Heard on the Range

February 23, 2004

Forget Waldo, Where's Jim? U.S. Open champ Jim Furyk has been
M.I.A. since the Sony Open in mid-January. The injury-prone
33-year-old has reaggravated the wrist ailment that has plagued
him since 1996. He hopes to return for the March 4-7 Ford
Championship at Doral.... If Michelle Wie decides to play college
golf at Stanford, she might do it for the men's team. At a recent
collegiate event in Waikoloa, Hawaii, several men's coaches,
including Stanford's Jeff Mitchell and UCLA's O.D. Vincent,
discussed the possibility. "I've found no NCAA rules prohibiting
it," says Vincent.... After missing the cut at the Buick and
ending his top 10 streak at 12, Vijay Singh said he was heading
home to Florida, but at 10 a.m. on Sunday he was on the range at
Torrey Pines beating balls.... Greg Norman didn't qualify for
the Masters, so he's lending caddie Tony Navarro to 19-year-old
Australian Nick Flanagan, who made it to Augusta by winning the
2003 U.S. Amateur.... Lee Trevino, on the traffic congestion in
Naples, Fla., the site of last week's ACE Group Classic: "People
retire down here to live another 15 years and then spend 7 1/2 of
them in their cars." ... Cristie Kerr, one of six LPGA members
playing in the inaugural Miami Beach Invitational on Feb. 27, has
been lobbying for the celebrity Pro-Am to become the LPGA's
season-opening event. The tournament benefits the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation, and for Kerr, whose mom recently beat the
disease, that's reason enough. The LPGA hasn't played a regular
event in South Florida since 2000.

COLOR PHOTO: DONALD MIRALLE/GETTY IMAGES (FURYK) BUNKERED DOWN A bad wrist will keep Furyk out until Doral.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)