Having squandered his opportunity to win the British Open at Carnoustie by gagging on his par putt on the 72nd hole and choking during the ensuing playoff against Padraig Harrington (Colin Farrell), the ever-impetuous Sergio Garcia (Johnny Depp) attempts to redeem himself at the Masters and thus shed the stigma of Best Player Never to Have Won a Major, all the while hoping to reignite his ill-starred affair with Martina Hingis (Kate Winslet).
Tiger Woods (Will Smith) pursues the heretofore unthinkable dream of going bogeyless between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. During the Open at Torrey Pines, Tiger receives green-reading guidance from the ghost of the young Byron Nelson (Josh Brolin); from idol Jack Nicklaus (Best Supporting Actor nominee Nick Nolte); and from caddie Steve Williams (Will Ferrell).
In this biopic based extremely tenuously on fact, a former journeyman European tour player named Mike Clayton (Russell Crowe) casts aside his successful Australia-based career as a golf architect to give it a go on the Euro Senior tour. After his addled looper (Clive Owen) bails in the carpark at the DGM Barbados Open, Mrs. Clayton (Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett) picks up his bag and soldiers on two paces behind despite suffering from a mysterious and presumably incurable illness.
No Country For Old Men
With their golfing twilight and midlife looming ominously, the former PGA Tour stalwarts Fred Couples (George Clooney) and Davis Love III (Dennis Quaid) try to break back into the win column. Their difficulties are compounded by the poky play of Ben Crane (Leonardo DiCaprio), the psychologically daunting tee shots of Angel Cabrera (Javier Bardem) and the overzealousness of a Tour rules official (Tommy Lee Jones) at the Valero Texas Open.
There Will Be Blood
In this thriller set at the Ryder Cup, a foursomes match takes on a surreal air as neither the U.S. pairing of Jim Furyk (Matthew McConaughey) and Justin Leonard (Matt Damon) nor the Euro duo of Henrik Stenson (Daniel Craig) and Lee Westwood (James McAvoy) is able to win a hole. As the match proceeds, the desperate captains Nick Faldo (Harrison Ford) and Paul Azinger (Luke Wilson) enlist provocatively clad floozies (Penelope Cruz and Best Supporting Actress nominee Jessica Simpson) to distract the opposing players, who also must block out the on-air rants of Johnny Miller (William Hurt) and Dottie Pepper (Julia Roberts).