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"I played with two police officers from Rhode Island," Beem said. "They had their day off. They finished playing golf, but I don't know how. They were really enjoying their day off."

This wasn't the first time Beem has gone from TPCs to municipal tracks. He was asked if he would pay $400 to play Pebble Beach.

"Oh, God, no," Beem said. "But I'd pay $15 to play El Dump-o-rama down the street with the bowl-shaped greens and the bunkers that haven't been raked in four years. Absolutely. That's fun. That's fun golf. We play these beautiful courses all the time, but what's wrong with going out and playing fun golf now and then, shooting whatever, play in your bare feet."

Heim is more than just a caddie. He lost in the final match of the 1987 U.S. Junior Amateur to Brett Quigley, who happened to play with Beem the first two rounds of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

How does a former PGA champion wind up on a municipal golf course?

"I'm just another guy who took a day off of a work and went to go play golf," he said. "Is that so bad?"


LOVE HURTS: Davis Love III left the TPC Boston with nowhere to play the next two weeks.

Headed toward the worst season of his career, Love needed at least a top-10 finish at the Deutsche Bank Championship to advance to the third round of the playoffs.

But he missed the cut with rounds of 75-70, and will not be at the Tour Championship for the first time since 1994.

It is not clear how often Love will play in the Fall Series, if at all. Those are seven events that start the week after the Tour Championship and are designed for those trying to finish in the top 125 to keep their cards. That won't be a problem, as Love already has earned more than $1 million.

His worst season as a pro was his rookie year in 1986 when he finished 77th on the money list. Love started this week at No. 78.


EARLY DEPARTURES: David Toms was No. 27 in the playoff standings going into the Deutsche Bank Championship, and now he'll be scrambling next week to get into the Tour Championship. Toms opened with a 75 and was 6 over for the tournament after nine holes Saturday when he withdrew with a back injury.

That will put him around No. 30 going to the BMW Championship outside Chicago.

Stephen Leaney also withdrew after nine holes (5 over) with a wrist injury. Fred Funk (76) and J.P. Hayes (79) withdrew without starting the second round. Those three were outside the top 70 and saw their FedEx Cup season end.

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