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This Week May 20-26
Cameron Morfit
May 25, 1998
PGA Tour Turning Tour Pros Into Alley FightersThe MasterCard Colonial is that rare Tour event in which the fame of the host course rivals that of the players. Forever linked with five-time winner and club member Ben Hogan, Colonial Country Club has been known since Ben's day as Hogan's Alley. Rumored to be one of the finalists for the 2003 Ryder Cup, the course has only two par-5 holes, making it a dark alley for power players, who often gnash their teeth while strategists prevail on what 1951 champ Cary Middlecoff called "the toughest par-70 in the world." Arnold Palmer said that Colonial "isn't my type of course. It confines me off the tee," though he won here in 1962. Fred Couples, David Duval, John Huston, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson and 108 others will hope Colonial proves to be their type.?CBS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 3 PM
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May 25, 1998

This Week May 20-26

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PGA

MasterCard Colonial, Colonial Country Club (below), Fort Worth
Defending champion David Frost tees off in hot pursuit of his 11th Tour title

LPGA

LPGA Corning Classic, Corning (N.Y.) Country Club
In a weak Corn field, Se Ri Pak, Helen Alfredsson and Rosie Jones stand out

Senior

Bell Atlantic Classic, Hartefeld National, Avondale, Pa.
Hartefeld, a hilly 1995 Tom Fazio design, replaces venerable venue Chester Valley Golf Club

Europe

Volvo PGA Championship, Wentworth Club, Surrey, England
Brits Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood and '97 champ Ian Woosnam seek umcommon wealth

PGA Tour
Turning Tour Pros Into Alley Fighters
The MasterCard Colonial is that rare Tour event in which the fame of the host course rivals that of the players. Forever linked with five-time winner and club member Ben Hogan, Colonial Country Club has been known since Ben's day as Hogan's Alley. Rumored to be one of the finalists for the 2003 Ryder Cup, the course has only two par-5 holes, making it a dark alley for power players, who often gnash their teeth while strategists prevail on what 1951 champ Cary Middlecoff called "the toughest par-70 in the world." Arnold Palmer said that Colonial "isn't my type of course. It confines me off the tee," though he won here in 1962. Fred Couples, David Duval, John Huston, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson and 108 others will hope Colonial proves to be their type.
? CBS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 3 PM

LPGA
A Rosie Complexion For the Corning
If the 20th Corning Classic runs true to its recent form, everything will be coming up Rosie on Sunday. With the fearsome foursome of Laura Davies, Nancy Lopez, Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb in Frisco, Texas, for the LPGA Skins Game, two-time defending champ Rosie Jones has a better-than-average chance to reap some Corning glory. Last year Jones beat Tammie Green in a playoff, and in 1996 her runner-up was Val Skinner. Winless in '98—she lost a suddendeath playoff to Liselotte Neumann at the Standard Register Ping in March—she ranks 21st on the money list, with $136,526. Rosie will keep fans riveted if she makes a run at threepeating.
?ABC, SATURDAY, 4 PM; SUNDAY, 3:30 PM

Senior Tour
Do You Feel Lucky, Eastwood?
Bob Eastwood's best year on Tour was his 13th, when the pro from Rhode Island nabbed the 1984 USF&G and Memphis classics. Last season, 13 years later, at the 13th Bell Atlantic Classic, Eastwood claimed his first Senior victory by sinking a 27-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole on Saturday before rain washed out Sunday's final round. Eastwood then won the Raley's Classic, the 13th victory of his amateur and pro career. Now he battles Ray Floyd, Jack Nicklaus, Jay Sigel and others for lucky number 14.
? ESPN, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 5:30 PM

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