NEWS AND NOTES

August 27, 2006

>>>ALTERNATE UNIVERSE<<<

When the PGA fieldwas first announced, Billy Andrade (below) was the seventh alternate. He wasstill third on the list on the Tuesday of tournament week when he went to seeYou, Me and Dupree. "When I came out [of the theater], I was in thetournament," said Andrade, who made the most of it by opening with roundsof 67 and 69 to tie for the lead. "I'm 42 years old, and I've been doingthis for 19 years," he said. "Why not have fun and enjoy it?"Reality hit on Saturday, when he shot a six-over 78. He wound up as only thethird-best alternate, finishing 41st. Here's how the alternates who made itinto the field (in order of selection) fared.


This Week OFFENSE Last Week Weeks On List
1 Dave Pelz His contention that Phil
Mickelson has the best short game in
the world made Tiger see red ... numbers.
- 1
2 Vijay Singh He's having a bad year, but
the guy who temporarily stole No. 1 can't
lose enough as far as Tiger is concerned.
1 284
3 Phil Mickelson Lefty won two straight
majors, causing people to wonder if he
was as good as Woods. Please.
2 20
4 The Media Harpies continue griping
about the FedEx Cup, even after Tiger has
given the early vacation the thumbs-up.
3 45
5 Peter Kostis Tiger finally gave the CBS
reporter an interview, but Mr. Red Shirt
is still displeased with the swing guru.
4 63


>>>FINALLY<<<

Joey Sindelarholed a 241-yard three-wood shot for a double eagle, the rarest shot in golf,on the par-5 5th hole in the third round.... Olin Browne aced the 191-yard 17thhole on the fly with a six-iron in the opening round.... Playing in his firstPGA, Andres Romero (right), 25, of Argentina, had an early tee time on Thursdayand got up at 5 a.m. "The good thing was, I was able to eat breakfast,"he said, "but when I saw Tiger and realized I was really here, I had tohang on to it." Romero shot 71-77 and missed the cut.

TWO PHOTOSTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (DALY); STEPHEN J. CARRERA/EPA (ANDRADE) THREE PHOTOSFRED VUICH (MAYFAIR, MEDINAH); LOU CAPOZZOLA (SINGH) TWO PHOTOSSTREETER LECKA/GETTY IMAGES (AZINGER); STUART FRANKLIN/GETTY IMAGES (ROMERO)

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)