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Preivew of this years tournament
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Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, March 30th through Sunday, April 2nd

 Site: Tournament Players Club at Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia

 Course Architect: Greg Norman (1996)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,259

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 434 yds         10 - Par 5 608 yds

               2 - Par 3 144 yds         11 - Par 3 189 yds

               3 - Par 4 389 yds         12 - Par 4 417 yds

               4 - Par 5 541 yds         13 - Par 4 310 yds

               5 - Par 4 418 yds         14 - Par 4 453 yds

               6 - Par 5 569 yds         15 - Par 4 406 yds

               7 - Par 4 458 yds         16 - Par 3 179 yds

               8 - Par 3 248 yds         17 - Par 4 455 yds

               9 - Par 4 465 yds         18 - Par 5 576 yds

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

                    36 3,666 yds               36 3,593 yds


 Annual: 32nd

 Defending Champion: David Duval

 Runner-Up: Stewart Cink

 Tournament Record: 265 (Andy Bean, 1979; Dave Barr, 1987)

 54-Hole Record: 195 (Larry Nelson, 1988)

 36-Hole Record: 129 (Larry Nelson, 1988)

 18-Hole Record: 61 (Andy Bean, 1979)

 9-Hole Record: 29 (Andy Bean, 1979)

 Course Record: 63 (Tiger Woods, 1998; Duffy Waldorf, 1999)

 Total Purse: $2,800,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $504,000; 2nd Place - 302,400; 3rd Place - 190,400


                             1999 Finish

                             -----------


 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 David Duval            270               Mike Weir               274

 Stewart Cink           272               Glen Day                274

 John Huston            273               Davis Love III          275

 Rory Sabbatini         273               Phil Mickelson          275

 Franklin Langham       274               Six players at          276


                Past BellSouth Classic Winners and Runners-Up

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

 1999 -- David Duval (270) -- Stewart Cink

 1998 -- Tiger Woods (271) -- Jay Don Blake

 1997 -- Scott McCarron (274) -- David Duval, Brian Henninger, Lee Janzen

 1996 -- *Paul Stankowski (280) -- Brandel Chamblee

 1995 -- Mark Calcavecchia (271) -- Jim Gallagher, Jr.

 1994 -- John Daly (274) -- Nolan Henke, Brian Henninger

 1993 -- Nolan Henke (271) -- Mark Calcavecchia, Nick Price, Tom Sieckmann

 1992 -- Tom Kite (272) -- Jay Don Blake

 1991 -- *Corey Pavin (272) -- Steve Pate

 1990 -- Wayne Levi (275) -- Keith Clearwater, Larry Mize, Nick Price

 1989 -- *Scott Simpson (278) -- Bob Tway

 1988 -- Larry Nelson (268) -- Chip Beck

 1987 -- Dave Barr (265) -- Larry Mize

 1986 -- Bob Tway (269) -- Hal Sutton

 1985 -- *Wayne Levi (273) -- Steve Pate

 1984 -- Tom Kite (269) -- Don Pooley

 1983 -- #Calvin Peete (206) -- Chip Beck, Jim Colbert, Don Pooley

 1982 -- *Keith Fergus (273) -- Ray Floyd

 1981 -- *Tom Watson (277) -- Tommy Valentine

 1980 -- Larry Nelson (270) -- Andy Bean, Don Pooley

 1979 -- Andy Bean (265) -- Joe Inman

 1978 -- Jerry Heard (269) -- Lou Graham, Bob Murphy, Tom Watson

 1977 -- Hale Irwin (273) -- Steve Veriato

 1976 -- Not Held - U.S. Open was held at Atlanta Athletic Club

 1975 -- Hale Irwin (271) -- Tom Watson

 1974 -- Hosted Tournament Players Championship

 1973 -- Jack Nicklaus (272) -- Tom Weiskopf

 1972 -- Bob Lunn (275) -- Gary Player

 1971 -- *Gardner Dickinson (275) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1970 -- Tommy Aaron (275) -- Dan Sikes

 1969 -- *Bert Yancey (277) -- Bruce Devlin

 1968 -- Bob Lunn (280) -- Lee Trevino

 1967 -- Bob Charles (282) -- Tommy Bolt, Richard Crawford, Gardner Dickinson

 

 * - Won in Playoff

 # - Rain Shortened


 Note: Formerly called BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic (1989-91),

       Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic (1982-88), Atlanta Classic

       (1967-81).


                      Top Contenders in the Field

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


 David Duval       - Defending champion, 6th on money list, 4 top-five's

 Paul Azinger      - Aced the famous par-3 17th last week at Players Championshi

 Fred Couples      - Shot final round of 69 last week to tie for 33rd

 Retief Goosen     - Ranked 33rd in the latest World Golf Rankings

 Lee Janzen        - Stumbled down the stretch last week to tie for 9th

 Miguel A. Jimenez - Missed the cut last week with rounds of 79-74

 Justin Leonard    - Carded final round of 74 to finish tied for 22nd

 Phil Mickelson    - Shot rounds of 83-71 to miss the cut last week

 Greg Norman       - Tournament host and course designer, shot 77 on Sunday

 Jose M. Olazabal  - Tuning up for next week's title defense at Masters

 Jesper Parnevik   - 3rd on money list with one win and five top-10 finishes

 Nick Price        - Shot final round of 67 to tie for third at Players

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

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