None of it mattered. On Sunday, Trixler and Wood and everybody else were taken to the Tewell shed. Tewell made a one-shot molehill into a seven-shot mountain with a final-day 63. "Good thing," Tewell said. "I'd practically spent all that money from five years ago."
Riviera's leader board on the final day resembled a list of guys in the federal witness-protection program: Tewell, Rose (Clarence), Wood, Delsing, Gallagher (Jim), Cerda (Sleeper), etc.
Maybe the current dilemma of golf is best summed up in the story of Australian Wayne Grady. Grady was disqualified Friday for playing a ball that wasn't his, a mistake he called on himself. It was the third time this season he had been dq'd for that blunder. Some guys are Long Ball. Grady goes by Wrong Ball.
But wait a second. Maybe Grady is on to something here.
The names and faces are all interchangeable. Why not the balls?