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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

Consolation prize for Tiger...?

The PGA Championship wasn’t just “Glory’s Last Shot” to win a major, it was also the last tournament to earn points and clinch an automatic berth for the Ryder Cup. I think the (added) pressure definitely got to a few of the guys. I’m betting it was weighing on Hunter Mahan, who missed the cut. Look what Bo Van Pelt did the last few holes — he bogeyed three of the last five. U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III probably wasn’t too impressed…

Outside of Steve Stricker who finished T7, none of the American Bubble Boys did anything outstanding. In Love’s press conference on Wednesday, he basically said Stricker was a lock because we happen to have a guy who “likes playing with him,” aka Tiger Woods.

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