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Hot this week? Tiger, D.J., American women. Not? Annika, Kerr and Molder

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Tiger Woods will play in California in October before heading to Australia.


1. DJ. In this, the year of Rory and Keegan, Dustin's overpowering victory was a reminder that he may have more upside than any other player on the planet. On Johnson's to-do list: 1) win the FedEx Cup, 2) get fitted for a green jacket.

2. American women. They took the top five spots at the Canadian Women's Open, led by winner Brittany (Bam Bam) Lincicome, who is quietly maturing into a dominant player. Now our gals have to find a way not to lose the Solheim Cup.

3. Calc. Too bad he finally ended his victory drought on the Senior tour — Calcavecchia's caustic self-flagellation is nonstop gold for reporters.

4. Tiger. Not only did he nail down a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup but the greatest player of all time will now grace the Fall Series. Prediction: he'll be paired the first two rounds with defending champ and longtime foil Rocco Mediate.

5. Jane Park. After a self-imposed exile, the LPGA's funniest personality has returned to Twitter. Check her out: @TheJanePark.


1. Ryann O'Toole. This controversial Solheim captain's pick was already gonna be on the hot seat. After going to 75-79 to finish DFL in Canada the heat just got turned up a few notches.

2. Bryce Molder. With a so-so 64th place finish at the Barclays he dropped from 91st to 101st in FedEx Cup points, making him the odd man out for this week's Deutsche Bank. Hello, Fall Series.

3. The Johnnie Walker playoff format. Which is to say, it didn't really have one. The five poor shlubs in the playoff had to play and play and play again Gleneagles' mediocre 18th hole until one by one they were eliminated due to boredom.

4. Cristie Kerr. It's maddening how she can blow away field and also blow so many opportunities to win. In Canada she bogeyed the 70th and 71st holes to kick away another one.

5. Annika Sorenstam. Critiquing Michelle Wie, she told the L.A. Times, "I think her focus, in my opinion, should be more on golf. She's very distracted with school, doesn't really play as much full time as I thought she would. I think she needs to come out here and compete more regularly." This has gotta be the first time in history anyone has been criticized for pursuing a Stanford degree.

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