Couples: Fred Couples is the only green jacket winner never to
have missed a cut in the Masters.
Where Eagles Dare: A family of bald eagles has roosted on the
site of a proposed Jack Nicklaus golf development in Jupiter,
Fla., halting the bulldozers.
Value of the property the endangered birds are on: $1.8 million.
U.S. Closed: Going to the Open? You also want to play a few
rounds at public courses near San Francisco's Olympic Club? Good
luck. From June 15 to 21, two nearby munis will be converted to
parking lots for 7,000 cars.
April 19, 1998
Heavy Hitters: Last year the Masters' Web site received 17
million hits during the tournament. This year it averaged three
million per hour.
Snowmen: Nobody in Masters history had scored more than 7 on the
par-4 1st hole until Olin Browne and Scott Simpson made 8s last
Happy Annika: Annika Sorenstam has finished in the top 10 in
every event she has played this year.