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July 17, 2000
?Extra SpecialHow to beat Tiger Woods? Put him in a playoff with Robert Allenby, who's 6-0 in them.
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July 17, 2000

The Week July 4-10

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UP and Down

World Cup

World Match Play

Fishing in Ireland

Coifing in Scotland

Golfing in Scotland

Greater Milwaukee Open

British Open

U.S. Women's Open

Nick Faldo

Mark James

?Extra Special
How to beat Tiger Woods? Put him in a playoff with Robert Allenby, who's 6-0 in them.

?Harry Karrie
Ms. Webb better get a move on. Annika Sorenstam now has as many W's (four) this year.

?Hit and Myth
If the geezer tour's a putting contest, why can't Isao Aoki beat Leonard Thompson?

Like Notah Begay, Lee Westwood wins two straight and everyone wants to talk about Tiger.


Before Nick Price, who went down on the first extra hole at the Advil Western Open outside Chicago, Allenby had beaten Wayne Grady (1993 Optus Players), Miguel Angel Jimenez ('94 Honda Open), Miguel Angel Martin ('96 British Masters), Bernhard Langer ('96 French Open) and Craig Stadler ('00 Houston Open) in playoffs....

Along with top-ranked Woods, David Duval (second), Westwood (fourth), Greg Norman (40th) and Jos� Mar�a Olaz�bal (51st) may also skip January's Andersen Consulting World Match Play.

Sorenstam, who made an 11-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Rachel Hetherington at the Jamie Fair Kroger Classic in Sylvania, Ohio, has won the last three tournaments in the Buckeye state.

Thompson's win in the State Farm Classic, in Columbia, Md., also came in overtime. He birdied the second extra hole to defeat Aoki—again. Thompson's only other Senior victory, the '98 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic, came when he beat Aoki on the second hole of a playoff.


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