That means in the first three majors, Sorenstam was either in the lead or tied for it on the back nine on Sunday but came through only at the McDonald's LPGA Championship. She led the Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills, but three-putted for a bogey at the 13th, missed the green at the par-three 14th and wound up losing to Patricia Meunier-Lebouc by a shot.
The Champions Tour made some changes in eligibility and size of fields for 2004, but the main one is trimming back the starting fields from 81 to 78. The other significant change was scaling back from five to two the number of players who can make a tournament field through open qualifying.
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Greater Milwaukee Open
Where: Brown Deer Park Golf Course (6,759 yards, par 71), Milwaukee.
Purse: $3.5 million. Winner's share: $630,000.
TV: USA (today-Friday, 4-6 p.m., delayed) and Channel 7 (Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.).
2002 winner: Jeff Sluman.
Next week: British Open at Royal St. George's; B.C. Open at Endicott, N.Y.
Canadian Women's Open
Where: Point Grey Golf & Country Club (6,389 yards, par 72); Vancouver.
Purse: $1.3 million. Winner's share: $195,000.
2002 winner: Meg Mallon.
Next week: Big Apple Classic at New Rochelle, N.Y.
Ford Senior Players Championship
Where: TPC of Michigan (6,876 yards, par 72), Dearborn.
Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $375,000.
TV: USA (today-Friday, 2-4 p.m., delayed) and Channel 2 (Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m.).
2002 winner: Stewart Ginn.
Next tournament: July 24-27, Senior British Open at Turnberry, Scotland.