PGA Top Tournament Performances: Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital Open

Dan BentonCorrespondent IOctober 21, 2008

It was a fun week of golf if you like long drives and low scoring, like most of us do.

At the top, it was all sorts of unfamiliar names who are battling for an exemption; while the better known (or better in general) players were nowhere to be found. This week, it was a "Who Is He" from a couple of weeks ago who came out the winner and snagged himself an exemption for two years.

Others made powerful moves up and down the money list, so after four picture-perfect days of golf plus, yes, even Justin Timberlake, we've got ourselves some Top Performances. Let's take a look.

Marc Turnesa (Gold Medal):

Great job by Turnesa this week, who really pushed his game into gear for the Fall Series. This week, however, he's got himself a win and a two-year exemption for the PGA Tour as well.

He shot 62-64-69-68 (-25) to win by three shots. Bearing in mind that the "grip and rippers" had a field day this week, it's easy to understand how Turnesa finished 50th in Driving Distance this week, even though he was averaging over 300 yds/drive.

He was also 47th in Driving Accuracy; and this was so tightly bunched that it was misleading as well. It was tough to miss fairways, and even when you did, it wasn't much of a penalty.

No, Turnesa got it done with the flat stick and the number clubs this week. He was 5th in Putts Per Round, 4th in Putts Per Greens In Regulation, and 11th in Greens In Regulation.

Turnesa got it done, and actually jumped from 138th to 75th on the Money List, now over $1.3 million in earnings for the season. Of course, his money position won't matter again until 2011, but it's still an interesting stat.

He may take the rest of the fall off, even though he is enrolled in the next few tournaments; so we'll keep you posted.

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