Memphis winner Estes goes wire to wire but still plays second
fiddle to fan fave John Daly.
If Laura Davies makes it two straight at the LPGA Championship
next week, she's in the Hall of Fame.
The money doesn't matter to someone like John Schroeder; finally
getting that first W does.
Only on the European tour does an Australian edge a Frenchman at
the English Open.
June 17, 2001
PGA Estes, who shot a 17-under 267 at the TPC at Southwind to
take the FedEx St. Jude Classic, beat Bernhard Langer by a
stroke....Daly and Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange tied for
fifth. It was Strange's best finish since a tie for second at
the '97 Buick Open....Westchester Country Club, a Tour stop for
34 years, might drop out after next year's Buick Classic.
LPGA Despite a 40 on the final nine, which included a double
bogey on the 72nd hole, Davies won for the 20th time, at the
Wegmans Rochester International at Locust Hill Country Club in
Pittsford, N.Y....Annika Sorenstam paid her own way to this
week's Evian Masters outside Paris after commissioner Ty Votaw
barred her from the players' charter because she withdrew from
the Wegmans two days before the first round.
SENIOR Schroeder, a founder of Cobra Golf who made an estimated
$49 million when the company was sold to Fortune Brands in '95,
earned $180,000 at the NFL Classic at Upper Montclair Country
Club in Clifton, N.J. He won a playoff with Allen Doyle with a
par on the second hole.
ALSO Peter O'Malley won his first Euro tour event in six years
and third overall, by a shot over Raphael Jacquelin at the
Compass Group English Open at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel
in Meriden....Michael Hoey, 22, of Northern Ireland earned
invitations to the July 19-22 British Open and the '02 Masters
by taking the British Amateur....Rich Jones, charged with
vandalizing 12 greens at Southern Hills in June 1999 (SI, June
11), was arrested last Saturday in Holiday Island, Ark., and is
awaiting extradition to Tulsa.
UP and Down
Grand Slam Tiger Slam
Andy North Greg Norman
Kevin Stadler Craig Stadler