Bay Hill Invitational
Bay Hill Invitational
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Preivew of this years tournament
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 Dates: Thursday, March 16th through Sunday, March 19th

 Site: Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando, Florida

 Course Architect: Dick Wilson, Joe Lee (1961), Arnold Palmer (re-design, 1980)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,114

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 441 Yds       10 - Par 4 400 Yds

               2 - Par 3 218 Yds       11 - Par 4 428 Yds

               3 - Par 4 395 Yds       12 - Par 5 570 Yds

               4 - Par 5 530 Yds       13 - Par 4 364 Yds

               5 - Par 4 365 Yds       14 - Par 3 206 Yds

               6 - Par 5 543 Yds       15 - Par 4 425 Yds

               7 - Par 3 197 Yds       16 - Par 5 481 Yds

               8 - Par 4 424 Yds       17 - Par 3 219 Yds

               9 - Par 4 467 Yds       18 - Par 4 441 Yds

                   -------------            -------------

                    36 3,580 Yds             36 3,534 Yds

 

 Annual: 35th

 Defending Champion: Tim Herron

 Runner-up: Tom Lehman

 Tournament Record: 264 (Payne Stewart, 1987)

 54-Hole Record: 197 (Andy Bean, 1981)

 36-Hole Record: 130 (Andy Bean, Tom Watson, 1981)

 Course Record: 62 (Andy Bean, 1981; Greg Norman, 1984)

 Total Purse: $3,000,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $540,000; 2nd Place - 324,000; 3rd Place - 204,000


                             1999 Finish

                             -----------


 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 Tim Herron *           274               Bob Estes               280

 Tom Lehman             274               Scott Hoch              280

 Davis Love III         275               Phil Mickelson          280

 Robert Damron          276               Craig Parry             280

 Brandel Chamblee       280               Dicky Pride             280

 * - Won in playoff


         Past Bay Hill Invitational Winners and Runners-Up

         -------------------------------------------------

 1999 -- *Tim Herron (274) -- Tom Lehman

 1998 -- Ernie Els (274) -- Bob Estes, Jeff Maggert

 1997 -- Phil Mickelson (272) -- Stuart Appleby

 1996 -- Paul Goydos (275) -- Jeff Maggert

 1995 -- Loren Roberts (272) -- Brad Faxon

 1994 -- Loren Roberts (275) -- Nick Price, Vijay Singh, Fuzzy Zoeller

 1993 -- Ben Crenshaw (280) -- Davis Love III, Rocco Mediate, Vijay Singh

 1992 -- Fred Couples (269) -- Gene Sauers

 1991 -- #Andrew Magee (203) -- Tom Sieckmann

 1990 -- Robert Gamez (274) -- Greg Norman

 1989 -- *Tom Kite (278) -- Davis Love III

 1988 -- Paul Azinger (271) -- Tom Kite

 1987 -- Payne Stewart (264) -- David Frost

 1986 -- #Dan Forsman (202) -- Ray Floyd, Mike Hulbert

 1985 -- Fuzzy Zoeller (275) -- Tom Watson

 1984 -- *Gary Koch (272) -- George Burns

 1983 -- *Mike Nicolette (283) -- Greg Norman

 1982 -- *Tom Kite (278) -- Jack Nicklaus, Denis Watson

 1981 -- Andy Bean (266) -- Tom Watson

 1980 -- Dave Eichelberger (279) -- Leonard Thompson

 1979 -- *Bob Byman (278) -- John Schroeder

 1978 -- Mac McLendon (271) -- David Graham

 1977 -- Gary Koch (274) -- Dale Hayes, Joe Inman

 1976 -- *Hale Irwin (270) -- Kermit Zarley

 1975 -- Lee Trevino (276) -- Hale Irwin

 1974 -- Jerry Heard (273) -- Homero Blancas, Jim Jamieson

 1973 -- Brian Allin (265) -- Charles Coody

 1972 -- Jerry Heard (276) -- Bobby Mitchell

 1971 -- Arnold Palmer (270) -- Julius Boros

 1970 -- Bob Lunn (271) -- Rives McBee

 1969 -- Ken Still (278) -- Miller Barber

 1968 -- Dan Sikes (274) -- Tom Weiskopf

 1967 -- Julius Boros (274) -- George Knudson, Arnold Palmer

 1966 -- Lionel Hebert (279) -- Charles Coody, Dick Lytle, Jack Nicklaus

 * - Won in Playoff.

 # - Rain Shortened.


 Note: Formerly called The Nestle Invitational (1989-95), Hertz Bay Hill

       Classic (1985-88), Bay Hill Citrus (1980-84), Bay Hill Citrus Classic

       (1979), Florida Citrus Open Invitational (1966-78).


                      Top Contenders in the Field

                      ---------------------------

 Tim Herron        - Defending champion, tied for 28th last week at Honda

 Paul Azinger      - Won earlier this year in Hawaii, 12th on money list

 Aaron Baddeley    - Tied for 57th last week in first event on PGA Tour

 Mark Calcavecchia - 28th on money list with three top-10's, 7th last week

 Darren Clarke     - Won World Match Play Championship over Tiger

 Ernie Els         - 16th on money list, has two top-five's this year

 Carlos Franco     - Shot final round of 68 last week to tie for seventh

 Padraig Harrington- Has made only two of four cuts on European Tour

 Dudley Hart       - Won last week's Honda Classic, 9th on money list

 Scott Hoch        - Tied for 5th last year at Bay Hill, 51st on money list

 Bernhard Langer   - Ranked 63rd in the World, one top-10 in 5 Europe events

 Tom Lehman        - Won at Phoenix and Williams World Challenge

 Davis Love III    - Shot final round of 64 last week to post a top-20 finish

 Phil Mickelson    - Won this event in 1997 and tied for fifth last year

 Colin Montgomerie - Has 22 career European Tour wins, but none in the U.S.

 Vijay Singh       - 11th on money list, has made the cut in all 8 events entere

 Hal Sutton        - Has four top-10 finishes in seven tournaments this year

 Kirk Triplett     - Won Nissan Open for 1st career win, 5 top-10's this year

 Lee Westwood      - Won in South Africa earlier this year, 5th in the World

 Tiger Woods       - World number-one, has 2 wins and 4 top-5's in five events

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