Hale Irwin: " Gil Morgan has become a real pain."
Casey Martin: "Now I realize what Tiger Woods deals with on a daily basis."
The Odds: Of the 25 million golfers in the U.S, only .001% are PGA Tour pros.
Inflation: Whoever wins the 1998 British Open will earn a cool half a mil, $81,500 more than Justin Leonard took home just a year ago.
Thanks, Tiger The sales of Nike golf shoes jumped 105% last year. The company's apparel sales were up 76%.
You Go, Girls: Women make up less than a quarter of the golfers in the U.S. but 31% of the new players.
Bye-Bye, Ben: Will Crenshaw improve as a TV commentator? We may never know. He has left CBS.
Unequal Pay: The purse for the U.S. Women's Open has jumped to $1.5 million, the biggest prize on the LPGA tour. (The men's Open pays out $2.6 million.)
Jack's Dream: "In time," Nicklaus says, "the Presidents Cup will mean more than the Ryder Cup." Guess who's the captain of this year's U.S. team.
Laura Davies: If she wins next month's Standard Register Ping for a record fifth straight time, sponsors will donate $1 million to charity and Davies will claim a $300,000 bonus on top of her $127,500 first prize.