It's Mark O'Meara's stiff neck and shoulder spasms against Colin Montgomerie's aching molar in today's World Match Play final in Virginia Water, England.

In yesterday's semifinals, Montgomerie's mouth was "numb, all dead in there" in his 7-and-6 win over Ireland's Padraig Harrington.

O'Meara, walking the last few days like a one-legged pirate "carrying a parrot on his shoulder," beat Nick Price on the 36th and final hole, chipping in from 60 feet to win, 1 up.

Montgomerie gets his aching tooth pulled Monday "after being numb for nine days." He's the favorite trying to win the event for the first time playing on a layout--the 7,006-yard West Course at Wentworth--that's just miles from his home.

PGA: Defending champion Jim Furyk, his game steady despite gusting winds that sent scores soaring, shot a 1-under 71 to open a three-shot lead in the Las Vegas Invitational.

Furyk, who also won the tournament title in 1995 and has won just one other event in six years on the PGA Tour, pulled out of a three-way tie at the top and went to 23 under through four rounds of the five-day event.

"My short game was real sound; it bailed me out," said Furyk, who made four short birdie putts to overcome one bogey and a double bogey. "The wind was blowing so hard you couldn't try to let the wind take the ball. You had to work the ball into the wind."

SENIORS: Allen Doyle, in contention for the Senior PGA Tour money crown, shot his second consecutive 66 to take a two-shot lead over David Graham after two rounds of the Gold Rush Classic in El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Doyle, third on the money list with more than $1.6 million, began the day trailing Graham by three shots. But the second-year senior player had six birdies en route to his second bogey-free round and a 12-under 132 total at Serrano Country Club.

LPGA: Maria Hjorth maintained her three-shot lead in the Tournament of Champions despite following a record-setting 64 with an even-par 72 in Mobile, Ala.

Hjorth, the last player to qualify for the tournament when she won the Safeco Classic Sept. 19, was at 9-under 207 after three rounds at the Magnolia Grove Crossings course.