The sometimes quirky math involved in the world ranking helped Spencer Levin get into the U.S. Open.
On the first hole of Sunday's final round of the Memorial, Rickie Fowler poured in a 14-foot birdie putt.
Spencer Levin realizes that a one-shot lead going into the final round means next to nothing. If he didn't learn this by blowing a six-shot lead at the Phoenix Open earlier this year, he was reminded of it on the back nine Saturday at the Memorial.
Like a golfing pied piper, an army of kids has trailed Rickie Fowler around the Memorial all week.
There is an art to playing Augusta, which explains why nearly 40 percent of the Masters have been won by eight players. For those seeking their first green jacket, let alone their first major, finishing it off can be a challenge.
The seven shots Rory McIlroy took on the 10th hole last year at the Masters remain a blur.
Nine issues that have helped shape golf this year during the road to the Masters:
Padraig Harrington has been coming to the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for a half-dozen years, for reasons that cause some players to stay away.
There is plenty of evidence that this is a Ryder Cup year.