personal: He is in his final year serving on the PGA Tour Policy Board. Known for having one of the best putting strokes on the tour, Faxon struggles to find consistent ball-striking. He played a "bowling buddy" in the 1996 movie "Kingpin."

Fred Funk

Age: 48.

Turned Pro: 1981.

PGA Tour Victories: 5.

2004 Earnings: $820,595.

Notable: He's coming off a sixth-place finish at the U.S. Open, where he played in the final round with runner-up Phil Mickelson. He leads the PGA Tour in driving accuracy, hitting 78.8 percent of fairways. At this tournament last year, he finished tied for second, four strokes behind Rory Sabbatini.

Personal: The golf coach at the University of Maryland from 1982 through 1988, he also worked as a newspaper circulation supervisor before joining the PGA Tour.

Charles Howell III

Age: 25.

Turned Pro: 2000.

PGA Tour Victories: 1.

2004 Earnings: $720,702.

Notable: He was the 2001 PGA Tour rookie of the year, after earning his tour card by earning enough money playing on sponsors' exemptions. He earned special temporary member status that year by finishing tied for 14th at the then-Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel.

Personal: Broke 70 for the first time in a tournament at age 10, the same age at which he began taking lessons from instructor David Leadbetter.

Lee Janzen (above)

Age: 39.

Turned Pro: 1986.

PGA Tour Victories: 8.

2004 Earnings: $571,066.

Notable: One of 20 players to win the U.S. Open twice (at Baltusrol in 1993 and the Olympic Club in 1998), Janzen has not won since his second Open victory. He tied for 24th last week at Shinnecock Hills. His best finish this season is a tie for sixth at the BellSouth Classic in May.

Personal: His family moved to Florida from Maryland when he was 14, but he still considers himself an avid Baltimore Orioles fan.

Jonathan Kaye

Age: 23.

Turned Pro: 1993.

PGA Tour Victories: 2.

2004 Earnings: $1,564,372.

Notable: Considered a player on the rise, Kaye won the FBR Open in February, one week after finishing fourth in the Bob Hope Classic. He hasn't had a top-10 finish since and has missed the cut in three of his past four events. He ranks fifth on the PGA Tour in total driving.

Personal: He lists jalapeno farming among his hobbies. As for never having a golf instructor, he says, "There's nobody who could teach my swing."

Shaun Micheel

Age: 35.

Turned Pro: 1992.

PGA Tour Victories: 1.

2004 Earnings: $749,189.

Notable: Last year, he became the first player since John Daly in 1991 to win his first event at the PGA Championship. He finished ninth at the Players Championship, his best finish of this season. He is good from tee to green, ranking 26th in greens in regulation, but struggles once he gets there, ranking 164th in putting average.

Personal: He saved two people from a sinking car while at a golf tournament in New Bern, N.C., earning him the 1994 Sons of Confederate Veterans Award for Bravery. He's friendly with the members of the rock band KISS.

Corey Pavin

Age: 44.

Turned Pro: 1982.

PGA Tour Victories: 14.

2004 Earnings: $453,975.

Notable: He hasn't won since the 1996 Colonial. He missed the cut in four of his past seven events but was in contention at last week's U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, where he won his only major in 1995, until a final round 79 left him tied for 17th.

Personal: He caddied for former UCLA teammate Jay Delsing at 2003 PGA Tour qualifying tournament, where Delsing earned his card for this season.

Chris Riley

Age: 30.

Turned Pro: 1996.

PGA Tour Victories: 1.

2004 Earnings: $880,239.

Notable: An underrated player, he is 36th in the world golf rankings, making him the fourth-highest ranked player in this week's field. He is 11th on the PGA Tour averaging 28.22 putts per round. He entered the final round of the U.S. Open 5 over par before a final-round 83 left him tied for 48th.

Personal: He is married to LPGA golfer Michelle Louviere; Chad Campbell was a college teammate at UNLV.

Adam Scott

Age: 23.

Turned Pro: 2000.

PGA Tour Victories: 2.

2004 Earnings: $2,051,670.

Notable: Part of the Australian youth invasion, he enters this week ranked 10th on the money list despite entering just nine PGA Tour events this season and missing the cut in four of them. He put his limitless potential on display by winning the Players Championship, annually one of the tour's deepest fields.

Personal: He modeled his swing after Tiger Woods and considers Greg Norman his golf hero. He lists fashion among his hobbies and wears clothing by Burberry.