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The Week Feb. 15-21
February 28, 2000
?Alley CatMove over, Ben. After 265 starts without a victory, Kirk Triplett got it right at Riviera.
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February 28, 2000

The Week Feb. 15-21

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West Coast

Florida

Kirk Triplett

Tiger Woods

WGC Match Play

Kirk Triplett

Hawaiian vacations

Australian Ladies Masters

LASIK

Glasses

?Alley Cat
Move over, Ben. After 265 starts without a victory, Kirk Triplett got it right at Riviera.

?Island Fever
Betsy King, winner of the Hawaiian Open, has victories on Kauai, Maui and now Oahu.

?Loosey Brucey
Kite, Wadkins, Watson? With two wins already, Fleisher has that entry beat.

?Auss(ie)ome
After a W at the Australian Open, Karrie Webb goes for three straight in this week's Masters.

? PGA

Another number that Triplett will never have to hear again: He had been the career money leader, with $4.27 million, among players who hadn't won on Tour. Now that distinction belongs to Craig Parry ($3.44 million)....

So, who is the exempt player with the most starts without a single win? Jay Delsing is 0 for 435, Brad Fabel 0 for 389 and Jim Carter 0 for 291....

Tiger Woods came in 18th, his worst finish since he was 37th at the Sprint International last August....

Call it the Brian Watts Rule. The PGA of America no longer requires a player to have been born in the U.S. to qualify for the Ryder Cup. He now needs only to have become a citizen before his 18th birthday. Watts was born in Canada but was naturalized, along with his parents, when he was 16....

David Duval has fired caddie Mitch Knox, who earned about $800,000 in 2� years on Duval's bag, and replaced him with Greg Rita.

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