Jason Day (Australia)

Age: 28

Odds: 5/1

World ranking: 1

FedEx Cup ranking: 2

Best Zurich finish: T4, 2015

Off the tee: Day has six worldwide wins since July, including the 2015 PGA Championship. That and his strong Zurich finish last year make him an easy mark as the favorite, though his puzzling third-round 79 at the RBC Heritage is a concern.

Justin Rose (England)

Age: 35

Odds: 8/1

World ranking: 10

FedEx Cup ranking: 55

Best Zurich finish: Won, 2015

Off the tee: Rose hasn’t won in 2016, but has a T9 at Bay Hill and T10 in the Masters in his past three starts. Has won at least one PGA Tour event every year since 2010. A win would make him Zurich’s first repeat winner since Carlos Franco (1999-2000).

Rickie Fowler (USA)

Age: 27

Odds: 12/1

World ranking: 5

FedEx Cup ranking: 23

Best Zurich finish: T10, 2012

Off the tee: It was almost this time last year when Fowler’s game took off, picking up four worldwide wins starting with The Players. Fowler missed the cut last time out at the Masters but has four top 10s in his past six starts.

Charley Hoffman (USA)

Age: 39

Odds: 20/1

World ranking: 34

FedEx Cup ranking: 18

Best Zurich finish: T5, 2014 (only appearance)

Off the tee: Overcame a woeful final-round scoring average with a strong 69 to win last week’s Valero Texas Open. Hoffman still ranks 196th in final-round scoring, but he’s a streaky player who could parlay a hot hand into another strong Zurich finish.

Smylie Kaufman (USA)

Age: 24

Odds: 25/1

World ranking: 49

FedEx Cup ranking: 11

Best Zurich finish: First appearance

Off the tee: Last we saw Smylie, he was goofing off in The Bahamas with Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, showing he put that Masters Sunday well behind him. Kaufman ranks third on tour in total birdies (214), a great stat for someone trying to contend at TPC Louisiana.

— Scott Rabalais