The LPGA, with seven fewer tournaments than a year ago, has been downsized, but not as much as some players. Dina Ammaccapane has dropped 30 pounds, but that's nothing compared with Cristie Kerr, the winner of last week's Longs Drugs Challenge. The 24-year-old Kerr has shed 50 pounds by watching what she eats (no fried food, but an occasional chocolate treat is O.K.) and by exercising. Kerr says her flexibility has improved 100%, but that she didn't shape up for golf. She did it because her mother had a heart attack when Cristie was in ninth grade and her father's parents both had bypass operations. "I was headed down that road," Kerr told SI. "I had to change for my health. I want to live."
? Greg Norman, the fall guy in 1994 when his idea for a world tour caused a rift between him and PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, isn't going out on another limb. He has said no to the proposed Major Champions tour for players age 37-55.
?Now there are two golfers whom Colin Montgomerie can't beat—Tiger Woods and Seve Ballesteros. On Sunday, Ballesteros, 1,240th in the World Ranking, beat Montgomerie, 29th, in singles for the second straight time in the Seve Trophy, a Ryder Cup-style event won 14�-11� by a Great Britain and Ireland team over a squad representing Europe.
?After shooting an 11-under 59 in a high school tournament, Jake Grodzinsky, a junior at Sedona (Ariz.) Red Rock High, was asked if he'd ever heard of the original Mr. 59, Al Geiberger. "Yeah," said Jake. "Doesn't he have a kid on Tour?"
?Chris Cain, the pro at Penn State's White Course, played a record 505 holes there on April 17, breaking the old PGA mark of most holes in a day by 29. Playing with a cart in 90� heat, Cain went around (and around) in 12 hours. Some stats: He played 228 holes before relieving himself, downed 12 Gatorades and 10 bottles of water (but still needed four IVs), and didn't keep score.
? Domingo Lopez, the father of LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy, died on April 15 in Roswell, N.Mex. He was 87. The owner of an auto-body shop, Domingo started his daughter in golf when she was eight years old. His best putting tip to Nancy: Don't take the putter back with your right hand; push it back with the left hand.