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The Week May 16-22


Phil Mickelson has a lovely wife, a beautiful baby and 16 wins.
They say something's missing?

No one saw Karrie Webb ground her club, which cost her the
Firstar Classic. No one had to.

K.C. winner Dana Quigley has made 105 starts in a row, leaving
him 2,527 short of Ripken's record.

Fact or Fiction?
Tiger's a ferocious closer, right? His Sunday average is 69.27,
and 69.18 on the other days.

--PGA Colonial winner Mickelson has more victories than any other
Tour player who has never won a major. Bruce Lietzke is second,
with 13.... Mickelson's closing 63, which helped him overcome a
seven-shot deficit, was the lowest final round by a winner this
year, beating Tiger Woods's 64 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am.... Davis Love III, who tied Stewart Cink for second, two
strokes behind Mickelson, has been a runner-up eight times since
his last victory, at the 1998 MCI Classic.

--LPGA Annika Sorenstam birdied three of the final four holes at
the Country Club of the North in Beavercreek, Ohio, to win by a
shot over Webb and Cristie Kerr.... Sorenstam has a tour-high
six consecutive multiple-win seasons.... Webb was assessed a
two-shot penalty at the 8th hole on Sunday for swiping the sand
with her wedge after flubbing a bunker shot.

--SENIOR Only Mike McCullough, with 124 straight starts, has more
than Quigley, who beat Tom Watson by a stroke in the TD
Waterhouse Championship at Tiffany Greens Golf Club.... The
tournament was Watson's first in his hometown since he won the
'71 Missouri Amateur at Milburn Golf and Country Club.... During
his tour-record-tying run of eight straight birdies, in the
first round, Jim Colbert, who finished third, drained seven
putts of eight feet or less and one 25-footer. He shot a 61.

--ALSO Deutsche Bank-SAP Open winner Lee Westwood made up two
shots on Woods, the third-round leader, with his closing 64....
Ryuji Imada, 23, became the first Japanese-born golfer to win a tour event, at the Virginia Beach Open.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK Sideswipe David Toms left this shot in the bunker, but still tied for fourth at the Colonial.

UP and Down

Phil Mickelson Tiger Woods
Nike Titleist
Annika Sorenstam Karrie Webb
U.S. Open run-up Texas swing
Dana Quigley Tom Watson