1. D.J. If he learns to close—and that gorgeous shot on the 71st hole suggests he has—then dude is going to be an absolute monster.
3. Brad Faxon. I love his nasally TV commentary, and he pulled off an epic prank by tweaking both Johnny Miller's monumental ego and Ian Poulter's absurdly thin skin, all with one fake autographed hat. Well played, Fax!
4. Russ Cochran. The sweet-swinging lefty won his first Senior tour event. And this Kentucky boy still has the best drawl in golf.
5. Martin Kaymer. Some guys never win a thing after taking their first major. The relentless Kaymer has already notched another W with a rock-solid 66-66 weekend at the KLM Open.
1. Rees Jones. I can't recall a redesign being so openly savaged by the players since ... the last time they played a Rees Jones redesign.
2. Tour pansies. Can someone explain to me again why there's a dead week right now? The FedEx Cup playoffs have a ton of momentum going, and now we have to endure a useless week off. NFL players have games four weeks in a row; I'm quite sure 30 golfers can handle tourneys four weeks in a row.
3. Tiger. His season ended prematurely — insert blue humor here — and it had to kill him to be outplayed yet again by Phil, who was clearly enjoying thumping his one-time nemesis. After the Thanksgiving crackup we knew this was going to be a weird year, but who could have guessed Woods would be rendered nothing more than journeyman?
4. Paul Casey. He had a chance to win a big-time event, seize control of the FedEx Cup and — best of all — make Monty look like a moron, but Casey was overwhelmed by it all coming down the stretch, playing the final six holes in three over. I guess there's a reason why this huge talent has won only one Tour event.
5. Rickie Fowler. The controversial captain's pick failed to qualify for the Tour Championship, finishing better than 33rd only twice over the last three months. Here's hoping the callow rookie finds some of his old magic. Quickly.