Something in his eyes makes you wonder if he was talking about golf. Who among us doesn't wonder, from time to time, if he's liked, respected, loved? Consider this exchange at last week's pro-am. A couple dozen spectators were following Hoch and his amateur partners as they walked between holes. "Hey!" shouted Tour veteran Fred Funk from the 11th tee. "I didn't know you had so many friends."
"They're not with me," Hoch said cheerily. "They're with the amateurs."
If Hoch had looked more closely, he might have seen that most of them were, indeed, with him.