Who's Accounting?

Unless you're on the edge of your E-Z-GO over whether Casey
Martin can bank enough to get his Tour card (looks good), or you
care whether No. 125 in earnings, Billy Ray Brown, can win
enough to keep his card (iffy), or you wonder if No. 30, Duffy
Waldorf, can hang on to make the Tour Championship (how much is
enough?), you can pull the plug on a splendid '99 season. It's
all over but the bean counting.

PGA Jim Furyk defeated Jonathan Kaye by a stroke at the Las
Vegas Invitational to become the first player to successfully
defend his title since David Duval won the '98 Michelob
Championship. Furyk also won in Las Vegas in '95 and is 134
under par in 30 rounds in six trips there.

LPGA Akiko Fukushima became the first rookie to win the AFLAC
Tournament of Champions after she eagled the 16th hole at
Magnolia Grove Crossings in Mobile and Maria Hjorth missed a
four-foot putt on 18 that would have forced a playoff.... The
tour will lose four tournaments in 2000, the HealthSouth
Inaugural, the Titleholders, the Sara Lee Classic and the Safeco
Classic, and gain one, the Takefuji Classic, in Hawaii.

SENIOR David Graham, who shot a final-round 65 to win the
Raley's Gold Rush Classic at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado
Hills, Calif., by four strokes over Larry Mowry, has 12 wins and
more than $5 million in earnings after 24 years on the PGA and
Senior tours, which is $497,040 more than Tiger Woods has made
this year.... Hale Irwin, who has won the scoring title the last
three years, is second (69.48) behind Bruce Fleisher (69.34)
with three weeks to go.... On pace to set a single-season
record: John Mahaffey for greens in regulation (76.8% to Lee
Trevino's 76.7% in '90).

ALSO Colin Montgomerie beat defending champ Mark O'Meara, 3 and
2, to win the World Match Play at Wentworth, England, becoming
the first winner of the event since 1979 not to have won a
major.... Montgomerie says he will reduce his U.S. schedule in
2000 but insists that it's not because of the heckling he has
received here, contradicting an earlier statement he had made to
the BBC.


COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRISTINE NESBITT/AP Figurehead Montgomerie's victory in the World Match Play was his sixth this year, one short of the European tour record.

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