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The Week Jan. 30-Feb. 5
February 12, 2001
?Sevens from HeavenThe secret to success at Pebble Beach? That's easy—fall behind by seven shots during the final round.
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February 12, 2001

The Week Jan. 30-feb. 5

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DL3

Lefty

Jerry Chang-Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Hypochondria

Hyperextended knee

Larry Nelson

Isao Aoki

Open qualifying

Special exemptions

?Sevens from Heaven
The secret to success at Pebble Beach? That's easy—fall behind by seven shots during the final round.

?Call Him Scary Larry
If he keeps winning at this rate, Larry Nelson's 2001 season will make Tiger Woods's 2000 look like chopped liver.

?Slip-Sliding
This explains that Presidents Cup blowout: Michael Campbell's the only golfer from Down Under ranked among the top 30.

? PGA

Davis Love III snapped a 34-month drought with his one-stroke victory over Vijay Singh at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Love, who tied the course record by going out in eight-under 28 during his closing 63, made up seven shots on the overnight leader, Phil Mickelson—the same margin Tiger Woods overcame last year....

John Daly's third round at the AT&T was the most lopsided of the season, a 46-33-79. Daly started quad (9), double (5), triple (8) but birdied four of the last six holes....

The USGA's decision to exempt the top 50 in the World Ranking, instead of the top 20, into the U.S. Open shouldn't dramatically reduce the number of spots for qualifiers. Last year only five of the top 50 weren't otherwise exempt.

?SENIOR

Nelson, who won the Royal Caribbean Classic in Key Biscayne, Fla., a Stableford event, by a point over Isao Aoki, is 2 for 2 this season and has six wins in 10 starts dating back to August....

Aoki lost two points on the 1st hole of the final round when he fanned on a tap-in for bogey....

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