Des Smyth of Ireland and Ian Woosnam of Wales had to withdraw from the Legends of Golf when their transatlantic flights were grounded due to clouds of volcanic ash from Iceland's Mount Eyjafjallajokull. For perspective, we went to Champions tour veteran and amateur volcanologist Peter Jacobsen, who was in his hometown of Portland for the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. "I remember it vividly," Jacobsen said last week in Savannah. "It was surreal."
Jacobsen's Four Rules for Surviving Volcanic Ashfall
Rule 1: Don't breathe.
Rule 2: Don't go outside.
Rule 3: Don't scrub the ash off your car. ("It takes the paint off.")
Rule 4: Don't eat the snow. ("Because it ain't snow.")
Taking the Next Step
Ken Green became the first person to play in a PGA Tour event with a prosthetic when he teed it up at the Legends a year after losing part of his right leg in an RV accident. During play Green wore a shoe painted with the names of his girlfriend, Jeannie Hodgin, his brother, Bill, and his German shepherd, Nip, all of whom died in the accident. On the toe he wrote the name of Hunter, his son who died of a prescription-drug and alcohol mishap in January. The instep of the shoe held two more names, Shelley, his sister and caddie last week, and Jr., for his son Ken, and the word Missi, a reminder of the state, Mississippi, where the accident occurred. Green and his partner, Mike Reid, shot a 12-under 204 and finished 26th.