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Hooks Cuts Disney Beyond

  • Disneys gone Goofy for golf this week, but for families seeking entertainment, its all about transportation. The tram takes you to the monorail, the monorail takes you to the train, the train takes you to the boat, the boat takes you to the bus, the bus takes you to a rickshaw and the rickshaw takes you to the airport. Five hours later youre in Cincinnati and havent been on a ride.
  • Patrick Sheehan on Tiger Woods: He plays the best small ball in golf. Translation: he chips and putts better than anyone. Or, hes Steve Nash and Shaq rolled into one.
  • Golf-loving comic George Lopez put my photo on the refrigerator of his hit ABC sitcom when I visited the set in late August for the announcement that hell host the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic next year. It sits right above a picture of Lee Trevino, sort of a section for great Mexican-Americans in golf -- Trevino and Lerner.
  • Jeff Sluman turns 50 late next year and says hell play the Champions Tour every week. When you look at the money, its no wonder. Bruce Fleishers banked over $13 million.
  • The hunch here is that Fred Couples will be the next Ryder Cup captain, with Paul Azinger and Corey Pavin under consideration.
  • Playing an informal and sloppy round, I asked my partner if he cared that I switched drivers between nines. I dont like to cheat, I told him. The way youre playing, he said, you need to cheat.
  • Arnie finally saying no mas in Houston called to mind the proud old heavyweight fighter who cant let go. When you love something as dearly as Arnie loves golf -- and the adulation that came with it -- it just cant be easy.
  • Fashion designer Thom Browne sells suits for $3500, a Pee-Wee Herman silhouette with a shrunken jacket and high-water pants. Seriously. If you have a spare three large, are you spending it on a weekend at Pebble or the Pee-Wee outfit?
  • Arizonas Monday Night Football meltdown was the most shocking collapse since Mickelson came unglued at Winged Foot.
  • Lorena Ochoas had as good a year as you can have without winning a major -- likely Player of the Year; a victory in her native Mexico; and the Sunday 65 against Annika at the Samsung. Shes humble, intelligent and well-rounded.
  • You didnt choose Pee-Wee over Pebble, did you?
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