Bunker’s Dozen: September 2006

Tiger Woods is on top of his golf game and this month’s Bunker’s Dozen!

Thrash TalkTiger Woods ruled the golf world in July… and August. Woods claimed his second major championship in a row and the twelfth of his career. He also won the next week at Firestone for his fourth consecutive tournament victory. The talk of another Tiger-slam has already started to heat up.

Other than the domination by Eldrick, Richie Ramsay became the first Scottish-born golfer ever to win the United States Amateur Championship. Was that enough to put him on this month’s list? How about Phil Mickelson’s struggles? Did his shaky play finally knock him off the Bunker’s Dozen? Find these things out and more in this month’s list.

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Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods won his second consecutive major at Medinah and fourth consecutive tournament the next week at Firestone. Yeah, he’s decent.

Steve Williams

Steve Williams won nearly as much money as anyone else in August, and he didn’t hit a single competitive shot (nor did he take a shot at any photographers).

The 36th Ryder Cup

The 36th Ryder Cup is right around the corner, and the fever is already in the air. Can the U.S. stop the bleeding?

Richie Ramsay

Richie Ramsay won the U.S. Amateur Championship after breaking a few rules of golf in quarter- and semi-final play. You’re still the man Richie!

Lorena Ochoa

Lorena Ochoa won for the third time this season and jumped back into first on the LPGA money list. She may be the best female golfer on the planet right now.

Tom Lehman

Tom Lehman picked Scott Verplank and Stewart Cink as captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup. Lehman also finished second in a playoff at The International.

Sherri Steinhauer

Sherri Steinhauer made a rare appearance at the top of the leaderboard and won the Women’s British Open in the process. She’s won it before, but now it’s a major.

Stewart Cink

Stewart Cink was named a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup and then took Tiger to a playoff the next week at Firestone (before losing of course).


Medinah was torched by the world’s best golfers, but the PGA Championship was exciting nonetheless. The soft conditions had a lot to do with it.

Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk holds steady at number 10 after finishing in the top three twice last month. He may be the second-best American golfer right now.

Dean Wilson

Dean Wilson held off Tom Lehman at The International on his way to his first-career PGA Tour victory. Those Hawaiins can really play some golf!

Steroid Testing

Steroid Talk talk has resurfaced in the golf world, including positive reinforcement by Tiger Woods and yours truly.

Luke Donald

Luke Donald played well at Medinah, but in the end, he was just another victim of Tiger-phobia on Sunday.

Dropped Out: Annika Sorenstam, Karrie Webb, Michelle Wie, Trevor Immelman, The Distance Debate, Chris DiMarco, Hoylake, Brittany Lincicome, Corey Pavin, FedExCup, and Phil Mickelson.

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