In case you were worried, or cared, John Daly got himself some new golf clubs. Much like his loud outfits, these metal sticks have a nice little spin to them... they're white. No word on if this will be a production model, but perhaps there's a chance it can put him over the top in his quest to return to glory. White club, hits white ball, while a white cigarette hangs from his lips.
ESPN's Bob Harig ranks golf's most memorable moments in 2010. It should be no surprise that Tiger Woods is featured in seven of them. The biggest question is, would he have been featured in more without the scandal because he won more... or did the scandal push him over the top? And the most obvious analysis of all is that the PGA Tour and Harig's reflective column would have been very dry and non-relevant had Woods never come back at all.
I've told you once, and I'll tell you again, if you're on Twitter... you better be following @JasonSobel. If you think Phil Mickelson with a tournament lead is unpredictable, you'll enjoy Sobel's timeline. Unlike many national golf writers, he's not afraid to rile up the Tiger.
If you've got some time to kill at work.. enjoy the Viral Sensations of 2010 from Golf Digest.
Phil has gotten the monkey off his back, but many other great golfers still have not won a major. You'll like this list from Gary Van Sickle of Golf.com. I wonder how a golfer can have a No. 1 ranking without ever winning a major (see Westwood, Lee). The obvious answer is that if you finish high in tournaments and win a lot of money, you'll be ranked higher, but it really gives no historical perspective. From that list, I expect Matt Kuchar and Rory McIlroy to be the first off that list and Adam Scott to never leave it.
Only one more week until the Tour returns for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions Jan. 6-9 at Plantation Course in Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii with a cool $5.6 million and 500 FedEx Cup points on the line. Check out the full 2011 Tour calendar here.