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The Week Jan. 11-17
January 24, 2000
?A Zinger at WaialaeTwo weeks into the season, Paul Azinger owns comeback player of the year.
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January 24, 2000

The Week Jan. 11-17

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Paul Azinger

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?A Zinger at Waialae
Two weeks into the season, Paul Azinger owns comeback player of the year.

? Webb's Walkover
Same as Azinger, Karrie Webb led the LPGA lid-lifter, the Office Depot, from the start.


Embarrassed Tour officials say that next season data from the first 34 years of the Hawaiian Open will again be included in the official record book. The Tour had taken the unprecedented step of expunging the tournament's history at the request of the event's current sponsor, Sony....

Good news and bad news for Gary Nicklaus, Jack's 31-year-old son, who was playing at Waialae in his first tournament as a Tour member. Nicklaus made the cut for only the third time in 27 Tour starts but on Sunday made a septuple-bogey 12 on the par-5 9th hole, shot 79 and finished next to last, 29 shots behind Azinger.


Webb, who entered the Office Depot in West Palm Beach, Fla., only because 14 family members had been planning for months to make the trip there from Australia, isn't expected to play again in the U.S. until the March 2-4 Takefuji Classic in Hawaii....

After a seven-over 79 last Saturday left her 21 over through three rounds, Se Ri Pak forgot to sign her scorecard and was disqualified....

Louise Suggs, one of the LPGA's founders, has established a $1 million trust with the tour as the major beneficiary.


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