SILLY SEASON, golf's year-end run of made-for-TV events, just
got sillier: the Tommy Bahama Challenge, a new event that will
pit four-man teams of young guns--players 30 and under--from
the U.S. against a squad from the rest of the world. What's
silly about that? The Americans will be captained by Gary
McCord and the Internationals by David Feherty, two of the
funniest guys in the game. The one-day event will be taped Nov.
9 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., and televised on
CBS on New Year's Day. Here's how the captains stack up.
June 6, 2004
--Captain Joseph Hazelwood
--"There will be taunting."
--"What will Phil do next?"
--"David and I will be having a beer in the corner."
--"I'm looking forward to being in charge--it's never happened
NO. 1 DRAFT PICK
POSSIBLE CAPTAIN'S PICKS
--Zach Johnson, Ty Tryon
--Adam Scott, Justin Rose
--"We should each get one phone call, one lifeline, when we
have to make a decision."
--"If there's a tie, McCord and I have to square off topless."
YOUNG GUN MOST LIKELY TO SAY NO
--1991 Ryder Cup
--Golf for Dummies
--Somewhere in Ireland a Village Is Missing an Idiot
--"We'll not only bury Feherty and his minions, we'll look better
than them doing it."
--"The mustache has grown backward up his nose and affected his
few remaining brain cells."