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The Week May 9-15


Black Eye
Let's hope the rest of the U.S. Open run-up is as good as the
Nelson--and CBS shows it to us.

First-time mom Pat Hurst celebrates first Mother's Day with
first victory in two years.

Hale Yes
A coincidence? Bruce Fleisher leaves the country, and Hale Irwin
snaps a 10-month winless streak.

Ahead by five on Sunday, Padraig Harrington is DQ'd for having
failed to sign his Thursday card.

--PGA Jesper Parnevik's sudden-death victory over Davis Love III
and Phil Mickelson at the GTE Byron Nelson Classic was his first
playoff. Love is 1-6 and Mickelson 3-1 in overtime.... When Mack
Brown, the Texas football coach, introduced himself to playing
partner Sergio Garcia before last Wednesday's pro-am, Garcia
said, "Oh, good, I love soccer."...Tiger Woods, who tied for
fourth, has finished in the top five in 16 of his last 19 starts.

--LPGA Hurst beat runner-up Juli Inkster by four shots at the
Electrolux USA Championship in Franklin, Tenn....In her LPGA
debut Courtney Wood, a senior at Brentwood (Tenn.) High and the
state's two-time defending Class 3A champ, finished 59th.

--SENIOR Irwin has 26 Senior wins, two short of Lee Trevino's tour

--ALSO With Harrington out of the way, Jose Maria Olazabal shot
a final-round 66 to win the Benson and Hedges International Open
at the Belfry. The victory was his first since the '99
Masters....Fleisher won the Irish Senior Open at Tulfarris Golf
Club in Blessington....European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance
ripped Jean Van de Velde for criticizing his selection of Mark
James as assistant captain. "If he's got problems with the
captaincy, he should come to the captain," said Torrance....
Steve Runge, 31, won his first tour event, the Richmond
Open, by holing out from a bunker on the first hole of a playoff
against former Ohio State roommate Chris Smith....Two
caucasians, Mike Rice of Florida A&M and Hayley Hunt of
Bethune-Cookman, won the men's and women's titles, respectively,
at the National Minority College Championships at PGA Golf Club
in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM GUND PINK FAST Parnevik, in his Sunday best, had the presence of mind to improvise after his ball came to rest against a tree during the final round of the Nelson.


Jesper Parnevik Padraig Harrington
Hamburg, Germany Fort Worth, Texas
First Tee National Minority Championship
Mark James Jean Van de Velde
U.S. Open British Open