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Today in Golf

11/29/00 -- Aaron Baddeley's ecstatic. Greg Norman's perturbed. And Ian Baker-Finch is nervously anxious. These three men make up the main ingredients to this week's Australian PGA Championship in Brisbane.
11/29/00 -- Todd Barranger fired a 10-under-par 62 to lead a host of notable names after the first day of the six-round PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament finals in La Quinta, Calif.
11/29/00 -- Ernie Els says the back problem he suffered three weeks ago is now healed and he is confident as he prepares to defend his title at Sun City.
Bill Holstead, a manufacturer's representative for a brick company in Wichita, Kan., followed his opening 62 with a second-round 69 to maintain his lead in the final stage of the Senior PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.
11/29/00 -- The National Transportation Safety Board concludes that they have several theories about what caused the crash of Payne Stewart's jet, but the total destruction of the plane and the fact that the voice recorder lasts only 30 minutes makes finding a resolution impossible.
11/29/00 -- Tom Lehman is trying to accomplish one of the rare feats in golf - winning the same event twice in a calendar year. He'll be doing so at this week's Williams World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif., an event he first won in January.
11/28/00 -- Colin Montgomerie and Sam Torrance have voiced their support of the European Tour in the controversy of player demands to open the books.
11/28/00 -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Hale Irwin will compete in the 2001 Senior Skins Game Jan. 27-28.
11/28/00 -- The Ladies Professional Golf Association has announced the addition of the Sports Today Open which will be held in Seoul, Korea, Oct. 19-21.
11/28/00 -- International Management Group has announced a new tournament to be staged in Perth, Australia, which will begin playing in 2002.
11/28/00 -- Sergio Garcia, the young Spaniard who plays both in Europe and the United States, has committed to play in the Australian Masters in February.
11/28/00 -- Wayne Grady, Wayne Smith and Mike Harwood were elected to the board at the Australasian Tour's annual meeting while Jack Newton chose not to seek re-election as chairman.
11/27/00 -- Beginning in January, longtime golf commentator and analyst Ben Wright will be making a return
Q-SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL: More evidence that endorsements are a crapshoot when it comes to a game as difficult as golf: former Oklahoma State phenom Charles Howell III shot 3-over in the second stage...
In 1991 and 1992, there was no Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour. There was no World Golf Championships, no ERC drivers, no Presidents Cup. There was, however, Fred Couples, and for 18 months, Couples was as close to being Tiger-like as there was.
Defending champion Fred Couples, Sergio Garcia, Vijay Singh and Colin Montgomerie compete in the 18th annual Skins Game at the Landmark Golf Club in Indian Wells, Calif., beginning Saturday.
Matt Kuchar is extending his stay in Australia. The 1997 U.S.
11/24/00 -- Aaron Baddeley, who won the Holden Australian Open as an 18-year-old amateur in 1999, fired his second-straight 3-under-par 69 Friday to tie New Zealand's Greg Turner for the halfway lead in Melbourne.
11/23/00 -- Former U.S. Amateur champion Matt Kuchar got off to a good start in his professional debut at the Holden Australian Open. Kuchar fired a 3-under-par 69 to finish the first round one shot off the lead, held by a trio of players.
11/22/00 -- A host of past major champions will be trying to dethrone 19-year-old Aaron Baddeley at the Holden Australian Open at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne.

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