GOLF ROUNDUP : Norman, at 19 Under, Has Them Asking for Strokes

From Associated Press

Greg Norman has the best players in the world talking about asking for strokes.

Playing flawless golf--no bogeys in 54 holes--Norman finished three rounds of the $2.5-million Players Championship at Ponte Vedra, Fla., 19 under par and four strokes ahead of his nearest competitor, Fuzzy Zoeller.

"Give me a 10-shot handicap and I'll have a shot at him," Zoeller said.

Norman, who was among 72 players stranded on the course by darkness Friday, finished up a 67 in the morning, then shot another one in the afternoon.

The British Open champion completed three rounds at 197, a record on the home course for the PGA Tour, the TPC at Sawgrass. He needs only a final round of par 72 to break the 72-hole record of 18 under set last year by Nick Price.

Only Zoeller, who had a third-round 68 and a 201 total, remained within reach.


Isao Aoki shot his second consecutive five-under 68 for a one-stroke lead over Tom Wargo after the second round of the Senior PGA Doug Sanders Celebrity Classic at Kingwood, Tex.

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