If Tiger never hits it in the water at the 17th at Valderrama, he wins number 10 by two strokes.
Vincente Fernandez, the lowest seed in the field, goes all the way in the Silly Season's lid-lifter.
Mike Weir put two balls in the water at the 17th, a 536-yard par-5, on Friday and made an 8, yet still shot an 11-under 277 to win the American Express Championship by two strokes over Lee Westwood In the next three weeks Woods is scheduled to log 1,580 more miles than the circumference of the Earth, traveling from Spain to this week's Johnnie Walker Classic in Bangkok and then to the Nov. 21-22 Grand Slam of Golf in Kauai, Hawaii, the Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Williams World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and finally to the Dec. 7-10 EMC World Cup in Buenos Aires before returning home to Orlando....
Casey Martin, who finished 179th on this year's money list, advanced from the second to the final stage of Q school, Nov. 29-Dec. 4 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif....
NCAA champ Charles Howell, who didn't make it past the second stage, will team up with Adam Scott of Australia at this week's Shark Shootout at Miami's Doral Resort and Spa....
The average age of the top 15 Buy.com tour players this year is 32.6.
The Aug. 16-19 Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open, near Toronto, and the Sept. 7-9 Williams Championship in Tulsa are the second and third new events on next year's schedule.
Fernandez beat Leonard Thompson with a birdie on the 19th hole to win the Chrysler Senior Match Play Championship and $240,000, his largest paycheck ever.
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