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The Week Oct. 30-Nov. 5
November 12, 2001
?World SeriesCanadian Mike Weir's victory, in overtime, is his third on Tour but first in the U.S.
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November 12, 2001

The Week Oct. 30-nov. 5

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Mike Weir

Ernie Els

Sophia Mickelson


Annika Sorenstam

Tiger Woods

Soul patch

Bottle blonde

Kingsmill PD

Jonathan Kaye

?World Series
Canadian Mike Weir's victory, in overtime, is his third on Tour but first in the U.S.

?Down on the Farm
Three shots back with five holes to play? No problem for Cameron Beckman.

Annika Sorenstam becomes the first LPGA player to sweep the tour's Japan swing.

?Allez Jean
Gregory Havret joins Thomas Levet as the only Frenchmen to win on the Euro tour in 2001.


With his Tour Championship victory, Weir won the season-ender for the second straight year, though in 2000 he had to travel to Sotogrande, Spain, to do it, at the American Express Championship....

Ernie Els, who like Sergio Garcia and David Toms lost to Weir's birdie on the first hole of sudden death at Champions Golf Club in Houston, saw his Tour-best seven-year win streak snapped....

Tiger Woods finished six strokes out of the playoff in 13th, the eighth time in his last nine starts that he failed to crack the top 10....

With the $432,000 he won at the Southern Farm Bureau Classic, Beckman jumped from 80th to 50th in earnings in his third year on Tour. He finished 172nd and 139th, respectively, in his first two seasons....

Woody Austin had to sweat it out until the final putt dropped at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Miss., but he held on to the 125th spot on the final money list, edging Bradley Hughes by $94.

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