1. Call it a broken record, because this story line keeps repeating itself over and over. Phil Mickelson once again had a chance to surpass Tiger Woods in the World Golf Rankings if he would have finished ahead of Woods, and in the Top 10, at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Instead, it's more of the same, with Woods (5th) one spot ahead of Mickelson (6th). It's no surprise anymore, and at this point, I'd be surprised to ever see Mickelson do it, especially if Woods can whip his golf game back into shape.

2. Martin Kaymer still sits atop the World Golf Rankings followed by Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Graeme McDowell. Just for kicks, the final spot on the WGR, number 1341 is held by James Ablett of England. Never heard of him? Me either. Here's the full list.

3. Woods can claim he's still the top dog in one category at least: The USA WGR. He's followed by, who else, Phil Mickelson. Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk round out the Top 5.

4. The Golf Channel puts together a Quotes of the Week article that I enjoy reading every week. Check it out here, and here's my favorite: “I'm the talent. I can wear what I want tonight.” – Bubba Watson, upon showing up for a segment on the Golf Channel's 'Grey Goose 19th Hole' wearing a t-shirt.

Bubba is always keeping things light and, well, interesting to say the least. He's definitely one of the good guys on tour and there's no question he'll do something, or say something, that keeps you wondering "what's next?"

5. By now you know Martin Laird won the Arnold Palmer Invitational Sunday, finishing at 8-under par for his second Tour win. Laird was steady and consistent with his belly putter (I need to try one of these) throughout the tournament. It was Steve Marino's tournament to win, but a costly double bogey on 17 put him two shots back going into 18.

Marino finished with a birdie on 18 after a risky, but masterful approach shot put him well within makeable birdie putt range. He dropped it, putting all the pressure on Laird and his putter.

The drama was nice, but Laird was so good on the green, there was little reason to think he would bogey 18 and land in a playoff.

Marino has been close to winning tournaments in the past never come through. Sounds like another Marino I know.

6. For the gamblers who have found their way here, I present to you the lines for the 2011 Masters:

Tiger Woods - 8/1; Phil Mickelson - 10/1; Nick Watney - 10/1; THE FIELD - 12/1; Lee Westwood - 15/1;  Martin Kaymer - 15/1; Luke Donald - 18/1; Matt Kuchar 18/1. You can find the rest here.

These lines simply prove that Vegas creates odds based on how they think people will bet and what will make them the most money. With Tiger at 8/1 and the field at 12/1, there isn't a substantial favorite. Clearly, Vegas thinks you still believe in Woods, but does your money? I like Hunter Mahan at 30/1 and just about everybody in the 50/1 range.

7. The Shell Houston Open begins Thursday at the Redstone GC Tournament Course in Humble, TX. Anthony Kim is the returning champ and there are a precious 500 FedEx Cup points at stake. Here are PGATour.com's Power Rankings.

8. If you've already got Master's fever, you can virtually walk Augusta National here. For the many of us who will never go there, and even fewer of us who will play there, it's a cool video. Something tells me this Tiger Woods game is going to sell more copies than any other. Just a hunch.

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