This Week

July 05, 1998

July 1-7

PGA
Canon Greater Hartford Open, TPC at River Highlands, Cromwell,
Conn.
A sponsor's exemption keeps Casey Martin rolling after his
23rd-place finish at the U.S. Open

LPGA
U.S. Women's Open, Blackwolf Run (below), Kohler, Wis.
With a $1.5 million purse, the Open offers $200,000 more than
any other LPGA tournament

Senior
State Farm Senior Classic, Hobbits Glen Golf Club, Columbia, Md.
If he earns $6,335, Hale Irwin will pass Greg Norman as golf's
alltime leading money winner

Europe
Murphy's Irish Open, Druid's Glen, Dublin
Defending champ Colin Montgomerie swooned at the U.S. Open but
has had better luck in the Irish

PGA Tour
Cartin' Martin Steals Cink's Ink

In the 1997 Greater Heartache Open, Stewart Cink shot a Sunday
66 and rose to the top, thanks to the sinking of Jeff Maggert,
who blew makable putts all the way home. Maggert, one of the
Tour's premier bridesmaids, settled for his 10th runner-up
finish in five years. This week Cink will take a backseat to
Casey Martin, who is playing on a sponsor's exemption after
making his big-tour debut at the U.S. Open. David Duval, Justin
Leonard and Vijay Singh join Cink and Martin in hot pursuit of
the GHO's $360,000 winner's check.
CBS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 4 PM

LPGA
Now Opening: The Crying Game

If you think Lee Janzen wept a lot after his victory at the
men's Open, watch the waterworks if Nancy Lopez claims this
week's U.S. Women's Open title. An Open for Lopez, who has four
runner-up finishes in the tournament, would turn the host course
into Blackwolf Runny Nose. The Hall of Famer is 0-for-Opens in
21 tries. Still, she won't be a dark horse at Blackwolf. A year
ago Lopez beat everyone but Alison Nicholas, and she'll be among
the favorites to withstand USGA badgering and win the biggest
thing to hit Kohler, Wis., since indoor plumbing.
NBC, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 3 PM

Senior Tour
Patriot Games For the Seniors

The official theme of the inaugural State Farm Senior Classic is
"Senior stars shoot for the flag." The official logo is red,
white and blue, and there'll be an Independence Day fireworks
display for players and sponsors. England's Brian Barnes had
better keep his head down. Hale Irwin, Larry Nelson, Isao Aoki
and 75 others hope to get independently wealthier at the
6,983-yard, par-72 Hobbit's Glen Golf Club, which last held an
event of such magnitude in 1973, when Jack Nicklaus and Sam
Snead played an exhibition there. Nicklaus and Snead are off
this week, but Johnny Unitas was scheduled to tee up the small
ball in Thursday's pro-am.
ESPN, SATURDAY, 2 PM; SUNDAY, 5:30 PM

COLOR PHOTO: JOE PICCIOLO [Hills and green on Blackwolf Run golf course]

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)