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Heard on the Range

Sorry Steve Spurrier, Lou Holtz may belong to Augusta National, and Hootie Johnson may have played football at South Carolina in the 1950s, but a membership to the exclusive club is not a perk that comes with coaching the Gamecocks. "An invitation to become a member of Augusta National is very special and would never be tied to anything except personal relationships within this club," Johnson said last week in response to speculation that a membership would be part of Spurrier's pay package at South Carolina.... Tiger Woods is one of 39 contributors to Thanks & Giving All Year Long, a new children's book edited by Marlo Thomas and Christopher Cerf. In his story Woods tells of donating his coin collection to charity.... Annika Sorenstam was paired with Donald Trump during the pro-am preceding the ADT Championship. They finished 23rd. When Trump missed a short birdie putt on the 9th hole, a group of women shouted--what else?--"You're fired!" ... Amy Sabbatini, a U.S. citizen married to Tour pro Rory Sabbatini ofSouth Africa, protested Paul Casey's anti-American tirade (page G24) at the World Cup by pinning a hand-made sign on her shirt saying stoopid amerikan and p.c. is not pc during the second round at Real Club de Golf de Sevilla in Seville, Spain.... Lee Janzen will partner with Aaron Stewart, the 15-year-old son of Payne Stewart, in the Dec. 4--5 Office Depot Father/Son Challenge at ChampionsGate Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.... Former major league pitcher and Celebrity Players tour standout Rick Rhoden failed to earn his tour card at last week's Champions tour Q school for the third straight year. --J.G., Farrell Evans




Celeb tour star Rhoden flunked Q school.