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The Week Aug. 3-9
August 16, 1999
Along for the Ryder
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August 16, 1999

The Week Aug. 3-9

Along for the Ryder

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UP and Down

Ryder Cup

PGA Championship

Tom Lehman

David Duval

Wongluekiets

Kuehnes

LPGA Aussies

PGA Tour Aussies

Mike Reid

John Daly

Tom Lehman's runner-up finish in the Buick Open, no great shakes in even years, sent tremors from Britain to Brook-line in this odd one. Partly due to the Ryder Cup points race, the otherwise starless final-round telecast of the Buick fetched a 3.7 overnight rating—pretty good compared with the 4.2 the Buick got with Tiger Woods in contention in '98. This week's Cup qualifier, a.k.a. the PGA, is the last for U.S. players.

PGA

Tom Pernice Jr., who shot a final-round 65 to beat Lehman, Ted Tryba and Bob Tway by one in the Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich., is the third first-time winner in the last three weeks....

David Duval reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the World Ranking even though he and Woods took the week off....

John Daly pulled out of the PGA and was replaced by 1989 runner-up Mike Reid....

Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, N.Y., will host its fourth U.S. Open in 2004.

LPGA

Led by Mardi Lunn, Australians swept the top three places at the areaWeb.com Challenge at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Mass. Lunn beat Jan Stephenson by one and Rachel Hetherington by two. Aussies have been victorious in nine of 26 events in '99....

Grace Park, who won for the fourth time in eight starts on the Futures tour at the Briarwood Open in York, Pa., has sponsors' exemptions into two LPGA events next month: the State Farm Rail Classic and the Safe-way Championship.

SENIOR
Bruce Fleisher, winner of the Light-path Long Island Classic in Jericho, N.Y., by two strokes over Allen Doyle, has won one out of every four starts, a ratio second only to that of Karrie Webb, who has won one out of three on the LPGA tour.

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