?Five Straight for Tiger Woods
He sure knows how to get a new season off to a rousing start.
?Happy Birthday, LPGA
Only one women's circuit—the Pro Rodeo Association (1948)—is older.
In his first 71 Tour starts Woods has 16 victories, including two majors. Jack Nicklaus won 11 times with three majors in his first 71 tournaments....
Woods ran his playoff record to 4-1, the loss having come against Billy Mayfair in the 1998 Nissan Open.
Karrie Webb was named the 1999 Player of the Year at Monday's 50th-anniversary gala at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. As the defending champ at this week's Office Depot in West Palm, she has played in 11 tournaments in Florida and finished with four victories, four seconds, a third, a seventh and a 34th.
Three players have won the season-opening MasterCard Championship (Jan. 21-23 at the Hualalai Resort in Kona, Hawaii) and gone on to top the money list: Hale Irwin in 1997, Jim Colbert in '95 and Peter Thomson in '85....
Tom Kite will make his Senior debut at the Feb. 4-6 Royal Caribbean Classic, in Key Biscayne, Fla. Lanny Wadkins will probably make his first start a week later at the Ace Group Classic, in Naples, Fla.