Justin Leonard, winless for a year, gets well in San Antonio for
a second straight season.
Se Ri Pak, fresh off a five-week vacation, wins her fifth title
of 2001, by five shots.
After fighting the yips for years, Tom Kite goes to the long
putter--and the winner's circle.
--PGA Of the $10.7 million that Leonard, a native of Dallas, has
won during his seven-year Tour career, $2.1 million (20%) has
come from tournaments in Texas.... Leonard shot an 18-under 266
at LaCantera Golf Club to beat J.J. Henry and Matt Kuchar by two
strokes.... Rookie Kuchar, who won $264,000, now has $533,253 in
eight starts this year, enough for a Tour card in 2002.... The
Tour had expected all 12 members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team to
attend its Sept. 26 tribute in San Antonio to the victims of the
Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, but only Hal Sutton and David Toms
--LPGA A concerned Pak, who shot a 16-under 272 at the Robert
Trent Jones Golf Trail in Mobile to win the AFLAC Champions,
spent the final two weeks of her layoff in New York City with
her sister, Yoo Ri, a 28-year-old student at a fashion school
there.... Pak trails Annika Sorenstam, a six-time winner in '01
who skipped the Champions, 300-241.5 in the player of the year
--SENIOR Kite, who has two other victories in 41 starts as a
Senior (2000 Tradition and SBC Open), ranked fourth in putting
in the Gold Rush Classic at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado
Hills, Calif. His 22-under (194) tied the tour record for a
54-hole event and beat Allen Doyle by a stroke.... Doyle,
however, moved past Bruce Fleisher into first on the money list.
--ALSO In 2010 the Ryder Cup will be held in Wales for the first
time, at Celtic Manor. The '14 match has been awarded to
Gleneagles in Scotland, while the '18, '22, '26 and '30 matches
will be at yet-to-be-named courses in Continental Europe....
Zhang Lian-Wei and Liang Wen-Chong of China won the Nations Cup
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and a berth in the Nov. 15-18 World
Cup in Gotemba, Japan.
COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY RICH FRISHMAN Horsin' round Fred Colter was one of 64 real and wannabe cowpokes to tee it up at a uniquely Western tournament in Springerville, Ariz. (page G12).
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