U.S. Senior Open
I am Gil Morgan? As the oldsters' tour arrives at its third major of the year, the Senior Open, at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill., it's befuddling that little fuss has been made over the Oklahoma optometrist and 24-year veteran of the PGA Tour who last year won his first Senior tournament just 11 days after turning 50. In '97, Morgan (above) has won as many events (three) as has Tiger Woods and has earned $949,342 in prize money. Although he has never practiced optometry and has no plans to do so, Morgan renews his license each year. His rivals—chief among them Hale Irwin, at week's end the tour's '97 money leader with $1,075,831—can only hope that Morgan soon experiences a midlife crisis. And changes jobs.
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Evander Holyfield vs. Mike Tyson
Will there be a doctor—and we don't mean the fight doctor, Ferdie Pacheco—in the house a Las Vegas's MGM Grand? Yes. Holyfield and Tyson, who have physicians in their corners during bouts, both recently married docs, as well. Last October, a month before knocking out then champion Tyson (below, at right) in the 11th round for the WBA title, Holyfield wed Janice Itson, 34, an internist (page 22). Then, in April Tyson exchanged vows with Monica Turner, 31, a pediatrician. This much we know: Holyfield (33-3), who will earn $35 million for this rematch, and Tyson (45-2), who will reap $20 mil lion, married for love and not for money.
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