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Nov. 09, 1998
Nov. 09, 1998

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Nov. 9, 1998

Miscellany
  • 7 Days 78
    Compiled by Cameron Morfit and Jeff Pearlman

    While you were transfixed by the NFL, NHL, PGA, and NASCAR, you probably missed some of the weird and wondrous things that go on each week in the world of sports. Here are a few items from wire services and local papers that might have slipped under your radar.

This Week

November 4-10

This is an article from the Nov. 9, 1998 issue Original Layout

PGA
Subaru Sarazen World Open, The Legends at Chateau Elan,
Braselton, Ga.
It may be the silly season, but the $360,000 that awaits the
champion isn't funny money

Senior
Energizer Senior Tour Championship, The Dunes Golf and Beach
Club, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The top 31 oldsters battle over megabucks: a Senior tour-record
$347,000 winner's check

LPGA
Japan Classic, Sohbu Country Club, Chiba, Japan
Sweden's 5'7" Liselotte Neumann is big in Japan, where she has
won four tournaments since '91

PGA Tour
For Openers, Don't Bet on Moe

The 98-player Sarazen World Open field features the winners of
63 national open championships. Feroz Ali Molla, the Indian Open
champ, Botswana Open winner Nasho Kamungeremu and Singapore Open
victor Zaw Moe may not stand much of a chance against the game's
international stars, but the charm of this event is seeing such
golfing Cinderellas try to break 80 while paired with, say, 1994
World Open winner Ernie Els (above). Lee Janzen and Mark O'Meara
have sent their regrets, making English Open king Lee Westwood
the leading man at Chateau Elan, a 3,100-acre resort and winery
near Atlanta.

LPGA
Land of the Rising Daughter

The only LPGA tournament held in Japan looks much like tour
events in Old Hickory, Tenn., and Kutztown, Pa. Japan's Hiromi
Kobayashi is among the favorites, but then she is an LPGA regular
who seldom appears in her homeland. Korea's Se Ri Pak, England's
Laura Davies and a slew of Americans hope to outduel local faves
Kobayashi and Mayumi Hirase. Don't be too quick to crown Pak, who
was sidelined by a terrible cold in Korea last week. In any case,
three of the last four Classics have been won by Japanese
players.
GOLF CHANNEL, SAT. AND SUN., 9:30 PM

Senior Tour
The Scramble for Super Seniority

If the seniors' Tour Championship at Myrtle Beach turns into
another Myrtle and hare story (winner Gil Morgan and runner-up
Hale Irwin practically lapped the field in '97), follow another
chase: the MasterCard competition for super seniors. While
Morgan and Irwin duel for overall dominance, the race among
players 60 and older continues with Dale Douglass ($224,720)
leading runner-up Al Geiberger ($184,520), Bruce Crampton
($180,585) and Charles Coody ($175,865).
ESPN, SATURDAY, 3:30 PM; SUNDAY, 5 PM

COLOR PHOTO: J.D. CUBAN [Ernie Els]