What a Sunday. First an American wins in Europe; then a European
wins his first in America.
Tiger Woods has won 27% (24 of 90) of his starts in the U.S. and
44% (four of nine) in Europe.
Wendy Doolan's first W comes in 2001's longest playoff and
shortest (36 holes) event.
Ed Dougherty's winning game plan? Birdie the first five holes in
the first and second rounds.
May 27, 2001
PGA Sergio Garcia closed with a seven-under 63 to win his first
Tour event, the MasterCard Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, by two
over Brian Gay and Phil Mickelson....Mickelson's top three
finish was his fourth in his last five starts....Jerry Pate, the
'76 U.S. Open champ who dropped out of Alabama 26 years ago,
completed a degree in administrative science by taking
correspondence classes and graduated from the school last
Saturday with his 22-year-old daughter, Jennifer.
ALSO Woods eagled the 13th hole of the final round by
slam-dunking a seven-iron shot en route to a 22-under 266 and
his second victory in three years at the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open.
He topped Michael Campbell by four in Heidelberg, Germany....
Woods has collected $11.5 million in nine overseas events since
turning pro: $9.9 million in appearance fees and $1.6 million in
prize money.... Two-time U.S. Amateur champ Charlie Coe, whose
tie for second at the '61 Masters is the best finish by an
amateur at Augusta, died on May 16 in Oklahoma City. He was
77....Among teams qualifying for the May 30-June 2 NCAAs, the
top three finishers from each of the three regionals had an
average rank of 27th.
LPGA Doolan was 0 for 129 before winning the rain-shortened LPGA
Champions Classic. She birdied the fifth hole of sudden death to
beat Wendy Ward at the Country Club of the North in Beavercreek,
SENIOR Dougherty birdied the final two holes to match the tour's
54-hole record of 22 under, set in '93 by Raymond Floyd, at the
TD Waterhouse Championship at Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas
UP and Down
Sergio Garcia Phil Mickelson
Tiger Woods Eduardo Romero
Annika vs. Tiger Mixed doubles
John Daly Laura Davies