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GOLF NAMES: IS WOODS WITHOUT HOPE?

          TIGER WOODS and his plans for '97 PGA Tour are examined
     by Thomas Bonk of the L.A. TIMES.  One tournament Woods
     "definitely won't be playing" is the BOB HOPE Chrysler
     Classic.  Michael Milthorpe, the event's Exec Dir, said Hope
     called Woods and asked him to play but "was rebuffed." 
     Milthorpe: "Mr. Hope isn't going to be with us much longer,
     and if you get a phone call from him, that would seem to
     mean something."  Milthorpe "blames" IMG: "They're going to
     alienate him to a lot of people.  It's sad."  The TIMES'
     Bonk also reports Woods has "parted ways" with attorney JOHN
     MERCHANT, who advised the Woods family in its association
     with IMG and certain endorsement deals (L.A. TIMES, 1/8).  
          CANADA'S MARKETING GURU: JACQUES BURELLE, new
     Commissioner of the Canadian Tour, is profiled by GOLFWEEK's
     Tim O'Connor. O'Connor: "In Burelle, sponsors believe they
     have found the answer to their needs.  He's a Canadian
     nationalist, experienced in negotiating TV contacts."  One
     tournament director said Burelle is a "leader into building
     events into major national institutions" (GOLFWEEK, 1/6).
          EGER LEAVES RULES FOR OTHERS: DAVID EGER has resigned
     as the PGA Tour's VP/Competition and the Tour's "leading
     authority on the rules of golf."  He has agreed to stay on
     the job temporarily to help on special projects.  He had
     been VP/Competition since the end of '95 (GOLFWEEK, 1/6).   

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