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March 04, 2002
Jonathan Kaye (below) made the scene last week at the Tucson Open, his first appearance on Tour since being suspended following a run-in with a security guard at October's Michelob Championship. It wasn't a happy return. During Wednesday's pro-am one of Kaye's playing partners nailed him with an errant three-wood shot, sending him to the ground in a heap and leaving a grapefruit-sized bruise on the left side of his torso. "They're definitely out to get me," says Kaye.
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March 04, 2002

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Jonathan Kaye (below) made the scene last week at the Tucson Open, his first appearance on Tour since being suspended following a run-in with a security guard at October's Michelob Championship. It wasn't a happy return. During Wednesday's pro-am one of Kaye's playing partners nailed him with an errant three-wood shot, sending him to the ground in a heap and leaving a grapefruit-sized bruise on the left side of his torso. "They're definitely out to get me," says Kaye.

?They might not be old enough to play full time on the LPGA tour, but Aree and Naree Wongluekiet now have the legal right to wreak havoc on the road. Last Thursday the 15-year-old twins earned their driving permits at the DMV office in Bradenton, Fla. No word yet on who will be the first to get behind the wheel of the family's Mercedes station wagon. "At this point I think we would be lucky to get to drive a golf cart," Aree tells SI.

?The PGA Tour policy board recently enacted a ban on players using cell phones on the course, range and practice green during tournament weeks, including practice rounds. Fines will be handed out beginning the week of the Players Championship (March 18-24). Creating a better work environment was the primary consideration, according to board member Brad Faxon. "It was getting tough to practice at the range with all the guys chattering on their phones," says Faxon. "Some players were hitting balls while talking with that little string hanging out of their ears." Then there was a recent Friday round when one of Faxon's playing partners, assured of missing the cut, phoned home from the 16th hole. "He called his wife to say he'd be home for dinner," Faxon says. "I mean, come on!"

?Three years ago Andrew Magee and Jeff Maggert met in the finals of the Match Play Championship with $1 million at stake. Last week, with both coming off the worst seasons of their careers, they were reduced to grinding it out in Tucson among the other bottom-feeders. Upon bumping into Maggert at the range, Magee said jokingly, "We've come a long way, haven't we?"

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