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GIVE IT UP FOR ROSIE

April 05, 2005
April 05, 2005

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April 5, 2005

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Tournaments
2005 Masters: Starters
  • Who will win next week's Masters? ¬†One of these 10 players, according to a PGA Tour pro who, on the condition of anonymity, critiqued and ranked the contenders

  • In 1986 an ugly duckling of a putter was turned into a swan

  • If the Masters turns into a chipping contest, short-game specialist Retief Goosen will be tough to beat

  • SI recently polled more than 50 Tour players on golf and other matters. Some of the players declined to answer certain questions (so the percentages that follow are for respondents only), while others offered -- under the cloak of anonymity -- some choice one-liners, the most telling of which are included

  • Meet the local fixtures and recognizable faces who make the city more than simply another name for the National

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Teeing Off

GIVE IT UP FOR ROSIE

By Josh Elliot

The loud cheers for runner-up Rosie Jones left no doubt as to who was the real Queen of Mission Hills. The salutes were part congratulations for her best-ever finish in the event, part appreciation for an act of courage and part farewell, because if the 45-year-old Jones retires at the end of the season as planned, last week's Nabisco will have been her 20th and last.

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"I got it going and the crowd responded," said Jones, who has 13 LPGA wins but only seconds in the majors. "I'm a familiar face--and there's the Olivia thing." Last year Jones announced her endorsement deal with Olivia, a travel company that specializes in vacations for lesbians. Jones also announced that she is a homosexual. Says Jones, "The feedback from everyone--galleries, sponsors, players--has been only good. I thought there'd be more negative stuff, but the tolerance has been a wonderful surprise."

I felt as if I played pretty well. I only lost by 12 strokes.

--Juli Inkster, who finished seventh at the Kraft Nabisco

COLOR PHOTOTODD BIGELOW/AURORA (WIE, JONES, GULBIS)Rosie the riveting.

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