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WOODS, O'MEARA CRITICIZE RYDER CUP SETUP

Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara, two members of the U.S. Ryder Cup team that lost in Spain last week, took a couple of shots at the PGA of America on "Golf Talk Live" on The Golf Channel.

O'Meara, pointing out that the Ryder Cup has become a very lucrative venture in recent years, said he felt players should have a say in how the money generated by the event is spent.

Woods suggested that the PGA of America had the U.S. team attending too many social functions the days before competition began.

"The earliest I got back to my room was 10:30," Woods said. "When you are trying to get ready for a major championship I don't think you are going to be out doing social functions at 10:30."

Play started at 9 a.m. each day and players were probably getting up between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m.

"I think we were all a little winded and tired when we first teed it up." Woods said.

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Jim Colbert, playing his first competitive round since surgery for prostate cancer in June, made three birdies and teamed with Nick Price and Kelly Robbins to win the Gillette Tour Challenge in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Derek Kinzer and his father, Al, did something golfers usually only see on a miniature putting course -- back-to-back holes-in-one. Playing in Greenville, S.C., the day before Derek Kinzer's wedding, first 30-year-old Derek slapped a 7-wood from the championship tees 211 yards into the cup for his first ace. When the celebration died down, Al Kinzer used a 4-iron from the white tee markers, about 190 yards away, and watched his ball disappear in the hole for his first ace in 30 years of golf.

John Everhart, president of the National Hole In One Association, put the odds of back-to-back aces at "a 1 in 159 million probability."

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