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Forsman Replaces Weiskopf For Junior League Exhibition

The Junior League of Spokane has taken a mulligan on its lineup for Monday’s golf exhibition at the Spokane Country Club.

Dan Forsman, winner of four PGA Tour titles, has agreed to stand in for Tom Weiskopf and fill out the foursome for the eighth charity event.

Junior League golf chairman Jan House announced Wednesday that Weiskopf, the 1995 U.S. Senior Open champion from Paradise Valley, Ariz., had to withdraw after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed ailment. House said the golfer’s family was expected to make a statement regarding his condition later.

Weiskopf’s agent informed House of her client’s withdrawal about 10 a.m. Tuesday. Twenty-eight hours later, the Junior League had reeled in the replacement.

“He’ll fit in great,” said House. “We had several possibilities of people who would be available Monday and we wanted someone who could step into that group and enjoy themselves.”

Forsman will join 1996 PGA Tour Player of the Year Tom Lehman, two-time U.S. Women’s Open champ Annika Sorenstam and gallery favorite Peter Jacobson for a daylong schedule that includes an 11 a.m. clinic and the 18-hole exhibition at 1:30 p.m.

Unsold tickets still remain for the event - priced at $75 for the exhibition only and $155 for the clinic and exhibition - at area Hamer’s stores.

Forsman, 39, stands 71st on this year’s PGA Tour money list heading into today’s CVA Classic. His last victory came at the Buick Open in 1992 - his best year, with 10th place on the money list.

It’s the second time the Junior League has had to scramble for a replacement within a week of its event - Corey Pavin subbing for Ben Crenshaw in 1986. Interestingly, House’s sister was the chairman of that year’s exhibition.

“First you start sweating really badly,” House said. “But things worked out and we’re really very happy to have Dan.”

, DataTimes



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