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2013 Shell Houston Open

2013 Shell Houston Open

Hot this week? Bill Murray, Dufnering and Sean Foley. Not? Rory, Ogilvy and Haas

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Dufnering: The photo that started it all.

HOT

1. Bill Murray. He's a better sports psychologist than Bob Rotella. Just ask D.A. Points, whose career was changed forever by a week hanging out with Murray at the Crosby Clambake.

2. Jason Dufner. Golf's most lovable doofus inadvertently overwhelmed the Internet with his hysterical schoolboy cameo. But Dufnering should also be a term for fooling people who underestimate this driven overachiever.

3. Sean Foley. Who's your Masters favorite, Tiger Woods or Justin Rose? Perhaps your darkhorse is Hunter Mahan. What do these disparate talents have in common? Foley pupils, all.

4. Texas Open. The final Masters tune-up is suddenly relevant as Rory McIlroy heads to San Antonio in a last-ditch effort for the embattled world number two to find some form for Augusta. Cue the Alamo references.

5. The Dinah Shore. It might be the best tournament of the year on the LPGA tour, and it's certainly the biggest party. It's so good maybe Yani will get out of bed this time.

NOT

1. Geoff Ogilvy. The uber-talented Aussie needed a strong showing in Houston to play his way into the Masters field. Instead, Ogilvy hung up a second round 79, missing the cut and continuing his career regression.

2. Bill Haas. A front nine 38 on Sunday sent the 54-hole leader tumbling down the Houston leaderboard, which continued a recent trend of struggling when in contention. Then again, he has 11.4 million reasons not to be too stressed about it.

3. Marcel Siem. His win in Morocco served only as a reminder that this German driving machine has the worst ponytail in sports.

4. Andreas Hartos. At least Siem kept his pants on over there.

5. Rory. The one-time Masters favorite failed to break 70 four days running in Houston, and on Sunday hit into a hazard no less than four times. And this constitutes progress!

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