What ever happened to last year's winners of the majors? Angel Cabrera, Masters; Lucas Glover, U.S. Open; Stewart Cink, British Open; and Y.E. Yang (right), PGA, combined for zero wins in 2010 and only 10 top 10s, one fewer than Matt Kuchar had on his own. In 16 major appearances the Not-So-Fab Four missed six cuts and had an average finish of 36th in the tournaments in which they were around for the weekend.
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The USGA, for banning square grooves, which has had no negative effect whatsoever on the PGA Tour. In fact, in many cases the players may have done better with V-grooves. Consider: The player ranked 10th in scrambling this year has gotten up and down 64.03% of the time compared with 64.08% in '09; and 64 players got up and down at least 60% of the time, while only 60 did so in '09. Proximity to the hole after iron shots—even from the rough—also improved in 2010. The player ranked 50th in greens in reg from somewhere other than the fairway improved to 54.55% from 52.70% in '09, while the 20th-ranked player in sand saves improved to 58.14% from 57.14% in '09.
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