Tugging-on-Superman's-Cape Quote of the Year Jim Furyk, when informed that U.S. Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples plans to pair him with Woods at next week's matches: "Well, I guess I'll have to carry him again." Furyk then quickly added, "Make sure you note that there was a smile on my face when I said that." So noted.
Gay Romp of the Year Take your pick: Brian Gay shooting 20 under par to win the Verizon Heritage by a whopping 10 strokes, or Gay going 18 under at the St. Jude Championship to win by five.
Short-Knocker Stat of the Year Gay ranks 192nd in driving distance, at 268.0 yards per tee shot, ahead of only Corey Pavin (260.7).
Best Year-After Ryder Cup Perk "People stopped calling me Justin Leonard," said U.S. hero Hunter Mahan.
Twit and Wit Award After launching consecutive tee shots out-of-bounds at the 10th hole during the second round of the Tour Championship and making a quadruple-bogey 8, Cink asked his Twitter followers (who number more than 930,000) to come up with a nickname for him. The winning entry: Ocho Cinko.
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