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C.C.: This theme came to me while reading an article on Sergio Garcia's temper tantrums at the 2002 U.S. Open (Bethpage Black). Scott, who blogs for our L.A. Times Crossword Corner on Mondays and Tuesdays, is an avid golf fan, so this was a great project for us to collaborate. Since the theme entries are all rather short, we decided to overlap the top and bottom entries, which gave us the best fill.
SCOTT: How did I get into constructing puzzles? C.C., she won't take no for an answer...and I'm glad she didn't. I am glad I could help. If I had known how the course at Ardmore would tame the PGA Tour this year, I would have strived to place Merion in the puzzle somewhere. It would have been a unique word.