Ah, the PGA Tour. You never fail to knot yourself up in bureaucratic tangles of your own making, do you?
Get this. A few weeks ago, Justin Leonard talked to the PGA Tour and learned that he was exempt for 2012. He wasn't quite sure how, seeing as how he hadn't won in three years and his major exemption, a 10-year hitch for winning the British Open in 1997, had faded away before anyone knew what a Rickie Fowler was.
And so, on Friday afternoon, after completing a round that left him tied at the top of the Children's Miracle Network Classic, Leonard, who sits at 144 on the money list, appeared at ease, not worrying about having to get into the top 125 to hang around.
"I'm exempt for next year, so I'm not playing with that kind of pressure," he said afterward. "I don't know how, I just am. No, I gave the same look to the telephone. 'How is this guy still exempt?'"
Eyebrows raised at that comment, and before long, Leonard and several ...