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The Week May 4-10
May 17, 1999
Downright Un-American
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May 17, 1999

The Week May 4-10

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UP and Down

Duval-Woods in majors

Showdown at Sherwood

South Americans

Americans

Casey Martin

PGA Tour

Aces at the Titleholders

Titleholders on CBS

Callaway

System C

Downright Un-American

Passports, please. The PGA Tour winner's circle is surrounded by U.S., South African, Swedish, Australian, Fijian, Spanish and now Paraguayan flags in '99. That's more multinational mojo than ever before. Given that the Yanks have lost three of the last four big team events (the 1995 and '97 Ryder Cups and the '98 Presidents Cup), and with the Colonial set for next week, we have one question: Who's colonizing whom?

PGA

By winning the Compaq Classic in New Orleans, Carlos Franco became the first rookie winner since Gabriel Hjertstedt at the '97 B.C. Open....

The winner of the Tiger Woods- David Duval made-for-TV match on Aug. 2 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., will receive $1.1 million, the loser $400,000.

LPGA

Karrie Webb's three-shot victory over Annika Sorenstam in the Mercury Titleholders Championship was her fourth win of the year and leaves her two short of Betsy King's record of 15 consecutive top 10 finishes, set in '83....

The six holes in one at the Titleholders were the most ever made at an LPGA, PGA or Senior tour event.

SENIOR

When Hale Irwin dunked a 74-yard wedge shot for eagle to win the Nationwide Championship in Alpharetta, Ga., by two strokes over Bob Murphy, he broke his victory drought in '99 and reduced to 10 the number of tour events in which he has played without winning....

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