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This Week April 15-21
Cameron Morfit
April 20, 1998
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April 20, 1998

This Week April 15-21

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MCI Classic, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Davis Love III will be looking for his IVth win here in the past XII years


PGA Seniors' Championship, PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
At $1.2 million, the Seniors' Championship has the smallest purse of the four Senior majors


City of Hope Classic, Wachesaw Plantation East, Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Wachesaw is where Karrie Webb got the first of her three victories last year


Cannes Open, Royal Mouglins, Cannes, France
Can Stuart Cage do the Cannes- Cannes, i.e., defend his '97 Cannes Open title?

PGA Tour
Sunday Special: Price May Go Low
Has Nick Price paid the price of success? Since his nine-win blitz of 1993 and '94, the globetrotting Price has won only once on Tour, ringing up a victory at the '97 MCI Classic. But don't forget that the two-time player of the year hasn't stopped winning overseas. He nabbed four tides on the European and South African tours last year. Even with only one PGA Tour victory in 1997 he earned $1,053,845 in the U.S., enough to rank 17th on the money list, despite losing his caddie and friend Jeff (Squeeky) Medlen to leukemia. In addition to Price, who stands 41st on the '98 money list, keep an eye on Davis Love III this week. In the past seven years he has won the MCI twice and missed the cut twice, lending credence to the theory that Love knows no bounds.

Wachesaw Is What You Get
The event that used to be the Susan G. Komen International is now the City of Hope Classic, but that shouldn't faze defending champ Karrie Webb, for while the tournament has a new name and a bigger purse—up 20% this year to $600,000—the course remains the same. The LPGA's Thunder from Down Under shot 66-66 on the weekend to win at Wachesaw Plantation East last year. She has already notched a victory in '98 at the Australian Ladies Masters and brings enough momentum to the City of Hope to dim the hopes of Helen Alfredsson, Laura Davies and Pat Hurst.

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