Yip(e)s! Tom Watson is statistically the second-best putter on Tour, behind David Toms.
Style Points: Tiger Woods has made Mr. Blackwell's best-dressed list.
Worry Wart: Tommy Horton, the leading money winner on the European Senior tour, wonders about the effects of Woods's lifelong immersion in golf. "My biggest fear is that he's going to be a very strange person by the time he's 40."
Royal Pain: Scott Hoch, who detests the British Open (he once called St. Andrews "a piece of s—-"), has a new Yonex contract requiring him to play the auld Open each year.
Top Dollars: According to public records, LPGA commissioner Jim Ritts earns $418,571 a year—116% more than his predecessor, Charlie Mechem, made but almost $1.3 million less than PGA Tour head Tim Finchem's salary.
More Money: There's a new $1 million bonus for any player who can win the Loch Lomond World Invitational and then the British Open the following week.
Triple Play: Our Ryder Cup captain, Ben Crenshaw, on the birth of his third daughter, Anna, in early February: "Now I have a sleeve of girls."
April Tools: As of April 1, if you want metal spikes on your Foot-Joys, you'll have to place a special order.
Full Ride: David Fay, executive director of the USGA, says Casey Martin can ride in the U.S. Open, preferably in a one-man cart.
Hoof Beats: Walkers on the Senior tour have an average score of 71.4, while riders average 73.1, according to GolfWeek.