The Shag Bag
Brad Faxon accepted much of the blame for the U.S.'s semifinal loss to Sweden at the Dunhill Cup. With a two-over-par 74 he lost to Per-Ulrik Johansson by three strokes. "I'm going to take the brunt of this because I could've played better," said Faxon. "It was a disappointing day with the putter."
...Juli Inskter sank a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to win the LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf last week in Seoul over Helen Alfredsson and Kelly Robbins. It was Inskter's first win since 1992. The tournament was particularly disappointing for Alfredsson, who missed a three-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation that would have given her a win for the first time since 1994....
The Dinah Shore increased its purse by $100,000, to $1 million. The tournament had been the only LPGA major offering less than $1 million in prize money.
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