Lydia Ko and Donald Trump-owned Turnberry are this week's heroes. Zeros? Keegan Bradley and Rory McIlroy

Lydia Ko and Donald Trump-owned Turnberry are this week’s heroes. Zeros? Keegan Bradley and Rory McIlroy



1 Lydia Ko. The best line from the wunderkind’s third LPGA victory was Kay Cockeril’s: “I’m speechless.” Us, too. What Ko is doing at 17 is utterly mind-boggling.Lydia Ko

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Lydia Ko celebrates her win at the LPGA Swinging Skirts event.


2. Seung-Yul Noh. Winning a Tour event at 22 definitely counts as a breakthrough. But looking at Noh’s gorgeous swing, it’s hard to believe it took this long.Seung-Yul Noh

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Seung-Yul Noh gets doused with beer from Y.E. Yang at the Zurich.


3.John Peterson. He missed the cut in New Orleans but became a YouTube legend by using a bunker rake to push into a lake an alligator that was bothering playing partner James Driscoll. Finally, a cure for slow play.

4. The Turnberry wind farm. The Donald is set to buy the iconic British Open course. Once Trump gets to preside over his first major you’ll be able to power all of Scotland with the hot air emanating from his blowhole.Turnberry

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Donald Trump is poised to purchase Scotland's legendary Turnberry resort.


5. Alexander Levy. What’s gotten into the French? First Dubuisson blows up, now another 23 year heir to the Van de Velde line has won on the Euro Tour. And Levy even managed to keep his socks on.  Alexander Levy

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Alexander Levy during the final round of the Volvo China Open.




1. Keegan Bradley. We love the shoes, the swagger, the stare, the swing, the Twitter wars with Duf…pretty much everything about this cat. But after booting away another chance in New Orleans, Bradley is going on two years without a victory. It’s time.Keegan Bradley

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Keegan Bradley at the Zurich Classic. It's been two years since his last win.


2. Ben Martin. Nobody is more unpredictable than this 26-year-old by way of Clemson. A week after an up-and-down run at Hilton Head, he played the first 22 holes in New Orleans in 14 under…and the last 50 holes in 3 over. If Martin learns how to minimize the mistakes, watch out.Ben Martin

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Ben Martin had a Jeckyl-and-Hyde 72 holes at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.


3. Stacy Lewis. I love her fight, and consistency: in seven starts this year she has six top-6 finishes. But, and it’s a big ol’ but, none of them are victories. C’mon, girl, it’s time close the deal.Stacy Lewis

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Stacy Lewis lines up a putt at the LPGA's Swinging Skirts event.


4. Tom Watson. According to the standings right now, he has to pick three guys from among others: Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk (cough, cough), Rickie Fowler, Will MacKenzie, Bradley, Brandt Snedeker, Tiger Woods. What I love about this is that whatever choices Cap. Watson makes, they’re guaranteed to be the wrong ones.Tom Watson

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Tom Watson will face some tough decisions with his three Ryder Cup captain's picks.


5. Rory. He fell out of the top 10 in the World Ranking for the first time since January 2011. Lotsa big-time tournaments are ahead so there are plenty of opportunities to move up…if he can outplay the marker.Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy fell out of the world top 10 for the first time since 2011.