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Volume 22Golfing Weekly Home PageJuly 12, 2004

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1. PGA Tour - John Deere Classic Report and Results
2. PGA Tour Money List
3. European Tour - Barclays Scottish Open Report and Results
4. Volvo Order Of Merit
5. LPGA Tour - BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open Report and Results
6. ADT Money List
7. Champions Tour - Ford Senior Players Championship Report and Results
8. Champions Tour Money List
9. "Off the Cart Path" - weekly cartoon strip by Roy Doty
10. Ryder Cup Points
11. Official World Golf Rankings

 

Editor's Weekly Word

We had some good golf to report on this week but we've got some great golf in store on the west coast of Scotland starting on Thursday as the season's third major gets under way.

While the world #2 ,Els, and #3, Singh, both finished third in their attempted title defences the week before the 133rd Open Championship, Phil Mickelson cheerfully missed only his second cut of the season and headed off to practice at Royal Troon. Woods and Goosen settled for off course preparation as did a couple of other players who I shall be watching out for later this week.

Clearly, the players I've mentioned above are justifiably the bookies' favorites but it would be no great surprise if none of them lifted the claret jug next Sunday. Who could steal it out from under their noses? Well, Luke Donald or Colin Montgomerie would be popular if either of them could pull it off and both have their merits but Brits have not fared too well in their own major in recent years. Of the Americans, Mickelson looks the obvious candidate but I have a feeling that, despite his Masters victory earlier in the year, he would still be more comfortable in the runner-up spot. I would like to see Stewart Cink figure in the outcome but I think that this year's winner will not come from the UK or USA.

If I were to have a small wager on the outcome, my money would be split between Sergio Garcia of Spain and Shigeki Maruyama of Japan. Garcia has shown twice already this year that he is back to winning form and has a history of performing well in the big tournaments. Maruyama is a class player who is also more than capable of winning and I can picture his beaming smile as he walks onto the 18th green on Sunday. Whoever takes the honours in the end, I'm looking forward to some great golf on a great course. And, bearing in mind the location, I don't anticipate a "water shortage" similar to that which detracted from the pleasure of watching the world's best golfers in action at Shinnecock Hills a few weeks ago.

Whoever you are rooting for, have a good week.

Regards

Andy Smith
Founder/Editor
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John Deere Classic Report

Aussie Mark Hensby scored his debut PGA Tour victory on Sunday at the John Deere Classic and moved up to 13th place in the Money list. The win should come as no surprise, this being his fourth top-three finish of the season. In only the seventh come-from-behind victory of the 27 tournaments held so far this season, Hensby made up a four shot deficit to finish with a 16 under par total of 268 and earn himself a place in a playoff for the title with Englishman, John Morgan. Morgan, with a bogey-free round of 65, had also come from behind, having started the day 5 shots behind Jose Coceres of Argentina. Coceres, who had looked like becoming the first wire-to-wire winner on the 2004 PGA Tour schedule, needed to hole a bunker shot on the 18th to join them in the playoff but his valiant effort slid past the hole leaving him in third place.

Suspense was added to the drama of sudden death when the threat of storms forced tournament officials to suspend play with both players facing long birdie putts on the first playoff hole. When play resumed just over an hour later they both two-putted for par and headed to the par 3, 16th tee for what turned out to be the deciding hole. Morgan said farewell to his ball as it headed into the rough, far left of the green. His approach crossed the green leaving him to play his third shot from a greenside bunker. After pulling off some spectacular putts in regulation play, it was just too much to ask of Morgan to hole out from the sand and Hensby sank his par putt to claim the title.

Defending Champion, Vijay Singh carded a 4 under par 67, his fourth round in the sixties, to claim a share of fourth place with Joel Kribel (65), Steve Stricker (68) and Greg chalmers (70). Singh's $149,625 payday returned him to the top of the Money List ahead of Phil Mickelson, who made an early exit from the Scottish Open and headed off to Royal Troon to get in some practice for the big one this week.

Hensby's win earned him an invitation to join Mickelson & co. at the 133rd Open Championship but he declined and thought that his place would pass to runner-up, Morgan. The delighted Englishman was soon to be disappointed when it was discovered that, under the R&A's rules, the invitation does not pass to the next in line. If Morgan continues to play as well as he did at Deere Run, he'll have no trouble earning an exemption for next year's event.

 

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John Deere Classic Results

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Mark Hensby

-16

68

65

69

66

268

2

John E. Morgan

-16

66

69

68

65

268

3

Jose Coceres

-15

62

68

68

71

269

T4

Joel Kribel

-14

70

65

70

65

270

T4

Vijay Singh

-14

69

67

67

67

270

T4

Greg Chalmers

-14

64

67

69

70

270

T4

Steve Stricker

-14

71

67

64

68

270

T8

John Rollins

-13

66

69

69

67

271

T8

Jeff Sluman

-13

69

68

66

68

271

T8

Stewart Cink

-13

70

65

67

69

271

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PGA Tour Money List

Pos.

Last Week

Player

# of Events

Prize Money

1

2

Vijay Singh

19

$4,932,220

2

1

Phil Mickelson

15

$4,908,323

3

3

Ernie Els

10

$3,290,057

4

4

Tiger Woods

12

$3,094,660

5

5

Adam Scott

10

$2,915,670

6

6

Stephen Ames

17

$2,749,679

7

7

Sergio Garcia

13

$2,728,082

8

8

Stuart Appleby

16

$2,417,375

9

9

Davis Love III

15

$2,348,913

10

10

Retief Goosen

12

$2,327,292

11

11

Steve Flesch

19

$2,159,244

12

12

Chad Campbell

19

$2,039,420

13

28

Mark Hensby

18

$1,992,391

14

13

Stewart Cink

18

$1,918,724

15

14

Mike Weir

15

$1,805,367

16

15

Shigeki Maruyama

18

$1,729,604

17

16

Rory Sabbatini

19

$1,686,781

18

17

John Daly

13

$1,622,007

19

18

Jonathan Kaye

17

$1,574,020

20

19

Chris DiMarco

17

$1,535,023

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Barclays Scottish Open Report

After several near misses already this year, including a playoff defeat in the Italian Open, Thomas Levet of France finally broke through at Loch Lomond on Sunday to record his third victory on the European Tour after a three year drought. The win earned him an invitation to the Open Championship, an event he came so close to winning just a couple of years ago when he was edged out in a playoff by Ernie Els.

Levet started the day seven shots off the lead but three birdies in the first five holes got him off to a good start before dropping a shot on the 7th to reach the turn on minus 9. Then, in the space of four holes starting at number 11, he picked up the five strokes he needed to take a share of the lead. As the others faltered, he parred the next three holes and birdied the last to take the clubhouse lead with a 15 under par total of 269 which turned out to be good enough to take the Scottish Open title.

New Zealander Michael Campbell came closest to catching him. After dropping shots on 14 and 15 he birdied 16 to put himself within one stroke with two holes to play. After making par on 17 he had a chance to force a playoff with a ten foot putt on the last which he read as being dead straight. The balled curled agonizingly a few inches to the left and he had to settle for the runner up spot on 270.

A shot further back, tied in third place, were David Howell (70) and defending champion, Ernie Els (68). Els threatened to challenge for the lead with birdies either side of the turn but a bogey on 12 followed by a par on the easy par-5 13th, which Levet eagled, put paid to his chances of winning a third Scottish Open title.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jiménez, who already has three wins on the European Tour this year, carded ever improving rounds of 71-70-67-65 to take another top ten placing and head off to Royal Troon full of confidence.

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Barclays Scottish Open Results

Par 71 - 7,088 yards

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Thomas LEVET (Fr)

-15

70

67

69

63

269

2

Michael CAMPBELL (NZ)

-14

70

67

63

70

270

T3

David HOWELL (Eng)

-13

70

64

67

70

271

T3

Ernie ELS (SA)

-13

70

68

65

68

271

T5

Peter LONARD (Aus)

-12

69

67

66

70

272

T5

Niclas FASTH (Swe)

-12

70

69

66

67

272

T5

Tim CLARK (SA)

-12

68

71

68

65

272

T5

Martin MARITZ (SA)

-12

75

63

69

65

272

T5

Marcus FRASER (Aus)

-12

67

68

64

73

272

T10

Ian POULTER (Eng)

-11

67

67

69

70

273

T10

Gregory HAVRET (Fr)

-11

69

64

66

74

273

T10

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ (Sp)

-11

71

70

67

65

273

T10

Lee WESTWOOD (Eng)

-11

71

67

70

65

273

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Volvo Order Of Merit

Earnings on the European Tour are paid in Euros. The equivalent value in US$ is for information purposes only and was calculated at the rate which was current at time of publishing. Earnings from the majors are included in both the European & PGA Tour Money Lists.

Pos.

Player

Ctry.

# of Events

Prize Money (Euros)

US$ (approx.)

1

Retief GOOSEN

SA

7

1,753,235.65

$2,175,380

2

Ernie ELS

SA

8

1,454,078.58

$1,804,192

3

Thomas LEVET

FR

18

994,291.75

$1,233,697

4

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ

SP

16

974,011.19

$1,208,534

5

Jean-Francois REMESY

FR

17

918,146.30

$1,139,218

6

Angel CABRERA

ARG

8

879,884.98

$1,091,744

7

Darren CLARKE

N.IRE

10

869,617.76

$1,079,004

8

Joakim HAEGGMAN

SWE

19

865,170.02

$1,073,486

9

Trevor IMMELMAN

SA

12

801,151.15

$994,052

10

Padraig HARRINGTON

IRE

9

783,104.91

$971,661

11

Nick O'HERN

AUS

13

770,217.33

$955,670

12

Graeme MCDOWELL

N.IRE

18

767,635.76

$952,467

13

Paul CASEY

ENG

13

759,824.36

$942,775

14

David HOWELL

ENG

15

732,781.21

$909,220

15

Richard GREEN

AUS

15

730,154.32

$905,961

16

Scott DRUMMOND

SCOT

16

654,466.21

$812,049

17

Barry LANE

ENG

17

615,418.58

$763,599

18

Michael CAMPBELL

NZ

15

595,335.31

$738,680

19

Simon KHAN

ENG

16

511,203.08

$634,291

20

Peter O'MALLEY

AUS

14

508,717.71

$631,207

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BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open

Meg Mallon followed up on her victory at last week's U.S. Women's Open by storming to a four shot, wire-to-wire victory in the Canadian Women's Open and became the first player in LPGA history to take both titles in the same year.

Mallon carried a four shot lead into the final day and her nearest rival, runner-up Beth Daniel, never looked liked posing a threat as both players carded rounds of 70. The win takes Mallon over the $1 million mark for the season and moves her up into second place on the ADT Money List.

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Canadian Women's Open Results

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Meg Mallon

-18

65

70

65

70

270

2

Beth Daniel

-14

69

68

67

70

274

T3

Jean Bartholomew

-12

75

67

65

69

276

T3

Lorena Ochoa

-12

69

67

70

70

276

T5

Lorie Kane

-11

72

69

68

68

277

T5

Dawn Coe-Jones

-11

68

69

69

71

277

T7

Jamie Hullett

-10

72

69

70

67

278

T7

Wendy Ward

-10

72

67

70

69

278

T9

Jennifer Rosales

-9

68

72

68

71

279

T9

Gloria Park

-9

67

70

70

72

279

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ADT Money List

Pos.

Player

Prize Money

1

Annika Sorenstam

$1,389,654.00

2

Meg Mallon

$1,002,194.00

3

Grace Park

$778,355.00

4

Cristie Kerr

$738,270.00

5

Lorena Ochoa

$669,892.00

6

Mi-Hyun Kim

$639,920.00

7

Jennifer Rosales

$577,958.00

8

Se Ri Pak

$531,556.00

9

Karrie Webb

$458,613.00

10

Juli Inkster

$395,865.00

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Ford Senior Players Championship Report

Champions Tour Rookie, Mark James, is making his mark already by becoming the first European to win one of the major tournaments on the senior circuit, the Ford Senior Players Championship. The former European Ryder Cup mainstay, seven times as a player and once as captain, edged out Jose Maria Canizares by one stroke to claim his debut victory on the Champions Tour and pick up the biggest paycheck of his career.

The TPC of Michigan had played relatively easy for the first three days with 52 rounds in the sixties but only Andy Bean managed a sub-70 round (68) on Sunday. James started the day with a three stroke lead and managed to hold on for victory despite carding a one over par final round of 73 for a 13 under par total of 275. Canizares, who held the lead briefly, found the water on 17 and recorded his second double-bogey on the back nine, handing victory to James. Bruce Fleischer finished with a 71 to take third place on 11 under par.

Defending Champion, Craig Stadler finished T18 while his son, Kevin, entered the Nationwide Tour record books by winning his second tournament in just four starts. They play together this week in the B.C. Open.

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Ford Senior Players Championship Results

Pos.

Player

Par

R1

R2

R3

R4

Total

1

Mark James

-13

68

67

67

73

275

2

Jose Maria Canizares

-12

68

66

71

71

276

3

Bruce Fleisher

-11

68

69

69

71

277

4

Bruce Lietzke

-10

70

67

70

71

278

T5

Dana Quigley

-9

68

67

72

72

279

T5

Gary McCord

-9

70

64

71

74

279

T7

Tom Kite

-8

72

68

69

71

280

T7

Jim Thorpe

-8

70

69

68

73

280

T9

Gil Morgan

-7

65

70

75

71

281

T9

Mark McNulty

-7

69

72

69

71

281

T9

Hale Irwin

-7

69

74

66

72

281

T9

Allen Doyle

-7

68

70

70

73

281

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Champions Tour Money List

Pos.

Last week

Player

# of Events

Prize Money

1

1

Gil Morgan

16

$1,171,781

2

2

Hale Irwin

14

$1,105,788

3

4

Bruce Fleisher

17

$1,038,208

4

3

Craig Stadler

12

$1,026,469

5

6

D.A. Weibring

15

$865,418

6

9

Jim Thorpe

15

$842,794

7

5

Larry Nelson

15

$837,404

8

7

Tom Jenkins

17

$813,961

9

10

Dana Quigley

18

$801,173

10

8

Tom Purtzer

13

$786,037

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"Off the Cart Path" - weekly cartoon strip by Roy Doty

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Ryder Cup Points

Current standings based on latest information available.

Europe

USA

Sergio GARCIA

Tiger Woods

Padraig HARRINGTON

Phil Mickelson

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ

Davis Love III

Darren CLARKE

Jim Furyk

Fredrik JACOBSON

Kenny Perry

Lee WESTWOOD

David Toms

Paul CASEY

Chad Campbell

David HOWELL

Steve Flesch

Thomas LEVET

Fred Funk

Jean-Francois REMESY

Jeff Maggert

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Official World Golf Rankings

Rank

Last Week

Player

Points Avge.

# of Events

Total Points

1

1

Tiger Woods

12.05

40

481.81

2

2

Ernie Els

10.73

51

547.02

3

3

Vijay Singh

10.30

59

607.83

4

4

Phil Mickelson

7.97

49

390.41

5

5

Davis Love III

7.68

46

353.17

6

6

Retief Goosen

7.30

56

408.60

7

7

Mike Weir

6.49

45

292.11

8

8

Padraig Harrington

5.82

49

285.23

9

9

Jim Furyk

5.51

40

220.37

10

10

Sergio Garcia

5.04

49

247.09

11

13

Adam Scott

4.84

56

271.26

12

11

Kenny Perry

4.84

49

237.31

13

14

Chad Campbell

4.83

60

289.96

14

12

Stuart Appleby

4.51

59

266.37

15

15

Darren Clarke

4.35

56

243.83

16

16

David Toms

4.01

49

196.40

17

17

Stephen Ames

4.00

53

211.87

18

18

Fred Couples

3.88

40

155.07

19

19

Scott Verplank

3.74

49

183.09

20

20

Jay Haas

3.64

49

178.58

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