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This Week June 24-30
Cameron Morfit
June 29, 1998
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June 29, 1998

This Week June 24-30

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Motorola Western Open, Cog Hill Golf and Country Club (below), Lemont, Ill.
Born in 1899, the Western predates every other tournament but the British and U.S. Opens


ShopRite LPGA Classic, Marriott Seaview Resort, Atlantic City
The top 45 women on the money list will tee it up at first-year venue Seaview


Cadillac NFL Classic, Upper Montclair Country Club, Clifton, N.J.
Brett Favre, Jerry Rice and other gridiron golfers strut their stuff with the Seniors


Peugeot Open de France, National Golf Club, Paris
Even a repeat win by Retief Goosen wouldn't ruffle many feathers in soccer-mad Paris

PGA Tour
Young Guns Shoot It Out in Western

Don't be fooled by the staid old Western Open, which turns 99 this week. Or by its roster of golden-age winners, including Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead. Behold a new wrinkle at the 7,073-yard, par-72 Dubsdread Course: youth. Last summer 21-year-old Tiger Woods cruised past Frank Nobilo by three shots to win the Western. A few weeks later Matt Kuchar, 19, won the U.S. Amateur on the same course. This year's Western pits Woods against twentysomething challengers David Duval, Ernie Els, Justin Leonard and Lee Westwood, and to a couple of veterans named Janzen and Stewart. Cog Hill also plays host to the Wee Western, an innovative day-care program for players' children.

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