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November 03, 1997
?BEN CRENSHAW: Good thing they don't have playoffs in Ryder Cup matches. Our new captain is 0-8 in overtime.
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? BEN CRENSHAW: Good thing they don't have playoffs in Ryder Cup matches. Our new captain is 0-8 in overtime.

?QUESTION: With all the great courses in the U.S., why is the Presidents Cup returning to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club—for the third time—in 2000?

?ANSWER: President Clinton, in a letter to Vernon Jordan, the president of the club and a golfing buddy, wrote that he "hoped to participate in official activities" during the event.

? USGA: Golf's governing body is looking for a software engineer to "analyze complex problems and create solutions for its Golf Handicap and Information Network." And they told us equitable stroke control was simple.

? TIGER WOODS: He won the PGA of America Player of the Year award, and is in the running for Smirnoff's Most Pretentious Athlete of the Year for endorsing American Express while also partially owning the All-Star Cafe, which doesn't accept the card.

? JOHN DALY: Since his return to the Tour in July, he has made three cuts in seven starts.

?GARY PLAYER: The 62-year-old has won three times this year and has victories in five decades.

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