? TOM KITE: El Capitan says the European team should be favored in the Ryder Cup. Sandbagger.
? MICHAEL JORDAN: He's reviled for playing 48 holes before a playoff game. A valid concern, but more important, who plays 48 holes?
?SQUEEKY MEDLEN: Nick Price's caddie is getting better. Check out his Web site (www.squeeky.com) for the latest update.
?THE MEMORIAL: Tour pros say they love it because they're treated so well. Where aren't they?
? PAUL AZINGER: The former PGA champ ranks in the top 30 in birdies and in greens in regulation but 127th in putting.
? PGA TICKETS: More exclusive than the Masters'? Only 25,000 tickets for the '98 PGA will be sold, at a minimum of $250 a pop.
? TIM FINCHEM: The commissioner says that the Tour will offer bonus money "to incentivize" three segments of the season. The program starts in 1999; no word on when incentivize will make it into the dictionary.
? MICHAEL CAMPBELL: With the assistance of a Belgian psychologist nicknamed Mr. Magic, the New Zealander finally makes a cut.