For those players among the top 50 in the Official World Ranking who had not otherwise earned an invitation to the Masters, Sunday's final standings for 2013 marked a significant point on the calendar.
Tom Watson was named Thursday to captain the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team and will become the oldest to hold the position when the matches are played at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Tom Watson will have an edge unlike any other U.S. Ryder Cup captain when he leads the Americans in Scotland, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
If the PGA of America holds to form, expect David Toms to be the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain. If they go outside the box though, whom might it be? ESPN.com's Bob Harig examines the options.
European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie dismissed allegations about his personal life that came to light on a nationally syndicated radio show that featured CBS-TV analyst David Feherty.
After recent health problems, David Toms didn't have to play in the Presidents Cup. But he is ... and that could be great inspiration for the U.S. team.
Tiger, Phil and Davis are locks. But the next few weeks will be crucial in determining the U.S. squad.