Benson and Hedges International Open
Benson and Hedges International Open
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
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 Dates: Thursday, May 11th through Sunday, May 14th

 Site: The Belfry (Brabazon Course), Sutton Coldfield, England

 Course Architect: Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,118

 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 411 Yds   10 - Par 4 311 Yds

               2 - Par 4 379 Yds   11 - Par 4 419 Yds

               3 - Par 5 538 Yds   12 - Par 3 208 Yds

               4 - Par 4 442 Yds   13 - Par 4 384 Yds

               5 - Par 4 408 Yds   14 - Par 3 190 Yds

               6 - Par 4 395 Yds   15 - Par 5 545 Yds

               7 - Par 3 177 Yds   16 - Par 4 413 Yds

               8 - Par 4 428 Yds   17 - Par 5 564 Yds

               9 - Par 4 433 Yds   18 - Par 4 473 Yds

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                    36 3,611 Yds         36 3,507 Yds

 

 Annual: 30th

 Defending Champion: Colin Montgomerie

 Runner-Up: Angel Cabrera, Per-Ulrik Johansson

 Tournament Record: 266 (Vicente Fernandez, 1975)

 Total Purse: $1,528,000

 Share: 1st Place - $258,060; 2nd Place - 171,943; 3rd Place - 96,969

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Colin Montgomerie      273               Jeremy Robinson         278

 Angel Cabrera          276               Jean Van de Velde       279

 Per-Ulrik Johansson    276               Eamonn Darcy            279

 Miguel Angel Jimenez   277               Bob May                 279

 Diego Borrego          277               Nick Faldo              279

                                          Eduardo Romero          279

                                          Bernhard Langer         279

                                          Patrik Sjoland          279

                                          Richard Green           279

 

               Past Benson and Hedges International Open Winners

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

 

 1999 -- Colin Montomerie (273)           1998 -- Darren Clarke (273)

 1997 -- Bernhard Langer (276)            1996 -- Stephen Ames (283)

 1995 -- Peter O'Malley (280)             1994 -- Seve Ballesteros (281)

 1993 -- Paul Broadhurst (276)            1992 -- *Peter Senior (287)

 1991 -- Bernhard Langer (286)            1990 -- Jose Maria Olazabal (279)

 1989 -- Gordon Brand, Jr. (272)          1988 -- *Peter Baker (271)

 1987 -- N.Ratcliffe (275)                1986 -- *Mark James (274)

 1985 -- Sandy Lyle (274)                 1984 -- Sam Torrance (270)

 1983 -- John Bland (273)                 1982 -- Greg Norman (283)

 1981 -- Tom Weiskopf (272)               1980 -- Graham Marsh (272)

 1979 -- M.Bembridge (272)                1978 -- *Lee Trevino (274)

 1977 -- Antonio Garrido (280)            1976 -- Graham Marsh (272)

 1975 -- Vicente Fernandez (266)          1974 -- *P.Toussaint (276)

 1973 -- V.Baker (276)                    1972 -- J.Newton (281)

 1971 -- *Tony Jacklin (279)

 

 * - won in playoff

 

 Note: Formerly called Benson and Hedges Festival (1971-75).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Colin Montgomerie  - Defending champion, won last week's French Open

 Seve Ballesteros   - Won this event in 1994, made the cut last week

 Michael Campbell   - Two-time winner this year, 3rd on money list

 Darren Clarke      - Leads Order of Merit thanks to win at Match Play

 Niclas Fasth       - Won Madeira Island Open, 29th on money list

 Padraig Harrington - 5th on money list with one win and two seconds

 Bernhard Langer    - Two-time winner of this event, one top-10

 Paul Lawrie        - Has made 3 of 6 cuts on PGA Tour with 2 top-10's

 Jose M. Olazabal   - 39th on money list with only one top-10 finish

 Eduardo Romero     - Has finished third three times this season

 Jean Van de Velde  - Tied for 7th last week with final round of 69

 Lee Westwood       - Playing in only his fifth event on European Tour in 2000

 Ian Woosnam        - 27th on money list with two top-10 finishes

 

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