E. Michael Johnson tells us about the latest groove rule change debacle, this time on the Duramed Futures Tour where 18-year-old Sarah Brown was DQ'd for having an illegal wedge that it turns out wasn't non-conforming. Thanks to reader Troglodyte for raising my blood pressure and finding this.
Colonial has nearly always demanded experience and patience. Except for Dave Stockton in 1967, no brash, young intruder has ever won. The list of former Colonial champions has reflected age and wisdom. It was no coincidence that Hogan won it five times or that Billy Casper and Julius Boros won it twice. These three, Colonial's only repeaters, have managed to capture almost as many U.S. Opens. DAN JENKINS