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This Week

May 25, 1998
May 25, 1998

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May 25, 1998

Baseball

This Week

May 20-26

This is an article from the May 25, 1998 issue

PGA
MasterCard Colonial, Colonial Country Club (below), Fort Worth
Defending champion David Frost tees off in hot pursuit of his
11th Tour title

LPGA
LPGA Corning Classic, Corning (N.Y.) Country Club
In a weak Corn field, Se Ri Pak, Helen Alfredsson and Rosie
Jones stand out

Senior
Bell Atlantic Classic, Hartefeld National, Avondale, Pa.
Hartefeld, a hilly 1995 Tom Fazio design, replaces venerable
venue Chester Valley Golf Club

Europe
Volvo PGA Championship, Wentworth Club, Surrey, England
Brits Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood and '97 champ Ian Woosnam
seek uncommon wealth

PGA Tour
TURNING TOUR PROS INTO ALLEY FIGHTERS

The MasterCard Colonial is that rare Tour event in which the
fame of the host course rivals that of the players. Forever
linked with five-time winner and club member Ben Hogan, Colonial
Country Club has been known since Ben's day as Hogan's Alley.
Rumored to be one of the finalists for the 2003 Ryder Cup, the
course has only two par-5 holes, making it a dark alley for
power players, who often gnash their teeth while strategists
prevail on what 1951 champ Cary Middlecoff called "the toughest
par-70 in the world." Arnold Palmer said that Colonial "isn't my
type of course. It confines me off the tee," though he won here
in 1962. Fred Couples, David Duval, John Huston, Justin Leonard,
Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson and 108 others will hope Colonial
proves to be their type.
CBS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 3 PM

LPGA
A ROSIE COMPLEXION FOR THE CORNING

If the 20th Corning Classic runs true to its recent form,
everything will be coming up Rosie on Sunday. With the fearsome
foursome of Laura Davies, Nancy Lopez, Annika Sorenstam and
Karrie Webb in Frisco, Texas, for the LPGA Skins Game, two-time
defending champ Rosie Jones has a better-than-average chance to
reap some Corning glory. Last year Jones beat Tammie Green in a
playoff, and in 1996 her runner-up was Val Skinner. Winless in
'98--she lost a sudden-death playoff to Liselotte Neumann at the
Standard Register Ping in March-- she ranks 21st on the money
list, with $136,526. Rosie will keep fans riveted if she makes a
run at threepeating.
ABC, SATURDAY, 4 PM; SUNDAY, 3:30 PM

Senior Tour
DO YOU FEEL LUCKY, EASTWOOD?

Bob Eastwood's best year on Tour was his 13th, when the pro from
Rhode Island nabbed the 1984 USF&G and Memphis classics. Last
season, 13 years later, at the 13th Bell Atlantic Classic,
Eastwood claimed his first Senior victory by sinking a 27-foot
birdie putt at the 18th hole on Saturday before rain washed out
Sunday's final round. Eastwood then won the Raley's Classic, the
13th victory of his amateur and pro career. Now he battles Ray
Floyd, Jack Nicklaus, Jay Sigel and others for lucky number 14.
ESPN, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 5:30 PM

COLOR PHOTO: DENNIS ROBERSON [Colonial Country Club]