Karrie Webb has won four of the last seven majors, by an average
of six shots.
Tracking the Bear
After 100 pro starts Tiger Woods is 10 wins and a major ahead of
If Sammy Rachels, who's had four back operations and an ongoing
case of the yips, can do it....
At the British Masters, Thomas Levet becomes the first Frenchman
to win in England.
LPGA Webb, the seventh woman to win consecutive U.S. Opens, was
the only player to shoot par or better in every round at Pine
Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. With a
seven-under 273, she topped runner-up Se Ri Pak by eight
strokes.... A victory at the June 21-24 LPGA Championship will
give Webb a career Grand Slam.... Duke's Candy Hannemann
finished 30th to become the third woman to win an NCAA title and
be the low amateur in the Open in the same year.
PGA With a seven-shot win over Paul Azinger and Sergio Garcia at
the Memorial at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio,
Woods became the first player to win the same event three years
in a row since Tom Watson took the Byron Nelson Classic from
1978 to '80.... The Memorial was Woods's 28th Tour victory since
turning pro in August '96.... Newly elected World Golf Hall of
Fame members Greg Norman and Payne Stewart have fewer Tour wins
combined (29) than Leo Diegel (30), who isn't in the Hall.
SENIOR Rachels, winner of the '94 PGA Club Pro, shot a 63--the
lowest score of his career--in the final round to complete a
17-under 199 and beat Hale Irwin by four shots in the BellSouth
Senior Classic at Springhouse Golf Club in Nashville.
ALSO Levet, 33, who in '94 became the first French member of the
PGA Tour, prevailed with a birdie on the third hole of a playoff
against Mathias Gronberg, David Howell and Robert Karlsson at
Woburn Golf Club.... Florida's Nick Gilliam and Camilo Benedetti
finished one-two to lead the Gators to the NCAA championship in
COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JIM GUND Playing catch-up Annika Sorenstam pitched a perfect game to her caddie while warming up for the U.S. Women's Open.
UP and Down
National Spelling Bee U.S Wimen's Opun
Casey Martin Antonin Scalia
Symmetry Coefficient of restitution
Greg Norman, Payne Stewart Leo Diegel