Heard on the Range

March 01, 2004

Defending Masters champ Mike Weir says he'll serve caribou at
this year's champions' dinner. Now he has to find a chef in
Georgia who knows how to cook it.... They loved John Daly at
Torrey Pines, but they didn't take kindly to Garry Edwards, the
caddie for 2003 Q school winner Mathias Gronberg. First, a
security guard had to redirect Edwards to a secondary parking lot
during the Buick Invitational, then another guard denied him
entrance because he had the wrong gate pass. A heated argument
ensued and, as a result, the 6'3", 250-pound looper spent 45
minutes cooling off in handcuffs.... For many players, something
was missing at the Nissan Open: the statue of Ben Hogan that for
years has stood above the 18th green at Riviera, where Hogan won
back-to-back tournaments in 1947-48. Ben was removed to have a
few minor cracks repaired.... On Thursday at Riviera, Kevin
Sutherland putted his second shot into the notorious bunker in
the middle of the 6th green. After holing out from the sand for a
most unusual 3, his caddie, John Wood, noted, "I'll bet that's
the first time a guy hit a green in regulation and had a sand
save on the same hole." ... During the second round of the
Malaysian Open, Colin Montgomerie had a black cat cross his path
and was splattered by bird droppings as well. "Some of the guys
said they were both a sign of luck," said Monty, who shot a
six-under 66, "but I didn't see the lucky side." ... Upon
learning that his friend Bob Gilder would be flying with the Blue
Angels as a reward for winning last year's Emerald Coast Classic,
1981 U.S. Open winner David Graham had this advice: "Don't eat
dinner and don't eat breakfast."
--J.G. and Farrell Evans

COLOR PHOTO: HARRY HOW/GETTY IMAGES (MONTGOMERIE) BIRDIE BARRAGE Bad luck flocked to Montgomerie in Asia.

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)