Each Wednesday during the golf season, FanHouse will list the top five names in golf and why they're important. Did Barack play 18 with Tiger? Did a certain player do something controversial off the course? Or was just playing golf enough to get the pot stirring? Join us for a weekly feature we call Making the Cut.
5. Tom Watson-- Golf.com got it right when they printed this open letter to Fred Couples -- pick Watson for the Presidents Cup. Their reasoning is simple. Watson, who will be 60 next month, played golf near Harden Park, site of this year's cup, and obviously showed at Turnberry that he still has game that can go on for days. If you think it's crazy, look at the group Couples has to pick from. Along with that, Watson was 10-4-1 in his Ryder Cup career, third best percentage ever, and would bring an added appeal to a tournament that loses luster to Sir Ryder.