Rx for Success
David Toms needs eight ibuprofens on Friday, and one extra hole
For the Euros, the best of both worlds: They win and they get to
call the Americans poor sports.
It's Jim Thorpe, who last won when Reagan was in office, in a
landslide victory in Napa.
Lee Westwood pips Monty in the final of what has become the
Third-World Match Play.
PGA Toms, who nearly pulled out of the Michelob Championship at
Kingsmill in Williamsburg, Va., after 26 holes because of back
pain, sank a five-foot par putt in sudden death to beat Mike
Weir.... Toms jumped 12 spots, to 18th, on the money list to
qualify for the Nov. 2-5 Tour Championship.... Can things get
worse for Casey Martin? The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the
Tour's appeal, he's 178th in earnings and a lock to lose his Tour
card, and at Kingsmill, after missing the cut by a shot, he
jumped a four-foot fence to avoid autograph seekers and injured
his good (left) leg.
LPGA Europe's 14 1/2-11 1/2 Solheim Cup victory at Loch Lomond,
near Glasgow, was its second in the 10-year history of the
event. The U.S. has won four times.
SENIOR Thorpe, whose 18-under 198 at the Transamerica
Championship in Napa, Calif., beat 1999 winner Bruce Fleisher by
three shots and his tournament record by one, became the sixth
African-American to win a Senior tour event.
ALSO Westwood defeated Colin Montgomerie, who says he has lost
50 pounds in the last 10 weeks, on the 38th hole of the Match
Play final at Wentworth, in Virginia Water, England.... This
week's 16-nation Alfred Dunhill Cup at St. Andrews will be the
last. Next year the event will switch to a pro-celebrity
format.... Ellen Port of St. Louis won her third U.S. Women's
Mid-Amateur in five years.... First Security Van Kasper, a San
Francisco investment firm, has elevated Callaway's status to
Buy, saying the company will announce on Oct. 18 that it intends
to sell its nonconforming ERC driver in the U.S.
UP and Down
Annika Sorenstam Pat Bradley
Dorothy Delasin Grace Park
Nick Price Atrigon, Goldwin, Chipshot.com
Dick Rugge Frank Thomas