Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Heroes

1. Charley Hoffman. Behold the first win of the post-mullet era for the Hoff, who proves he’s business in the front and back by firing his caddie and two weeks later firing a final-round 66 to win the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

 

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2. Tony Finau. Long-hitting 25-year-old phenom from Salt Lake City, Utah, fires a final-round 65 for a T7 at the beach party that is Mayakoba, giving Finau four top-15 finishes in five starts so far in 2014-15. You have been warned.

 

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3. Your heart. The picture of the week: The depression-prone, uber-popular Christina Kim, 30, with a smile as big as her sombrero after breaking a nine-year victory drought at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico.

 

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4. Rory McIlroy. How good is Rory? He mathematically won the Euro Tour’s Race to Dubai (for the second time in the last three years) at the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday. A week before the nominal end of the season. Without even showing up.

 

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5. The pride of Florida State. A day after the football team edged Miami, FSU’s Brooks Koepka won in Turkey to ensure his place in the World Ranking top 50 at season’s end and punch his ticket to the 2015 Masters. Does that get him into a BCS game?

 

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Zeros

 

1. Dumb and Dumber To. The critics savaged it, and worse yet Charley Hoffman no longer resembles the movie’s dim-witted Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) after cutting his frizzy, golden tresses. Oh, well, there’s always the box office.

 

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2. Danny Lee. The world’s 212th ranked golfer was living large amid the sand and surf in Mexico, in position for his first win at Mayakoba at the tender age of 24. Then he shot 3 over on the back nine Sunday to lose by two. Ay, caramba!

 

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3. Your brain. Inbee Park is within three points of Stacy Lewis (229-226) for Rolex Player of the Year, and barely trails Lewis in the race for the Vare Trophy (69.476-69.571) and money title ($2.5 to $2.2 million). Caution: This week’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship may make your head hurt.

 

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4. Jamie Donaldson, Sergio Garcia, Marcel Siem. They needed to win in Turkey to stay mathematically alive for the Race to Dubai title, but only Siem (T8) managed even a top-10 finish as the boy wonder McIlroy won even in absentia. Sigh.

 

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5. The pride of Europe. Ian Poulter dominated the quick and ugly war of words (and tweets) with Ted Bishop, but Poults botched a five-footer on 18 that would have forced extra holes with American Brooks Koepka in Turkey. Lil yippy?

 

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