Ben Curtis's father, Bob, was one of several fans at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf who complained about overzealous—and sometimes rude—marshals at Poipu Bay Golf Course in Kauai, Hawaii. The offending marshals, it turns out, were actually soldiers brought in from the U.S. Army Hawaii and the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks on Oahu for the week. Bob Curtis complained that they made fans wait to cross fairways even when the golfers were more than 300 yards down the fairway. "They didn't have any common sense," said Curtis, who is the superintendent at Mill Creek Golf Club in Ostrander, Ohio.
Corey Pavin equaled his best finish on Tour in the last eight months on Monday, but he wasn't playing. He was caddying. Believed to be the first major champion to loop at Q school, Pavin was on the bag of Jay Delsing, his former UCLA teammate. Delsing, 43, finished 28th to regain his PGA Tour card after three years on the Nationwide tour and offered this assessment of his rookie bag-toter: "He only dropped the putter cover a half-dozen times and lost my driver cover a couple of times, so he did great."
Having a driver's license was not a prerequisite for getting a private parking space at the Office Depot Father/Son Challenge at ChampionsGate Golf Resort in Orlando. Four underage competitors-Javier Ballesteros (age 13), Stefan Langer (13), Shaun O'Meara (14) and Qass Singh (13)—had personal spaces, complete with name-plates, adjacent to their dads'.