--TIGER WOODS: "The twentysomethings are replacing the Normans,
the Watsons and the Wadkins. They're kind of drifting toward the
--ANNIKA SORENSTAM: Lost in Tigermania was her second-place
finish to Martina Hingis in the AP Female Athlete of the Year
--SKINS: Who are the top draws in women's golf? Look no further
than the field for the '98 LPGA skins game: Laura Davies, Nancy
Lopez, Sorenstam and Karrie Webb.
--PHIL MICKELSON: Per his new deal with Yonex, the hatless one
now dons a chapeau. The $20 million he receives over five years
should be adequate compensation.
January 19, 1998
--TENNIS, ANYONE? In December, Ric Clarson, a PGA Tour VP, was
named CEO of the World Tennis Association. Three weeks later he
quit and went back to his old job.
--MAJORS: The last 13 on the men's side have been won by
--NORMAN: If he wins again this year, he'll have had at least
one victory in seven consecutive years. No one has done better
since Lee Trevino rattled off 14 years in a row, ending in 1981.