Here's your morning Pin Sheet:
Ryan Lavner on Kevin Streelman's journey: "Streelman, now 34 and with more than $7 million in career earnings, graduated from Duke in 2001, but initially struggled to stick on any of the mini-tours. In fact, he doesn’t know if he even made a cut on the Gateway circuit in his first attempt."
Bob Harig writes about Jordan Spieth earning special TOUR membership: "Now, after a strong two-week run in the big leagues, he has special temporary PGA Tour membership and is on his way to securing his playing privileges for the 2013-14 season."
John Huggan talks to Hank Haney about Tiger's return to form: '“Tiger is playing much better this season,” acknowledges his former “swing man”, Hank Haney. “His distance control with the wedges has improved tremendously since last year, a fact evidenced by the fact that he made a lot of birdies from inside 100 yards.”'
14-year old Guan Tianlang (qualified for this year's Masters) is dreaming big: '"I have a dream since I was a little boy," Guan told AFP. "I wish, one day, I can win all four majors in one year."'
Golfweek's Lance Ringler wants to know if March Madness could work in college golf: "With the NCAA men's basketball championship looming large on everyone’s radar this time of the year, could you imagine the excitement of a 64-team match-play championship in college golf to decide the national champion?"
When Arnold Palmer writes, we read: "With the USGA’s and R&A’s decision to recommend a ban on anchored putting and the consequent opposition from the PGA Tour, the PGA of America, golf equipment manufacturers and some rank-and-file amateurs, the stage has been set for something more ominous. I think we’re facing a serious challenge to the rules that govern the global game."
PGA.com offers a first look at the Olympic golf course in Brazil: "The course is being built at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca, the district of Rio de Janeiro that will contain the largest number of Olympic Games venues. It will be "a unique Olympic Games venue," says the IOC, located approximately three miles from the Athletes' Village and about five miles from the Main Press Center and the International Broadcast Center."