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Monday Movers: Jonathan Byrd Takes Flight in Hawaii

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Each week, Monday Movers will look back on the previous week in the golf world to see whose stock is rising and who will likely be heading back to the range.

On the Rise

Jonathan Byrd

Byrd qualified for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in dramatic fashion 11 weeks ago with a walk-off ace in Las Vegas, and he found himself in familiar territory again on Sunday. Unable to birdie the par 5 final hole, the 32-year-old was headed back to extra holes with Robert Garrigus. Par held up on the second playoff hole, giving Byrd his fifth career win and two straight. It has been an improbable few months for Byrd, who needed a solid finish in the Fall Series last year just to retain his tour card. Now he heads into the first full week of the 2011 season with earnings that nearly match all of 2010.

Louis Oosthiuzen

The 2010 British Open winner seems to be using the European Tour to tune his game before he makes his PGA Tour debut in the coming weeks. Oosthiuzen's playoff win at the African Open Sunday follows a third place finish at the South African Open in his last tournament out. The best news for the South African might be that he appears to be fully recovered from an ankle injury suffered in September that sidelined him for two months. Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments 1192 days

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