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Tour Confidential: Is Jason Day Following in Tiger Woods' Footsteps?
By Alan Shipnuck
Tuesday, May 17, 2016


1. Jason Day. Hmmm, he's driving it longer and straighter than everybody else, making more putts and playing with way more confidence. Sounds like a certain somebody at the turn of the century.

Jason Day, 2016 Players Championship

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2. Ken Duke. That 65 was like a 58 at the Hope.

Ken Duke, 2016 Players Championship

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3. Kevin Chappell. He's now made $2 million this year getting his teeth kicked in by Day. Good work if you can get it!

Kevin Chappell, 2016 Players Championship

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4. Russell Knox. The charming Scotsman made a lot of new fans with his grace and good humor after a horrifying 9 (with a shank!) on the 17th hole. And the bounceback on Sunday was equally impressive.

Russell Knox, 2016 Players Championship

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5. Christy O'Connor, Sr. Raise a pint one last time for one of the game's great characters.

Christy O'Connor Sr.

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1. Tiger Woods. Yeah, it was a seemingly meaningless publicity stunt, but given Woods' stage-fright  -- see the double-chunk on the first hole of last year's British Open -- rinsing three straight wedges is just more scar tissue he doesn’t need.

Tiger Woods, 2016 Quicken Loans National

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2. The USGA. They turned the third round of the Players into a circus with a crazy setup. Wait, what?

2016 Players Championship

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3. The Johnson bros. After watching Austin’s hijinks to retrieve his brother's ball that he dropped into a pond, I'm left to wonder, How do these guys not have their own reality show?

Dustin Johnson, 2016 Players Championship

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4. Ernie Els. The yips at Augusta and getting crapped on by a bird at Sawgrass? C'mon, golf gods, this proud Hall of Famer deserves better.

Ernie Els, 2016 Players Championship


5. Jordan, Rory, Rickie. Pretty much everyone not named Jason. The bar has been raised. To what heights can they ascend? It will be fascinating to see.

Jordan Spieth, 2016 Players Championship

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