The Question …
How well do you know the U.S. Open? Try this quiz:
1. Who is the oldest player to win the U.S. Open?
a.) Raymond Floyd.
b.) Ben Hogan.
c.) Hale Irwin.
2. Who was the last European to win the U.S. Open?
a.) Christy O'Connor
b.) Tony Jacklin.
c.) Peter Oosterhuis.
3.) Name the only player to win the U.S. Junior, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open.
a.) Johnny Miller.
b.) Tiger Woods.
c.) Jack Nicklaus.
Star Tracking …
June 4, 2001
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. Karrie Webb made a major statement once again. Displaced by Annika Sorenstam as the top women's golfer in the world this year, Webb proved Sunday she's still the player to beat in major championships by running away with the U.S. Women's Open for the second straight year. This time winning by eight shots over Se Ri Pak at Pine Needles Lodge &Golf Club to capture the largest prize in women's golf history $520,000. Webb made birdie putts of 45 feet and 20 feet on her last two holes to close with a 1-under-par 69 and four-day total of 7-under 273, virtually lapping the field on this tricky Donald Ross layout.
East Central Community College freshman Jeremy Stevens will be representing the Warriors in the NJCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship this week at Chautauqua Golf Course in Chautauqua, N.Y. He'll find few familiar faces in New York. Also making the trip are ECCC golf coach Joe Clark and Stevens' parents, Brooks Ann and Ricky Stevens. After a practice round today, the 72-hole tournament begins on Tuesday.
June 4, 1997
OMAHA, Neb. Alabama had a five-run eighth inning including a two-run home run to eliminate Southeastern Conference rival Mississippi State 9-5- in the College World Series Tuesday night. Andy Phillips also hit a three-run shot in the fifth, ending Alabama's 1997 homer draught in the CWS. Alabama led the SEC in the regular season with 153 home runs, but was the only team not to hit one out of the park coming in Omaha this year coming into the season. Top-seeded Alabama (54-13) advances to face fifth-seeded Miami (51-16) in the bracket championship Thursday night.
STARKVILLE A trio of players from the Mississippi State baseball team that made it to the College World Series have been named to the 1997 GTE Academic All-American team. Bulldogs pitcher Jeremy Jackson, a sophomore from West Lauderdale High, was named to the 11-man first team after maintaining his perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average in microbiology. The spring semester marked his sixth straight semester with a 4.0 GPA. Junior third baseman Adam Piatt was a second-team pick in the university division. First baseman Richard Lee was on the third team.
June 4, 1992
CHICAGO Michael Jordan's shots reached the basket so quickly, they didn't seem to have enough air time to qualify for three points apiece. Larry Bird rainbows they weren't. Nor were they the high arcing one-handed pushes popularized by Magic Johnson and Michael Adams. They were line drives, like arrows shot from a bow. Six of them. And they pierced the hearts of the Portland Trail Blazers as surely as they pierced the middle of Chicago Stadium's nets Wednesday in the Bulls' 122-89 victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Jordan scored 18 of his Finals record 35 first-half points on 3-pointers.
The Answer …