Best player of this era and perhaps of all time. One of golf's longest hitters with a superlative short game to match and acknowledged to have one of the best golfing "minds." Has won 12 majors, but record in Ryder Cup competition not as impressive.
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Possesses a brilliant short game and utilizes great imagination to scramble out of danger when tee shots go awry. Has won three majors since breaking through at 2004 Masters.
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A straight-shooter despite a unique, loopy swing. A gifted putter who captured his first major at 2003 U.S. Open. Dove-tailed effectively with Woods at last year's Presidents Cup.
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Last year earned more than $2 million and finished in the top 25 on PGA Tour money list for third year in a row. Highly regarded by his peers.
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Accurate off the tee and with his irons. Outduelled Mickelson in the final pairing to win the 2001 PGA Championship. Overcame a heart scare that flared last season.
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Came close to breaking through in three recent majors, losing playoffs at 2004 PGA, 2005 Masters and challenging Woods at 2006 British Open. Had 4-0-1 record in 2005 Presidents Cup.
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Six top 10s for the Augusta, Ga., resident this season, including a tie for eighth at the Players Championship and tie for seventh at The Memorial.
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Won this year's Buick Championship in front of a partisan Connecticut crowd. Top-4 finishes at the Phoenix Open and BellSouth Classic. Tied for 41st at the PGA after opening with 68.
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Highly regarded by his peers and came close to a Presidents Cup call-up last year. Has not won on PGA Tour since 2004 BellSouth Classic but has produced four top-5s this season.
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Won this year's Byron Nelson Championship in a playoff with South Africa's Trevor Immelman after returning to the PGA Tour for the third time via the 2005 qualifying school.
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A veteran of two Presidents Cups in addition to two Ryder Cups, is considered a safe pair of hands in team golf. Biggest victory came at the 2004 WGC-NEC Invitational. Three top-5s in last six PGA Tour starts.
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Considered unlucky not to be a wild card pick at the 2004 Ryder Cup. Has Walker Cup and Presidents Cup experience. Four top-10s this year, despite suffering a shoulder injury at midseason.
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