? ANNIKA SORENSTAM: "Now that I've had time to dissect my performance [in missing the cut] at the U.S. Women's Open, I have reached this conclusion: I still don't know what happened."
? ROBERT FLOYD: Ray's youngest son turns pro, following in the footsteps of Guy Boros, Gary Nicklaus, Wayne Player and Dave Stockton Jr.
? BETH DANIEL: The LPGA Hall of Fame will have to wait until '98. She's out for the season after arthroscopic surgery on her left shoulder.
?LESSONS: Seventy-four percent of women golfers have had some. Men? Only 46%.
?CADDIES: Their future's no longer threatened by the IRS, which has ruled that loopers aren't club employees.
?PUTTING: The average Tour pro makes 50% of six-footers and less than 10% of 30-footers.
?PREDICTIONS: "The way I played this week, I wouldn't pick me [for the Ryder Cup]. Mentally, I'm not there." So said Davis Love III—one week before the PGA Championship.
? BOBBY JONES: He and Tom Lehman are the only players to have led after three rounds in three consecutive U.S. Opens. Jones, however, won two of them.