?WALRUS SKINNED Jack Nicklaus, 65, took 11 skins, while Craig Stadler, 51, got five, but with Stadler in the Skins Game, we're just glad it wasn't Shirts and Skins.
? TY WINS Ty Tryon, the former whiz kid who in 2002 joined the PGA Tour at age 18, got his first pro win--at a Hooter's tour event. By June he'll even be old enough to go there for a beer.
?BYE-BYE, BERNIE Bernhard Langer pulled himself out of the running for '06 Ryder Cup captain. Perhaps he only liked beating the Americans and didn't "properly hate" them.
?BYE-BYE, ARNIE Arnold Palmer won't play at Bay Hill, breaking a 52-year string of Tour play. At 75 it's probably hard to think of anything you'd like to do 53 times in a row.
?BYE-BYE, ERNIE Ernie Els's attempt to win four straight Heineken Classics fell short after three back-nine bogeys on Sunday. Well, maybe he's getting the heartbreak out of the way early this year.