?CHARITY: Go figure. In 1996 the Byron Nelson Classic had a $1.8 million purse and gave $4 million to charity. The Players Championship offered $3.5 million in prize money but donated $590,000.
?EXEMPT: Neal Lancaster won $179,273 in 34 Tour events to claim the 125th spot and the final exemption on the '97 money list. Jos� Mari� Olaz�bal was next, with $173,589—in only six starts.
? OLYMPIA FIELDS: Wondering why the USGA chose the Chicago-area club as the site of the 2003 U.S. Open rather than Merion? Guess which course paid its dues by hosting the 1997 Senior Open.
?PRICING TIGER: A three-day ticket to last week's Tiger Woods Invitational in Japan cost $490.
?BIG MOMMA: JoAnne Carner, 58, finished 161st on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $13,344 in 10 starts.
? CANADA: Our northern neighbor has more golfers per capita (165 per 1,000) than the U.S. (100).
?BILL GLASSON: "My goal is to win as many tournaments as [I've had] surgeries." He'll have to pick up the pace. Glasson has seven Tour wins, but has been operated on 12 times.