Kenny Perry gets the win, but the big prize--a spot on the Ryder
Cup team--goes to Jim Furyk.
Foreign invasion? The real story is that kids like Ward have
taken over the LPGA.
O.K., Bruce Lietzke's no Bobby Wadkins, but he did win in only
his third try as a Senior.
War by the Shore II
It took 79 years for Great Britain and Ireland to make the
Walker Cup interesting.
August 19, 2001
PGA Perry's victory in Grand Blanc, Mich., was the fourth of his
15-year Tour career. He beat Furyk and Chris DiMarco by two
strokes.... Furyk jumped from 11th to eighth in the Ryder Cup
standings with a week to go to earn points.... In the final round
Billy Mayfair set a Tour record by playing eight consecutive
holes under par and tied the record for lowest nine-hole score
LPGA With her three-stroke victory over Moira Dunn and
Annika Sorenstam in the Wendy's Championship at New Albany (Ohio)
Country Club, Wendy Ward, 28, became the eighth player under 30
to win this year. Twentysomethings have taken 11 of 27 events in
2001.... Ward shot a 21-under 195, breaking the tour record for
number of strokes under par in a 54-hole tournament by two....
JoAnne Carner on Karrie Webb: "She doesn't say one word and
doesn't allow her caddie to say one word. It's not much fun to
play with her."
SENIOR Lietzke, who hadn't won since the '94 Las Vegas
Invitational, took the 3M Championship with a nine-under 207 at
the TPC of the Twin Cities.... Arnold Palmer shot a career-high
92 in the final round.
ALSO Great Britain and Ireland defeated the U.S. 15-9 at Ocean
Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Ga.... Paul McGinley secured a
spot on the European Ryder Cup team by beating Paul Lawrie and
Daren Lee in sudden death at the Wales Open.... Beth Bauer,
Angela Buzminski and Jung Yeon Lee earned 2002 LPGA tour cards
by finishing one-two-three on the final Futures tour money list.
Buzminski will be only the second left-handed player in LPGA
history. Juli Pavon was the first.
UP and Down
Jim Furyk Joe Durant
Billy Mayfair Al Geiberger, Webb Heintzelman
Peter McEvoy Danny Yates
Bruce Lietzke Hale Irwin