Tiger was just an opening act for the fab finish put on by Rocco
Mediate and Chris Perry.
All those Canadians ready to raise Kane at the final du Maurier
suffered a major letdown.
While you were away, Tom Jenkins got his first W of 2000 and
passed $1 million in earnings.
I'm Going Pro
Marcy Newton, you've just won the U.S. Women's Amateur. What are
you going to do?
August 20, 2000
--PGA The Golf Channel confirmed that its ratings went up last
Thursday when it showed a tape of Tiger Woods's morning round at
the Buick Open instead of live action, but wouldn't say by how
much.... Mediate beat Perry, his playing partner, by a stroke at
Warwick Hills when he birdied and Perry bogeyed the 72nd hole....
The USGA calculates that Woods's current handicap is a record
plus 9. Johnny Miller had the old mark, a plus 7 set in 1974.
--LPGA Meg Mallon, who beat Rosie Jones by a stroke in the du
Maurier at Royal Ottawa in Aylmer, Que., needs a victory in the
Nabisco Championship to become the fifth player to win the LPGA
career Grand Slam.... Se Ri Pak has parted ways with swing coach
Butch Harmon, saying he didn't spend enough time with her.
--SENIOR Jenkins, who sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the final
hole to beat Kermit Zarley by a stroke in the AT&T Canada Senior
Open at St. Charles Country Club in Winnipeg, is 52 and the
father of a six-week-old son, T.J.
--ALSO Newton, a 22-year-old North Carolina grad, defeated
Arizona sophomore Laura Myerscough 8 and 7 in the final at
Waverley Country Club in Portland.... Heather Zakhar, who won
the Futures tour finale, the Betty Puskar Classic, in
Morgantown, W.Va., Michelle Ellis and Dodie Mazzuca finished
one-two-three on that tour's money list and thus earned LPGA
cards.... Gary Orr topped Per Ulrik Johansson by two shots at
Woburn Golf and Country Club in Milton Keynes to win the British
Masters and secure a spot in next week's $5 million NEC
UP and Down
Augusta, Pebble, St. Andrews Valhalla
Rocco Mediate Chris Perry
Taped Tiger Live leaders
Meg Mallon Kane-adians
Pat Bradley Karrie Webb