Who is waiting in the wings in case Fred Couples throws a shoe? "At this point in time, I've got several 2-B's in mind," says Wadkins. "I want to look at who's playing well right up to the time of the matches."
...Special arrangements had to be made at the U.S. team hotel to accommodate Ben Crenshaw, the only smoker. "I told Ben I'd have to take the smoke detector out of his room," said Wadkins. "He told me not to worry about it, that he'd be hanging out of the window anyway."
The Short Game
Jack Nicklaus started the year with a tie for sixth at Pebble Beach, but in 10 PGA Tour events since, he has missed six cuts, withdrawn once and finished no higher than 35th. After missing the cut last week in Canada, Nicklaus said he will dramatically cut back his appearances on the big Tour in 1996....
All 12 Canadians missed the cut in the Canadian Open. Said one of them, Ray Stewart, "If we got some hockey players out here and had a big hockey tournament, we'd probably do better."