The field for this year's Showdown Classic includes 78 golfers, but realistically only a few of the players have a legitimate chance of winning. Here's the dozen most likely to take home the $150,000 first-place check this week.
Dave Stockton - Another win by Stockton, and they may have to rename the tournament after him. He loves everything about the tourney from the fishing to the condos, and he knows the layout better than anyone.Gil Morgan The nonpracticing doctor of optometry won six tournaments last year and four already this year, including two majors. He leads the tour in total driving, ranking fifth in distance and 10th in accuracy.
Bruce Summerhays - Utah's favorite senior golfer has put himself among the Senior Tour elite with his second victory, at the State Farm Senior Classic, and several close finishes. His $613,766 ranks him eighth on the money list.
John Jacobs - The big guy from Arizona led after two rounds of last year's tournament. He ranks No. 1 in driving on the Senior Tour, which gives him an edge at the long Park Meadows layout.
Kermit Zarley - He's averaged only No. 33 on the money list during his eight years on the Senior Tour, but he always saves his A game for Park Meadows, where he has back-to-back second-place finishes.
Vincente Fernandez - One of the hottest Senior golfers as evidenced by his second-place finish at last week's Senior Open. Although he hasn't won, Fernandez ranks No. 6 on the money list and has a runnerup finish at Las Vegas besides last week.
Dana Quigley - He made less than $100,000 on the PGA Tour, but in just 20 events last year, won nearly a half million bucks. This year he's already topped that and ranks 15th on the money list. He also leads the tour in sub-par rounds with 41.
Jay Sigel - Former amateur standout ranks fifth on the money list and has game for Park Meadows.
Isao Aoki - Karl Malone's Skins Game partner is making his first appearance in Utah. He's the Senior Tour's No. 2-ranked putter.
Graham Marsh - The Australian won here in 1996 and tied for fifth last year, finishing with a 66.
Hugh Baiocchi - Local golf fans probably have forgotten that this South African finished third here last year and ended up eighth on the money list.
Lee Trevino - The Merry Mex hadn't won since 1996 before winning the Southwestern Bell Dominion in March, his 28th Senior victory.