David Toms lost in a playoff last week at THE Players and followed it up with a W at Colonial (PGA Tour, Devil Ball)

Final round wrap-up from Colonial (PGA Tour)

The up-to-date FedEx Cup leaderboard (PGA Tour)

Fila purchased Acushnet (Titelist and FootJoy) for $1.23 billion (Wei Under Par)

Suzann Pettersen beat Cristie Kerr to end her 20 month winless streak (Wei Under Par)

Padraig Harrington will miss the BMW PGA Championship due to a knee injury (Wei Under Par)

A detailed look at Ian Poulter’s fall at the Volvo Match Play (Devil Ball, Geoff Shackelford)

Is Lee Westwood’s vagina taking him off twitter? (Devil Ball)

Tiger Woods is #12 in the WGR… How far will he fall? (Geoff Shackelford)

America’s best 100 courses by state (Golf Digest)

How to play golf Pt. 4 (Golf Digest)

How to: The Stack and Tilt Swing (Golf Digest)

PGA Tour Confidential (Golf)

The Week in Golf picture style (Devil Ball)

PGA Tour’s 1959 Rookie of the Year passes away (Fox News)

Power Rankings (PGA Tour)

A very quick look at Harbour Town Golf Links (PGA Tour)

A shots of the week video for your enjoyment (Yahoo!)

The current FedEx Cup standings (Yahoo!)

Tiger’s niece, Cheyenne, won the Women’s ACC Golf Championship (Yahoo!)

Well it’s playoff time boys and girls. Get excited. The top 125 players are here to compete for a shot at the big bucks and a cool trophy. First up is the Barclays at the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ. Here are the picks… (more…)

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The PGA TOUR bus makes a stop in Memphis, Tenn., this week for the St. Judes Classic at TPC Southwind. Since it’s the last event before the US Open, most of the really good players will be at home watching Phil’s “Secrets of the Short Game” video and getting last-minute practice in before next week…some without a coach (had to get a Tiger reference in here somewhere).

TPC Southwind is a par 70, 7244-yard course that ranked 20th in difficulty on last year’s tour. Even though it’s not a highly anticipated event, the winner still gets to take home $1,008,000 of the $5.6 million purse and 500 FedEx points. That’s not chump change…especially when only 3 of the Top 10 in points, money list and WGR are in the field (not the same 3 dudes).

Brian Gay, defending champ, is in the field and will need to duplicate his putting performance from a year ago if he wants to repeat. Gay isn’t the longest hitter on tour (188th) but he is the most accurate so far this year and from what I hear, it is easier to find the greens if you hit from the short stuff…apparently, it’s also easier to find your ball.  TPC Southwind doesn’t require huge drives but you do need to be spot-on in other areas in order to go low on the card.   Another Gay-like performance of -18 will be needed again this weekend. And yes, I meant to say “Gay-like”…Brian Gay. Grow up.

Although I don’t have the stones to pick him in the ‘Fantasy FourFivesome’, I’ll be rooting for Team Loudmouth Pants and JD…forget the million dollars and first win since 2004, just imagine the outfit of those pants and that sweet seersucker jacket the winner gets.

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This is our weekly look at what has been going on in the wonderful world of golf. If you think something should be put up send it over to TheTunaGolf@gmail.com.

Furyk finishes day one at the Chevron World Challenge with a two stroke lead. (Golf Magazine)

A book on Boo. How can this not be a New York Times Best Seller? (ESPN)

“Tiger, I want you to come back and be full strength… I obviously don’t want you to break my records” -Jack Nicklaus (Golf Digest)

Alex Harvey, the longtime engraver of the Claret Jug passed away at the age of 83 (GeoffShackelford)

Rory Sabbatini is one of eight golfers to shoot 66 (Yahoo!)

A nice look at the swing of FedEx Cup runner up Camillo Villegas (ProgolferDigest)

Check out the random stuff these guys found on the course (Hooked on Golf)

Look at this sexy honey bee (Golf Girl’s Diary)

Just for fun. {YouTube}

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