Bunker’s Dozen: July 2008

With Tiger on the shelf, who will take over the top spot in this month’s rankings?

Thrash TalkTiger Woods will be out of action until 2009, but the show must go on. The same can be said for Bunker’s Dozen. This month’s list was heavily influenced by majors including the British Open Championship and U.S. Women’s Open. Padraig Harrington won his second consecutive Open Championship, but not before Greg Norman turned back the clock several years. What effect will the event have on this month’s rankings?

On the women’s side of things, Inbee Park became the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Women’s Open, and you can bet her name will show up on the list. Which other golfers, male and female, made the cut this month? Keep on reading to find out. If you have anything to add, please comment below or discuss it in the forum.

Padraig Harrington

Padraig Harrington made history this past weekend by winning the British Open Championship for the second consecutive season.

Kenny Perry

Kenny Perry won his second and third PGA Tour events of the season in the past month. Unfortunately, he didn’t tee it up Royal Birkdale this past weekend.

Royal Birkdale

Royal Birkdale took its toll on the world’s best this past weekend. The winning score was +3, the highest winning score since the debacle at Carnasty in 1999.

Inbee Park

Inbee Park was steady as a rock en route to winning this year’s U.S. Women’s Open Championship. Park became the youngest to ever win the event.

Anthony Kim

Anthony Kim won his second PGA Tour event of the season at Tiger’s tournament at Congressional. Kim also finished in a tie for seventh at the British Open.

Graeme McDowell

Graeme McDowell won The Barclays Scottish Open and is now ranked second on the European Tour Order of Merit.

Stewart Cink

Stewart Cink won the Travelers Championship to break a four-year winless streak. Cink is also in prime position to win this year’s FedEx Cup… if Kenny Perry gets tired.

Paula Creamer

Paula Creamer choked at the U.S. Women’s Open, but she bounced back and won her third LPGA Tour event of the season two weeks later.

Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk is starting to round into form after a shaky start to 2008. Furyk recently finished in a tie for third at the AT&T National and a tie for fifth at the British Open.

Colt Knost

Colt Knost won his second Nationwide Tour event of the season this past weekend. The 2007 U.S. Amateur champion is one win away from a battlefield promotion to the PGA Tour.

Robert Allenby

Robert Allenby continued his consistency this past month with a tie for third at the AT&T National and a tie for seventh at the British Open.

Greg Norman

Greg Norman turned back the clock at Royal Birkdale and finished in a tie for third. The Shark also married Hall of Fame tennis star, Chris Evert, in the past month.

Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie finally put herself back in serious contention this past weekend, but she failed to sign her scorecard after the second round and was disqualified.

Dropped Out: Tiger Woods, Torrey Pines, Yani Tseng, Miguel-Angel Jimenez, Lorena Ochoa, Phil Mickelson, Robert Karlsson, Ryuji Imada, Justin Leonard, Geoff Ogilvy, Annika Sorenstam, and Rocco Mediate.

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