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Today in Golf

12/6/00 -- 19-year old Australian rookie Aaron Baddeley fired back at veteren player Craig Parry Wednesday after Parry criticized him for predicting a win at this week's Ford Open.
12/6/00 -- Just days removed from earning his 2001 PGA Tour card, Geoff Ogilvy makes the 16-hour trip back home to Adelaide, Australia for the Ford South Australian Open.
Australian Stephen Allan shot a 4-under-par 68 Monday at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, give him a six-round total of 32-under 400 and making him the tournament medallist.
12/5/00 -- Australian Craig Parry has criticized 19-year-old Aussie rookie Aaron Baddeley for saying Baddeley would win this week's Ford Open Golf Championship.
12/05/00 -- The Senior PGA Tour has added an event in Des Moines, Iowa, to its 2001 schedule after the overwhelming reception it received from Des Moines at the 1999 Senior Open.
La Quinta, CA (Sports Network) - Stephen Allan came from two strokes down in the closing round to take medalist honors at the 2000 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Final on Monday.
Maybe Davis Love is getting older. Or maybe he's just gotten tired of losing to Tiger Woods every time the opportunity affords itself. So Tiger has more talent - but he has more than any golfer in the world. Of course, if that thought consumes you, you never will get him. Lord knows that even Tiger Woods is going to fail 50 percent of the time. Either Woods is going to be off a little, or someone is going to have it all working for four straight days.
Read what Golf Central Anchor Jennifer Mills said during her Live Chat on Monday Dec. 4th, 2000.
12/04/00 -- As play came to a close at the inaugural Women's World Cup Challenge, the Australian team of Karrie Webb and Rachel Hetherington were left holding the $200,000 winners' check.
Hale Irwin played 36 holes of bogey-free golf over two days in the Bahamas to capture the 2000 Senior Slam at the Our Lucaya Reef Course on Paradise Island.
 
Irwin followed up an opening
12/3/00 -- Davis Love III fired a blemish-free 8-under-par 64 Sunday to earn a come-from-behind victory over Tiger Woods (69) and Sergio Garcia (73) at the Williams World Challenge, his first win of any kind since the 1998 MCI Classic.
12/3/00 -- What do you get when you combine a Canadian, an Australian, a South African and an American? You get a tightly contested final round at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in La Quinta, Calif.
12/3/00 -- Local favorite Ernie Els birdied the second playoff hole to defeat England's Lee Westwood and successfully defend his title
12/2/00 -- 1999 U.S. Amateur champion David Gossett fired a 13-under-par 59 on the Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. The round, as impressive as it was, was also much needed as it put the 21-year-old in position to earn his 2001 PGA Tour card.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Sports Network) - Annika and Charlotta Sorenstam fired a bogey-free, eight-under-par 64 Saturday to increase Sweden's lead to three shots over Australia's Karrie Webb and Rachel Hetherington through two rounds of the Women's World Cup Golf tournament.
Thomas Bjorn has pulled out of next week's EMC World Cup in Argentina. The Dane's withdrawal will cost Denmark a spot in the World Golf Championship event.
12/2/00 -- Sergio Garcia double-bogeyed the final hole at the Sherwood Country Club, but managed to hang on to a tenuous one-shot lead over tournament host Tiger Woods at the Williams World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
1999 U.S. Amateur champion David Gossett fired a 13-under-par 59 Saturday on the Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
12/1/00 -- Andrew McLardy and Stephen Allan have both qualified for the 2001 European Tour, now they're just three rounds from doing the same on the PGA Tour.
Bob Gilder won't turn 50 until the final day of 2000.

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