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That took some work, as it was only available on VHS.

"I just changed my whole entertainment unit," Webb said. "I don't have a VCR anymore, so I had to get someone to bring it over to the house, and then it was a process of plugging it into one of the TVs."


IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY: For all the promotion about FedEx Cup points this year, money means more to someone like Jay Williamson. He lost in a playoff in Hartford last week and didn't improve his standing in the FedEx Cup.

It's still at zero.

The FedEx Cup race is only for players who start the year with full membership on the PGA Tour. Williamson, who was 221st on the money list last year, is playing the Nationwide Tour and got into the Travelers Championship on a sponsor's exemption. The good news is that the $648,000 he earned is enough to get special temporary membership. And his runner-up finish got him into the Buick Open. But he still isn't eligible for FedEx Cup points unless he becomes a full member this year, which would require a victory.

Now comes the decision.

Williamson is No. 8 on the Nationwide money list - the top 25 get their cards - or he can try to get into more PGA Tour events and try to finish the equivalent of No. 125 on the PGA Tour money list and have a fuller choice of events to play.

"There's a lot of stuff going on that I need to educate myself on and just make sure that I make the right decision," he said.


RADIO MAN: Chris DiMarco has joined the world of radio talk-show hots.

A sports nut and lifelong Florida Gators fan, he last week started "Opinionated with Chris DiMarco,"' which airs every Tuesday at 7 a.m. on the PGA Tour Network on XM radio. He is the first professional golfer to host a satellite radio show.

"We're going to take people behind the scenes to talk about what's really happening in the game of golf," DiMarco said. "The channel is all about golf, and our show will definitely be focused on the sport, but we're going to steer the conversation off the course from time to time."


DIVOTS: Ernie Els is featured in the latest batch of FedEx Cup commercials, although his promotion sounded different in a news conference last week in Germany. Asked about his schedule, Els said he would play Loch Lomond and the British Open, take a week off and "start off on the FedEx Cup thingy." Once the laughter died, he said, "Yeah, exactly." ... Hunter Mahan became the youngest winner on the PGA Tour this year at 25 years, one month and seven days. ... Jay Haas has earned $5.7 million in 49 starts on the Champions Tour. He earned $14.4 million in 796 starts on the PGA Tour.


STAT OF THE WEEK: Foreign-born players outnumber Americans in the U.S. Women's Open for the first time.


FINAL WORD: "The worst thing in life is when no one has any expectations of you, no one expects you to do great things." - Michelle Wie.

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