Lei'd to Rest
It took five years, but Brad Faxon can finally say aloha to his
big bust of '96 at Waialae.
Sophie Gustafson should get bonus points for staring down Karrie
Webb all weekend.
Here We Go Again
That's five wins in nine starts for Larry Nelson, last season's
player of the year.
Up and Adam!
Tiger clone Adam Scott, a rising star from Down Under, shows he
can win like Woods too.
PGA Faxon made four eagles--as many as he had all last
season--during his four-stroke victory over Tom Lehman at the
Sony Open in Honolulu. Faxon's 260 (20 under) tied the
tournament record set by John Huston in 1998, when Waialae
Country Club was a par-72...In '96 Faxon came unglued during the
final round of the Hawaiian Open and eventually lost an ugly
playoff to Jim Furyk...Casey Martin, on what's next if the
Supreme Court rules against him: "I really have no recourse. I
don't think Kofi Annan will make a U.N. resolution on my behalf."
LPGA Gustafson's 16-under 272 at the Subaru Memorial of Naples
(Fla.) gave her a three-shot win over Webb...Catherine
Cartwright, a 17-year-old from Bonita Springs, Fla., finished
65th in her pro debut...After making the cut, Suzanne Strudwick
realized that she had signed for an incorrect first-round score
and DQ'd herself. That was too late for the nine players who
would've made the cut had Strudwick reported the error
earlier...By holding this week's Office Depot at Doral's Blue
Monster, the LPGA will for the first time be playing the same
course in the same year as the PGA Tour.
SENIOR Nelson made a kick-in birdie on the final hole to defeat
Jim Thorpe by a stroke at the season-opening MasterCard
Championship in Hualalai, Hawaii.
ALSO Scott, 20, who beat Justin Rose, another 20-year-old, by
one at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Johannesburg, is the
youngest player to win a European tour event since Sergio
Garcia, who at 19 won twice in '99. Scott's W came in his ninth
pro start. It took Garcia only three tries to win number 1.
COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT BECK POWER PLAY One of the best putters on Tour, Faxon also made direct hits with his big gun during a wire-to-wire win in Hawaii.
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