TIGER WOODS: After paying him $13 million over five years, do
you think American Express will put him in a "Do you know me?"
GREG NORMAN: He'll play only three times (BellSouth, Memorial,
Kemper) between the Masters and the Open. Whatever happened to
the guy who wanted to play enough times to win the Vardon Trophy?
NICK FALDO: To stop Woods, he wants course designers to add
larger bunkers. He would also like to see Michael Johnson run in
a lane that's 10 meters longer.
GOLF GLUT: More than 2,000 new courses have been added since
1992, while the number of rounds played has stagnated.
June 1, 1997
LONG PUTTERS: R&A officials might ban the long-shafted putter
because it's used "like a pendulum." Wonder if they've heard
about the Lindbergh baby?
TOM LEHMAN: Remember him? The '96 British Open champion and
player of the year has quietly won almost $500,000.
SEVE BALLESTEROS: Regarding Faldo's Ryder Cup chances: "It is
possible that he will be selected, but nothing is for sure."