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The Week Aug. 10-16
August 23, 1999
El Ni�o Brightens Forecast
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August 23, 1999

The Week Aug. 10-16

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Tiger vs. Sergio

Tiger VS. Duval

Sherri Steinhauer

Annika Sorenstam



Majors in '99

Majors in '99

Steve Pate

Fred Couples

El Ni�o Brightens Forecast

As a dynamic duo, Tiger Woods and David Duval weren't bad, but now we know what was missing: a fairway scissors kick. For the record, the rivalry between Woods, 23, and the exuberant Sergio Garcia, 19, began at the 13th hole on Sunday at the 1999 PGA Championship, not when Garcia birdied and glared toward Woods back at the tee, but when Woods blinked and made double, validating the teenager as a threat. This could be good.


Woods's PGA victory gives him a winning percentage of .667 (four wins in six starts) since May 21....

At 310.3 yards Woods led the field in average driving distance; Garcia was fifth, at 294.5. Only Jim Furyk, with 56, and Nick Price, with 55, hit more greens in regulation than Garcia, who hit 54; Woods hit 50 greens....

Captain Ben Crenshaw picked Tom Lehman and Steve Pate to complete the 12-man U.S. Ryder Cup team.


Sherri Steinhauer won the Weetabix Women's British Open with a six-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to hold off Annika Sorenstam by a stroke. It was the second victory in five weeks for Steinhauer, the first player since Debbie Massey in 1981 to repeat at the British....

Sorenstam has finished second in the British three times....

Juli Inkster, Lorie Kane, Meg Mallon, Se Bi Pak, Dottie Pepper and Kelli Kuehne, Nos. 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 10 on the money list last week, skipped the event.

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