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May 26, 1997

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The Shag Bag

The rap on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Trent Dilfer used to be that he spent too much time in the off-season on the golf course instead of studying his playbook. Dilfer showed more dedication last year, when he threw for a career-high 12 touchdowns, but his golf game didn't suffer as a result. Last week he won the NFL Players Championship at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, N.J., shooting a one-under-par 71 to finish two shots ahead of New York Jets center Dave Alexander and Baltimore Ravens tight end Brian Kinchen....

Bobby Wadkins is winless in 22 years on the PGA Tour but has finished second seven times. So far, that pattern has held on the Nike tour, which Wadkins is playing regularly for the first time this season. On Sunday he came in second for the second time this year, finishing one stroke behind Jeff Julian in the Dominion Open in Glen Allen, Va....

At the English Open, Jos� Mar�a Olaz�bal was 22nd, his worst finish in the seven starts he has made since returning to golf in February....

Bruce Crampton set the record for the Senior tour's longest stretch between victories—five years, two months and 10 days—with his win at the Cadillac NFL Classic. "To win anything at 61, even an argument with your wife, is pretty good," said Crampton....

There were no surprises at the NCAA men's regionals. Top-ranked UNLV won the West, No. 2 Oklahoma State won the Central, and No. 13 Auburn won the East. Without Tiger Woods, Stanford, 12th in the West, did not advance to the finals (May 28-31 at Conway Farms outside Chicago) for the first time since 1993.

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