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Norman, 5 others in World Hall of Fame

Published Sep. 10, 2005

Greg Norman took his place among the sport's greatest players Sunday night, paying tribute to Jack Nicklaus for his example that learning to lose gracefully was as important as winning.

Norman and the late Payne Stewart were among six new members inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

The others were two-time U.S. Women's Open champion Donna Caponi, Ping Golf founder Karsten Solheim, former U.S. Golf Association president Judy Bell and Allan Robertson of Scotland, believed to be the first golf pro.

"The game of golf can give you a lot, but the game of golf can take a lot away from you," Norman said. "Being a great loser is probably the hardest thing to do in life. I learned that from Jack Nicklaus. He's also a great winner."

Norman was both.

The man who won the British Open twice as part of his 75 victories around the world is known equally for the losses. Some were self-inflicted, like the final-round 78 at the 1996 Masters. Some were flukes, such as Larry Mize chipping in from 140 feet at the '87 Masters, and Bob Tway holing a bunker shot at the '86 PGA Championship.

The induction came one day after Stewart and his widow, Tracey, would have celebrated their 20th anniversary.

"Payne always dreamed of having a Hall of Fame career," Stewart said. "He would have cherished the honor of being with you here."

FRANKLIN TEMPLETON SHOOTOUT: Brad Faxon and Scott McCarron became the first team to repeat, making a birdie on the last hole to beat John Daly and Frank Lickliter by two shots at Naples' Tiburon Club. Faxon and McCarron shot 15-under 57 in the scramble format for a 33-under 183, one shot short of the tournament record by Fred Couples and Raymond Floyd in 1990. They split $450,000 in the $2-million event.

DUNLOP PHOENIX: David Duval lost a six-shot lead over the final six holes before winning the tournament in Miyazaki, Japan, in a playoff. Duval made a four-putt double bogey at the 17th, before parring the last hole to shoot 2-under 69 and tie Taichi Teshima, who shot 65. They finished 15-under 269, five strokes ahead of last year's champion, Shingo Katayama, and Scott Laycock.

SENIOR SLAM: Allen Doyle won by two strokes over Tom Watson in St. Augustine. Doyle held off an early charge from Doug Tewell and a late bid from Watson, closing with a second straight 5-under 67. He earned $300,000 in the unofficial event that featured the four winners of the Senior Tour's major championships. He won the money title for the first time. Tewell (67) finished last at 138. Bruce Fleisher (65), the U.S. Senior Open champion, finished third at 137.

VOLVO MASTERS: Ireland's Padraig Harrington made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the $2.9-million title in Jerez, Spain. Harrington shot 5-under 66 and finished at 204 in a tournament cut to 54 holes after high wind canceled the third round. Paul McGinley, who led by one after the second round, shot 70 and finished a stroke back.

ITOEN LADIES: Laura Davies shot 2-under 70 for a 9-under 207 to win by three strokes over Junko Yasui in Chonan, Japan. Yasui shot the day's best score of 67.