? U.S. OPENS ON TV: There will be 27 hours of coverage from Congressional next month. The women will get 14 hours at Pumpkin Ridge.
? PHIL SIMMS: The U.S. Open entry of the former Giants quarterback was the first one received by the USGA.
?THE MASTERS: Ticket requests for the practice rounds must be received by July 15. Think they'll sell out?
?MARKET MOVER: Focused on Alan Greenspan's musings? Price-earnings ratios? Here's a better indicator. The week after Tiger Woods won the Masters, golf stocks rose 6%.
?EQUAL RIGHTS: Connecticut passes a bill making it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women members. Look for more states to force clubs into the 20th century.
? DAVID LEADBETTER: He says Tiger "has a presence, an aura like Norman had and Faldo still does." Norman had?
?YIKES! SPIKES: Should the Tour ban metal spikes? "No," says Brad Faxon. "That will never happen." Yo, Brad, last week at the Cadillac NFL Classic, 72% of the Seniors went spikeless.
? STEWART CINK: Everyone's preseason can't-miss has missed the cut in four of his last five Tour starts.