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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 9th through Sunday, March 12th

 Site: TPC at Heron Bay, Coral Springs, Florida

 Course Architect: Mark McCumber (1996)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,268

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 391 Yds       10 - Par 4 408 Yds

               2 - Par 4 431 Yds       11 - Par 3 179 Yds

               3 - Par 4 389 Yds       12 - Par 4 470 Yds

               4 - Par 5 602 Yds       13 - Par 4 357 Yds

               5 - Par 3 187 Yds       14 - Par 5 573 Yds

               6 - Par 4 470 Yds       15 - Par 3 222 Yds

               7 - Par 4 390 Yds       16 - Par 5 534 Yds

               8 - Par 3 207 Yds       17 - Par 4 442 Yds

               9 - Par 5 566 Yds       18 - Par 4 450 Yds

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

                    36 3,633 Yds             36 3,635 Yds

 

 Annual: 28th

 Defending Champion: Vijay Singh

 Runner-up: Payne Stewart

 Tournament Record: 266 (Blaine McCallister, 1989)

 54-Hole Record: 201 (Steve Pate, 1989)

 36-Hole Record: 128 (Dan Pohl, 1989)

 18-Hole Record: 62 (Hale Irwin, 1979 - at Inverrary G&CC)

                    (Dan Pohl, 1989; Tim Herron, 1996 - TPC at Eagle Trace)

 Course Record: 64 (Craig Parry, Tommy Armour III, 1997; John Daly, 1998;

                    Hal Sutton, 1999)

 Total Purse: $2,900,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $522,000; 2nd Place - 313,200; 3rd Place - 197,200

 
                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Vijay Singh            277               Hal Sutton              282

 Payne Stewart          279               Tommy Tolles            282

 Doug Dunakey           280               Stuart Appleby          283

 Carlos Franco          280               Dudley Hart             283

 Mark O'Meara           280               Chris Riley             283


               Past Honda Classic Winners and Runners-Up

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

 1999 -- Vijay Singh (277) -- Payne Stewart

 1998 -- Mark Calcavecchia (270) -- Vijay Singh

 1997 -- Stuart Appleby (274) -- Michael Bradley, Payne Stewart

 1996 -- Tim Herron (271) -- Mark McCumber

 1995 -- Mark O'Meara (275) -- Nick Faldo

 1994 -- Nick Price (276) -- Craig Parry

 1993 -- *#Fred Couples (207) -- Robert Gamez

 1992 -- *Corey Pavin (273) -- Fred Couples

 1991 -- Steve Pate (279) -- Paul Azinger, Dan Halldorson

 1990 -- John Huston (282) -- Mark Calcavecchia

 1989 -- Blaine McCallister (266) -- Payne Stewart

 1988 -- Joey Sindelar (276) -- Ed Fiori, Sandy Lyle, Payne Stewart

 1987 -- Mark Calcavecchia (279) -- Bernhard Langer, Payne Stewart

 1986 -- Kenny Knox (287) -- A.Bean, J.Mahaffey, J.Mudd, C.Rose

 1985 -- *Curtis Strange (275) -- Peter Jacobsen

 1984 -- *Bruce Lietzke (280) -- Andy Bean

 1983 -- Johnny Miller (278) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1982 -- Hale Irwin (269) -- Jack Nicklaus, Denis Watson

 1981 -- Tom Kite (274) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1980 -- Johnny Miller (274) -- Charles Coody, Bruce Lietzke

 1979 -- Larry Nelson (274) -- Grier Jones

 1978 -- Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Grier Jones

 1977 -- Jack Nicklaus (275) -- Gary Player

 1976 -- *** Tournament Players Championship *** J.Nicklaus (269) -- J.C.Snead

 1975 -- Bob Murphy (273) -- Eddie Pearce

 1974 -- Leonard Thompson (278) -- Hale Irwin

 1973 -- Lee Trevino (279) -- Forrest Fezler

 1972 -- Tom Weiskopf (278) -- Jack Nicklaus


 * - Won in Playoff.

 # - Rain Shortened.


 Note: Formerly called Honda Inverrary Classic (1982-83), American Motors

       Inverrary Classic (1981), Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic

       (1974-80), Jackie Gleason's Inverrary National Airlines Classic

       (1973) and Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic (1972). Inverrary

       Golf and Country Club served as host to the Tournament Players

       Championship in 1976.


                      Top Contenders in the Field

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


 Vijay Singh       - Defending Champion, 10th on money list

 Stephen Ames      - Shot second round of 61 last week finishing 8th

 Aaron Baddeley    - 18-year old amateur who won Australian Masters last year

 Mark Calcavecchia - Two top-10 finishes this year in six events entered

 Carlos Franco     - Two-time winner last year on PGA Tour, 47th on money list

 Fred Funk         - Off to a slow start this year at 66th on money list

 Jim Furyk         - Won last week's Doral-Ryder Open with final round of 65

 Tim Herron        - Won this event in 1996, will defend at Bay Hill next week

 Bernhard Langer   - Opened last week with 66-69 but finished with 72-73

 Davis Love III    - 4th ranked player in the world, currently 12th on money lis

 Hal Sutton        - Has already recorded three top-five finishes in 6 events

 Mike Weir         - 22nd on money list with three top-10 results

 

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