Thanks to reader Al for noticing that Stephen Ames is listed as WD on the Tour Championship leaderboard while Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are not listed as WD or DNS or CCL (Could Care Less).
I don't know how to do a screen grab, so just hit the link above.
Azinger just explained on the telecast that because Ames "committed" to the event and then WD's, he still gets paid a last place share. And because Tiger and Phil never entered, they did not have to withdraw (and also don't get paid).
After he explained this, Faldo asked Azinger what happens to their shares. Does it go back into the purse?
Azinger replied, "I thought it went to the Commissioner."
After about 10 seconds of awkward laughing and silence, Baker Finch chimed in laughing, "I can't understand how ABC and ESPN lost their television contract."
And there are still two days to go!
If only I knew how to screen capture...Ames has been changed to DNS...