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Winners & Losers
November 12, 2007
Nine weeks after the Tour Championship and the conclusion of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Orlando officially brought to an end a season of unprecedented change on the PGA Tour. Here are the year's most noteworthy...
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November 12, 2007

Winners & Losers

Nine weeks after the Tour Championship and the conclusion of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Orlando officially brought to an end a season of unprecedented change on the PGA Tour. Here are the year's most noteworthy...

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Phil Mickelson
In what should've been his finest hour, Lefty went on TV at the Deutsche Bank and whined about an unexplained slight he had suffered at the hands of Tim Finchem.

Internationals
Loaded with stars like Ernie Els, this team was supposed to be better than any of the European Ryder Cup sides that've been beating up on the U.S. Instead, the Internationals were a presidential flop.

FedEx Cup Points
Almost everyone who teed it up agreed that the system doesn't need to be tweaked. It needs to be blown up. The biggest problem: There wasn't enough volatility in the standings during the playoffs, leading several players to take a week off and making the race for the $10 million annuity (another sore point) a snooze, with only the top two on the seasonlong points list and the guys who won the playoff events having a realistic shot.

Aquaman
What self-respecting superhero would want to see his name hijacked by a squinty-eyed, 43-year-old golf pro who stumbles in water hazards?

The Less Than Full Nelson
In the year after the icon's death, his tournament went from must-play status—who could say no after receiving one of the great man's handwritten notes?—to must-miss. The 64-year-old event was done in by a reassignment to an unattractive date in April and unsightly greens at the Cottonwood Valley course.

West Coast Swing
Tiger and Phil launched the first torpedoes by skipping the winners-only Mercedes-Benz Championship and had fans wondering if the first team was ever going to come out to play.

John Daly
This Cinderella fella turned into a bumpkin pumpkin, losing his card and living on sponsors' exemptions, returning the favor by WD'ing six times (page G22).

Tiger's 2007
Imagine how much bigger Woods's season would've been had he caught Zach Johnson at Augusta and Angel Cabrera in the U.S. Open. It was almost a colossal year for Woods. Instead, he gave us a merely gargantuan one.

See Gary Van Sickle's Inside Golf at GOLF.com

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