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July 21, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Frenchman Jean Van de Velde found some sympathy from his own after his collapse in the British Open. He was hailed by one newspaper, Liberation, for "holding his club high so well, so long on British soil." That was before said club betrayed him, of course. L'Equipe, the national sports daily and France's most widely circulated paper, featured a photo of Van de Velde on the cover and a back-page article titled, "And The Monster Ate Him," a reference to the brutal course in Carnoustie, Scotland.
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October 28, 2005 | Thomas Bonk
Jean Van de Velde in a kilt? It's a prospect the eccentric French golfer says may happen, just so he can play in next year's Women's British Open, as retribution for some women being allowed to play in the men's British Open. "No discrimination to anyone, but it's a farce," he said. "If they let me play in the qualifying event, then I will. I'll even wear a kilt and shave my legs."
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October 28, 2005 | Thomas Bonk
Jean Van de Velde in a kilt? It's a prospect the eccentric French golfer says may happen, just so he can play in next year's Women's British Open, as retribution for some women being allowed to play in the men's British Open. "No discrimination to anyone, but it's a farce," he said. "If they let me play in the qualifying event, then I will. I'll even wear a kilt and shave my legs."
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July 21, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Frenchman Jean Van de Velde found some sympathy from his own after his collapse in the British Open. He was hailed by one newspaper, Liberation, for "holding his club high so well, so long on British soil." That was before said club betrayed him, of course. L'Equipe, the national sports daily and France's most widely circulated paper, featured a photo of Van de Velde on the cover and a back-page article titled, "And The Monster Ate Him," a reference to the brutal course in Carnoustie, Scotland.
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July 20, 1999 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In trying to dim the glow of a five-shot lead in the British Open at Carnoustie, Jean Van de Velde grew prescient. "I know there are a lot better players than me who have had a more commanding lead and still lost," he said following the third round. Yep, but not many, and no one has held a bigger edge in a major tournament over an eventual winner than the 10 shots he had built over Scotland's Paul Lawrie going into the final round.
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September 10, 2002
"I guess I know how Jean-Claude Van Damme feels, or whatever his name is."- - Neal Lancaster, after making a double bogey on the 72nd hole and losing in a playoff, referring to Jean Van de Velde
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July 25, 2000 | LARRY STEWART, From Staff and Wire Reports
It doesn't seem to matter if there is little drama in a Tiger Woods victory, people still tune in to watch. ABC drew a 7.5 overnight rating and a 21 share in the nation's 48 largest markets Sunday for the final round of the British Open. In L.A., where the coverage ran from 6 to 11 a.m., the rating was a 7.4 with a 25 share. The overnight rating is the highest for a British Open since ABC began keeping track in 1989 and is a 32% increase over last year's 5.
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February 5, 1996 | From Associated Press
Bob Murphy, withstanding 30 mph gusts and wind-chill temperatures in the 40s, shot a four-under-par 67 at Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday for a four-stroke victory in the Royal Caribbean Classic, the year's first full-field Senior PGA tournament. He finished at 10-under 203 for 54 holes to easily beat Hale Irwin, who closed with a 71 for a 207. Murphy earned $127,500 for his ninth Senior Tour win since joining the circuit in 1993.
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November 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Bob Gilder, leading by one point after three rounds, was declared the winner of the $538,000 tournament at Ayamacho, Japan, Sunday after rains washed out the final round. Gilder had 115 points (38-39-38) to 114 for Bob Tway after three rounds on the 6,796-yard, par-72 Japan Classic Country Club course. Gilder earned $73,000. This was Japan's first PGA tournament using a scoring system that awards two points for a par, three for a birdie and one for a bogey. The highest score wins.
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June 5, 2003 | From Associated Press
The U.S. Open will include a father-son duo for the first time in six years as Bill Haas shared medalist honors at the final qualifying site Wednesday to join his dad, Jay, next week at Olympia Fields. It was a soggy end to U.S. Open qualifying, which featured several PGA Tour players who had to endure water-logged fairways at Woodmont Country Club and a 36-hole test that required two days. Haas finished at nine-under 133 to share the top spot with Rod Pampling and Hidemichi Tanaka.
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July 20, 1999 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In trying to dim the glow of a five-shot lead in the British Open at Carnoustie, Jean Van de Velde grew prescient. "I know there are a lot better players than me who have had a more commanding lead and still lost," he said following the third round. Yep, but not many, and no one has held a bigger edge in a major tournament over an eventual winner than the 10 shots he had built over Scotland's Paul Lawrie going into the final round.
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August 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
Padraig Harrington of Ireland played his way onto his first Ryder Cup team Sunday, and captain Mark James gave Europe a truly green look by selecting Andrew Coltart as one his two captain's picks. Harrington finished second behind Colin Montgomerie in the BMW International Open and moved up to 10th in the Ryder Cup standings, nudging out Robert Karlsson. James then rounded off the team with Jesper Parnevik and Coltart, a Scotsman who has never played in the matches.
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February 28, 2000 | From Associated Press
Karrie Webb hasn't reached the point where she merely has to show up to walk off with the trophy. She only makes it look that simple. A winner in each of the three tournaments in which she has played this year, the 26-year-old Australian won the Australian Ladies Masters championship for a third consecutive time with a strong finish Sunday at Royal Pines at Gold Coast, Australia.
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