SI: You played college golf nearby at Stanford. Does that make winning here in San Francisco any more special?
TW: It does. [The Bay Area] was like my second home. [When I came here] it was the first time I ever left home. This area holds a lot of really great memories for me. I played a bunch of golf in this area. So it was fun to come here and be a part of that again.
-- Gary Van Sickle and ASAP Sports
What golfers are talking about
?GIFT WRAPPED John Daly missed two short putts to hand Woods the AmEx and an extra $550,000 in prize money. Big John hasn't blown that much cash since his last divorce.
?PARK PLACE With its short par-4s and crazy 18th, Harding Park was more fun than watching John Daly on the practice range.
?WIE SPEAKS At her, um, press conference, Michelle, um, Wie sounded like a, um, 15-year-old kid. How refreshing.
?SELL OUT Snippy ABC analyst Paul Azinger plugged Nike (his sponsor) during the AmEx broadcast. Call him curt shilling.
?PLAYA HATA? Mark Hensby criticized International team captain Gary Player. Player's likely response: "Who?"