- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 14, 2009

LEADER BOARD

Europeans - up

Stenson, Cejka and Poulter dominated Players Championship

Tiger - down

For the second straight week, he flounders instead of finishing



Apologies - up

CBS analyst David Feherty backpedals after scathing Pelosi crack

Skins Game - down

One fewer place to go during NFL commercial breaks on Thanksgiving

QUOTABLE

“I wasn’t nervous. I was playing well. I just got really, really unlucky.”

- Alex Cejka on his final-round 79 at the Players Championship, which caused him to finish eight strokes back

“Hats off to Henrik for putting his foot down and disappearing.”

- Players runner-up Ian Poulter on Players Championship winner Henrik Stenson

“It’s such a cool event to see golf on Thanksgiving weekend. It’s a shame it’s not going to be around for 2009.”

- Phil Mickelson on the Skins Game after event organizer IMG announced earlier this week that the even was canceled for this year

BY THE NUMBERS

15 Consecutive top-10 finishes for Tiger Woods in stroke-play events dating to the 2007 British Open, when he tied for 12th.

26 Fairways out of 28 hit by Henrik Stenson over the weekend at TPC Sawgrass. The Swede dominated the Stadium Course off the tee thanks to a gently drawing 3-wood.

WEEKEND WARRIORS

Players with the longest active streaks of cuts made on the PGA Tour. Behind Tiger Woods, the list includes an unusually large contingent of players with limited victory totals:

PlayerCutsWins

Tiger Woods3566

Charley Hoffman201

Kenny Perry1613

Hunter Mahan161

Geoff Ogilvy126

Peter Hanson110

Rocco Mediate103

Graeme McDowell100

Scott Verplank85

Henrik Stenson82

Todd Demsey80

Kevin Sutherland80

EURO BASH

John Daly is making the most of his European exile, responding to his six-month suspension from the PGA Tour by playing his best golf since 2005:

SeasonStarts*Made Cuts (Pct)T10Scoring Avg

200943 (.750)169.86

2008227 (.318)072.86

20072810 (.357)072.48

2006248 (.333)071.50

20052718 (.667)471.44

* PGA and European Tours

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