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 Dates: Thursday, June 1st through Sunday, June 4th

 Site: Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel (Arden Course), Meriden, Warwickshire,

       England

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,167

 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 384 Yds   10 - Par 4 434 Yds

               2 - Par 4 361 Yds   11 - Par 4 421 Yds

               3 - Par 5 560 Yds   12 - Par 5 543 Yds

               4 - Par 4 381 Yds   13 - Par 4 474 Yds

               5 - Par 3 196 Yds   14 - Par 4 448 Yds

               6 - Par 4 463 Yds   15 - Par 3 187 Yds

               7 - Par 5 526 Yds   16 - Par 4 422 Yds

               8 - Par 3 177 Yds   17 - Par 5 511 Yds

               9 - Par 4 470 Yds   18 - Par 3 209 Yds

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

                    36 3,518 Yds         36 3,649 Yds

 

 Annual: 18th

 Defending Champion: Darren Clarke

 Runner-Up: John Bickerton

 Tournament Record: 268 (Darren Clarke, 1999)

 18-Hole Record: 61 (Greg Chalmers, 1998)

 Total Purse: $1,164,500

 Share: 1st Place - $193,788; 2nd Place - 129,186; 3rd Place - 72,788

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Darren Clarke          268               Colin Montgomerie       275

 John Bickerton         270               Dean Robertson          275

 David Carter           274               Fredrik Lindgren        276

 Stephen Leaney         274               Gary Orr                276

 Andrew Coltart         275               Mark Roe                276

                                          Olle Karlsson           276

                                          Peter Senior            276

 

              Past Compass Group English Open Winners

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

 

 1999 -- Darren Clarke (268) -- John Bickerton

 1998 -- Lee Westwood (271) -- Greg Chalmers, Olle Karlsson

 1997 -- Per-Ulrik Johansson (269) -- Dennis Edlund

 1996 -- Robert Allenby (278) -- Colin Montgomerie, Ross McFarlane

 1995 -- *Philip Walton (274) -- Colin Montgomerie

 1994 -- Colin Montgomerie (274)

 1993 -- Ian Woosnam (269)

 1992 -- Vicente Fernandez (283)

 1991 -- David Gilford (278)

 

 1989 -- Mark James (279)

 1988 -- Howard Clark (279)

 1987 -- Not Held

 1986 -- Not Held

 1985 -- Not Held

 1984 -- Not Held

 1983 -- *Hugh Baiocchi (279)

 1982 -- Greg Norman (279)

 1981 -- Rodger Davis (283)

 1980 -- Manuel Pinero (286)

 1979 -- Seve Ballesteros (286)

 

 * - won in playoff.

 

 Note: Formerly known as Lada English Golf Classic (1979), Mazda (1980),

       State Express Classic (1981-83), NM English Open (1989-91), Murphy's

       English Open (1992-95), Alamo English Open (1996-97); National Car

       Rental English Open (1998).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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

 

 Darren Clarke       - Defending Champion, tied for 2nd last week at Volvo PGA

 Seve Ballesteros    - Made the cut last week but finished dead last

 Michael Campbell    - Two-time winner this year, tied for 11th last week

 Andrew Coltart      - Tied for 2nd last week with four rounds in the 60's

 Brian Davis         - Won Spanish Open, missed cut last week with round of 80

 Retief Goosen       - Shot final round of 67 last week to tie for 7th

 Mathias Gronberg    - 23rd on money list with one win and two top-10's

 Colin Montgomerie   - Won last week for the second time this year, 2nd in money

 Rolf Muntz          - Has made the cut only twice this year, but has 1 win

 David Park          - Has made 10 of 14 cuts this season but has one top-10

 Van Phillips        - Has posted only one top-10, made 10 of 12 cuts this year

 Costantino Rocca    - After opening 69, failed to break par last week

 Lee Westwood        - Tied for 2nd last week, won TPC of Europe

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