This week's heroes? Walker, Oosty and Darren Clarke's tailor. Zeros? Stewart Cink and his tan line

Jimmy Walker, Stewart Cink
Getty Images
Jimmy Walker and Stewart Cink were both big stories at the Sony Open, but for entirely different reasons.

Heroes

1. Jimmy Walker. The guy used to be known for taking pictures of stars. Now he is one.

2. King Louis. When he’s healthy/motivated, no one makes the game look easier. Motivated is the key -- Oosty could easily be No. 1 in the world if he had Tiger’s want.

3. Darren Clarke’s tailor. Dude must be working 24/7 now that Clarke, a noted dandy, has dropped three stone. It’s nice that he’s taking better care of himself in his mid-40s, but wouldn’t it have been cool to see what Clarke could have accomplished if he’d done this 20 years ago?

4. Mike Whan. The LPGA commish’s hot streak just keeps going. Now he’s introduced a new season-long points race. Nevermind that it’s a FedEx Cup derivative; anything that brings more money/attention to the tour is a homerun.

5. Mike Keiser. The czar of Bandon just announced the new Sand Valley in Wisconsin, and the site is jaw-dropping. So in a year or two Sand Valley will be part of the ultimate Midwest roadtrip, which has to include Sand Hills, Prairie Club, Dismal River, Wild Horse and Ballyneal.

Zeros

1. Stewart Cink. Given today’s media environment, more sports fans probably know him for the tan line on his bald dome than for his British Open victory. Sigh.

2. Justin Rose. The U.S. Open champ is out for at least a month with a shoulder injury. As hard as he’s been grinding, maybe a long break isn’t a bad thing, but this is not exactly how he wanted to kick off maybe the most important year of his career.

3. Jeff Overton. He was within one of the lead on Sunday but made three bogies on the back nine to kick away a chance at victory. On the bright side, at least this time Boom Baby didn’t vent his frustrations on Twitter.

4. Harris English. Dude’s a stud, no doubt, but his putter went ice-cold on the back nine on Sunday, costing him a chance at yet another victory.

5. Ted Bishop. The pugnacious PGA of America prez is now trying to push through a delay on the anchoring ban. Dude, you lost. Get over it. Maybe you can find a more noble cause...like banning flat-brim caps.

Forecast
PGA Tour News
Trips
Travel & Courses
Lessons
Tips & Videos
The Shop
Equipment News & Reviews