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British Win Is In The Stars

Much has been made over the coincidence that Masters champ Mike
Weir and U.S. Open winner Jim Furyk share a birthday: May 12,
1970. So who's our pick to win the British Open? Former Ryder
Cupper Andrew Coltart of Scotland, who was born on, you guessed
it, May 12, 1970.

Apparently Tiger Woods's slump is so acute that even streakers
are jumping off the bandwagon. Brittney Skye, the adult-film
actress who jiggled mostly topless onto the 11th green during the
final round of the U.S. Open, tells SI that she was supposed to
deliver flowers and a hug to Woods but bagged it at the last
minute because he was "playing so poorly." Skye instead decided
to grace the front-running Furyk with her presence. Other than
being detained for several hours for disorderly conduct, Skye had
a blast at her first golf tournament. "I'm definitely a fan
now--I didn't know it was so entertaining," says Skye, 25. "Some
of the players are sexy. I would love to have Tiger, Jonathan
Byrd or Fredrik Jacobson in one of my movies."

Oakmont Country Club was recently the site of a get-together of
Tiger roadkill. An outing on June 16 included four players who
lost to Woods in the U.S. Amateur: Trip Kuehne (1994 final),
Buddy Marucci ('95 final), Steve Scott ('96 final) and Sean Knapp
('95 round of 16). After dinner a number of players retired to
the porch overlooking the 9th green, from which Kuehne and his
brother Hank, had a long-drive contest, teeing up their balls by
sticking a peg in a dinner roll.

At 13 years, 8 months and 11 days Michelle Wie became the
youngest champion of any USGA event open to all ages, snipping 2
1/2 years off the record Laura Baugh set at the 1971 U.S. Women's


THIS WEEK: Should the Tour test players' drivers for springlike
effect before every round, as Tiger Woods has suggested?

LAST POLL: Is Woods in a slump?


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