Still, Sandelin looked troubled at Versailles. He admitted being surprised and disturbed by how stubbornly Westwood had demanded a penalty even after the accused had made his defense. "It's a feeling I don't like," Sandelin said of being under suspicion.
In time that feeling may make him regret the way he treated O'Meara.
The Perry Boys' 530th Win
Entering his 376th PGA Tour event, Chris Perry was 0 for 375. He had three runner-up finishes but was a never-on-Sunday player until last weekend at EnJoie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y., where he topped Peter Jacobsen by three shots and Nolan Henke by four to win the B.C. Open. So elated was Perry, who earned $270,000, that he momentarily forgot his alphabet. "It doesn't matter if it's the U.S. Open or the B.C. Open," he said. "A win is a win."
Perry had spent the day playing Houdini. "I'd see him in the trees," said Henke, "then I'd see him put his hand up after he made the putt for par." Escaping slippery situations may be in the winner's genes. His uncle Gaylord, the Splendid Salivator, is in baseball's Hall of Fame. Gaylord Perry won 314 games in 22 major league seasons. Chris's father, Jim, did some big league pitching, too—215 wins' worth. On Sunday, lifting the gleaming bronze B.C. Open trophy, a likeness of the comic character B.C., Chris remembered a chunk of hardware his dad brought home in 1970. "Hey," he said, "this thing weighs about as much as the Cy Young."