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The 19th hole
By BOB HARIG
Published May 4, 2006
BIG STAKES, AGAIN: The Big Stakes Match Play tournament that attracted teams putting up $100,000 for a chance to play for $2-million has been renamed, moved to a different venue, reformatted and postponed until next year. It will now be called the Ultimate Game, played at Winn Las Vegas and have individuals instead of teams. Promoted by former NFL quarterback Steve Bartkowski, the event is waiting a year, it is believed, because not enough teams put up the cash. They have extra time now, as the event won't be played until June 2007.
TICKET MULLIGAN: Officials at this week's Wachovia Championship in Charlotte have come up with a unique way for spectators to purchase tickets to the event, which is traditionally sold out. The popular tournament, which has attracted the top 11 players in the world ranking except Tiger Woods, has been sold out in each of its four years. But spectators who leave the grounds early each day are encouraged to drop their tickets into a specially marked box. Those tickets are then retrieved and sold to those who arrive after noon for $10.
"Gambling is the only thing that gets my juices flowing like golf does - or whiskey used to. Playing slot machines for me is like being completely alone, like on a cross-country drive. I'll check my watch and maybe 10, 15 hours have gone by. It's scary how far away I get." - John Daly, in his book, My Life In & Out of the Rough, on his gambling problems.
STAT OF THE WEEK
Chris Couch became just the fourth PGA Tour player to make the cut on the number and go on to win the tournament when he won Sunday in New Orleans. Brad Faxon did it last year at the Buick Championship and Jose Maria Olazabal did it in 2002 at the Buick Invitational. The only other player to do so was Mike Sullivan at the 1989 Insurance Agent Open.