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Heard on the Range
Jim Gorant
February 23, 2004
Forget Waldo, Where's Jim? U.S. Open champ Jim Furyk has been M.I.A. since the Sony Open in mid-January. The injury-prone 33-year-old has reaggravated the wrist ailment that has plagued him since 1996. He hopes to return for the March 4-7 Ford Championship at Doral....
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February 23, 2004

Heard On The Range

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Forget Waldo, Where's Jim? U.S. Open champ Jim Furyk has been M.I.A. since the Sony Open in mid-January. The injury-prone 33-year-old has reaggravated the wrist ailment that has plagued him since 1996. He hopes to return for the March 4-7 Ford Championship at Doral....

If Michelle Wie decides to play college golf at Stanford, she might do it for the men's team. At a recent collegiate event in Waikoloa, Hawaii, several men's coaches, including Stanford's Jeff Mitchell and UCLA's O.D. Vincent, discussed the possibility. "I've found no NCAA rules prohibiting it," says Vincent....

After missing the cut at the Buick and ending his top 10 streak at 12, Vijay Singh said he was heading home to Florida, but at 10 a.m. on Sunday he was on the range at Torrey Pines beating balls....

Greg Norman didn't qualify for the Masters, so he's lending caddie Tony Navarro to 19-year-old Australian Nick Flanagan, who made it to Augusta by winning the 2003 U.S. Amateur....

Lee Trevino, on the traffic congestion in Naples, Fla., the site of last week's ACE Group Classic: "People retire down here to live another 15 years and then spend 7� of them in their cars."

... Cristie Kerr, one of six LPGA members playing in the inaugural Miami Beach Invitational on Feb. 27, has been lobbying for the celebrity Pro-Am to become the LPGA's season-opening event. The tournament benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and for Kerr, whose mom recently beat the disease, that's reason enough. The LPGA hasn't played a regular event in South Florida since 2000.

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