Battle of the Ages: 20s vs. 40s

All-20-something Team | All-40-something Team

The oldies were mostly goodies on the PGA Tour in 2003, while the young guns that were so highly touted in 2002 fired a few blanks.

Eleven players 40 or older earned victories last season, compared to just six 20-somethings. Additionally, six 40-somethings made the top 20 on the money list, while just three players in their 20s found their way into that club.

How the kids measure up to the gray-hairs in 2004 will be a theme to watch in the upcoming season. We've broken down the key players from both camps in our Gen X and Geriatric all-star squads, along with the progress they've made over the last couple years and what we see in our 2004 crystal ball.

Disagree with our All-20-something and All-40-something teams? Think we left someone out? Let us know.

-signifies an improvement from 2002 to 2003

-signifies a dropoff from 2002 to 2003
*-position on European tour Order of Merit

Second team: Aaron Baddeley, Hank Kuehne, Rory Sabbatini, David Gossett, John Rollins, Tim Clark, Ben Crane, David Howell, Luke Donald, Hunter Mahan, Trevor Immelman, Ian Poulter, Ricky Barnes.

Second team: Scott Hoch, Craig Stadler, Peter Jacobsen, Loren Roberts, Jeff Sluman, John Huston, Kirk Triplett, Eduardo Romero, Mark Calcavecchia, Bernhard Langer, J.L. Lewis, Nick Faldo.

David Lefort is the golf editor for ESPN.com, and can be reached at david.m.lefort@espn3.com.