PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem unveils the FedEx Cup, a seasonlong points race, starting in 2007, that culminates in four big tournaments in September.  Jeff Hart finishes first on Tour in driving accuracy by .001% over Fred Funk, who would've been first for an eighth time if he had hit one more fairway in the year's final event.  Tiger Woods becomes the first six-time winner of the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average.  Jack Nicklaus is one of 14 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award.  David Toms undergoes a five-hour operation at the Mayo Clinic to correct a rapid heartbeat.  Annika Sorenstam racks up her 10th victory of the year and the 66th of her career, at the LPGA's season-ending ADT Championship.  Funk plays the 3rd hole of the Skins Game in a pink skirt after being outdriven by Sorenstam.  Funk wins a nine-hole carryover to win a Skins-record $925,000.
 Ai Miyazato, 20, of Japan finishes first at the LPGA Q school by a record 12 shots. U.S. Women's Open runners-up Brittany Lang and Morgan Pressel also earn cards.  John B. Holmes takes the men's Q school. Bill Haas, son of Jay, makes his card on the number.  Woods turns 30.