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The Week Nov. 2-8
November 15, 1999
Don't Look Back, Byron
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November 15, 1999

The Week Nov. 2-8

Don't Look Back, Byron

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UP and Down

Tiger Woods

David Duval

Eight wins

$6.6 million

World match play

World stroke play

15th at Augusta

17th at Valderrama

Q school

Sily season

Only the Feds could fault Tiger Woods's monopolistic tendencies. Victorious at the American Express Championship, Woods not only finished '99 with flair and an obscene sum of money but also made the 2000 season opener, the Jan. 6-9 Mercedes Championships, must-see TV. Will Woods win his fifth straight? Is Byron Nelson's mark of 11 within his reach? If Woods can make an 8 on Sunday and still win, anything's possible.


Woods, who beat Miguel Angel Jimenez with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff at the World tour's American Express Championship in Sotogrande, Spain, birdied 54.8% of the par-5 holes he played this year. That breaks the record of 53.6% set by Fred Couples in '91. Woods also established records for adjusted scoring average (68.43, beating Greg Norman's 68.81 in 1994), for birdies per round (4.46, bettering David Duval's 4.29 last year) and in the all-around category (120 points, topping John Huston's 151 in '98)....

Jesper Parnevik, who took the week off after learning that he had an irregular heartbeat, came up one tournament short of the European tour minimum (11) but will probably be granted a medical exemption....

Glen Day was DQ'd at Valderrama for carrying a 15th club—his daughter's 20-inch putter.


Playing with a set of borrowed clubs because an airline lost hers, Maria Hjorth shot a 15-under-par 201 to win the Mizuno Classic in Otsu-Shiga, Japan, by five strokes over Laura Davies, Ok-Hee Ku, Fumiko Muraguchi and Aki Nakano.


Gary McCord's one-shot victory over Bruce Fleisher and Larry Nelson in the Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., qualified him for this week's Senior Match Play Challenge, but McCord instead will work CBS's broadcast of the Shark Shootout.


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