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Chris Smith, who struck out in U.S. Open qualifying two weeks
ago, is only the fourth player since 1985 to win the event
before the Open but not play in the championship.... Rookie
Bryce Molder earned $66,500 for his 12th-place finish at
Westchester, and, more important, membership on the PGA Tour for
the rest of the year.... Fuzzy Zoeller's $360,000 winner's check
at the Senior PGA Championship was the largest of his 28-year
pro career.... Finishing two strokes behind Zoeller was Hale
Irwin, extending his Senior record for second-place finishes to
30.... LPGA Championship winner Se Ri Pak, Annika Sorenstam and
Karrie Webb have won 65 of the LPGA's 196 events since 1997....
With a three-stroke victory over Denmark's Soren Hansen, Darren
Clarke took his third English Open in the last four years.