Long Gone: John Daly (below) went OB-DQAWOL last Saturday at the TPC at Southwind, where he owns a house and where he drew the lion's share of the FedEx St. Jude Classic's galleries. On the 17th hole Daly hit a five-iron out-of-bounds, missed the green with his next ball, then snapped his five-iron in half. He double-bogeyed the hole, doubled 18 and stormed away without signing his scorecard. He was disqualified.
Shooting 32: "Anger doesn't work in golf," says the host of last Monday's Jim Brown Celebrity Classic in Bel-Air, Calif. Brown shot 115 when he first played golf in 1957, his rookie year in the NFL. He quit football in '66 because he "wanted more mental stimulation," but the veteran of 35 films, most recendy Spike Lee's He Got Game, is overstimulated on the course. "I am exhausted after a round—it takes so much concentration to putt well," says Brown, who now breaks 80 and calls Mark O'Meara a role model. "He's calm and unassuming. We should all be like him."
He's Dune Fine: John Maginnes won last week's Nike Dakota Dunes (S.Dak.) Open, which featured a $325,000 purse, the tour's biggest ever, and left Maginnes festooned with $58,500 in Dunes doubloons. Casey Martin, who missed the cut, has fallen to 25th on the money list, which is led by Joe Ogilvie. Sunday's win boosted Maginnes from 34th to fifth.
Green Days: Bob Green, the longtime AP golf writer who covered more than 1,000 tournaments, died of cancer last week. He was 66.
Bench Mark: Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench came in 72nd behind winner Gil Morgan at the Utah Showdown, his first start on the Senior tour. Bench hit for the cycle last Friday, touching every number from 2 through 7 during one six-hole stretch. "I think I can bring a lot to a tournament," says Bench, who brings his scoring average of 77 to this week's Burnet Senior Classic.
Draft Notice: Donnie Hammond was bending to take his ball from the cup on the 11th green at Southwind when, he says, "I heard a big sound that was not a good sound." His pants had ripped wide open. "It made me feel a little cooler, though." Hammond apologized to his gallery and breezed to a 50th-place finish.
Starr to Seek Grass Stains: Taking a break from the Sexgate scandal, Bill Clinton played the Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, N.Y., last Saturday. After spending the night at Steven Spielberg's house, the President reportedly made two birdies during his round, then zipped off in a limo. His motorcade halted when Christie Brinkley stepped out of her Sag Harbor house to wave. The First Golfer paused to pose with the supermodel and her infant daughter. "Baby's first photo op," Brinkley's husband, Peter Cook, called it.