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The Lessons Of History

The ghosts of British Opens past haunted last week's Women's
British at Royal Lytham. Recalling Mark Roe's mishap last month
at Royal St. George's, players made a big deal of checking their
scorecards on the 1st tee. And caddies demonstratively checked
the number of clubs in their bags, a nod to Ian Woosnam, who
famously had a 15th stick at the 2001 Open at Lytham. Said Wendy
Ward, "We were all checking out the bush where Woosie chucked his
extra driver."

One of the perks that comes with winning the Buick Classic is a
one-year honorary membership at the host facility, Westchester
Country Club. Last week Jonathan Kaye became the first champion
to enjoy the privilege. Kaye hosted two friends and plunked down
their $70 guest fees, though as a member he played for free.

A Texan who had been living in Connecticut, Dave Eichelberger
will be moving this fall to Hawaii, where his wife, D.C., hails
from. The Eichelbergers have five-year-old twins, and Dave says
Honolulu is a perfect place to raise them. He will become the
only active player on any major tour to live full-time in Hawaii.

Tiger Woods hit 13 of 14 fairways on Sunday, his lone miss by two


THIS WEEK: Who is the player of the year so far in 2003: Jim
Furyk, Davis Love, Kenny Perry, Mike Weir or Tiger Woods?

LAST POLL: Which performance was more impressive, Suzy Whaley's
at the Greater Hartford Open or Annika Sorenstam's at the


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