This is an article from the Aug. 17, 1998 issue
PGA Championship, Sahalee Country Club, Redmond, Wash.
Mark O'Meara, in search of his third major of 1998, battles 124
Tour players and 25 club pros
Women's British Open, Royal Lytham and St. Annes, Lancashire,
Two-time winner Karrie Webb cruised to an eight-shot triumph last
year at Sunningdale
First of America Classic, Egypt Valley Country Club, Ada, Mich.
Defending champ Gil Morgan, who has five wins in '98, tops the
talent pyramid at Egypt Valley
U.S. Women's Amateur, Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Curtis Cuppers Kellee Booth, Jenny Chuasiriporn and Brenda Corrie
Kuehn chase individual honors
NO FEHR PLAY IN WASHINGTON
While Florida is home to at least 50 Tour pros, the state of
Washington has one, Rick Fehr. Un-Fehr as it seems, he won't
play in the PGA Championship though he is a member of the host
Sahalee Country Club. He didn't earn enough money to qualify.
With Fehr out, local fans can root for Seattle native Fred
Couples, Pullman-born Kirk Triplett and Redmond's Scott
Williams, who qualified by finishing ninth in the PGA Club Pro
Championship. Georgia's Davis Love III, who won the Wanamaker
Trophy under a rainbow last year (right) will try to keep it
away from Floridians Mark O'Meara, Tiger Woods and two-time PGA
champ Nick Price.
--CBS, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, 2 PM
TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT AND $1.1 MILLION
After a 28-week rain delay, the AT&T Pebble Beach National
Pro-Am will finish as it began, under clean-and-place rules,
though the weather will probably be perfect. A golfer who won
the PGA on Sunday and the AT&T on Monday would bank two titles
and $990,000 in no time flat. Of the 27 pros within five shots
of the AT&T lead, 16 were scheduled to play at the PGA. Of
those, Tim Herron, Phil Mickelson or Tom Watson could claim
another $100,000--the bonus the Bank of America is offering the
king of the West Coast swing--by winning at Pebble.
DID SHE SAY HER NAME WAS KA RI WEBB?
Karrie Webb, who won the '95 and '97 Women's British Opens in
blowouts, might give Se Ri Pak and Annika Sorenstam a royal
thrashing at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. It may be too late to
challenge Pakenstam for player of the year, but a Webb victory
at the British would at least mean a different player of the week.
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED AT EGYPT VALLEY
With Hale Irwin taking a week off, '97 First of America winner
Gil Morgan becomes first choice at the First. Bob Duval and Dave
Stockton join Morgan to seek the pharaoh's share of a $1 million