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Cheers to the Winners

by Jeff Skinner

Cheers to Arjun Atwal as he parred the last to win The Wyndam Championship. He came into the tournament with nothing to lose as he had no chance at getting into the FedEx Cup playoffs.  He went out and qualified on Monday and ended up cashing the winner’s check.  He said he was playing to win and not worrying about anything else.  That certainly worked for him.  “I told my caddie, ‘We’ve got nothing to lose this week. Just go out there and try and win it,”’ Atwal said. “Guys are going to be out there trying to secure their FedEx Cup spots or whatever. We’ve got nothing. I don’t have a card. I don’t have anything. Just go out there and freewheel it, and that’s what I did this week.”

Cheers to Ai Miyazato for winning The Safeway Classic on Sunday and claiming her fifth victory of the 2010 season.  The Japanese golfer also stepped back into the top spot in The Rolex Rankings as the number one women’s golfer in the world. Cristie Kerr was gaining on her but rinsed her ball on the 18th and settled for a tie for second.  Miyazato has owned the LPGA this year.

Cheers to Fred Funk for winning The Jeld-Wen Tradition and completing his come back from severe knee problems. This is Funks second victory there in three years and a fitting climax to his season.  He has battled knee issues for two years and to see the Funkmaster take home the trophy is really great.  “I really like this golf course, and I really like this area. Obviously, it’s been good to me,” said Funk.

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