--AIR SHARK: Greg Norman buys a $30 million 737. And you thought
it was tough to get your dad a neat Father's Day gift?
--NIKE: The company's recently unveiled Tiger logo is a
red-black-and-white oval with two directional arrows. "The oval
shape is symbolic of both the globe and the golf swing plane."
--SPIKES: Approximately 20% of the U.S. Open field went spikeless.
--DAVIS LOVE III: On losing the '96 Open by three-whacking the
72nd green: "I'll never get over it." This from someone who
employs a sports psychologist.
--HALE IRWIN: Old Open winners die hard. The Senior tour's major
domo skipped the du Maurier Champions to tee it up with the kids.
--JOEL KRIBEL: Until he triple-bogeyed the 36th hole to miss the
cut by one, the amateur had a shot at being low Stanford man in
--HECKLERS: Rowdy fans are verbally assaulting everyone from
Norman to Montgomerie. The pros hate it, but sorry to say, they
had better get used to it.
--ODDS: Before the Open, the chance of Woods's winning was 5 to
1. On marrying Princess Di: 1,000 to 1. At least the latter is
still a possibility.