LPGA Star Sorenstam
To Play Men's Event
* Annika Sorenstam will play in a men's golf tournament in May, making her the first woman in 58 years to play a Professional Golf Association Tour event.
Sorenstam is one of the world's best golfers. No one, including Tiger Woods, has won more tournaments than Sorenstam over the last two seasons. Last year, she won 13 tournaments on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour.
She will play the Colonial tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, and will hit from the same tees as the men.
"For all the well-wishers who want to know why I would accept such a challenge the answer is simple: I am curious to see if I can compete in a PGA Tour event," she said.
The last woman to play in a PGA Tour event was Babe Zaharias, who qualified for the 1945 Los Angeles Open and made the 36-hole cut before a 79 knocked her out of the final round.
Suzy Whaley has said she will play in the PGA Tour's Greater Hartford Open in July. She qualified by winning a tournament in which she was allowed to hit from closer tees.
Now That's a Treehouse
* Tony Detmer says he's pretty much been a monkey all his life. Now he's getting to live like one.
He has built the ultimate treehouse: It's three stories tall and 20 feet up in a stand of Douglas fir and cedar trees.
Detmer began working on the treehouse in Washington state in fall 1999. The project cost less than $2,000, most of which went for a 3,000-watt generator to run a saw and a television.
The house has a wood-burning stove and a rope swing on the deck, but no bathrooms. Detmer takes a shower once a week at a nearby ski area.
-- From staff and wire reports