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A roller coaster back nine for leaders

Updated: August 18, 2002, 12:38 AM ET
By David Kraft | ESPN.com

CHASKA, Minn. -- Caution? If Rich Beem, Justin Leonard, Fred Funk, Mark Calcavecchia and Tiger Woods had played the front nine at Hazeltine any more gingerly on Saturday, they'd have needed tap shoes.

Caution to the wind? If they'd made the back nine any more of a roller coaster, they'd sell tickets and move it to the Mall of America.

The top five players on the leaderboard played the front nine in a collective 1-over par (two birdies, three bogeys) -- a remarkable feat, considering ...

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