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PETER THOMSON, the Australian who won the second of his five Open championships at St Andrews, has been awarded the contract to design the Scottish town's first new course since 1913.

TOM KITE scored five birdies in his final seven holes to win the rain-shortened Los Angeles Open and become the first player to pass dollars 8m ( pounds 5.75m) in USPGA Tour earnings. The 43-year-old US Open champion collected dollars 180,000 ( pounds 130,000) for the 19th Tour victory of his career.

LOS ANGELES OPEN (Pacific Palisades, California) Leading final scores (US unless stated): 206 T Kite 73 66 67. 209 D Barr (Can) 71 72 66; P Stewart 72 66 71; F Couples 71 67 71; D Hammond 69 69 71. 210 H Twitty 70 72 68; P Jacobsen 73 68 69; J Maggert 71 73 66; P Azinger 72 68 70; J Mudd 71 68 71; J D Blake 67 72 71; G Twiggs 72 67 71; R Fehr 72 67 71. 211 S Lowery 71 72 68; T Purtzer 73 70 68; L Janzen 68 73 70; B Crenshaw 72 69 70; M McCumber 71 70 70. 212 T Dodds (Nam) 73 70 69; C Beck 70 71 71; H Irwin 72 69 71; P Mickelson 70 71 71; J Cook 71 68 73; J McGovern 67 72 73; M Dawson 71 67 74.

US PGA TOUR Leading money-winners (US unless stated): 1 T Kite dollars 472,361 ( pounds 340,000); 2 B Ogle (Aus) dollars 276,679; 3 L Janzen dollars 266,200; 4 H Twitty dollars 250,115; 5 J Sindelar dollars 229,193; 6 P Mickelson dollars 223,738; 7 J Maggert dollars 217,788; 8 D Love dollars 210,933; 9 L Mize dollars 210,862; 10 P Stewart dollars 202,260; 11 K Clearwater dollars 167,713; 12 R Fehr dollars 167,197; 13 P Azinger dollars 162,538; 14 G Twiggs dollars 151,167; 15 B R Brown dollars 149,069; 16 D Hammond dollars 130,204; 17 D Rummells dollars 128,683; 18 F Couples dollars 118,725. 19 M Allen dollars 112,688.

US RYDER CUP TEAM Leading standings: 1 Kite 830.000pts; 2 F Couples 720.500; 3 J Cook 657.500; 4 Love 555.00; 5 P Azinger 437.167; 6 Janzen 427.143; 7 J Gallagher 417.500; 8 M O'Meara 406.250; 9 K Clearwater 404.166; 10 C Pavin 392.500; 11 J Sluman 360.833; 12 Maggert 351.250; 13 Sindelar 324.643; 14 B Faxon 323.333; 15 D Forsman 312.583; 16 R Floyd 307.500; 17 J Haas 303.333; 18 S Pate 280.893; 19 Stewart 273.393; 20 C Beck 272.500. (Leading 10 qualify plus two wild cards).

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