Thursday, March 13, 2003

Arnie and Jack stage final go-round



The Associated Press

Rivals for more than 40 years, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus decided Wednesday to play the Bay Hill Invitational in what probably will be the last time they tee up together on the PGA Tour.

"I'm delighted about it," Nicklaus said. "This gives me an opportunity to hopefully play four rounds of golf.

"I'm sure Arnold and I will have a great time. We don't get the opportunity to see other and spend time together as much as we used to."

After playing a charity event Tuesday in south Florida, light banter about their golf turned into a challenge that neither Palmer nor Nicklaus could refuse.

Nicklaus feels so good about his health that he's itching to play more tournaments as he decides whether to compete in the Masters. Palmer, who thought he was done at Bay Hill after missing the cut last year, reconsidered after realizing this would be his 50th straight year playing at least one PGA event.

Palmer, 73, and Nicklaus, 63, first went head to head at the 1960 U.S. Open, where Palmer shot a 65 in the final round to beat Nicklaus by two strokes.




TODAY'S BASKETBALL GAMES
Scores and game wrap-ups

UC BASKETBALL
Bearcats blindsided by Southern Miss
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Other Conference USA games
C-USA Tournament Glance
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XAVIER BASKETBALL
XU right at home in UD Arena
West again A-10 player of year
Dayton finally gets to play

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Georgia players sue school

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Luchey ready to start winning
NFL minorities organize
Raiders sign ex-49er Stubblefield
Officiating mistakes lead to dismissals

REDS-BASEBALL
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Yankees 10, Reds 5
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Piazza charges mound after plunking
Other spring training games
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GOLF
Arnie and Jack stage final go-round

TENNIS
Roddick rides serve to second-round win

HIGH SCHOOLS
Today's basketball schedule
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Ky. Games: Holy Cross, Boone, Brossart advance