With back-to-back W's, Notah Begay must guard against thinking
he's the next Billy Andrade.
Scotland's the home of golf, but Janice Moodie is only the
second LPGA winner from there.
First Tiger, now Hale Irwin. Next: rough as high as an
elephant's eye at the Women's Open.
The Euros loved Ballybunion, 'til the wind kicked in. Only
Patrik Sjoland remained upright.
--PGA Begay, who holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to
beat Mark Calcavecchia by a shot at the Canon Greater Hartford
Open at the TPC at River Highlands, is the first Tour player to
win in consecutive weeks since Tiger Woods took the National Car
Rental Classic and the Tour Championship last fall.... Begay's
20-under 260 is the lowest score of the year.... Calcavecchia,
the Tour's best bowler, rolled a 706 series that included a 267
game during his monthlong layoff between the Memorial and
Hartford.... John Carpenter, the first person to win the jackpot
on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, caddied for baseball Hall of
Famer Joe Morgan in the Hartford pro-am. Says Morgan, "The great
part was, I didn't have to give him a tip."
--LPGA Moodie beat Pat Hurst by two shots at the Shoprite LPGA
Classic in Atlantic City. Who's the other winning Scot? Kathryn
Marshall in the '95 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
--SENIOR Irwin's 17-under 267 at the U.S. Senior Open at Saucon
Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa., is the lowest score and
most strokes under par ever in a USGA championship.... Runner-up
Bruce Fleisher failed to hold the lead in the final round for
only the third time in 12 chances as a Senior.... Irwin and Jack
Nicklaus are the only players to have multiple victories in both
the U.S. and Senior Opens.
--ALSO Sjoland, a Swede, won the Irish Open by two when
countryman Fredrik Jacobson bogeyed the final two holes....
Hunter Haas will turn pro after his title defense at next week's
U.S. Public Links in Portland.
COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN? In the swim following a double-win season in '99, Begay has risen to the top again this year with two more victories.
UP and Down
Notah Begay Mark Calcavecchia
Stanford Oklahoma State
Charles Howell Sergio Garcia
Hale Irwin Arnold Palmer