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Year in Sports


PGA | LPGA | Senior PGA

 (Associated Press)
Woods Is Voted PGA Player of Year
After becoming the first PGA golfer in 25 years to win eight tournaments in a season, including four in a row, Tiger Woods (pictured) was voted PGA player of the year by his fellow golfers on Nov. 30.

Boswell: A Legend Has Arrived



Kemper Logo
Beem Holds On for First PGA Tour Win
Rookie Rich Beem birdied three of his first five holes in the final round before playing like a veteran on the back side to win the Kemper Open. (May)

Masters: Olazabal Overtakes Norman (April)

U.S. Open Logo
Stewart Wins Second U.S. Open
With three holes to play, Payne Stewart rallied from one stroke back to capture his second U.S. Open title with a one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson. Tiger Woods finished in a third-place tie with Vijay Singh. (June)



Lawrie Brings Open Title Home
British Open logo Paul Lawrie defeated Jean Van De Velde and Justin Leonard in a four-hole playoff to win the 128th British Open. Lawrie was 10 shots back when the day began, making his victory the greatest comeback in major championship history. (July)



PGA Logo Woods Takes PGA Championship
Tiger Woods held off a charge from 19-year-old Sergio Garcia to win the PGA Championship by a stroke. It was the first Major victory for Woods since he won the Masters in 1997. (Aug.)



Ryder Cup U.S. Stars Earn Their Stripes
In the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup history, the U.S. defeated the Europeans, 14½ to 13½, to win the three-day event for the first time since 1993. (Sept.)



Stewart's Style, Spirit Remembered in Ceremony
 Payne Stewart
 (AFP File Photo)
At a two-hour memorial service Oct. 29, two-time U.S. Open champion Payne Stewart (pictured) was recalled as a gracious person and a family man. Stewart, 42, died in a plane accident Oct. 25.

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Players Pay Tribute to Stewart
Wilbon: In Time of Sorrow, Athletes Press On
Boswell: Stewart's Memory Will Be Tinged With Class
from the post Audio: Shapiro Reflects on Stewart's Career



LPGA
Pepper Wins First Major by Six
Dottie Pepper left the field at the Nabisco Dinah Shore, the first women's major of the season, in her wake, shooting a 6-under par 66 for a four-day record total 19-under par, good for a six-stroke victory. (March)

Inkster Completes a Record Run at U.S. Open
Inkster Secures Career Grand Slam With Win
Webb Spoils Inkster's Run at du Maurier Classic



Senior PGA
State Farm
O'Connor Holds On for Classic Victory
Christy O'Connor Jr. earned his first victory in the United States, holding off Bruce Fleisher for a wire-to-wire win at the State Farm Senior Classic in Columbia. (July)

Eichelberger Emerges to Claim U.S. Senior Open
Doyle Rallies for PGA Seniors Championship
Irwin Wins Senior Players Championship

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