GTE Byron Nelson Classic
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 Dates: Thursday, May 11th through Sunday, May 14th

 Site: TPC at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas

       Cottonwood Valley Golf Course, Irving, Texas

 Course Architects: TPC - Jay Morrish (1985)

                          (Ben Crenshaw/Byron Nelson - Consultants)

                    Cottonwood - Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1982)

                                 Jay Morrish (1985)

                                 (Holes 1, 11-18 by Jones; 2-10 by Morrish)

 Par: 70 - TPC at Las Colinas

 Yardage: 6,899

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 385 yds         10 - Par 4 447 yds

               2 - Par 3 176 yds         11 - Par 4 347 yds

               3 - Par 4 490 yds         12 - Par 4 426 yds

               4 - Par 4 425 yds         13 - Par 3 183 yds

               5 - Par 3 176 yds         14 - Par 4 409 yds

               6 - Par 4 396 yds         15 - Par 4 445 yds

               7 - Par 5 533 yds         16 - Par 5 554 yds

               8 - Par 4 457 yds         17 - Par 3 196 yds

               9 - Par 4 439 yds         18 - Par 4 415 yds

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

                    35 3,477 yds               35 3,422 yds

 

 Par: 70 - Cottonwood Valley

 Yardage: 6,846

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 448 yds         10 - Par 4 432 yds

               2 - Par 3 154 yds         11 - Par 5 545 yds

               3 - Par 4 475 yds         12 - Par 3 191 yds

               4 - Par 4 427 yds         13 - Par 4 409 yds

               5 - Par 4 417 yds         14 - Par 4 383 yds

               6 - Par 4 360 yds         15 - Par 4 441 yds

               7 - Par 4 400 yds         16 - Par 5 539 yds

               8 - Par 4 394 yds         17 - Par 3 204 yds

               9 - Par 3 188 yds         18 - Par 4 439 yds

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

                    34 3,263 yds               36 3,583 yds

 

 Annual: 47th

 Defending Champion: Loren Roberts

 Runner-Up: Steve Pate

 Tournament Record: 262 (Loren Roberts, Steve Pate, 1999)

 54-Hole Record: 194 (Loren Roberts, 1999)

 36-Hole Record: 126 (Sam Snead, 1957)

 TPC Course Record: 61 (Billy Mayfair, 1993; Charlie Rymer, 1996)

 Cottonwood Course Record: 61 (Ernie Els, 1995; Tiger Woods, 1999)

 Tournament 18-Hole Record: 60 (Sam Snead, 1957)

 Total Purse: $4,000,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $720,000; 2nd Place - 432,000; 3rd Place - 272,000

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Loren Roberts *        262               Brian Watts             269

 Steve Pate             262               Emlyn Aubrey            271

 Chris DiMarco          269               Tiger Woods             271

 Sergio Garcia          269               Barry Cheesman          272

 Lee Janzen             269               Paul Goydos             272

                                          Chris Perry             272

 

 * - Won in playoff.

 

         Past GTE Byron Nelson Classic Winners and Runners-Up

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

 

 1999 -- *Loren Roberts (262) -- Steve Pate

 1998 -- John Cook (265) -- Fred Couples, Hal Sutton, Harrison Frazar

 1997 -- Tiger Woods (263) -- Lee Rinker

 1996 -- Phil Mickelson (265) -- Craig Parry

 1995 -- Ernie Els (263) -- Mike Heinen, D.A. Weibring, Robin Freeman

 1994 -- *#Neal Lancaster (132) -- D.Ogrin, D.Edwards, M.Carnevale, T.Byrum,

                                   Y.Mizumaki

 1993 -- Scott Simpson (270) -- Corey Pavin, D.A. Weibring

 1992 -- *#Billy Ray Brown (199) -- Ray Floyd, Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Lietzke

 1991 -- Nick Price (270) -- Craig Stadler

 1990 -- #Payne Stewart (202) -- Lanny Wadkins

 1989 -- *Jodie Mudd (265) -- Larry Nelson

 1988 -- *Bruce Lietzke (271) -- Clarence Rose

 1987 -- *Fred Couples (266) -- Mark Calcavecchia

 1986 -- Andy Bean (269) -- Mark Wiebe

 1985 -- *Bob Eastwood (272) -- Payne Stewart

 1984 -- Craig Stadler (276) -- David Edwards

 1983 -- Ben Crenshaw (273) -- Hal Sutton, Brad Bryant

 1982 -- Bob Gilder (266) -- Curtis Strange

 1981 -- *Bruce Lietzke (281) -- Tom Watson

 1980 -- Tom Watson (274) -- Bill Rogers

 1979 -- *Tom Watson (275) -- Bill Rogers

 1978 -- Tom Watson (272) -- Lee Trevino

 1977 -- Ray Floyd (276) -- Ben Crenshaw

 1976 -- Mark Hayes (273) -- Don Bies

 1975 -- Tom Watson (269) -- Bob E. Smith

 1974 -- Buddy Allin (269) -- C.Coody, H.Blancas, L.Trevino, T.Watson

 1973 -- *Lanny Wadkins (277) -- Dan Sikes

 1972 -- *Chi Chi Rodriguez (273) -- Billy Casper

 1971 -- Jack Nicklaus (274) -- Jerry McGee, Frank Beard

 1970 -- *Jack Nicklaus (274) -- Arnold Palmer

 1969 -- Bruce Devlin (277) -- Frank Beard, Bruce Crampton

 1968 -- Miller Barber (270) -- Kermit Zarley

 1967 -- Bert Yancey (274) -- Roberto de Vicenzo

 1966 -- Roberto de Vicenzo (276) -- Ray Floyd, Joe Campbell, Harold Henning

 1965 -- Not Held

 1964 -- Charles Coody (271) -- Jerry Edwards

 1963 -- Not Held

 1962 -- Billy Maxwell (277) -- Johnny Pott

 1961 -- Earl Stewart, Jr. (278) -- Gay Brewer, Doug Sanders, Arnold Palmer

 1960 -- *Johnny Pott (275) -- Bo Winninger, Ted Kroll

 1959 -- Julius Boros (274) -- Earl Stewart, Jr., Dow Finsterwald, Bo Winninger

 1958 -- *Sam Snead (272) -- Gary Player, Julius Boros, John McMullin

 1957 -- Sam Snead (264) -- Billy Maxwell, Cary Middlecoff, Bob Inman

 1956 -- *Peter Thomson (267) -- Gene Littler, Cary Middlecoff

 1956 -- Don January (268) -- Dow Finsterwald, Doug Ford

 1955 -- Not Held

 1954 -- Not Held

 1953 -- Not Held

 1952 -- Not Held

 1951 -- Not Held

 1950 -- Not Held

 1949 -- Not Held

 1948 -- Not Held

 1947 -- Not Held

 1946 -- Ben Hogan (284) -- Herman Keiser, Paul Runyan

 1945 -- Sam Snead (276) -- Harold McSpaden

 1944 -- Byron Nelson (276) -- Harold McSpaden

 

 * - Won in Playoff

 # - Rain Shortened

 

 Note: Formerly called Byron Nelson Golf Classic (1968-87), Dallas Open

       (1944-67). The event was held twice in 1956 (May and June)

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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

 

 Loren Roberts     - Defending Champion, 18th on money list with 2 thirds

 Robert Allenby    - Won Shell Houston Open, 14th on money list, 2 top-10's

 Harrison Frazar   - Finished 3rd last week for second time in 2000

 David Duval       - Has finished third three times this year, 5 top-five's

 Sergio Garcia     - Ranked 15th in the World, tied for 3rd last year

 Justin Leonard    - Struggling this year without a top-10 finish

 Davis Love III    - 9th on money list with four top-five finishes

 Shigeki Maruyama  - Has made 8 of 11 cuts with 5 top-10's, 19th in money

 Phil Mickelson    - Two-time winner this year, 6th on money list, 4 top-10's

 Jesper Parnevik   - Tied for the tour lead with seven top-10's, has 1 win

 Nick Price        - Two-time third place finisher this year, 21st in money

 Vijay Singh       - Has made the cut in all 13 events entered, Masters champ

 Hal Sutton        - 2nd on money list with 2 wins and seven top-10's

 Tiger Woods       - World number-one has 3 wins and 3 seconds in 8 events

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