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The Week March 16-22


Nothing Standard about It

"I'm in my own little world," Karrie Webb said on Sunday after
winning the Standard Register Ping for her third victory in six
starts in '99. At this rate she'll better Mickey Wright's LPGA
record of 13 wins in a calendar year. With 17 rounds in the 60s,
Webb could also pass the one-year mark of 46, held by Kelly
Robbins. Annika Sorenstam's alltime low scoring average of 69.99
is doomed, too, if Webb maintains her 68.43 pace. Own world? No
argument here.

PGA Tim Herron, who birdied the second hole of a playoff with
Tom Lehman to win the Bay Hill Invitational, is the third active
Minnesota-born player to win more than once on the Tour. The
others are Lehman and Lee Janzen.... In his first start with new
caddie Steve Williams, Tiger Woods came in 56th, his worst
showing since the '97 Canadian Open.... Lehman's finish was his
best since last year's Players Championship, in which he was
also second.

LPGA Webb, a four-stroke winner over Lorie Kane, has had the
hottest start to a season since 1980, when JoAnne Carner got her
third victory on March 9.... Sorenstam made her first hole in
one during a tour event in the third round, sinking a 140-yard
eight-iron on the 2nd hole.... Kane, who has never won, set the
record for subpar rounds in a season last year with 69, beating
the previous high of 64 held by Webb.... Webb has reached $3
million in career earnings faster (three years, two months and
seven days) than any other player by more than two years and has
jumped five spots on the career money list, to 17th, so far this
year.... Pat Bradley was named U.S. captain for the 2000 Solheim
Cup, beating out Patty Sheehan. "They had to choose between one
of us grayheads," Sheehan said. "I was disappointed, but I'll
get my chance."

SENIOR Gil Morgan, who teamed with Hubert Green to win the
Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf two weeks after he won the Senior
Slam, has two unofficial victories and $458,000 in unofficial
earnings in '98. In sanctioned events he has no wins and
$117,640 in earnings.

ALSO Steve Gotsche became the third first-time winner on the
Nike tour this year by beating Kelly Gibson by two strokes at
the Monterrey Open.... The late Lloyd Mangrum, who was inducted
into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday with Amy Alcott and
Seve Ballesteros, didn't get his first win (at the 1940
Thomasville Open) until 11 years after he turned pro. He ended
up with 36 Tour victories.... Kellee Booth, a 22-year-old
amateur, won the Futures tour's Pacific Bell Classic, in
Riverside, Calif.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM GUND Dusted Vijay Singh, looking for his second straight win, finished 11th at Bay Hill.

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