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The Week June 22-28
July 05, 1999
Tour de Force
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July 05, 1999

The Week June 22-28

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UP and Down

Juli Inkster

Nancy Lopez

Amanda Mickelson

U.S. Open playoff

Hale Irwin

Gil Morgan

Nicklaus walking

Nicklaus riding

Buick Invitational

Buick Classic

Tour de Force

Juli Inkster is making as much noise at 39 as David Duval did with 59, her victory in the LPGA Championship completing a career Grand Slam. Inkster, who last month won the third leg of the slam at the U.S. Open, should be proud, and so should her tour. With Laura Davies and Se Ri Pak, among others, also contending, the LPGA put on a show that was superior to the Senior Players, another major, and light-years better than the Buick Classic.


Duffy Waldorf rose to 66th (from 128th) in the World Ranking and to 39th (from 102nd) on the money list at the Buick by birdieing the last two holes of regulation at Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y., and the first hole of a playoff to beat Dennis Paulson. The top 50 in the world and the top 30 in earnings qualify for the season-ending World stroke play Nov. 4-7 at Valderrama, in Spain....

Joel Kribel shot 75-72 to miss the cut by two strokes in his pro debut....

David Duval tied for 10th and earned $51,875, which puts him over $3 million for the year.


Inkster, who won the LPGA Championship by four strokes over runner-up Liselotte Neumann at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Del., was the only player to shoot in the 60s on all four days. The only other major winner to accomplish that feat is Betsy King, also at the LPGA Championship, in 1992....

Karrie Webb, who missed the cut by a stroke, ended her streak of consecutive top 10 finishes at 16....

Green Bay Country Club is the probable site for the first women's senior tour event, for players 40 and older, in May 2000, according to the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.

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