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This Week March 11-17
Cameron Morfit
March 16, 1998
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March 16, 1998

This Week March 11-17

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Honda Classic, TPC at Herron Bay, Coral Springs, Fla.
John Daly, Ernie Els and Colin Montgomerie give the Honda plenty of horsepower


Welch's/Circle K Championship, Randolph Park Golf Course (North), Tucson
Defending champ Donna Andrews thirsts for another Welch's; she also won here in '94


Toshiba Classic, Newport Beach ( Calif.) Country Club
Hale Irwin may be road-weary after playing the Senior Slam on Monday and Tuesday


Moroccan Open, Royal Links, Agadir Morocco
At Royal Links the most famous golfing Clinton is '97 Moroccan champ Clinton Whitelaw

PGA Tour
Now Showing: Crocodile Appleby

G'day, and welcome to Australian rules golf. The Florida stretch of the Tour, starting last week at Doral and now continuing at the TPC at Herron Bay (right) has a distinct Down Under accent. Only a yobbo far from a newsagent wouldn't know all's apples for the Aussies in March. Greg Norman and Steve Elkington won Doral in 1996 and '97, respectively, and Elk went on to win last year's Players Championship. The defending champ at this week's Honda Classic is Stuart Appleby, a former Australian rules footballer who was on a good wicket-making good money, you Yanks would say—when he finished second at Bay Hill the week after winning the '97 Honda. He wound up 18th on the money list with $1,003,356, not bad considering that his '96 season, when he finished 130th and returned to Q school, wasn't worth a crumpet.

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