WHO: DeanWilson

WHAT: Drive in thefairway

WHERE: 468-yardpar-4 18th hole at Castle Pines

WHEN: 1st hole ofthe playoff at the International

WHY

Even winless andnervous Tour pros are like souped-up race cars: a little fine-tuning willusually fix any problem. That's why Wilson, after blocking his drive at 18 inregulation, didn't dwell on the bad shot. Instead, he spent his 10-minutepractice session before the playoff hitting drivers to regain his rhythm. Thepractice got Wilson back in sync, and he split the fairway with both tee shotson the extra holes.

MITCHELL'S TIP

Count One-Two toGet Back in Rhythm

Several Tourprofessionals use the one-two counting drill when they feel as if they'relosing their rhythm. During a practice swing, say one at the top of thebackswing, when your lead shoulder is under your chin, then say two at impact.Next, hit the ball counting with the same cadence. Be aware that everyone'sone-two count will be slightly different.

Mitchell Spearmanteaches at Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, N.Y.

... AND ANOTHERTHING

"Birdies winpoints, so Lucas Glover and Scott Verplank [ninth and 11th in birdie average,respectively] should be the U.S. captain's picks."

BUBBLE BOYS

This week's PGAChampionship is the last chance for U.S. players to accumulate Ryder Cuppoints. The top six spots are locked up, but the next four are wide open, andany of the players holding the seventh through 20th spots on the points listhas a solid chance to make the squad. Below are the contenders' careerachievements, including how many Ryder or Presidents Cup teams they've playedon and their combined record in those events.

Standings Age W's Top 10s Teams Ind. Rec. W-L-T
7. Vaughn Taylor 30 2 14 0 -- 0-0-0 Team Prospects: His putter should carry him home
8. J.J. Henry 31 1 18 0 -- 0-0-0 Team Prospects: Medinah sets up well for him
9. Zach Johnson 30 1 14 0 -- 0-0-0 Team Prospects: Needs to maintain confidence after Internationalflameout
10. Brett Wetterich 33 1 7 0 -- 0-0-0 Team Prospects: Sign him up for the Valero Texas Open
11. John Rollins 31 2 19 0 -- 0-0-0 Team Prospects: His one good week won't punch his ticket
12. Stewart Cink 33 4 65 4 7-7-2 2-2-0 Team Prospects: He's got the track record and he's closing strong
13. Jerry Kelly 39 2 55 1 2-2-0 0-0-1 Team Prospects: He could will himself in
14. Lucas Glover 26 1 15 0 -- 0-0-0 Team Prospects: Wilting under the pressure
15. Davis Love III 42 18 156 12 25-20-9 6-5-1 Team Prospects: Captain's pick front-runner
16. Fred Couples 46 15 153 9 16-14-6 5-4-0 Team Prospects: Captain's pick 1A
17. Tim Herron 36 4 49 0 -- 0-0-0 Team Prospects: One top 10 in 32 majors
18. Tom Pernice Jr. 46 2 31 0 -- 0-0-0 Team Prospects: Journeymen don't jet to Ireland
19. Tom Lehman 47 5 91 6 11-11-3 4-2-0 Team Prospects: Captain says he probably won't play even if he makesit
20. Scott Verplank 42 4 69 2 4-3-1 1-1-0 Team Prospects: Tom Lehman has to be rooting for him

GOLF MAGAZINE

TOP 100

TEACHERS POLL

If Tom Lehman makes the top 10 in the Ryder Cupstandings, should he play?

Yes 59%

No 41%

" If the captain is at all important, then itshould be a full-time job."

--T.J. TOMASI NANTUCKET NATIONAL

PHOTOCOURTESY OF CBS (WILSON) PHOTOERICK W. RASCO PHOTOERICK W. RASCO ONE ... PHOTOERICK W. RASCO... TWO PHOTOTODD BIGELOW/AURORA (LEHMAN)

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