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THEN AND NOW

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LAST WEEK, highly touted amateur Ryan Moore, 22, made his pro debut at the Barclays Classic at Westchester Country Club. Thirty-three years ago another top-rated, 22-year-old amateur, Tom Kite, began his pro career at the same tournament, then known as the Westchester Classic. Kite went on to win 19 Tour events, including the '92 U.S. Open. Here's how things have changed--or not--between the two professional debuts.

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RYAN MOORE

 

TOM KITE

51st

FINISH

32nd

$13,532

$ EARNED

$1,425

274

WINNING SCORE

270

$5,750,000

PURSE

$250,000

$1,035,000

WINNER'S SHARE

$50,000

Padraig Harrington

WINNER

Jack Nicklaus

6,839 yards

COURSE LENGTH

6,700 yards

Batman Begins

BOX-OFFICE
SMASH

The Godfather

We Belong Together
by Mariah Carey

NO. 1 HIT

Brandy by Looking Glass

Dancing with the Stars

TOP-RATED
TV SHOW

Marcus Welby, M.D.

Trucker cap

HIGH FASHION

Plaid pants

War in Iraq

HEADLINES

Vietnam War

 

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DARREN CARROLL (MOORE, PRESSEL)

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RICHARD MACKSON (KITE)

COLOR PHOTO

WARNER BROS./ZUMA/CORBIS (BATMAN)

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BETTMANN/CORBIS (BRANDO, YOUNG)

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ADAM LARKEY/ABC (DANCERS)

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