Bunker’s Dozen: June 2008

Take a wild guess at who is number one this month.

Thrash TalkThe U.S. Open and McDonald’s LPGA Championship are in the past, and the rankings this month are weighted heavily by both. Tiger Woods played for the first time in two months, and he picked up his 14th major. His playoff win over Rocco Mediate provided more memories than golf fans can count.

Yani Tseng won the McDonald’s LPGA Championship in a playoff as well, although her victory was a little more surprising than Tiger’s. How high will Tseng be ranked after her impressive victory, and how will the rest of the rankings shake out? Keep reading to find out. If you have anything to add, please comment below or discuss it in the forum.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods returned from a two-month absence and won the 2008 U.S. Open in impressive fashion. Unfortunately, he will miss the rest of the season.

Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines was difficult but fair, and it held up very well against the world’s best.

Kenny Perry

Kenny Perry won the Memorial for the third time in his career, putting him in great position to be a part of the 2008 Ryder Cup.

Yani Tseng

Yani Tseng outlasted Maria Hjorth in a playoff to win the LPGA McDonald’s Championship. Yes, Lorena and Annika were both in the field.

Miguel-Angel Jimenez

Miguel-Angel Jimenez won the BMW PGA Championship, finished in a tie for sixth at the U.S. Open, and currently sits atop the European Tour Order of Merit.

Lorena Ochoa

Lorena Ochoa continued her 2008 dominance by winning her sixth LPGA Tour event of the season.

Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson struggled a little at Torrey Pines this past week, but he picked up a win at Colonial a few weeks back.

Robert Karlsson

Robert Karlsson is currently second on the European Tour Order of Merit after five consecutive top-five finishes (including a T4 at Torrey Pines).

Ryuji Imada

Ryuji Imada knocked on the door of victory a few times earlier in the season, but he finally put one away at the TPC Sugarloaf last month.

Justin Leonard

Justin Leonard defeated Trevor Immelman and Robert Allenby in a playoff to win the Stanford St. Jude Championship, winning it for the second time in his career.

Geoff Ogilvy

Geoff Ogilvy has three top-10 finishes in a row including a tie for ninth at the U.S. Open.

Annika Sorenstam

Annika Sorenstam announced her retirement the day after the last Bunker’s Dozen, and she deserves a spot because she is one of the best ever.

Rocco Mediate

Rocco Mediate had plenty of chances to win the U.S. Open, but he lost to Tiger Woods after playing a total of 91 holes.

Dropped Out: Trevor Immelman, Sergio Garcia, Darren Clarke, Anthony Kim, Adam Scott, Paula Creamer, Boo Weekley, Colt Knost, and Paul Goydos.

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