And it was discovered under the grandstand, sometime after Stanley fell apart at the conclusion of yesterday's Farmers Insurance Open. Stanley had a three-stroke lead when he got to No. 18, where he tried to lay up, only to land his ball in the water, after which he three-putted. Who hasn't been there? Stanley ended up in a playoff with Brandt Snedeker, who went on to beat him on the second hole after Stanley missed a putt for par.
Stanley's lead seemed so insurmountable even The New York Times jumped the gun on its website. So did the sponsor cross his name off the check and replace it with Snedeker's? Were they forced to do a stop-payment? Did someone else grab the check and try to wander into a bank with it? If so, how did no one notice? Come to think of it, what's the best way to slink off with a millon-dollar check of that size that belongs to someone else? So many questions.