Euphoric after his fifth Masters triumph, Jack Nicklaus phoned his Florida home and got son Steve, 12, on the other end. "Hello, Steve," he said, then waited for the boy to gush appropriately about Daddy's stirring win at Augusta. Nothing doing.
"Hi," Steve said matter-of-factly.
"How you doing?"
Pause. "Well, did you watch the tournament on TV?"
"Yeah, but I left early."
Subdued voice. "Where'd you go?"
"To play golf. I shot 44 for nine holes. On the first hole I...."
HE'S BASEBALL'S PREMIUM CATCHER
Currently sidelined by a broken arm, after having previously suffered a shoulder separation, chopped-off fingertip, severe groin injuries and shattered knee, Boston Catcher Carlton Fisk does not go unremembered in the Red Sox program. "We still love you, Carlton," reads the ad placed by Blue Cross- Blue Shield of Massachusetts.