Buick Classic, Westchester Country Club (below), Rye, N.Y.
Tuning up for a defense of his Open crown, Ernie Els defends bumper-to-bumper Buick titles
Oldsmobile Classic, Walnut Hills Country Club, East Lansing, Mich.
Dinah Shore champ Pat Hurst, who got her first career win in the '97 Olds, shore can play here
BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland, Springhouse Golf Club, Nashville
The top 14 money winners of '97 hit Music City to test Springhouse's lush, renovated fairways
Compaq European Grand Prix, Slaley Hall Course, Hexham, England
Seve Ballesteros and Andrew Coltart lead a thin field as Euro stars depart to prep for the U.S. Open
Wouldn't You Rather Win a Buick? No.
A warning to pros at the Buick Classic: If you're leading on Sunday, make like Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack. Fake an injury. In the past 10 years, the winners of the events immediately preceding the U.S. Open—the Buick, the Kemper Open, the Western Open and the FedEx St. Jude Classic—have stunk at the Open. Those 10 champs have missed five Open cuts and finished no higher than fifth. Still, the Warmup Classic always attracts a strong crop of European pros getting in some last-minute practice Stateside. Bernhard Langer, Jos� Mar�a Olaz�bal, Lee West-wood and Ian Woosnam hope to topple two-time defending Buick champ Ernie Els before they shoot for Olympic glory. Condolences to the victor.
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