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This Week July 15-21
Cameron Morfit
July 20, 1998
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July 20, 1998

This Week July 15-21

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Deposit Guaranty Classic, Annandale Golf Club, Madison, Miss.
With a purse of $1.2 million, the Deposit offers less to invest than any other Tour event


Jal Big Apple Classic, Wykagyl Country Club, New Rochelle, N.Y.
Last year Wykagyl was the site of Michele Redman's first and only tour victory


Ameritech Senior Open, Kemper Lakes Golf Club, Long Grove, III.
Hal Irwin and Gil Morgan will be overshadowed by pro-am participant Michael Jordan


British Open, Royal Birkdale Golf Club (below), Southport, England
British bookies make Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood cofavorites at II to I

PGA Tour

The Dreaded Curse Of Royal Quirkdale
During the 1965 British Open at Royal Birkdale, Gary Player injured himself while stretching in the bathtub. He withdrew from both tub and tournament. In '76 the Open was delayed when Royal Birkdale caught fire and flaming gorse singed the course near the 1st fairway and the 2nd tee. In '83 at Birkdale, Hale Irwin missed a two-inch putt and lost by a stroke. In '91 a streaker hugged Jos� Mar�a Olaz�bal. If you still don't believe in curses, here's another fact that might sway you: The last Open winner at Quirkdale was Ian Baker-Finch.

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