Tiger Woods has asked for two autographs in his life. First was Muhammad Ali, and now Sandy Koufax. AP golf writer Doug Ferguson writes about it in his weekly notes column.
Whoops. Bear Trace at Ross Creek Landing, a Jack Nicklaus-designed public course in middle Tennessee that the state bought for $5 million two year ago, is losing money and is up for auction. The state is also losing money on two of its sister courses, which is attributable to their out-of-the way location. But they are in the home districts of powerful state legislators. Read more here.
It's Wednesday evening and Padraig Harrington is the only player left in the inner sanctum at Sherwood Country Club. Tournament host Tiger Woods and his 14 other 'playing guests' at the Target World Challenge had long drawn down the shutters on Pro-Am day and departed into the dry chill of a winter night in Thousand Oaks, California. Yet the British Open champion still has work to do and people to see. In this unbylined profile of Padraig Harrington in The Independent, Harrington talks of being over-scheduled for interviews with insufficient time to practice.