Subaru Sarazen World Open, The Legends at Chateau Elan, Braselton, Ga.
It may be the silly season, but the $360,000 that awaits the champion isn't funny money
Energizer Senior Tour Championship, The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The top 31 oldsters battle over megabucks: a Senior tour-record $347,000 winner's check
Japan Classic, Sohbu Country Club, Chiba, Japan
Sweden's 5'7" Liselotte Neumann is big in Japan, where she has won four tournaments since '91
For Openers, Don't Bet on Moe
The 98-player Sarazen World Open field features the winners of 63 national open championships. Feroz Ali Molla, the Indian Open champ, Botswana Open winner Nasho Kamungeremu and Singapore Open victor Zaw Moe may not stand much of a chance against the game's international stars, but the charm of this event is seeing such golfing Cinderellas try to break 80 while paired with, say, 1994 World Open winner Ernie Els (above). Lee Janzen and Mark O'Meara have sent their regrets, making English Open king Lee Westwood the leading man at Chateau Elan, a 3,100-acre resort and winery near Atlanta.
Land of the Rising Daughter
The only LPGA tournament held in Japan looks much like tour events in Old Hickory, Tenn., and Kutztown, Pa. Japan's Hiromi Kobayashi is among the favorites, but then she is an LPGA regular who seldom appears in her homeland. Korea's Se Ri Pak, England's Laura Davies and a slew of Americans hope to outduel local faves Kobayashi and Mayumi Hirase. Don't be too quick to crown Pak, who was sidelined by a terrible cold in Korea last week. In any case, three of the last four Classics have been won by Japanese players.
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The Scramble for Super seniority
If the seniors' Tour Championship at Myrtle Beach turns into another Myrtle and hare story (winner Gil Morgan and runner-up Hale Irwin practically lapped the field in '97), follow another chase: the MasterCard competition for super seniors. While Morgan and Irwin duel for overall dominance, the race among players 60 and older continues with Dale Douglass ($224,720) leading runner-up Al Geiberger ($184,520), Bruce Crampton ($180,585) and Charles Coody ($175,865).
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