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Warburg Cup stays with U.S.

©Associated Press
November 18, 2002

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- No one will ever mistake the UBS Warburg Cup for the Ryder Cup, although the action looked familiar Sunday.

Paul Azinger holed another dramatic bunker shot, this time for eagle on the 15th hole that gave him a 4-and-3 victory over Bernhard Langer.

Scott Hoch had another strong performance go to waste when he ran into a European PGA Tour player who made about every putt, Barry Lane.

Curtis Strange and Sam Torrance mixed it up again, this time with clubs in their hands.

The big difference: the United States won.

Behind strong performances from Hale Irwin and Tom Lehman in temperatures in the mid 40s with gusts up to 30 mph, the Americans easily retained the UBS Warburg Cup and kept Arnold Palmer undefeated as a captain in cup competition. Palmer is 5-0, twice in the Ryder Cup, once in the Presidents Cup, and the last two years in the UBS Warburg Cup.

The other big difference: No one got too wrapped up over who won the trophy.

"I've been captain of a couple of Ryder Cup teams, and there wasn't nearly as much warmth as it is now," Palmer said. "That pleases me very much."

The final score was 141/2-91/2 in matches between the United States and the Rest of the World. Half of the players were from the 40-49 age group, the other half 50 and over.

HYUNDAI TEAM MATCHES: Rich Beem and Peter Lonard defeated defending champions Fred Couples and Mark Calcavecchia 2 and 1 to win the PGA portion of the $1.2-million event in Dana Point, Calif.

Beem and Lonard birdied all five of the par 3s and added five more birdies on the Golf Links at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa.

Lorie Kane and Janice Moodie successfully defended their championship by defeating Juli Inkster and Dottie Pepper 3 and 2 in LPGA matches. Kane and Moodie carded nine birdies and no bogeys in the 16-hole match.

Dana Quigley chipped in from a greenside bunker on the par-4 17th to close out Jim Thorpe and John Jacobs 2 and 1, successfully defending he and Allen Doyle's Senior PGA title.

TCL CLASSIC: Colin Montgomerie won back-to-back titles for the second time in his career, rallying to a two-stroke victory over Thongchai Jaidee in Dongguan, China. Montgomerie closed with 5-under 67 to finish at 16-under 272. The victory came a week after he shared the Volvo Masters championship with Bernhard Langer. "It shows to my peers that I'm still there, that I've not gone away and that I'm still competitive at the highest level," said Montgomerie, who won $161,500 from the $1-million purse. Montgomerie took the lead with a 25-foot birdie putt at No. 8 and moved two strokes ahead with a birdie at No. 10.

TIGER SKINS: Former U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen won two skins worth $70,000 in Singapore. Padraig Harrington's birdie at the 18th raised his total to $50,000. Vijay Singh won $45,000, and Sergio Garcia won $15,000.

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