This Week

July 26, 1998

July 22-28

PGA
CVS Charity Classic, Pleasant Valley Country Club, Sutton, Mass.
Fu fighters Fred Funk and Jim Furyk join wild card Mac O'Grady
for a Pleasant week's work

LPGA
Giant Eagle Classic, Avalon Lakes Golf Club, Warren, Ohio
Ohioans will be cheering expectant mom Tammie Green, a native of
the Buckeye State

Senior
U.S. Senior Open, Riviera Country Club (below), Pacific
Palisades, Calif.
Quipster Gary McCord debuts as a Senior, and bad hipster Jack
Nicklaus adds to his legend

Europe
Dutch Open, Hilversumsche Golf Club, Hilversum, the Netherlands
Justin Rose makes his first pro start, beating Matt Kuchar and
Sergio Garcia to the bank

PGA Tour
Putter Man And His Problem ProbosciS

In March defending CVS champ Loren Roberts broke two ribs while
sneezing. He joined Gary Player, who once pulled a muscle in a
bathtub, and Sam Torrance, who tweaked his neck getting out of
bed, in the Wile E. Coyote Golf Injury Hall of Shame. Roberts, a
43-year-old putting specialist, withdrew from the Bay Hill
Invitational after his nosequake and has seen his winnings
nosedive from $1,089,140 in 1997, 15th best on Tour, to just
$210,247 this year. There's hope, however, for Roberts this week
in New England. He finished in the top 20 at the U.S. Open and
spent part of last week within sniffing distance of the lead at
Royal Birkdale.
GOLF CHANNEL, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 2 PM

LPGA
Where Eagles Roost On The Home Hole

It's named for a store, not a score, but the Giant Eagle Classic
often goes to women who make 3s on the par-5 18th hole at Avalon
Lakes. A year ago Tammie Green eagled the 451-yard cream puff in
sudden death, but so did Laura Davies. Two holes later Green
again eagled the 18th, and Davies, who bogeyed, settled for
second. In 1993 Nancy Lopez eagled the 18th to force a playoff
with Deb Richard, which Lopez went on to win. Now two-time Eagle
giants Green and Michelle McGann vie to become the event's first
three-time winner against a high-flying field that includes
Annika Sorenstam, Se Ri Pak, Liselotte Neumann and Karrie Webb.
ESPN2, SATURDAY 2 PM; SUNDAY 3:30 PM

Senior Tour
Home Of The Wee Bronze Man

This week's U.S. Senior Open features a tribute to Ben Hogan,
who won his first U.S. Open title at Riviera 50 summers ago. On
Tuesday, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer were scheduled to
unveil a bronze statue of the man who worked so many wonders
here that the place was nicknamed Hogan's Alley. On Thursday the
Alley fight begins for Hale Irwin, champion of the '76 L.A. Open
at the Riv; Gil Morgan, who won the '78 L.A. Open here; and 154
others.
NBC, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 4 PM

COLOR PHOTO: GARY NEWKIRK/ALLSPORT [Golf course and club house of Riviera Country Club]

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)