May says finish helps fulfill expectation

Monday, August 21st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Louisville, Kentucky-AP) -- Bob May says maybe a little bit of his outstanding performance at the P-G-A Championship can be credited to his desire to get back at Tiger Woods.

Both the 31-year-old May and the 24-year-old Woods grew up in Southern California. They've known about each other for quite a while.

He says he kept reading in Southern California newspapers that Woods would vow to break Mays' record -- and then he'd do it, again and again.

Looking back on his one-to-one competition for the championship yesterday, May says he could have been motivated by a drive to regain some of the spotlight.

The former Oklahoma State golf standout says finishing second after a grueling three-hole playoff with Woods helps fulfill some of the expectations he has for himself.

He was 73rd on the money list going into last weekend. But his ranking will improve with a 540-thousand dollar check.