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Tiger-Mania Hits Texas

Look out, PGA. There’s a young man who plans on tearing up the tour. His name is … Chris Walters. “I’m going to be better than Tiger Woods,” said the …


Eagle Propels Duval To Lead

David Duval eagled his first hole en route to a second straight 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead halfway through the BellSouth Classic in Duluth, Ga. Nick Price was second …


Miscellany

Don Pooley shot an 8-under-par 64 to grab a two-shot lead after the opening round of the BellSouth Classic, being played for the first time at the new TPC Sugarloaf …


Duval Leads Houston

David Duval shot a 1-under-par 71 to take a one-stroke lead over David Ogrin and Australian Craig Parry after the second round of the Houston Open in Texas. Duval made …


Tiger’s Dad Dismisses Zoeller ‘Joke’ Elder Woods Doesn’t Think Intent Was To Slur

Tiger Woods’ father is not surprised at the racially insensitive remarks by Fuzzy Zoeller but is disappointed the comments distracted from his son’s Masters victory. Earl Woods, who said be …


Duval Grabs Lead

David Duval, in his third full year on the PGA Tour and still in search of his first victory, opened with a 7-under-par 65 for a two-stroke lead in the …


Triplett In Second

Tom Kite, who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 1993, birdied three of his final five holes of the Greater Greensboro (N.C.) Chrysler Classic for a 4-under-par 68 and …


Lyle’s Wife Totes Good Luck

Steve Elkington blasts from a sand trap during the first round of the Greater Greensboro Classis. His 67 left him one shot off the lead. Photo by Associated Press


Distraught Zoeller Quits Greater Greensboro Classic

Choking back tears, Fuzzy Zoeller withdrew from this week’s PGA tournament, saying he wanted to apologize personally to Tiger Woods for racially insensitive remarks he made about the Masters champion. …


Kmart Drops Zoeller

Kmart Corp. will no longer sponsor Fuzzy Zoeller or have him promote Kmart products because of racially charged comments he made about Masters champion Tiger Woods. The decision was made …


Irwin Birdies His Way To Pga Seniors’ Lead

Hale Irwin hits out of the sand on the third hole of the PGA Seniors’ Championship. Photo by Associated Press


Masters Finale Gives Cbs Ratings A Boost

It turns out Augusta wasn’t the only place Masters champion Tiger Woods put up incredible numbers with his glorious golf game. Word of Tiger’s tilt with tournament history brought viewers …


Woods Gives Racial Barriers A Good Whack

On a resonating Sunday on a golf course where just about everything has always been white and green, 21-year-old Tiger Woods wrenched open a new door to millions of people …


Absolutely, A Masterpiece Woods Proves That He’s Good To The Very Last Shot

1. Nick Faldo helps Tiger Woods into the traditional green jacket. Photo by Associated Press 2. Golfing prodigy Tiger Woods, backed by a huge gallery of fans, tees off on …


Faldo To Surrender Jacket And Putter

Defending champion Nick Faldo didn’t make the cut but will be around Sunday to pass the green jacket along to the next champion. His instructor, David Leadbetter, said Faldo then …


Standing Out In A Crowd At 15 Under Par, Woods Appears Poised To Run Away With Masters Championship

Woods’ dominance reduces playing partner Colin Montgomerie to a spectator. Photo by Associated Press


Huston Tames Wild Augusta Many Others Not Quite As Lucky On Opening Day Of Masters

1. John Huston sends his ball into the crowd near the 18th green after carding an eagle. Photo by Associated Press 2. Paul Azinger takes a joy ride after sinking …


Evidence Says That Norman Isn’t Dead Yet

Greg Norman dropped three balls to the ground at 12:45 p.m., on the business end of the practice green, where the crowd was considerably thinner. But by the time his …


‘57 Champ Still Up To The Challenge Ford, 74, Sets Record By Making 45th Trip To Augusta

Doug Ford isn’t about to quit playing in the Masters. Photo by Associated Press


Strong Winds Blow Officials Off Course

Masters officials admit a mistake? Strong, cold northeast winds caught them off guard Thursday after they had placed pins in positions that would have been tough on a calm day. …


Latest Binge Leads Daly’s Wife To File For Divorce

Paulette Daly filed for divorce from John Daly less than two weeks after a drinking spree at the Players Championship that ended with the former British Open and PGA champion …


Conquering His Demons 1996 Collapse Forgotten, Norman Says He’s Ready To Chase Masters Title

1. Starting with this hug from Nick Faldo on the 18th green, Greg Norman has found out how caring people can be. File/Associated Press 2. A Masters title would be …


Pga May Be Done With Daly

John Daly’s drinking incident has left him in danger of expulsion from the tour. Photo by Associated Press


Nicklaus One Back

Despite an arthritic hip that acted up in record-breaking cold, Jack Nicklaus was able to finish the first round of the year’s first senior major - The Tradition - a …


Daly Enters Betty Ford Clinic For Rehab

John Daly, an admitted alcoholic, withdrew from the Players Championship the day after a long drinking session in a bar, and on Sunday said he would immediately begin treatment for …


King Takes A Dip After Leader Dives Lpga Hall Of Famer Tops Robbins, Wins Dinah Shore Title

Betsy King, clad in a white robe with “Nabisco Dinah Shore 1997 Champion” emblazoned across the back, stripped off her soggy golf shoes and socks and shook her still-dripping hair. …


Sports People

An injury suffered nearly two years ago has forced Oregon punter and placekicker Matt Belden to give up his collegiate career. Belden tore a muscle in his right leg during …


Sheehan Hopes To Go Head Over Heels Again

It’s been a long time between cartwheels for Patty Sheehan. When Sheehan, an LPGA Hall of Famer, finally won her first Nabisco Dinah Shore title a year ago, she reeled …


Golfers Cash In On Success

Tiger Woods’ commercial success has helped other golfers such as Paul Goydos strike it rich, too. Photo by Associated Press


Ballesteros Turned Down

The selection process for Europe’s Ryder Cup team will remain unchanged, dealing a setback to team captain Seve Ballesteros. Ballesteros will have only two choices instead of the four he …