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Reputation Index
Alan Shipnuck
December 12, 2005
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December 12, 2005

Reputation Index

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Up & Down

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Phil
For the second year in a row Mickelson birdied the 72nd hole to win a major.

China
One of the few places on Earth where there is a boom in course construction, and in '06 it will become a serious player with its pro tour.

Short, tight, old-school courses
Merion was a monster for the U.S. Amateur, and Harbour Town and Westchester provided two of the Tour's sternest tests.

Jack
Nicklaus showed immeasurable class in emotional goodbyes at the Masters and the British Open and then rallied the troops at the Presidents Cup.

William Morris Agency
It got into the ball game by signing the most coveted golfer in a generation, Michelle Wie.

Michael
Campbell's Sunday at the U.S. Open was one of the rounds of the year, and he maintained the intensity all season.

[Down]

Retief
Goosen's aura of invincibility was shredded with a final-round 81 at the U.S. Open, the first of three Sunday meltdowns.

South Korea
With Se Ri Pak and Grace Park in sharp decline and the influx of young American talent on the LPGA tour, Korea is no longer the nexus of women's golf.

Distance
Sure, it never hurts to be a bomber, but short-knocker Fred Funk won the Players Championship, and medium-length hitters Chris DiMarco and Jim Furyk were the heroes of the Presidents Cup.

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