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Jim Furyk is head of our rips and shanks

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The Verizon Heritage isn't just another golf tournament after a major championship, it is a big event with a solid field. Played on the beautiful Harbour Town links, the event always brings the stragglers up from Augusta who couldn't quite fit into a green jacket, and hope that another colored jacket might be theirs. Who was tops and who was bottoms this week?

Rips

Jim Furyk: We all knew he was one of the best players in the world, so when he didn't win in 2008 or 2009 it was just inevitable that he'd jump back in the winning circle sooner than later. Now, he's got two wins in 2010 after a playoff victory at the Verizon.

Brian Davis: He lost in a playoff to Furyk, but the move he made showed yet again that golf is the purest sport in the world. If you didn't hear, Davis was in a hazard on the first playoff hole, and knocked a piece of grass with his club on his backswing. That's a penalty, and Davis called it on himself, effectively losing the tournament for him. It was a classy move from the little known golfer, and amongst all the negative attention golf has got over the last four months, is something parents of kids wanting to be professional hackers should be proud to see.

Ricky Barnes: Anyone that followed Barnes in college knew he was a likely stud. He had the bravado, the build and the booming drives to become a factor on the PGA Tour. It has taken a while, but 2010 seems like his breakthrough season. This week was his third top-10 of the year, and second in a row after a great week at Augusta National. Don't be surprised if he snags a win later in the season.

John Daly: Maybe filming that television show was just too much stress for Daly, who missed his first three cuts of the season. Lately, Daly has taken home checks, and the Verizon Heritage was yet another cashing experience for John.

Shanks

Aaron Baddeley: Sunday morning, I wrote the following piece about Bads, making a little return to the PGA Tour limelight. When I hit publish, Baddeley was 3-under on his final round. The rest of his day, he was 6-over, failing to notch a top-10 for the first time this season.

Sergio Garcia: Chalk Harbour Town up to Garcia's first missed cut of the season after a tie for 45th at Augusta. Sergio has still failed to finish in the top-25 of a single stroke play event this year on the PGA Tour, and in his last four competitive rounds, three have added up to 76 or higher.

Lucas Glover: Is this the hangover effect? A year after beating out the field at Bethpage, Glover has been all over the place, including a missed cut this week. Glover, who sports an attitude similar to that of Mr. Woods, has had reason to get frustrated in 2010, ranking 110th on tour in putting average.

Chez Reavie: Want to know how quick it can disappear for you? Reavie, who won the 2008 Canadian Open, is in danger of losing his card this season if he doesn't pick up the pace. The ASU alumni had one top-10 all season in '09 and has made only four of 11 cuts this year. The missed cut at the Verizon Heritage was his third in a row.

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