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    Masters gather for tourney
■ AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Nick
Faldo, the tall Englishman with the
elegant swing, will be seeking an
unprecedented third consecutive
Masters title and the famed green
jacket that goes to the winner of the
first of the year’s four major golf
Faldo has completed his final prac
tice session for die tournament that
begins Thursday on the flowered,
rolling hills of the Augusta National
Golf Club course.
“I’m not thinking of defending or
repeating,” he said. “I’m just think
ing of playing 72 holes of good golf.
“Of course I want to win. Thai’s
what I’ll be trying to do. But to do
that, 1 have to play good golf. Thai’s
what I was trying to do last year. My
approach this year is the same.”
Faldo, now recognized as the best
player in the world, pointed to five
men as the major stumbling blocks in
his quest for a replacement.
“Woosie,” he said. That’s Ian
Woosnam, the 5-foot, 4 1/2-inch fire
plug Welshman who scored a recent
victory in New Orleans.
“Jose Maria Olazabal,” Faldo
continued, naming the young Span
iard who put together a record-break
ing scoring performance last fall in
the World Series of Golf.
“Curtis and Watson have been
playing better lately,” he said. “And
(Steve) Elkington. He played awfully
well in the Players Championship.
“There’s bound to be more,”Faldo
said. “Some new guys, some young
“This is Augusta. There’s always
some of those, die guys who have you
looking at the leaderboard and saying
No such question is necessary about
some other likely contenders: Seve
Ballesteros ot'Spain, Greg Norman of
Australia and, possibly, Jack Nick
laus, the only other man to win con
secutive Masters titles.
Nicklaus, the only six-time winner
of the Masters, comes into Augusta
fresh off a repeat victory in a Senior
Tour event in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Although he’s now 51, Nicklaus is
convinced he can become the first
man to win on both the regular tour
and the Seniors in the same season.
“If I didn’t think I could win, I
wouldn’t bother to play,” he said.
Watson recently has offered
glimpses of the form and flair that
helped him to five British Open titles
and made him a six-time player of the
“I think I’m playing well enough
to win,” Watson said.
And Ballesteros, like Watson, trying
to climb out of slump, was exuding
the old confidence he showed in two
Masters and three British Open victo
‘‘I feel better about my game, about
myself, about the week, than I have in
a long, long time,” the Spanish star
Among the leading home-grown
products are Rocco Mediate and Paul
Azinger, who led the American tour
through the early part of the season.
Mediate, who uses a 49-inch putter,
scored his first tour event victory and
hasn’t finished lower than 15th this
season. Azinger has one victory, a
second-place and a third-place finish.
Stewart stays April-perfect
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dave
Stewart arrived in training camp in
February ready to pitch a regular
season game and by Opening Day
he is ready to dominate hitters.
Twenty victories without a loss
in his last 21 April starts, makes the
Oakland A’s pitcher baseball’s best
headstartcr. It has helped carry him
to four consecutive 20-victory
“It’s conditioning, run produc
tion, good defense, all the factors
you need to win,” Stewart said
after recording his first win of 1991
Tuesday night, 7-2 over the Min
nesota Twins.
“I’ve been getting all of them in
April— I arrive at spring training
ready to pitch. I’m getting older, or
so I’m told, so I adjust accordingly,
and I get myself ready.”
Stewart arrived in Arizona two
weeks before the A’s were to open
camp. He was throwing long and
hard off the mound, several days
before the other pitchers and catch
ers arrived.
Stewart’s fourth consecutive
Opening Day victory ran his April
streak to 20-0, with a 2.61 ERA
since April 15, 1987. He has al
lowed just 127 hits in 152 innings.
Stewart said he could not re
member the last lime he lost a
game in April. He guessed 1985.
When told by reporters that his
last April loss came in 1987, Ste
wart said: “God, that’s a pretty
good little streak.”
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Royals win behind Appier, Tartabull
Kevin Appier pitched eight shutout
innings and Danny Tartabull drove in
the only run Wednesday as the Kan
sas City Royals beat the Cleveland
Indians 1-0.
Appier struck out four and walked
one. Jeff Montgomery pitched a hitless
ninth for the save, his second this
Charles Nagy, the loser, allowed
seven hits in eight innings, the long
est outing of his career.
The Royals scored in the third when
Kevin Seitzer walked with one out,
took second on George Brett’s single
and scored on Tartabull’s single. The
Royals are 2-1 this season.
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