Champions Midseason Report

Champions Midseason Report

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Loren Roberts
David Walberg

PLAYER OF THE HALF-YEAR

Jay Haas, 53, has finally committed himself to the senior circuit full time, and the result
has been two wins and four other top fives in 13 starts.

ROOKIE OF THE HALF-YEAR
Mark O’Meara hasn’t won yet, but in eight starts he has six
finishes in the top 13, including a second and
two fifths. The kid’ll break through soon.

SHOT OF THE HALF-YEAR

Denis Watson (left) hit a 135-foot putt from off
the green on the 69th hole to set up a clinching
birdie at the Senior PGA Championship and
complete an unlikely comeback.

STORY OF THE HALF-YEAR
Midway through his sophomore season on the Champions tour, Fred Funk
ditched his peers to focus on the PGA
Tour and making the Presidents Cup. team.

WHO SAID IT?

Match the person with the quote

A. Bill Murray
B. Fuzzy Zoeller
C. Greg Norman
D. Bill Schumaker

1. “There’s nothing better than sitting
back on the weekend and doing nothing.”
2. “I’d like to congratulate Tom Watson, a guy I always
thought was a total loser, for proving me wrong.”
3. “I’m from Indiana. If we get wind like that, we don’t
even go outside, let alone play in it.”
4. “Pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered. I tried to be
too aggressive and be a hog, and I got slaughtered.”

Answers are on the next page.

BUBBLE WATCH
The top 30 players on the Champions tour’s money list
qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup
Championship (Oct. 25—28) and the chance to win a
$1 million annuity. Here are the players on the bubble.

Player Rank Up/Down Skinny
Simpson

29th He’s got three top 10s on the year
and is coming off a career-best fifth
at the Senior PGA, so he looks good
Fuzzy
Zoeller
30th He hasn’t won a tournament since
2004, which is also the last time he
qualified for the Schwab Cup
Dana
Quigley
31st The iron man hasn’t missed the
Schwab since 1998; no reason to
think he’ll start doing it now
Curtis
Strange
32nd He’ll go into the World Golf Hall of
Fame this fall, but not to the Schwab
Cup; he’s 0 for 49 on the senior tour

Answers: 1-C; 2-A; 3-D; 4-B


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