By Andy Sweeney
ESPN 680 & 105.7
HAPPY. DRAFT. DAY.
I’ve always held the belief that for those taken, round 1 or 2, it’s all about fit and stability within an organization and not always how high you go. I’ll give you a local example…in 2012 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken 2nd overall to Charlotte. In the long run it would have been better for him to fall to number 3 (Washington), 6 (Portland) or 7 to the Warriors who took Harrison Barnes that year. Sometimes going lower means landing in a more stable situation, the opposite of the Charlotte Bobcats.
I'm giving you THE BEST and THE WORST case scenario.
***If you notice I left out the Twins and Dakari. I do believe all 3 are drafted in the 2nd round. When you get to round 2 the order gets nutty as teams trade those picks much of the time. But all 3 WILL be on a team next year***
Karl-Anthony Towns, Kentucky
6’11 250 C
THE GOOD: I actually think Minnesota at 1 is a good spot. Historically, it hasn’t been, we know that. BUT you add Towns to a front line of Gorgui Dieng and Nikola Pekovic and you’re off to a good start. Plus, last year the Wolves made a key trade for Andrew Wiggins and have high flier Zach LaVine. There could be worse teams picking at number 1 overall…like Philly.
THE BAD: I know there are tons of Lakers fan in the area so sorry beforehand. The Lakers have little stability at this point. New ownership group that hasn’t been able to lure free agents. Last year’s first rounder, Julius Randle, broke his leg 16 minutes into his NBA career. He’s a complete unknown. Kobe may never play again. If he does, will it matter? And I'm not sold they're capable of making a move for Demarcus Cousins. These aren't the "Dr Buss" Lakers.
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
7’1 242 C
THE GOOD: As I mentioned above with MKG, sometimes it’s better to drop and end up in a better spot than go higher and end up with a mess of a franchise. This holds true with WCS. I would love to see him end up being taken 11th overall to the Indiana Pacers. If you believe the pre draft scuttle that his stock is dropping, then conventional thinking would have him available outside the top 10. WCS would be the new inside anchor for the Pacers who have admitted they want to be younger and faster at the C position. Roy Hibbert has 1 year left on his deal and may not be there come the start of the season..opening the door for WCS to play and play a lot under a great head coach in Frank Vogel.
THE BAD: The Knicks. Period. Stop. Poor WCS would be entering a situation with a President and head coach that might be over their collective heads. There’s very little talent on that roster and I’m not sure it’s getting much better. Plus, we know Knicks fans won’t like whoever they pick. For the sake of WCS' development, not sure this is a good spot.
Devin Booker, Kentucky
6’6 206 SG
THE GOOD: If you believe that 8-12 slot is where Booker will be taken, and I buy into that notion, then I think 10 to Miami would be ideal. Nearly ALL mocks have Booker pegged at 9 to Charlotte (Chad Ford update today and said 10 to Miami). In Miami I do believe Booker would play behind D-Wade/Dragic. You could put all three on the floor at the same time with Booker being 6’6 and stretching the floor. Plus, we all believe Miami is stable…Eric Spolestra, Pat Riley, good ownership group. Miami needs a shooter and Booker would be a younger Ray Allen who had so much success in the Lebron era.
THE BAD: Sorry, I’m an MJ guy, but there’s not much upside in landing in Charlotte. There might be more playing time but you’re talking about disappearing into obscurity. As it stands, Charlotte has trade Noah Vonleh, Gerald Henderson and wants to move Cody Zeller. This is MJ admitting he can’t draft. Add on top of that they cannot lure free agents…this is simply a dead end. Analysts say Charlotte needs a shooter, which they do, but they need much much more.
Trey Lyles, Kentucky
6’10 242 PF
THE GOOD: If you believe the experts then we’ll assume that Lyles is maybe the most intriguing and mysterious pick in this draft. There’s not a lot of scuttle about him, but word is that NBA GM’s love the kid. Best case scenario for me would be Lyles landing at 14 to OKC. He would immediately join a front line that needs the help and a team that is poised next season to make a deep playoff run. You also wonder if new HC Billy Donovan’s familiarity with Lyles would tip the scales in landing the UK big man. I do think Lyles has just scratched the surface and would be a nice fit to an already fantastic roster (when healthy).
THE BAD: Currently, ESPN’s Chad Ford has Lyles pegged at 17 with Milwaukee (later moved him 12 to Utah). At first glance not the best fit but that roster is rebuilding and I do think Jason Kidd is competent. Worse case scenario has to be Dallas. I know last year they were a playoff team but Rondo is out the door as is Monte Ellis…ya know, the starting back court. Dirk is another year older and front line scoring is non existent. Dallas about to go through a major rebuild if they don’t land Lamarcus Aldridge…and I don’t think they will. Tough spot here for Lyles, plus it means he falls out of the lottery.
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
6’8 253 PF
THE GOOD: Trez is an interesting case study. He came back for his junior season and probably will end up being drafted in the same slot had he come out last year, BUT we know he’s a much more accomplished player this time around. Best case for me would mean him drooping a little past what Louisville fans think he should. I’d love to see him go 26 to San Antonio. Play behind Duncan for at least one year and possibly have Lamarcus Aldridge on the front line with you. Plus, you know what I think about stability and there’s no franchise more respected in the sport than the Spurs. He would be a great building block to a team trying to become more youthful.
THE BAD: I think Toronto at 20 would be rather mediocre. NBA insiders believe they’re trying to move DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowery…better known as their starting back court and best two players. I think the Raptors are about to undergo a slight rebuild. Trez would get lost in the shuffle.
Terry Rozier, Louisville
6’2 190 PG/SG
THE GOOD: I said it during the season and still believe it now that Rozier is going to be a solid/long time pro. He’s that good. He can run a team but also score many different ways. With that being said, I’m not convinced he’s a first rounder but hope that he is. My best case is Chicago (that’s where Chad Ford has Rozier slotted). He’ll have the chance to play immediately and a lot given the health of Derrick Rose. The Bulls have been great in developing draft picks, but have also been good with finding guys who can play behind Rose. Rozier fits this perfectly.
THE BAD: Dropping out of round 1 would obviously be worse case scenario. If he does slip to the bottom of round 1 then it has to be the Nets. Total instability at all areas and low chance of being in the post season going forward. The only caviot would be his playing time. If D-Will continues to be injured (and he will) then Rozier could get some playing time.
Louisville Extends Rick Pitino's Contract Through 2025-26
Hall of Fame coach has guided the Cardinals to the NCAA Elite Eight in five of the last eight years
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The University of Louisville has extended the contract of men's basketball coach Rick Pitino four years, boosting his association with the Cardinals through the 2025-26 season.
The first coach in NCAA history to win a national title at two different schools and the first to take three different teams to the Final Four, Pitino had seven years remaining on his current contract, which had tied him with the Cardinals through the 2021-22 season.
In 30 seasons as a collegiate head coach at five different schools, Pitino has compiled a 722-254 record, a .740 winning percentage that ranks him 11th among active coaches. He has a 368-126 record in 14 seasons at UofL, the third winningest coach in Cardinal history. UofL is among the nations’ top 10 programs in winning percentage under his guidance.
“Continuity is a huge part of the success in our athletic department,” said UofL Vice President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich. “When we get great people, we want to keep them. Age is just a number. He has more passion now than at any time in his career, his players truly love him and he has been so important to our community and university. We couldn’t be more proud to have him as our coach.”
Pitino was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013, lofty recognition for a lifetime of impressive basketball achievement. His up-tempo style, pressure defense, strong work ethic and family atmosphere have restored the Cardinals to national prominence where it is firmly seated.
His most recent Cardinals reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament appearance for the fifth time in the last eight years and played their first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing fourth among a league with five teams in the nation’s top 25, including NCAA Champion Duke. He won his 700th game along the way.
Pitino guided the Cardinals to the 2013 NCAA Championship after claiming the nation’s top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and winning the BIG EAST Conference regular season co-championship and tournament titles. The Cardinals won a school-record 35 games while claiming their first NCAA title in 27 years. UofL reached its second straight and10th Final Four, marking Pitino’s seventh, a total reached by only six coaches all-time.
A 2006 inductee to the New York City Hall of Fame, Pitino has the second-highest winning percentage in NCAA Tournament games among active coaches, winning 74.6 percent of his games in the post-season event with a 53-18 record in 20 tournament appearances.
Pitino’s impact on the U of L program has gone well beyond his on-court success. The overall grade point average of the men’s basketball team in recent years has set record figures and the Cardinals received an NCAA Public Recognition Award in the latest Academic Progress Rate with a perfect score. The Cardinals earned a collective 3.26 grade point average for the 2014-15 academic year and the team has produced around a 3.0 or better GPA for 14 consecutive semesters. Louisville placed a league-high seven individuals on the 21-member 2015 ACC All-Academic Team.
For three and a half years, Pitino served as president and head coach of the NBA’s Boston Celtics. With the Celtics, he took over a team that had posted a franchise worst 15-67 record before his arrival. He quickly made an impact, improving the Celtics’ victory total by 21 games in his first season. He resigned his position with the storied franchise on Jan. 8, 2001 after compiling a 102-146 record there.
He guided Kentucky to three NCAA Final Four appearances in his last five years at Kentucky, winning the 1996 NCAA Championship and reaching the national title game in 1997. In eight seasons with the Wildcats, he amassed a 219-50 record (.814) while winning two league crowns and an impressive 17-1 record in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Pitino, 62, got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Hawai’i in 1974 and served as a full-time assistant there in 1975-76 when he was the head coach for the last six games of the season (2-4) when the head coach was relieved of his duties. He served two seasons as an assistant at Syracuse under Jim Boeheim from 1976-78.
Pitino was only 25 years old when he accepted his first head coaching job at Boston University in 1978. He produced a 91-51 record in five years there, departing as the most successful coach in BU history. In his final season there, he guided the Terriers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 24 years. He was twice named New England Coach of the Year (1979, 1983).
Pitino left Boston U. to become an assistant coach for the New York Knicks from 1983-85, where he worked with head coach Hubie Brown. It was a team he would return to lead as its head coach in two seasons.
He was head coach at Providence College for two seasons (1985-87), producing a 42-23 record there. He guided the Friars to an NCAA Tournament appearance in 1986 and an improbable trip to the NCAA Final Four in 1987, winning the regional title in Freedom Hall.
Before his stint at Kentucky, Pitino served as head coach of the New York Knicks for two seasons. In his initial year there in 1987-88, the Knicks improved by 14 victories and made the NBA Playoffs for the first time in four seasons. The Knicks won 52 games in 1988-89 and swept the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
Aside from his hoops prowess, Pitino has achieved success off the court as well in such realms as broadcasting, publishing, motivational speaking and horse racing. He is an accomplished author, producing such books as the best sellers “Success Is A Choice” and “Lead to Succeed,” as well as his latest offering “The One-Day Contract.”
He earned his degree in 1974 at Massachusetts, where he was a standout guard for the Minutemen’s basketball team. His 329 career assists rank eighth all-time at UMass and his 168 assists as a senior is the sixth-best single season total ever there. Pitino was a freshman during NBA legend Julius Erving’s senior year.
Born Sept. 18, 1952, Pitino is a native of New York City where he was a standout guard for Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, Long Island. There, he captained his team and established several school scoring marks.
Pitino and his wife Joanne have five children — Michael, Christopher, Richard, Ryan and Jacqueline — and six grandchildren — Anna, Audrey, Alex (Michael and wife Bethany’s children), Andrew, James (Christopher and wife Brucie’s children), and Ava (Richard and wife Jill’s child).
By Andy Sweeney
ESPN 680 Host, Executive Producer
Each year Mark Story of the Lexington Herald-Leader compiles votes from the states great media minds for their 'Sportsman of the Year'. In the past week I sorted through 2 pages of nominees to narrow my list to 10. I think who I picked at number 1 is a no brainer. Enjoy...
1. John Calipari
John Calipari is a no brainer at number one. Not only has he upped the ante in our state, but the entire country in how you mold and coach a team. By leading UK back to the Final 4 last year, he's only cemented his greatness in college basketball. There is no doubt he is the foremost athletic figure in the Commonwealth. As long ashe's in Lexington they have a chance to win the national championship.
2. Rick Pitino
Nobody has won more over the last 4 seasons in college basketball than Rick Pitino. He came up short against Calipari last year, which is probably why he's second and not first this list. We love college basketball that's why these coaches are so high on the list.
3. Devante Parker
I've struggled where to put Parker because his pure numbers aren't over the top due to his pre season foot injury. But I think we all saw the true 'Parker effect' when he was out the first 7 games of the season. In the final 6 he dialed up nearly 900 yards, 43 catches and 5 touchdowns. He's a top 10-15 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, which will mean he's the first player from the Commonwealth to sign on the dotted line this season. In a couple years we might look back and realize just how special Parker was. He could be THAT good in the NFL, but only time will tell.
4. Bud Dupree
Right behind Parker is Dupree. First team all SEC is as impressive as you'll get with Kentucky football...that's big time. I think Dupree is a late first rounder, maybe second. I think it's important you don't let Kentucky's dismal seasons overshadow Bud's production. He's a top 4-5 player to ever lace 'em up at Kentucky.
5. AJ Reed
Reed was the top baseball player in the state and a second rounder in the MLB draft. I think his ability to pitch and be a power slugger is what differeciates him from everybody else. I'm intrigued how the big leagues will transform his game at the next level.
6. Gerod Holliman
Even if you think he struggles playing the run (which he does), Holliman's impact and nearly record setting season is something to behold. In all, Holliman was the best DB in the state and a top 3-4 player in the state. In one year he went from an unproven safety to maybe the best ball hawk in the country. I'm excited to see where he's evaluated at the next level. Could see him anywhere from 2nd - 4th round. Number 6 on this list might be too low.
7. Shoni Schimmel
Schimmel's legacy in the Commonwealth, specifically Louisville, is someting that won't go away anytime soon. Besides Angel, and maybe even moreso, Schimmel's impact on Louisville lingers. Plus, her fantastic rookie season in the WNBA coupled with her lights out performance in the WNBA all star game moves her up to 7th on my list.
8. Anthony Davis
Listen, I think Davis in the coming years could easily be first on this list every single year. We've waited the last couple seasons for Davis to make the jump to elite, and he's done that. He's arrived as a bonafide all star, now the wins must follow. In 10 years we'll look at Davis as the crowned jewel of Calipari's tenure in Lexington.
9. Damien Harris
In all honesty, I haven't seen as much of Harris as recruiting guys and those that follow high school football. But, Harris has been the focal point of high school football in this state for the better part of two years. His very public recruitment brought Mark Stoops up against the great Urban Meyer and Nick Saban. In my opinion, Saban grabbing Harris only raises his stock. If you excel as RB in Saban's system, the NFL awaits. That's what we could see in 4-5 years with Harris. I'll enjoy Uncle Verne and Gary calling his games in the near future.
10. Bob Beatty
Let's be honest, winning yet another state championship (number 11) at Trinity is no easy task. There must be something said about consistency and taking on the state, not only the city of Louisville.
By Andy Sweeney
ESPN 680 Host, Executive Producer
'Louisville QB Will Gardner out for season with knee injury'
UofL Press Release:
University of Louisville sophomore quarterback Will Gardner suffered a season-ending left knee injury in the Cardinals’ 38-19 win over Boston College last Saturday.
This injury will require surgery at some point in the next several weeks, but a date has not been set.
“It is really unfortunate and disappointing for Will because of how hard he has worked and how respected he is in the locker room,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Will will continue to be an integral part of our program moving forward because of his leadership he has displayed and the respect he has in the locker room. “
Gardner started seven games for the Cardinals, posting a 5-2 mark. He threw for 1,669 yards and 12 touchdowns this year, while tossing just three interceptions.
The Cardinals will play at Notre Dame on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 3:30 p.m.
By Andy Sweeney
ESPN 680 Host, Executive Producer
Kentucky basketball is now 3-0 on their Bahamas trip. Sure, the record doesn't matter but at least they're not Indiana who lost to a Canadian pick up team earlier this week. Plus, if you're a UK fan you must be foaming at the mouth to get this season started. To say the Cats have looked good would be an understatement...especially since it's only mid August. Below are some thoughts on what we've seen thus far...
* Calipari could go 8-10 deep, but will he? This seems to be the big question mark heading into the season. We remember last year Cal stating he would go 10 deep and the practices would be tougher than most games. Not until he was forced by injury did he dig into his bench (and that was during the NCAA tournament). I said on air Tuesday that maybe having a starting 5 that you don't need to integrate to college hoops would greatly help Cal. He can focus on developing a bench for the first time in 5 years.
* Tyler freaking Ulis. Okay, so we knew he would be good. After all, he was a 5 star point guard coming out of high school that everyone recruited. We all expected to Ulis to transfer nicely to Cal's system with the Harrisons most likely headed to the NBA. Fortunately for Cats fans, the opposite happen. Both Harrisons stayed in school and Ulis enters as a nice back up as a freshmen. Only now we watch him play in these first 3 games and without a doubt he is going to play major minutes and a major role in this year's team. Ulis said a couple weeks back he wanted to average 10 dimes per game...I think he'll be close to doing so.
* Go small young man. Just think about what different lineups Calipari will be able to use this season. In years past he's been stuck with no reserves at various positions...not this season. Expect him to integrate Ulis into the lineup at a true point guard position and use the Harrisons' size to put Andrew at the 2 and Aaron at the 3. They'll be able to create match up issues all over the field. If a team thinks that they can be faster than UK due to the Harrison's speed, don't expect that with Ulis on this roster.
* Go big young man. Just like UK will have the ability to go small, the same is true with their front line. In fact, I think the frontcourt is their strength and one of the best we've seen in college basketball in years. Think about this...Kentucky has 6 big men that can fill the PF/C positions (7 if you count Derek Willis, which I do not). With the diverse abilities of their players they can throw Poythress, Lee, Caulley-Stein, Johnson, Towns and Lyles on the floor and use an infinite amount of lineups. And the beauty of these bigs is that they all have different strengths. Calipari will have fun mixing and matching his bigs this season.
* Should we buy into the new look Alex Poythress? We know he's never been a pure scorer; it's not his strength. Even during last year's magical NCAA tournament run he averaged south of 6 points per game. But it's the other things that Poythress does that are irreplaceable. His motor, rebounding and effort play is what could make him great. Throughout three games in the Bahamas Poythress is averaging nearly 14 ppg with one of those being a double double. I'm not ready to buy in quite yet. I need to see it in non-conference play. I need to see him grab that starting spot and not let a freshman take it. If he finally does "get it", this team is more dangerous than we already think they could be.
* Is Trey Lyles the odd man out? Unfortunately, Lyles hasn't been able to play in the Bahamas due to lingering injury issues. No doubt that will leave him a little behind in preparing for the upcoming season. I had Thomas Beisner from KSTV on earlier this week and he thinks Lyles could be the odd man out considering the insane frontcourt depth. Let's also remember this...Lyles said he chose Calipari/Kentucky over Pitino/Louisville because of what Cal does "with guys like myself". Of course, referring to being a one and done. With WCS/Dakari Johnson putting the NBA on hold, Poythress playing arguably the best basketball of his career, and Karl-Anthony Towns being possibly the top overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft it's easy to see that Lyles will be fighting for playing time. Either way, it's a luxury to bring along slowly off the bench.
* What about the competition? We keep hearing the same murmurings that Kentucky isn't playing anybody in the Bahamas, which is mostly true. We all understand the level of competition isn't what they'll see in their non-conference or conference schedule. But let's not forget 3 years ago when Louisville went to the Bahamas. And almost forgotten Russ Smith averaged 18 points per game in those contests and turned into a team leader and legit NBA player. Moral of the story..... don’t sleep on what this trip could mean for the younger Wildcats. They get extra practices and can mature in game settings. The competition may stink but at least they're not bellhops.
Upcoming Bahamas Games
Friday August 15 - Dominican Republic National Team (Reserves), 1pm on ESPN U
Saturday August 16 - Champagne Chalons-Reims, 1pm on ESPN U
Sunday August 17 - Dominican Republic National Team (Reserves), 1pm on ESPN U
Field for the 2014 PGA Championship
Here’s a look at the field – as of July 22, 2014 – for the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY, August 7-10, 2014. The final field will be released on July 28, which will included players from the PGA Championship Points List and other Special Invites.
Beem, Rich – Austin, Texas
Bjorn, Thomas – Silkeborg, DENMARK
Blixt, Jonas – Hammaro, SWEDEN
Block, Michael – Aliso Viego, California
Bowditch, Steven – Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Bradley, Keegan – Woodstock, Vermont
Broce, Jamie – Ottawa Hills, Ohio
Brooks, Mark – Ft. Worth, Texas
Cabrera, Angel – Cordoba, ARGENTINA
Cabrera-Bello, Rafael – Gran Canaria, SPAIN
Casey, Paul – Surrey, ENGLAND
Castro, Roberto – Atlanta, Georgia
Clarke, Darren – The Astbury, ENGLAND
Coetzee, George – Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
Corcoran, Rob – Melbourne, Florida
Crane, Ben – Westlake, Texas
Daly, John – Dardanelle, Arkansas
Day, Jason – Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Deane, Stuart – Arlington, Texas
DeLaet, Graham – Saskatchewan, Canada
Donald, Luke – High Wycombe, ENGLAND
Donaldson, Jamie – Pontypridd, WALES
Dubuisson, Victor – Cannes, FRANCE
Dufner, Jason – Auburn, Alabama
Els, Ernie – Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA
English, Harris – Sea Island, Georgia
Esposito, Frank – Florham Park, New Jersey
Every, Matt – Jacksonville, Florida
Fernandez-Castano, Gonzalo – Madrid, SPAIN
Fisher, Ross – Cheam, ENGLAND
Fleetwood, Tommy – Southport, ENGLAND
Furyk, Jim – Ponte Verde Beach, Florida
Gallacher, Stephen – Linlithgow, SCOTLAND
Garcia, Sergio – Castellon, SPAIN
Grace, Branden – George, SOUTH AFRICA
Hadley, Chesson – Raleigh, North Carolina
Harrington, Padraig – Dublin, IRELAND
Hearn, David – Ontario, CANADA
Helminen, Ryan – Menasha, Wisconsin
Henley, Russell – Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Holmes, J.B. – Campbellsville, Kentucky
Hronek, David – North Port, Florida
Hyung-Sung, Kim – KOREA
Ilonen, Mikko – Lahti, FINLAND
Ishikawa, Ryo – Saitama, JAPAN
Jacobson, Freddie – Hobe Sound, Florida
Jaidee, Thongchai – Bangkok, THAILAND
Jimenez, Miguel Angel – Malaga, SPAIN
Johnson, Dustin – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Johnson, Zach – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jones, Matt – Scottsdale, Arizona
Kaymer, Martin – Mettmann, GERMANY
Kirk, Chris – Milton, Georgia
Koepka, Brooks – Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Kok, Johan – Brentwood, Tennessee
Krueger, Aaron – Norwalk, Iowa
Kuchar, Matt – Sea Island, Georgia
Lahiri, Anirban – Bangalore, INDIA
Larrazabal, Pablo – Barcelona, SPAIN
Leishman, Marc – Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Love III, Davis – Sea Island, Georgia
Lowry, Shane – County Offaly, IRELAND
Luiten, Joost – Bleiswijk, THE NETHERLANDS
Manassero, Matteo – Verona, ITALY
Martin, Ben – Greenville, South Carolina
Matsuyama, Hideki – Miyagi, JAPAN
McDowell, Graeme – Portrush, NORTHERN IRELAND
McGinley, Paul – Dublin, IRELAND
McGovern, Jim – Oradell, New Jersey
McIlroy, Rory – Holywood, NORTHERN IRELAND
McNabb, David – Newark, Delaware
Micheel, Shaun – Memphis, Tennessee
Mickelson, Phil – Rancho Santa Fe, California
Molinari, Edoardo – Turin, ITALY
Molinari, Francesco – Turin, ITALY
Montgomerie, Colin – Dunning, SCOTLAND
Moore, Ryan – Las Vegas, Nevada
Noh, Seung-Yul – Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Norman, Brian – The Colony, Texas
Oda, Koumei – Fukuoka, JAPAN
Olesen, Thorbjorn – Copenhagen, DENMARK
Oosthuizen, Louis – Albertina, SOUTH AFRICA
Perry, Kenny – Franklin, Kentucky
Perry, Rod – Port Orange, Florida
Pesta, Matt – Wixom, Michigan
Piercy, Scott – Las Vegas, Nevada
Poulter, Ian – Woburn, ENGLAND
Reed, Patrick – Houston, Texas
Rose, Justin – London, ENGLAND
Schneiter, Steve – Sandy, Utah
Schwartzel, Charl – Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA
Scott, Adam – Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Senden, John – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Simpson, Webb – Charlotte, North Carolina
Singh, Vijay – Nadi, FIJI
Smith, Jerry – Oskaloosa, Iowa
Snedeker, Brandt – Nashville, Tennessee
Sowards, Bob – Dublin, Ohio
Stadler, Kevin – Scottsdale, Arizona
Stallings, Scott – Knoxville, Tennessee
Stenson, Henrik – Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Sterne, Richard – Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA
Streelman, Kevin – Wheaton, Illinois
Stricker, Steve – Madison, Wisconsin
Tentis, David – Woodbury, Minnesota
Todd, Brendon – Atlanta, Georgia
Toms, David – Shreveport, Louisiana
Volk, Dustin – Layton, Utah
Walker, Jimmy – Boerne, Texas
Warren, Marc – Glasgow, SCOTLAND
Watson, Bubba – Bagdad, Florida
Watson, Tom – Bucyrus, Kansas
Weekley, Boo – Jay, Florida
Westwood, Lee – Close House, ENGLAND
Wiesberger, Bernd – Oberwart, AUSTRIA
Williamson, Eric – Shoal Creek, Alabama
Wood, Chris – Bristol, ENGLAND
Woods, Tiger – Hobe Sound, Florida
Yang, Y.E. – Jeju Island, SOUTH KOREA