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Preivew of this years tournament
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Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, June 8th through Sunday, June 11th

 Site: Westchester Country Club (West Course), Harrison, New York

 Course Architect: Walter J. Travis (1929); Redesign work done by: William

                   Flynn, Alfred Tull, Joe Finger and Rees Jones

 Par: 71

 Yardage: 6,779

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 3 192 yds         10 - Par 4 314 yds

               2 - Par 4 386 yds         11 - Par 4 444 yds

               3 - Par 4 419 yds         12 - Par 4 476 yds

               4 - Par 4 422 yds         13 - Par 4 381 yds

               5 - Par 5 573 yds         14 - Par 3 154 yds

               6 - Par 3 133 yds         15 - Par 4 477 yds

               7 - Par 4 333 yds         16 - Par 3 204 yds

               8 - Par 4 455 yds         17 - Par 4 376 yds

               9 - Par 5 505 yds         18 - Par 5 535 yds

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

                    36 3,418 yds               35 3,361 yds

 

 Annual: 34th

 Defending Champion: Duffy Waldorf

 Runner-Up: Dennis Paulson

 Tournament Record (Par 70): 261 (Bob Gilder, 1982)

 Tournament Record (Par 71): 268 (David Frost, 1992; Lee Janzen, 1994;

                                  Ernie Els, 1997)

 Tournament Record (Par 72): 269 (Johnny Miller, 1974)

 54-Hole Record (Par 70): 192 (Bob Gilder, 1982)

 54-Hole Record (Par 71): 199 (Ernie Els, 1997)

 54-Hole Record (Par 72): 201 (Jack Nicklaus, 1967; Bob Murphy, 1968;

                               Tom Weiskopf, 1975)

 36-Hole Record (Par 70): 127 (Bob Gilder, 1982)

 36-Hole Record (Par 71): 131 (David Graham, 1976; Ernie Els, 1996)

 36-Hole Record (Par 72): 129 (Tom Weiskopf, 1975)

 Course Record: 62 (Dan Sikes, 1967; Jimmy Wright, 1976; Peter Jacobsen, 1982)

 9-hole Record: 29 (Willie Wood, 1986; Kirk Triplett, 1990)

 Total Purse: $3,000,000

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

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Duffy Waldorf *        276               Jim Carter              279

 Dennis Paulson         276               Gabriel Hjertstedt      279

 Chris Perry            277               Loren Roberts           279

 Scott Hoch             278               Vijay Singh             279

 Doug Barron            279               Eight players at        280

 

 * - Won in playoff

 

                Past Buick Classic Winners and Runners-up

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

 

 1999 -- *Duffy Waldorf (276) -- Dennis Paulson

 1998 -- *#J.P. Hayes (201) -- Jim Furyk

 1997 -- Ernie Els (268) -- Jeff Maggert

 1996 -- Ernie Els (271) -- S.Elkington, T.Lehman, J.Maggert, C.Parry

 1995 -- *Vijay Singh (278) -- Doug Martin

 1994 -- Lee Janzen (268) -- Ernie Els

 1993 -- *Vijay Singh (280) -- Mark Wiebe

 1992 -- David Frost (268) -- Duffy Waldorf

 1991 -- Billy Andrade (273) -- Brad Bryant

 1990 -- Hale Irwin (269) -- Paul Azinger

 1989 -- *Wayne Grady (277) -- Ronnie Black

 1988 -- *Seve Ballesteros (276) -- David Frost, Greg Norman, Ken Green

 1987 -- *J.C. Snead (276) -- Seve Ballesteros

 1986 -- Bob Tway (272) -- Willie Wood

 1985 -- *Roger Maltbie (275) -- George Burns, Ray Floyd

 1984 -- Scott Simpson (269) -- David Graham, Jay Haas, Mark O'Meara

 1983 -- Seve Ballesteros (276) -- Andy Bean, Craig Stadler

 1982 -- Bob Gilder (261) -- Peter Jacobsen, Tom Kite

 1981 -- Ray Floyd (275) -- Bobby Clampett, Gibby Gilbert, Craig Stadler

 1980 -- Curtis Strange (273) -- Gibby Gilbert

 1979 -- Jack Renner (277) -- David Graham, Howard Twitty

 1978 -- Lee Elder (274) -- Mark Hayes

 1977 -- Andy North (272) -- George Archer

 1976 -- David Graham (272) -- Ben Crenshaw, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller

 1975 -- *Gene Littler (271) -- Julius Boros

 1974 -- Johnny Miller (269) -- Don Bies

 1973 -- *Bobby Nichols (272) -- Bob Murphy

 1972 -- Jack Nicklaus (270) -- Jim Colbert

 1971 -- Arnold Palmer (273) -- Gibby Gilbert, Hale Irwin

 1970 -- Bruce Crampton (273) -- Larry Hinson, Jack Nicklaus

 1969 -- Frank Beard (275) -- Bert Greene

 1968 -- Julius Boros (272) -- Bob Murphy, Jack Nicklaus, Dan Sikes

 1967 -- Jack Nicklaus (272) -- Dan Sikes

 

 * - Won in Playoff

 # - Rain shortened

 

 Note: Formerly called Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic (1979-89),

       American Express Westchester Classic (1976-78), Westchester Classic

       (1967-75).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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

 

 Duffy Waldorf    - Defending champion, made 9 of 13 cuts with 2 top-10's

 Fred Couples     - Has made the cut in 10 of 11 events with three top-10's

 David Duval      - World number two has finished third three times this year

 Ernie Els        - Two-time winner of this event, three-time runner-up in 2000

 Jim Furyk        - 12th on money list with one win and 5 top-10 finishes

 Sergio Garcia    - Has made the cut in 5 of 7 PGA events with 1 top-10

 Tom Lehman       - Won earlier this year in Phoenix, 6th on money list

 Davis Love III   - Three-time runner-up this year, has made all 13 cuts

 Phil Mickelson   - 3rd on money list with three wins and six top-10 finishes

 Greg Norman      - Playing in only his 8th event this year with no top-10's

 Jose M. Olazabal - Masters champion, 8th on European Volvo Order of Merit

 Vijay Singh      - 7th on money lits with one win and 4 top-10's in 16 events

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