David Toms's victory, by two shots over Phil Mickelson, is the
first by a Louisianan in the 53-year history of the New Orleans
Chew on This
The Welch's, the Nabisco, the Chick-fil-A...That puts Annika
Sorenstam only a food group away from the Balanced Diet Slam.
Trust us, these numbers really add up: Bruce Fleisher's third
straight win at the TPC at Piper Glen is his second in three
A 36-hole wrap-up to the French Open on Sunday? That's not a
problem for the formerly gimpy Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain.
PGA Between 1991 and 2000, Mickelson had more victories (17)
than seconds and thirds combined (15). This year he has one win,
two seconds and three thirds.... Paul Stankowski made 11 birdies
and needed only 16 putts over a 14-hole stretch during his
course-record 11-under 61 in the opening round. He wound up
LPGA Sorenstam won for the fifth time in her last six starts,
beating Sophie Gustafson with a par on the second hole of sudden
death at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship at Eagle's Landing
Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga...Patty Sheehan will skip the
May 31-June 3 U.S. Women's Open at the Pine Needles in Southern
Pines, N.C., to play in the Hy-Vee Classic, a Women's Senior
tour event in Des Moines...Aimee Cho, a junior, became the
third student from Lake Highland Prep in Orlando in eight months
to Monday qualify for a tour event. She missed the cut by six.
SENIOR Fleisher beat John Bland by three shots in the Home Depot
Invitational at the TPC at Piper Glen in Charlotte with a
tournament-record 15-under 201...Lanny Wadkins begins a tryout
as a CBS commentator at next week's MasterCard Colonial...
Sergio Garcia's father, Victor, finished 69th at Piper Glen in
his Senior debut.
ALSO Karrie Webb won her second consecutive Nichirei Cup, by six
shots in Inagi, Japan...The USGA has ruled that Bradenton
(Fla.) Academy players who have privileges at a private course
used by the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, such as the
Wongluekiet twins, are ineligible for the U.S. Public Links.
COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM GUND Catching 40 links Some pros, like Joe Ogilvie, who shot a two-over 74 last Friday in New Orleans, don't lose any sleep over a missed cut.
UP and Down
The Nelson The Dead Zone
David Toms Phil Mickelson
Lanny Wadkins Jennifer Mills
Nancy Lopez Patty Sheehan
Lake Highland Prep Bradenton Academy