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Golf briefs

By TImes staff writer
Published February 8, 2007


Artwork for sale

Bud Chapman is a part-time Treasure Island resident who has shot better than his age more times than you can count. He also is a prolific painter. His renderings of famous yet fictitious golf holes are world famous. They are so lifelike that Chapman is often asked if these places can be visited. Now the collection is for sale via a six-week Internet auction. Or, if you want the entire collection, you can have it for $20-million. Chapman, 84, is selling for estate-tax reasons.

Quotable

The impending birth of Tiger Woods' first child in the summer has evoked plenty of reaction. Chris Riley, who has known Woods since their junior days in Southern California and has two children, had this observation about Woods and traveling with a child: "I don't think he's going to be standing in the TSA lines (at the airport) like I do with carriages and bags."

Annika's invite

MacKinzie Kline, a 14-year-old amateur who suffers from a rare heart condition, has been given a sponsor's exemption to the May 31-July 3 Ginn Tribute, a tournament hosted by Annika Sorenstam in South Carolina. Kline qualified for last year's U.S. Women's Amateur but was unable to play because her condition causes severe fatigue when walking. For that reason, Kline has been granted the use of a golf cart in the event with the LPGA Tour's blessing.