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Tomorrow, ‘Battle of Bighorn’

Posted July. 28, 2002 22:24,   


If the former and present golf kings are in one team, no one cam beat them?

Forming the pair, Tiger Woods (27 years old) and Jack Niclaus (62 years old) will compete with a team of Sergio Garcia (22 years old, Spain) and Lee Trevino (63 years old, USA).

At 9 O’clock in the morning in July 30 (Korea time), there will be ‘‘Bighorn Battle 4’ in Bighorn GC of Palm Desert, California, USA.

ABC Broadcasting held the event for Woods. In this event held in 1999, Woods won in a match play with David Duval (USA). Garcia beat Woods in 2000 and the team of Woods – Annika Sorenstam (Sweden) beat the team of Duval- Karrie Webb (AUS) in the tournament of the last year.

This tournament becomes the center of hot interest. Niclaus and Woods are suffering from the same diseases. After Niclaus won in US Open and Masters in 1972, he was defeated by Trevino in British Open and his hope of ‘Grand Slam’ was gone. This year, Woods also lost the championship in the British Open, and put a period to series of Major victories.

As the return match for Woods who were defeated by Garcia two years ago, Niclaus also could have the good chance to clear a disgrace against Trevino.

In the records of championship, it is forecasted that the team of Tiger Woods and Jack Niclaus will win overwhelming with 30 Major championships and 102 Championships of PGA Tour. However, the previous records are not important because it is the match of rival.

This tournament will go on in the way of Best-Ball which 4 players have each play and only better scores are put into the team score. A prize of USD 1,2 million will go to the wining team.