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Achoo! Tiger Woods is allergic to azaleas.

Some Slump: Woods is the only player on Tour with three
top-three finishes this year.

Tin Cup? If the Ryder Cup were held this week, Glen Day and Bob
Estes would make the team, but not Tom Lehman or Davis Love III.

Kid Stuff: The National Golf Foundation says the number of
beginners jumped 51% in 1997; that's one reason Taylor Made
launched a Web site for

Rookie Stuff: Who was the last Masters rookie to win? Fuzzy
Zoeller in 1979.

Village People: A course planned for the World Golf Village
would be the first co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

Mrs. Bear: Barbara Nicklaus, wife of Jack and recipient of the
1998 PGA First Lady of Golf Award for her charity work, has
never played a round of golf.

Bloody Hell: In Britain golfers are legally responsible for any
injuries caused by errant shots.