Compaq Classic of New Orleans
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 Dates: Thursday, May 4th through Sunday, May 7th

 Site: English Turn Golf & Country Club, New Orleans, Louisiana

 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1988)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,116

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 398 Yds       10 - Par 4 420 Yds

               2 - Par 5 519 Yds       11 - Par 5 550 Yds

               3 - Par 3 200 Yds       12 - Par 3 158 Yds

               4 - Par 4 349 Yds       13 - Par 4 380 Yds

               5 - Par 4 463 Yds       14 - Par 4 469 Yds

               6 - Par 5 557 Yds       15 - Par 5 542 Yds

               7 - Par 4 445 Yds       16 - Par 4 442 Yds

               8 - Par 3 176 Yds       17 - Par 3 207 Yds

               9 - Par 4 370 Yds       18 - Par 4 471 Yds

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

                    36 3,477 Yds             36 3,639 Yds

 

 Annual: 52nd

 Defending Champion: Carlos Franco

 Runner-up: Steve Flesch, Harrison Frazar

 Tournament Record: 262 (Chip Beck, 1988)

 72-Hole Record at English Turn: 269 (Carlos Franco, 1999)

 54-Hole Record: 198 (Chip Beck, 1988)

 36-Hole Record: 131 (Eric Booker, 1999)

 18-Hole Record: 62 (Bob Gilder, 1979 at Lakewood Country Club)

 Course Record: 62 (Dennis Paulson, 1994)

 Total Purse: $3,400,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $612,000; 2nd Place - 367,200; 3rd Place - 231,200

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Carlos Franco          269               Eric Booker             273

 Steve Flesch           271               Hal Sutton              274

 Harrison Frazar        271               Glen Day                274

 Craig Barlow           273               Craig Parry             274

 Dennis Paulson         273               Jay Don Blake           275

                                          Dudley Hart             275

 

         Past COMPAQ Classic of New Orleans Winners and Runners-Up

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

 

 1999 -- Carlos Franco (269) -- Steve Flesch, Harrison Frazar

 1998 -- Lee Westwood (273) -- Steve Flesch

 1997 -- Brad Faxon (272) -- Bill Glasson, Jesper Parnevik

 1996 -- Scott McCarron (275) -- Tom Watson

 1995 -- *Davis Love III (274) -- Mike Heinen

 1994 -- Ben Crenshaw (273) -- Jose Maria Olazabal

 1993 -- Mike Standly (281) -- Russ Cochran, Payne Stewart

 1992 -- Chip Beck (276) -- Greg Norman, Mike Standly

 1991 -- *Ian Woosnam (275) -- Jim Hallet

 1990 -- David Frost (276) -- Greg Norman

 1989 -- Tim Simpson (274) -- Greg Norman, Hal Sutton

 1988 -- Chip Beck (262) -- Lanny Wadkins

 1987 -- Ben Crenshaw (268) -- Curtis Strange

 1986 -- Calvin Peete (269) -- Pat McGowan

 1985 -- #Seve Ballesteros (205) -- Peter Jacobsen, John Mahaffey

 1984 -- Bob Eastwood (272) -- Larry Rinker

 1983 -- Bill Rogers (274) -- David Edwards, Jay Haas, Vance Heafner

 1982 -- #Scott Hoch (206) -- Bob Shearer, Tom Watson

 1981 -- Tom Watson (270) -- Bruce Fleisher

 1980 -- Tom Watson (273) -- Lee Trevino

 1979 -- Hubert Green (273) -- F.Conner, B.Lietzke, S.Melnyk, L.Trevino

 1978 -- Lon Hinkle (271) -- Gibby Gilbert, Fuzzy Zoeller

 1977 -- Jim Simons (273) -- Stan Lee

 1976 -- Larry Ziegler (274) -- Victor Regalado

 1975 -- Billy Casper (271) -- Peter Oosterhuis

 1974 -- Lee Trevino (267) -- Bobby Cole, Ben Crenshaw

 1973 -- *Jack Nicklaus (280) -- Miller Barber

 1972 -- Gary Player (279) -- Dave Eichelberger, Jack Nicklaus

 1971 -- Frank Beard (276) -- Hubert Green

 1970 -- *Miller Barber (278) -- Bob Charles, Howie Johnson

 1969 -- *Larry Hinson (275) -- Frank Beard

 1968 -- George Archer (271) -- Bert Yancey

 1967 -- George Knudson (277) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1966 -- Frank Beard (276) -- Gardner Dickinson

 1965 -- Dick Mayer (273) -- Bruce Devlin, Bill Martindale

 1964 -- Mason Rudolph (283) -- Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Glenn Stuart

 1963 -- Bo Wininger (279) -- Tony Lema, Bob Rosburg

 1962 -- Bo Wininger (281) -- Bob Rosburg

 1961 -- Doug Sanders (272) -- Gay Brewer, Mac Main

 1960 -- Dow Finsterwald (270) -- Al Besselink

 1959 -- Bill Collins (280) -- Jack Burke, Jr., Tom Nieporte

 1958 -- *Billy Casper (278) -- Ken Venturi

 1957 -- Not Held

 1956 -- Not Held

 1955 -- Not Held

 1954 -- Not Held

 1953 -- Not Held

 1952 -- Not Held

 1951 -- Not Held

 1950 -- Not Held

 1949 -- Not Held

 1948 -- Bob Hamilton (280) -- Roberto de Vicenzo, Fred Haas, Lawson Little

 1947 -- Not Held

 1946 -- Byron Nelson (277) -- Ben Hogan

 1945 -- *Byron Nelson (284) -- Harold McSpaden

 1944 -- Sammy Byrd (285) -- Byron Nelson

 1943 -- Not Held

 1942 -- Lloyd Mangrum (281) -- Lawson Little, Sam Snead

 1941 -- Henry Picard (276) -- Ben Hogan

 1940 -- Jimmy Demaret (286) -- Ralph Guldahl, Harold McSpaden, Sam Snead

 1939 -- Henry Picard (284) -- Dick Metz

 1938 -- Harry Cooper (285) -- Harold McSpaden

 

 * - Won in Playoff.

 # - Rain Shortened.

 

 Note: Formerly called Freeport-McDermott Classic (1996-98), Freeport-McMoran

       Classic (1992-95), USF&G Classic (1982-91), USF&G New Orleans Open

       (1981), Greater New Orleans Open (1980), First NBC New Orleans Open

       (1975-79), Greater New Orleans Open Invitational (1938-74).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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

 

 Carlos Franco     - Defending champion, 25th on money list, 4 top-10's

 Ernie Els         - Two-time runner-up this year, 7th on money list

 Scott Hoch        - Tied for 7th last week for second top-10 of the year

 Lee Janzen        - Struggling this year at 56th on money list

 Casey Martin      - Contended last week until final round of 77

 Phil Mickelson    - Two wins this year, 6th on money list, made 9 of 10 cuts

 Gary Nicklaus     - Lost in a playoff against Mickelson at BellSouth

 Jack Nicklaus     - The best of all-time is always a contender

 Nick Price        - Has finished third twice this year, 19th on money list

 Vijay Singh       - Masters champion, 4th on money list, made all 12 cuts

 Craig Stadler     - Lost in a playoff last week at Shell Houston Open

 Hal Sutton        - PLAYERS Champion, 2nd on money list with 5 top-5's

 David Toms        - Has made the cut in 11 of 12 events this year, 1 top-10

 

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