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Woods, Fleisher & Heintz win October awards

PGATourstarTigerWoods,the Senior Tour's Bruce Fleisher and Bob Heintz of the Nike Tour have been named Players of the Month for October.

Woods,whoiscomingoff winning the American Express ChampionshipinaplayoffonSunday,wontwice this month, also capturing the National Car Rental Golf Classic. He won his lastthree starts,alsofinishingfirstintheWorldGolf Championships in August. He won a total of eight tournaments in 1999 - themostsince JohnnyMiller'seightin1974. He is also the fastest to the $10 million career earnings mark in his career and wasalsoawardedthe Vardon Trophy for best scoring average.

This is the third time that Woods has won the Player of the Month award this year, also claiming it in February and August.

Fleisher is also a three-timewinneroftheaward(February, June).Hewon the Transamerica and the Kaanapali Classic in October. As a rookie, he won seven tournaments, tying Bruce Crampton (1986) and LeeTrevino(1990)for most wins by a rookie on the Senior Tour. He won the Senior Tour money title with $2,515,705,becomingthefirst rookie since Trevino in '90 to lead the tour in earnings.

Heintz won the Nike Tour Championship for his second title of the year,alsocapturingthe Shreveport Open in April. The award is his second of the year, as he also won it in April. His winattheNike Championship makes him eligible for the PGA Tour in 2000.