Doral Ryder 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 2nd through Sunday, March 5th

 Sites: Doral Golf Resort and Spa (Blue Course), Miami, Florida

 Course Architect: Dick Wilson Firm - Robert Von Hagge, design (1961)

                   Ray Floyd and Ted McAnlis, re-design (1996)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,125

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 529 Yds       10 - Par 5 551 Yds

               2 - Par 4 376 Yds       11 - Par 4 363 Yds

               3 - Par 4 409 Yds       12 - Par 5 603 Yds

               4 - Par 3 236 Yds       13 - Par 3 245 Yds

               5 - Par 4 394 Yds       14 - Par 4 443 Yds

               6 - Par 4 442 Yds       15 - Par 3 175 Yds

               7 - Par 4 428 Yds       16 - Par 4 372 Yds

               8 - Par 5 528 Yds       17 - Par 4 419 Yds

               9 - Par 3 169 Yds       18 - Par 4 443 Yds

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                    36 3,511 Yds             36 3,614 Yds


 Annual: 39th

 Defending Champion: Steve Elkington

 Runner-up: Greg Kraft

 Tournament Record: 265 (Greg Norman, 1993)

 54-Hole Record: 195 (Greg Norman, 1993)

 36-Hole Record: 132 (Paul Azinger, 1990)

 Course Record: 62 (Greg Norman, 1990, 93; Jim Furyk, 1998)

 9-hole Record: 29 (Tom Kite, 1974; Kermit Zarley, 1979)

 Total Purse: $3,000,000

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


                             1999 Finish

                             -----------


 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Steve Elkington        275               Jay Haas                277

 Greg Kraft             276               David Toms              277

 Tommy Armour III       277               Danny Briggs            278

 Scott Dunlap           277               P.H. Horgan III         278

 Ernie Els              277               Five players at         279


             Past Doral-Ryder Open Winners and Runners-Up

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

 1999 -- Steve Elkington (275) -- Greg Kraft

 1998 -- Michael Bradley (278) -- John Huston, Billy Mayfair

 1997 -- Steve Elkington (275) -- Nick Price, Larry Nelson

 1996 -- Greg Norman (269) -- Michael Bradley, Vijay Singh

 1995 -- Nick Faldo (273) -- Peter Jacobsen, Greg Norman

 1994 -- John Huston (274) -- Billy Andrade, Brad Bryant

 1993 -- Greg Norman (265) -- Paul Azinger, Mark McCumber

 1992 -- Ray Floyd (271) -- Keith Clearwater, Fred Couples

 1991 -- *Rocco Mediate (276) -- Curtis Strange

 1990 -- *Greg Norman (273) -- Paul Azinger, Mark Calcavecchia, Tim Simpson

 1989 -- Bill Glasson (275) -- Fred Couples

 1988 -- Ben Crenshaw (274) -- Chip Beck, Mark McCumber

 1987 -- Lanny Wadkins (277) -- Seve Ballesteros, Tom Kite, Don Pooley

 1986 -- *Andy Bean (276) -- Hubert Green

 1985 -- Mark McCumber (284) -- Tom Kite

 1984 -- Tom Kite (272) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1983 -- Gary Koch (271) -- Ed Fiori

 1982 -- Andy Bean (278) -- Scott Hoch, Mike Nicolette, Jerry Pate

 1981 -- Ray Floyd (273) -- Keith Fergus, David Graham

 1980 -- *Ray Floyd (279) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1979 -- Mark McCumber (279) -- Bill Rogers

 1978 -- Tom Weiskopf (272) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1977 -- Andy Bean (277) -- David Graham

 1976 -- Hubert Green (270) -- Mark Hayes, Jack Nicklaus

 1975 -- Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Forrest Fezler, Bert Yancey

 1974 -- Brian Allin (272) -- Jerry Heard

 1973 -- Lee Trevino (276) -- Bruce Crampton, Tom Weiskopf

 1972 -- Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Bob Rosburg, Lee Trevino

 1971 -- J.C. Snead (275) -- Gardner Dickinson

 1970 -- Mike Hill (279) -- Jim Colbert

 1969 -- Tom Shaw (276) -- Tommy Aaron

 1968 -- Gardner Dickinson (275) -- Tom Weiskopf

 1967 -- Doug Sanders (275) -- Harold Henning, Art Wall

 1966 -- Phil Rodgers (278) -- Jay Dolan, Kermit Zarley

 1965 -- Doug Sanders (274) -- Bruce Devlin

 1964 -- Billy Casper (277) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1963 -- Dan Sikes (283) -- Sam Snead

 1962 -- Billy Casper (283) -- Paul Bondeson


 * - Won in Playoff


 Note: Formerly called Doral-Eastern Open Invitational (1970-86), Doral

       Country Club Open Invitational (1962-69).


                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Steve Elkington   - Defending champion, lost to Sluman in 1st round last week

 Paul Azinger      - Won Sony Open in Hawaii earlier this year

 Jim Carter        - Won last week's Tucson Open by two shots for 1st career win

 David Duval       - Finished third at Match Play losing only to Darren Clarke

 Ernie Els         - Tied for 3rd last year, 2nd round loser at Match Play

 Nick Faldo        - Won this event in 1995, missed the cut at Nissan Open

 Jim Furyk         - Defeated Mediate and Tway prior to losing to Love at LaCost

 Scott Hoch        - Reached quarterfinals last week before losing to Duval

 Bernhard Langer   - Has had time to prepare since losing in 1st round to Els

 Phil Mickelson    - Won Buick Invitational, but lost in 1st round at Match Play

 Greg Norman       - Three-time winner at this event, lost to O'Meara last week

 Jesper Parnevik   - Won Bob Hope Classic and finished 2nd at Nissan Open

 Nick Price        - Lost to Calcavecchia at Match Play in first round

 Vijay Singh       - Finished 2nd to Tiger at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

 Jean Van de Velde - Tied for 2nd last week at Tucson with 4 rounds in 60's

 

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