Originally created 11/28/02



Jackson among 2003 inductees

Suzanne Jackson, a native of LaGrange, Ga., and one of the state's pioneers in women's golf, is among the 2003 inductees into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.

The banquet will be held Jan. 11 at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta at 7 p.m.

The other inductees are the late Johnny Skeadas of Savannah and Emory Lee of Sharpsburg.

Jackson, who died in 1998 at age 46, was the first women to receive a golf scholarship to the University of Florida. She later played on women's mini-tours and became a Class A member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional division. In 1981, she was hired as tournament official by the LPGA, where she moved up to tournament director in 1985 and director of tournament operations in 1991.

She served as a rules official at three major championships - the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open and the British Open.

John P. Imlay, a part-owner of the Atlanta Falcons, will be the speaker.

There are 59 members in the hall, including Augusta natives Larry Mize and Jim Dent.

For ticket information, call Dianne King at (706) 724-443.

  • Tiger Woods continued his dominance at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, winning the tournament for the fifth straight time with a tournament-record 11-under-par 61 in Poipu Beach, Hawaii.
  • Woods finished with at a record 17-under 127 to win by 14 strokes over Justin Leonard and Davis Love III.

    The 61 tied Woods' personal best for an 18-hole tournament round.

    Love shot 69, while Leonard closed with 72 in the 36-hole event at Poipu Bay Golf Course.

    PGA champion Rich Beem finished last at 145 after 73.

    Woods birdied six of the first eight holes, putting the event out of reach for his opponents.

    Woods made the turn at 30, with an eight-stroke lead over Leonard. He pulled away on the back nine by making birdies on Nos. 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18.

    Even when he was in a little trouble, such as his approach shot on No. 2 that found the right bunker, Woods found a way out. His shot out of the sand landed within a foot of the hole and he made birdie.

    Woods, the PGA Tour player of the year and the tour's money leader, earned $400,000 of the $1 million purse. Love and Leonard each received $225,000 and Beem $150,000.


    Phillies increase offer to Glavine

    Philadelphia increased its offer to Tom Glavine by $3 million Wednesday, and the Phillies and New York Mets added option years for 2006.

    Philadelphia's latest offer would pay Glavine $30 million over three years, two people familiar with the negotiations said on condition of anonymity. The Phillies' proposal, they said, includes a $10 million team option for 2006 that would become guaranteed if the two-time Cy Young Award winner pitches 220 innings during the prior year or 420 innings during 2004 and 2005.

    Glavine has pitched 444 innings over the last two years.

    New York kept its guarantee at $28.5 million over three years, one of the sources said, and added a $9.5 million option for 2006 that would become guaranteed if Glavine pitches 210 innings in 2005 or 630 innings from 2003 to 2005.

    The new proposals came one day after Glavine sent a proposal for a $44 million, four-year contract to the Mets, Phillies and Atlanta Braves.

    Atlanta, the only major league team he has pitched for, has offered an $18 million, two-year contract with an option for 2005. While the Braves have moved slowly. the Mets and Phillies - both NL East rivals - have been persistent in their pursuit of the top starting pitcher available in the free-agent market.


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