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May 26, 1997
?U.S. OPENS ON TV: There will be 27 hours of coverage from Congressional next month. The women will get 14 hours at Pumpkin Ridge.
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? U.S. OPENS ON TV: There will be 27 hours of coverage from Congressional next month. The women will get 14 hours at Pumpkin Ridge.

? PHIL SIMMS: The U.S. Open entry of the former Giants quarterback was the first one received by the USGA.

?THE MASTERS: Ticket requests for the practice rounds must be received by July 15. Think they'll sell out?

?MARKET MOVER: Focused on Alan Greenspan's musings? Price-earnings ratios? Here's a better indicator. The week after Tiger Woods won the Masters, golf stocks rose 6%.

?EQUAL RIGHTS: Connecticut passes a bill making it illegal for private clubs to discriminate against women members. Look for more states to force clubs into the 20th century.

? DAVID LEADBETTER: He says Tiger "has a presence, an aura like Norman had and Faldo still does." Norman had?

?YIKES! SPIKES: Should the Tour ban metal spikes? "No," says Brad Faxon. "That will never happen." Yo, Brad, last week at the Cadillac NFL Classic, 72% of the Seniors went spikeless.

? STEWART CINK: Everyone's preseason can't-miss has missed the cut in four of his last five Tour starts.

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