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Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, April 27th through Sunday, April 30th

 Site: TPC at The Woodlands, Woodlands, Texas

 Course Architect: Robert von Hagge and Bruce Devlin (1978)

                   Carlton Gipson, Jeff Maggert (redesign)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,018

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 520 yds         10 - Par 4 421 yds

               2 - Par 4 371 yds         11 - Par 4 417 yds

               3 - Par 3 158 yds         12 - Par 4 377 yds

               4 - Par 4 413 yds         13 - Par 5 533 yds

               5 - Par 4 456 yds         14 - Par 3 190 yds

               6 - Par 5 573 yds         15 - Par 5 521 yds

               7 - Par 4 414 yds         16 - Par 3 175 yds

               8 - Par 3 237 yds         17 - Par 4 382 yds

               9 - Par 4 418 yds         18 - Par 4 442 yds

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

                    36 3,560 yds               36 3,458 yds

 

 Annual: 53rd

 Defending Champion: Stuart Appleby

 Runner-Up: John Cook, Hal Sutton

 Tournament Record: 270 (Gary Player, 1978; Curtis Strange, 1988 - Par 72)

 Tournament Record: 268 (Bob Charles, 1963 - Par 70)

 Tournament Record: 266 (Curtis Strange, Lee Trevino, 1980 - Par 71)

 54-Hole Record: 199 (Jim McGovern, John Huston, 1993 - Par 72)

 54-Hole Record: 199 (Bob Charles, 1963 - Par 70)

 54-Hole Record: 198 (Ron Streck, 1981 - Par 71)

 36-Hole Record: 129 (Blaine McCallister, 1993 - Par 72)

 36-Hole Record: 129 (Curtis Strange, 1980 - Par 71)

 36-Hole Record: 133 (Bob Charles, 1963 - Par 70)

 18-Hole Record: 62 (Ron Streck, 1991 - Woodlands Country Club)

 Course Record: 62 (Fred Funk, 1992)

 Total Purse: $2,800,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $504,000; 2nd Place - 302,400; 3rd Place - 190,400

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Stuart Appleby         279               J.P. Hayes              283

 John Cook              280               Jonathan Kaye           283

 Hal Sutton             280               Loren Roberts           283

 Mark Wiebe             282               Vijay Singh             283

 Clark Dennis           283               Seven players at        284

 

             Past Shell Houston Open Winners and Runners-Up

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

 

 1999 -- Stuart Appleby (279) -- John Cook, Hal Sutton

 1998 -- David Duval (276) -- Jeff Maggert

 1997 -- *Phil Blackmar (276) -- Kevin Sutherland

 1996 -- *Mark Brooks (274) -- Jeff Maggert

 1995 -- *Payne Stewart (276) -- Scott Hoch

 1994 -- Mike Heinen (272) -- Tom Kite, Jeff Maggert, Hal Sutton

 1993 -- *#Jim McGovern (199) -- John Huston

 1992 -- Fred Funk (272) -- Kirk Triplett

 1991 -- Fulton Allem (273) -- Billy Ray Brown, Mike Hulbert, Tom Kite

 1990 -- *#Tony Sills (204) -- Gil Morgan

 1989 -- Mike Sullivan (280) -- Craig Stadler

 1988 -- *Curtis Strange (270) -- Greg Norman

 1987 -- *Jay Haas (276) -- Buddy Gardner

 1986 -- *Curtis Strange (274) -- Calvin Peete

 1985 -- Ray Floyd (277) -- David Frost, Bob Lohr

 1984 -- Corey Pavin (274) -- Buddy Gardner

 1983 -- David Graham (275) -- Lee Elder, Jim Thorpe, Lee Trevino

 1982 -- *Ed Sneed (275) -- Bob Shearer

 1981 -- #Ron Streck (198) -- Hale Irwin, Jerry Pate

 1980 -- *Curtis Strange (266) -- Lee Trevino

 1979 -- Wayne Levi (268) -- Michael Brannan

 1978 -- Gary Player (270) -- Andy Bean

 1977 -- Gene Littler (276) -- Lanny Wadkins

 1976 -- Lee Elder (278) -- Forrest Fezler

 1975 -- Bruce Crampton (273) -- Gil Morgan

 1974 -- Dave Hill (276) -- Rod Curl, Steve Melnyk, Andy North

 1973 -- Bruce Crampton (277) -- Dave Stockton

 1972 -- Bruce Devlin (278) -- Tommy Aaron, Lou Graham, Doug Sanders

 1971 -- *Hubert Green (280) -- Don January

 1970 -- *Gibby Gilbert (282) -- Bruce Crampton

 1969 -- Not Held (Hosted US Open)

 1968 -- Roberto de Vicenzo (274) -- Lee Trevino

 1967 -- Frank Beard (274) -- Arnold Palmer

 1966 -- Arnold Palmer (275) -- Gardner Dickinson

 1965 -- Bobby Nichols (273) -- Bruce Devlin, Chi Chi Rodriguez

 1964 -- Mike Souchak (278) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1963 -- Bob Charles (268) -- Fred Hawkins

 1962 -- *Bobby Nichols (278) -- Jack Nicklaus, Dan Sikes

 1961 -- *Jay Hebert (276) -- Ken Venturi

 1960 -- *Bill Collins (280) -- Arnold Palmer

 1959 -- *Jack Burke, Jr. (277) -- Julius Boros

 1958 -- Ed Oliver (281) -- Roberto de Vicenzo, Jay Hebert

 1957 -- Arnold Palmer (279) -- Doug Ford

 1956 -- Ted Kroll (277) -- Jack Burke, Jr., Dave Douglas

 1955 -- Mike Souchak (273) -- Jerry Barber

 1954 -- Dave Douglas (277) -- Cary Middlecoff

 1953 -- *Cary Middlecoff (283) -- Jim Ferrier, Shelley Mayfield

 1952 -- Jack Burke, Jr. (277) -- Frank Stranahan

 1951 -- Marty Furgol (277) -- Jack Burke, Jr.

 1950 -- Cary Middlecoff (277) -- Pete Cooper

 1949 -- John Palmer (272) -- Cary Middlecoff

 1948 -- Not Held

 1947 -- Bobby Locke (277) -- Johnny Palmer, Ellsworth Vines

 1946 -- Byron Nelson (274) -- Ben Hogan

 

 * - Won in Playoff.

 # - Rain Shortened.

 

 Note: Formerly called Independence Insurance Agent Open (1988-91), Big I

       Houston Open (1987), Houston Open (1985-86), Houston Coca-Cola Open

       (1983-84), Michelob Houston Open (1980-82), Houston Open (1972-79),

       Houston Champion International (1966-71), Houston Classic (1959-65),

       Houston Open International (1958), Houston Open (1947-57),

       Tournament of Champions (1946).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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

 

 Stuart Appleby    - Defending champion, 21st on money list with one top-10

 Fred Couples      - Has a pair of top-five finishes this year in just 7 events

 Carlos Franco     - Has made the cut in seven of 9 events with four top-10's

 Dudley Hart       - Won Honda Classic, 13th on money list, 3rd last week

 Justin Leonard    - Has struggled this year without a top-10 in 9 tournaments

 Andrew Magee      - Finished 2nd last week at Greensboro, 19th on money list

 Jeff Maggert      - Three-time runner-up at this tournament, 33rd on money list

 Gary Nicklaus     - 45th on money list, lost in a playoff at BellSouth

 Hal Sutton        - Won last week's Greensboro Classic for 2nd win in 2000

 David Toms        - Two-time winner last year, made 10 of 11 cuts this year

 Mike Weir         - 26th on money list with four top-10 finishes in 10 events

 

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