?JACK: Golden Bear stock is like its CEO—just when you write it off, it comes roaring back. Since Sept. 1, JACK is up more than 50%.
?SKINS GAME: This year the Thanksgiving weekend staple will feature Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, Tiger Woods and... Mark O'Meara?
?KIDS' STUFF: Arnold Palmer was 34 when he captained the 1963 Ryder Cup team.
?MELTING POT: In the first eight USGA championships this year, a non-American has either won or been runner-up.
?INELIGIBLE: Andrew Magee is a U.S. citizen, but he's not eligible to play on the American Ryder Cup team. Only U.S.-born players are allowed, and Magee was born in Paris.
?MONEY: In a recent poll on the Internet, 72% of respondents said Ryder Cup players should not be paid.
?MONEY II: What does it pay to be 100th best? On the PGA Tour, No. 100 Mark Brooks has made $208,572, while the LPGA's Kristi Albers has won $56,097 and the Senior tour's Fritz Gambetta just $26,809.
?RIPPING IT: John Daly is again the longest driver on Tour (302.6 yards to No. 2 Tiger Woods's 293.9). More amazing: Daly's driver has only six degrees of loft.