For The Record

June 06, 2004

DISQUALIFIED For signing an incorrect scorecard at the Canadian
PGA tour qualifying school, NHL Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr. The
five-time Stanley Cup goaltender shot a final-round 77 but signed
for 76. Had Fuhr (right) not DQ'd himself, his four-round
cumulative score of 294 would have given him conditional status
to play on the Canadian tour for the rest of the season. In his
sixth failed trip to Q school, Fuhr made a bogey on the par-3
17th at Rivershore Estates and Golf Links in Kamloops, B.C., but
his playing partner recorded a 3 on his scorecard. "It was dumb
on my part," Fuhr says. "I got a little too excited. I checked
the front nine carefully and assumed everything was right on the
backside. Just when I felt good enough about my game, I found a
new way to mess up."

SHELVED By the Northeast League Brockton (Mass.) Rox, a promotion
that would have included the distribution of 1,000 Grady Little
bobble-arm dolls. The doll's right arm moves to summon a new
pitcher in from the bullpen--something the former Red Sox manager
famously didn't do in time as Pedro Martinez struggled in a loss
to the Yankees in Game 7 of the 2003 AL Championship Series. When
fans in Brockton, a suburb 25 miles south of Boston, where the
former manager is still a pariah, heard that Grady Little
Appreciation Night had been scheduled for May 29, they swamped
Rox president Jim Lucas with angry calls. "I thought that the
wounds would have healed seven months later," says Lucas. "I
underestimated how raw this still is for people."

OFFERED By Jaguar as a reward for the return of a $350,000
diamond that was lost during the Monaco Grand Prix, a $45,000
X-series Jaguar. The 108-carat stone, which is approximately the
size of a shirt button, was placed in the nose of Christian
Klien's Formula One car as a promotion for the forthcoming heist
movie Ocean's Twelve. As stars George Clooney, Matt Damon and
Brad Pitt looked on, Klien crashed on the first lap of the May 23
race. Workers couldn't begin looking for the stone--which wasn't
insured--until the race ended two hours later. They were soon
joined by fans, who flocked to the street in front of the Hotel
Mirabeau, near the hairpin turn where Klein wrecked. The reward
notwithstanding, team spokesman Nav Sidhu said, "We're not
expecting someone to turn up and say, 'Hey, we've found your
diamond.'"

REVEALED By a U.S. Army investigation, that former Cardinals
safety Pat Tillman was most likely killed by friendly fire.
Tillman, 27, who walked away from a $3.6 million contract to
enlist after Sept. 11, died in Afghanistan on April 22 (SI, May
3, 2004). Previous reports indicated he was killed by Taliban
jihadists, but last Saturday, Lieut. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr.
said, "While there was no one specific finding of fault, the
investigation results indicate that Cpl. Tillman probably died as
a result of friendly fire while his unit was engaged in combat
with enemy forces."

COLOR PHOTO: CHRISTINE VANZELLA-EDMONTON SUN/CP PHOTO (FUHR) COLOR PHOTO

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