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Hooks Cuts from The Bob Hope

  • Since we last saw him, Phil Mickelson built two houses in New Orleans devastated lower ninth ward and legitimate muscle in his upper arms. Leftys now lifty.

  • Golden Globe for best Reality TV Performance goes to Tadd Fujikawa for his feel-good tour de force at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

  • Whens a double-double a good score in golf? When youve just ordered the hamburger which goes by the same name at the In-and-Out burger stand installed at the end of the range at The Hope.

  • Sorry to hear The Hope will be missing two A-list celebrities, but new host George Lopez said Britney Spears isnt playing because the PGA TOUR requires panties while Lindsay Lohans out because she crashed on the way to the course.

  • Justin Rose, fourth at the 1998 British Open at age 17, worries that Michelle Wie doesnt fit in on either the mens or womens tour, adding that college might allow her to have her own space, her own time and her own thoughts.

  • Driving range conversations just a little different this week. In between some nice looking swings, actor Craig T. Nelson revealed hell play a gay figure skating coach in an upcoming movie starring Will Ferrell.

  • Making his second start of the season after also appearing at the Mercedes, rocker Alice Cooper leads Phil and Tiger in the race for the FedExCup.

  • Comedian Michael Collins, once a caddie for Omar Uresti, on lugging for Lopez: Hes just a Mexican doing yard work for me this week!

  • New rule wed like to see: winner of The Hope has to go three rounds on the 18th green after the final putt with boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who is in the field for the first time.

  • This is the week many of us get nostalgic for bad Haggar slacks, mutton chops and wide lapels -- Bob Hope staples of the 1970s. Of course, Bob was more than a friend to golf. He also gave a generation of teenaged boys TV specials featuring Joey Hetherton and Adrienne Barbeau.

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