Heads Up, It's Open Season
The game got an injection of fun in the person of Sergio Garcia, and we all marveled at the skill and exuberance of El Ni�o. Meanwhile, local U.S. Open qualifying got underway. This was serious business. More intriguing still: The Women's Open is a mere two weeks away. The heart of the season, Open season, is upon us. Will Colin Montgomerie finally win one? Can Se Ri Pak repeat? Get ready for sustained buzz.
Tiger Woods's quadruple-bogey 7 on the 17th hole last Saturday at the Byron Nelson Classic, won by Loren Roberts, was his first quad since the '97 British Open....
Among nonwinners in '99, Nelson runner-up Steve Pate leads in earnings with $1.33 million....
Davis Love III sat out the Nelson yet jumped ahead of Woods to No. 2 in the World Ranking.
Meg Mallon beat Annika Sorenstam and Kris Tschetter by a stroke in the last Sara Lee Classic, in Nashville, despite Sorenstam's tour-record 61 in the first round.... Michelle McGann, who tied for fourth, broke the tour's 36-hole record with a 16-under 128....
DeDe Owens, past president of the Teaching and Club Pro division, died on Sunday in the Chicago suburb where she had been hospitalized following a heart attack. She was 53.