HOT: GUAN TIANLANG
The 14-year-old's excellent adventure continued with another made cut, this time in New Orleans. Of course, he had the unfair advantage of being the only one who played on the weekend and wasn't old enough to drink.
NOT: THE JOHNSON BOYS
Dustin and Zach (above), drawing on their vast foreign-policy expertise, bailed on the Ballantines because of supposed unrest on the Korean peninsula. In other words, they had second thoughts about the appearance fee.
HOT: TIM FINCHEM
The Players is our annual reminder of the bigness of the little commish's vision. The clubhouse, the purse, the TV coverage, the hype—the whole thing is a monument to excess—and Finchem's effectiveness.
NOT: QUAIL HOLLOW
The often-called fifth major is taking a big hit this year, with Tiger taking a pass and a couple of almost-dead greens hijacking the pretournament headlines. But at least the caddies still get valet parking.
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HOT: ALICE DYE