Now that Jim Furyk has gotten off the schneid on his 32nd attempt
to win a major, pity the other top players who have to account
for their career Grand Slammed. Among active players, Jay Haas (0
for 74) has played the most majors without a victory, followed by
Scott Hoch (0 for 67), John Cook (0 for 60) and Brad Faxon (0 for
57). The under-40 crowd is led by Jeff Maggert (0 for 45), Phil
Mickelson (0 for 44) and Craig Parry (0 for 43).
You too can be a member at a U.S. Open course. Olympia Fields
offers national memberships for those who live at least 100 miles
away. For a $20,000 initiation--and no annual dues!--national
members get limited golfing privileges and full access to the
clubhouse, including the 33 rooms newly remodeled for lodging.
Carts, caddies and overnight stays are extra. Applicants must be
sponsored by a current member, but the word last week was that
the club is happy to line one up for you.
Craving more USGA excitement? Only about 15,000 tickets have been
sold for the U.S. Women's Open on July 3-6 at Pumpkin Ridge.
THIS WEEK: Is Tiger Woods in a slump?
LAST POLL: Does Olympia Fields deserve another U.S. Open?
--Based on 2,755 responses to our informal survey.