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The Week Jan. 16-22
January 29, 2001
•Lei'd to Rest It took five years, but Brad Faxon can finally say aloha to his big bust of '96 at Waialae.
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January 29, 2001

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•Lei'd to Rest
It took five years, but Brad Faxon can finally say aloha to his big bust of '96 at Waialae.

Sophie Gustafson should get bonus points for staring down Karrie Webb all weekend.

•Here We Go Again
That's five wins in nine starts for Larry Nelson, last season's player of the year.

•Up and Adam!
Tiger clone Adam Scott, a rising star from Down Under, shows he can win like Woods too.

Faxon made four eagles—as many as he had all last season—during his four-stroke victory over Tom Lehman at the Sony Open in Honolulu. Faxon's 260 (20 under) tied the tournament record set by John Huston in 1998, when Waialae Country Club was a par-72.... In '96 Faxon came unglued during the final round of the Hawaiian Open and eventually lost an ugly playoff to Jim Furyk.... Casey Martin, on what's next if the Supreme Court rules against him: "I really have no recourse. I don't think Kofi Annan will make a U.N. resolution on my behalf."

•LPGA Gustafson's 16-under 272 at the Subaru Memorial of Naples (Fla.) gave her a three-shot win over Webb.... Catherine Cartwright, a 17-year-old from Bonita Springs, Fla., finished 65th in her pro debut.... After making the cut, Suzanne Strudwick realized that she had signed for an incorrect first-round score and DQ'd herself. That was too late for the nine players who would've made the cut had Strudwick reported the error earlier.... By holding this week's Office Depot at Doral's Blue Monster, the LPGA will for the first time be playing the same course in the same year as the PGA Tour.

•SENIOR Nelson made a kick-in birdie on the final hole to defeat Jim Thorpe by a stroke at the season opening MasterCard Championship in Hualalai, Hawaii.
•ALSO Scott, 20, who beat Justin Rose, another 20-year-old, by one at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Johannesburg, is the youngest player to win a European tour event since Sergio Garcia, who at 19 won twice in '99.Scott's W came in his ninth pro start. It took Garcia only three tries to win number 1.

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