FAME: There will be no additions to the World Golf Hall of
Fame this year. Lloyd Mangrum and Greg Norman came the closest
to being elected.
FLUFF COWAN: "I took this job [as Tiger Woods's caddie] to
witness history." We hear the pay isn't too bad, either.
LARRY NELSON: At 100th in the World Ranking, he's the only
Senior tour player among the top 100.
DAVIS LOVE: "We felt like 10 years was too long a time." Love, a
member of the PGA Tour policy board, on its decision to reduce
the exemption given the winner of a major from 10 years to five,
starting this season. Love won his first major last season.
February 2, 1998
JACK NICKLAUS: Jack's...not back. The USGA won't give him an
exemption to the U.S. Open this year, which will end his streak
of playing in majors at 145.
STREAKS: Only two players have made five birdies in a row to win
a PGA Tour event: Woods, and that guy who won't be playing in
the Open this year.
NO VACANCY: Want a hotel room for the '99 Ryder Cup in Boston?
Good luck. The PGA has reserved almost half the available
lodging for that week.