PGA Clippings, Wednesday Edition

2006pgachamplogo.gifGolf World's map and accompanying Brett Avery text package has been turned into a cool interactive map. Well, unless you are Roger Packard and Roger Rulewich featured in your ASGCA jackets and remembered for redesigns since bulldozed.

For those of you in those church fundraising pools, Reuters has the latest WD's. (Grady, Elkington, Van Pelt, Hensby out, Byrd, Estes, Andrade and Warren in.)

Mark Garrod reports on Padraig Harrington donating his winnings to breast cancer research in honor of Heather Clarke.

Lindsey Willhite looks at the rough harvest at Medinah and contrasts it with the USGA's tiered rough at Winged Foot.

Reid Hanley talks to Billy Mayfair about his amazing recovery from cancer surgery.

And Rex Hoggard profiles Kerry Haigh and the usual comparisons to the USGA appear.

From the outset, Haigh's and the PGA of America's plans for preparing championship courses were ideological carbon copies.

"Our aim is for the golf course and the players to be the championship," Haigh says.

Unlike the U.S. Golf Association, whose fixation on producing a winning score around even par has led to several well-publicized miscues, Haigh and the PGA focus almost entirely on creating a "fair" test, regardless of the champion's score.