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Golf Today 13th December 1999
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Watson & Nicklaus win senior title

Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson won the Senior PGA Tour title in the Diners Club matches today, beating Bruce Fleisher and David Graham 1-up.

Watson birdied three of the first five holes on the back nine to give the team a three-hole lead, but Fleisher birdied No. 16 and made a 45-eagle putt on No. 17 to cut the deficit to one.

"Once we got up they never got even again," Watson said. "We had opportunities to shut them out, but we didn't do it."

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Fleisher missed a 12-foot birdie attempt on the 18th hole that would have evened the match.

"They had opportunities about four times to make putts to win holes and so did we," Watson said. "We just ended up making more putts than they did."

In the PGA Tour division, Fred Couples and Mark Calcavecchia beat Steve Elkington and Jeff Maggert 1-up.

"We are almost identical in our games," Couples said. "We were even or ahead the whole way."

Couples made a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 10, Calcavecchia birdied No. 11 to give the team a two-hole lead.

"Freddie made a nice putt on 10 and then I hit it close on the next hole," Calcavecchia said. "And once we got to 2-up we just held our ground from there."

Julie Inskster and Dottie won their third straight LPGA Tour title, beating Karrie Webb and Kelly Robbins 4 and 3.

"The key to our success is that we are good friends off the golf course," Inkster said. "I can say anything to her and I don't have to worry about the consequences."

"This is just a really fun week. It's the only time our husbands caddie for us all year and we bring our families along."

The winners in each division split $200,000, while the second-place teams split $100,000.

In the LPGA Tour third-place match, Annika Sorenstam and Lorie Kane defeated Laura Davies and Kelli Kuehne 4 and 3.

Gil Morgan and Jay Sigel finished third in the Senior PGA Tour division, beating Allen Doyle and Dana Quigley on the 19th hole.

In the PGA Tour consolation match, Chris Perry and Skip Kendall beat Steve Pate and Mark Wiebe on the 19th hole.

PGA Tour (6,914 yards)

Fred Couples and Mark Calcavecchia def. Chris Perry and Skip Kendall, 2 and 1.

Steve Elkington and Jeff Maggert def. Steve Pate and Mark Wiebe, 3 and 1.

Senior PGA Tour (6,713 yards)

Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson def. Allen Doyle and Dana Quigley, 5 and 4.

Bruce Fleisher and David Graham def. Gil Morgan and Jay Sigel, 3 and 2.

LPGA Tour (6,347 yards)

Julie Inkster and Dottie Pepper def. Kelli Kuehne and Laura Davies, 1 up.

Karrie Webb and Kelly Robbins def. Annika Sorenstam and Lori Kane, 3 and 1.