Ror y ’s
Callaway FT Driver Hot On Tours ( 5)
Tiger’s Meltdown ( 7)
Tiger Woods misses the cut on Friday.
And Lorena Ochoa retires Sunday.
And almost immediately a stam-
pede in professional golf’s young ranks
promptly escalates into an arms race
joined by every hot new gun looking to
put another notch on his or her wide,
In North Carolina, Rory McIlroy, who
will turn 21 Tuesday, holds off a pretty
stout field – including Phil Mickelson
and Angel Cabrera, to name a couple –
down the stretch to win at Quail Hollow.
Ryo Ishikawa, 18, cards a tidy little 58 in
Japan to capture the seventh title on his
country’s Tour. In Spain, a positively an-
cient Alvaro Quiros, 27, wins his country’s
national open and almost catches fading
countryman Sergio Garcia in the world
On the women’s side, South Korean
Ji-Yai Shin, 22, blazes to a final-round 66,
good for a victory in Japan and, accord-
ing to LPGA officials, the top spot on the
new Rolex Rankings that come out this
In Mexico, where Ochoa finished a
distant sixth in her LPGA finale, Michelle
Wie, 20, almost scored her second win.
She fell short, beaten only by winner Ai
Miyazato, 24, and runner-up Stacy Lewis,
25, at the Tres Marias Championship.
Are you paying attention to the ages
Are you noticing that youth is not be-
ing wasted on golf’s young right now?