Club Room: World Series MVP Livan Hernandez of the Florida
Marlins, on swapping his Ferrari for a Mercedes sedan: "I
couldn't fit my golf clubs in the Ferrari."
Star Power: The final round of the Nissan Open had its highest
TV ratings since 1989. Who knew there were so many Billy Mayfair
Augusta National Obsolete? "It's getting close," says Greg Norman.
What's the Point? Amateurs who play in PGA Tour pro-ams are
required to go spikeless, but pros get to wear the hard stuff.
Cartin' Martin: Casey's ride will remain advertising-free for
now. His attorney says that might change later.
Sorry, Sonny: Raymond Floyd finished 15th at Doral, Jack
Nicklaus 58th; their sons Robert Floyd and Gary Nicklaus missed
Two Cents' Worth: Golden Bear Golf was expected to show a
two-cent-per-share profit in the fourth quarter, but lost 31
New and Improved: Tiger Woods on his play so far in '98: "I'm
driving better, my iron play is more crisp, my distance control
is better, and my sand saves are a lot better." He ranks 19th in
sandies, up 161 places from last year.
More Sandies: The European tour plans to add another Middle East
event in 1999.
Grand Designs: Nick Faldo's an architect now, and his first two
designs, Chart Hills, near London, and the Sporting Club, in
Berlin, are drawing rave reviews.