Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open
Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years 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
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, March 23rd through Sunday, March 26th

 Site: Itanhanga Golf Club, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Course Architect: Arthur Morgan Davidson (1933)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,618

 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 284 Yds   10 - Par 3 173 Yds

               2 - Par 4 429 Yds   11 - Par 5 515 Yds

               3 - Par 5 493 Yds   12 - Par 4 401 Yds

               4 - Par 3 198 Yds   13 - Par 3 138 Yds

               5 - Par 5 469 Yds   14 - Par 4 346 Yds

               6 - Par 3 194 Yds   15 - Par 5 544 Yds

               7 - Par 4 424 Yds   16 - Par 5 577 Yds

               8 - Par 4 394 Yds   17 - Par 3 163 Yds

               9 - Par 4 425 Yds   18 - Par 4 451 Yds

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

                    36 3,310 Yds         36 3,308 Yds

 

 Annual: 1st

 Total Purse: $650,000

 Share: 1st Place - $108,439; 2nd Place - 72,248; 3rd Place - 40,744


                      Top Contenders in the Field

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

 Angel Cabrera     - Highest ranked player at this event, 59th in the world

 Alex Cejka        - Has made the cut in all 5 events entered, but no top-10's

 Jose Coceres      - Won Dubai Desert Classic, 6th on money list

 Niclas Fasth      - Won last week's Madeira Island Open for 1st career win

 Mathias Gronberg  - Won earlier this year in South Africa

 Miguel A. Martin  - 54th on money list with one top-10 in 3 events

 Gary Orr          - 3rd on Volvo Order of Merit, 1 win and 3 top-10's

 David Park        - Has made the cut in 6 of 7 events with one top-10

 Van Phillips      - Has failed to crack the top-10 this year in 6 tournaments

 Eduardo Romero    - Ranked 76th in the latest World Golf Rankings
 

 NOTES:

      This is the first of two events  to  be  played  back-to-back  in

 Brazil  prior to the Masters. The European Tour breaks new ground this

 week as it visits South America for the first time in the  Tour's  29-

 year  history.   The  field  consists  of  seven winners from the 1999

 season.  Past winners of the Brazilian Open,  which  has  been  played

 seven  times, are: Vicente Fernandez, Angel Franco, Roberto de Vicenzo

 (twice), Raul Travieso and Americans Bruce Fleisher and Tom Sieckmann.

 The  golf course is located only two miles from the beach and 15 miles

 from the world famous Copacabana and Downtown. Next week, the European

 Tour  will  play  in  Sao  Paulo,  as  the players will compete in the

 inaugural Brazil Sao Paulo 500 Years Open.

 

 

 

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