•TIGER WOODS: "The twentysomethings are replacing the Normans, the Watsons and the Wadkins. They're kind of drifting toward the Senior tour."
•ANNIKA SORENSTAM: Lost in Tigermania was her second-place finish to Martina Hingis in the AP Female Athlete of the Year voting.
•SKINS: Who are the top draws in women's golf? Look no further than the field for the '98 LPGA skins game: Laura Davies, Nancy Lopez, Sorenstam and Karrie Webb.
•PHIL MICKELSON: Per his new deal with Yonex, the hatless one now dons a chapeau. The $20 million he receives over five years should be adequate compensation.
•TENNIS, ANYONE? In December, Ric Clarson, a PGA Tour VP, was named CEO of the World Tennis Association. Three weeks later he quit and went back to his old job.
•MAJORS: The last 13 on the men's side have been won by different players.
•NORMAN: If he wins again this year, he'll have had at least one victory in seven consecutive years. No one has done better
since Lee Trevino rattled off 14 years in a row, ending in 1981.