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Gary Van Sickle
July 16, 2001
The tradition-rich Western Open didn't need a boost—not with Tiger Woods in the field—but it got one anyway by awarding berths in the British Open to the top eight finishers not otherwise exempt. The extra story line was exciting, as was Augusta National's now abandoned policy of inviting every player who won a Tour event, even the guy who won the week before the Masters.
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July 16, 2001

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The tradition-rich Western Open didn't need a boost—not with Tiger Woods in the field—but it got one anyway by awarding berths in the British Open to the top eight finishers not otherwise exempt. The extra story line was exciting, as was Augusta National's now abandoned policy of inviting every player who won a Tour event, even the guy who won the week before the Masters.

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