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Post by golf5748 on Wed May 23, 2012 1:28 am

Tour players rank awards, wins

It is shaping up to be the “Showdown in O-Town,” a mano-a-mano title bout for all the cash and historic considerations complete with a smidge of trash talking.“There was never really a decision to be made, I have a chance of making history. See you all at Disney next week,” Luke Donald tweeted on Friday after news surfaced he would join Webb Simpson next week at the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. The post came complete with a hash-tag kicker, Driver Ping G20;Donald and Simpson have turned the often foregone race for the PGA Tour money title into something worth watching because both have proven the cash crown is something worth wanting.Where, however, the money title ranks on Tour types' “to do” lists depends almost entirely on who you ask. On Saturday at the McGladrey Classic an impromptu poll of players resulted in an eclectic mix of opinions.Asked to rank the importance of winning a major championship, the FedEx Cup, the money title, the Player of the Year Award and taking over the top spot in the World Golf Ranking, every player began their list with Grand Slam glory. SÚrie de fers R11 If youve had a really good career but when youre done if you look back and dont have (a major) youd probably have some regrets,” Shaun Micheel said.That Micheel already has his Grand Slam keepsake (2003 PGA Championship) speaks to the divergent motivations that are the basis of players “bucket lists.” Despite his major victory Micheel has finished inside the top 80 in earnings just twice since 2000, which would at least partially explain his affinity for the money title, which he ranked second.“The (FedEx) Cup winner is kind of like the winner of the Super Bowl, Driver Ping K15 but at the end of the year winning the money title shows how consistent you were,” he said. “Theres a reason Luke is coming back: He wants that money title.”Combined, Donald and Simpson have 23 top-10 finishes this year, three victories and just five missed cuts. Although both came up short in the race for the FedEx Cup the allure of the money title has drawn both players to next weeks finale.“I was talking to my wife about it; if you win the money list you're probably added to a list of maybe 50 guys,” said Simpson, who trails Donald on the money list by about $69,000. “So it would be a pretty prestigious list to be a part of.”Actually, there have been 37 players who have claimed the Tour money title since 1934, a club almost as exclusive as the 10 players who have won the Jack Nicklaus Trophy for Player of the Year since it was first awarded in 1990.


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