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The Week Nov. 13-19
November 26, 2001
?World-beaters Ernie Els and Retief Goosen give South Africa its first World Cup win in five years.
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November 26, 2001

The Week Nov. 13-19

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Ty Tryon

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Ernie Els and Retief Goosen give South Africa its first World Cup win in five years.

?Fitting Finale
The center of attention all year, the Annika versus Karrie rivalry steals the last scene.


Had David Duval not been penalized two strokes for practice putting on the 16th hole during the first round of the EMC World Cup, he and Tiger Woods might have successfully defended their title. Instead, Els and Goosen prevailed in a four-team playoff mat also included the U.S., Denmark ( Thomas Bjorn and Soren Hansen) and New Zealand ( Michael Campbell and David Smail). In regulation the teams shot 24-under 264s at the Taiheiyo Club in Gotemba, Japan....

Els teamed with Wayne Westner to win the World Cup in 1996....

Harry Taylor, 47, advanced to the final stage of Q school for a record 19th time. Ty Tryon, 17, and Patrick Sheehan, 32, the younger brother of Patty Sheehan, also made the Nov. 28-Dec. 3 final at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.


Webb held off a charge by runner-up Sorenstam to win the Tyco/ADT Championship by two shots with a nine-under 207 at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach....

Sorenstam played the final 10 holes in six under to shoot 65—the week's low score by two—and break Webb's season-scoring-average record by .01 of a stroke, at 69.42....

The tour will have seven fewer events (31) in 2002 than this year, and the total purse will shrink by $2 million, to $36.8 million.

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