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

 Site: TPC at Avenel, Potomac, Maryland

 Course Architect: Ed Ault and Tom Clark (1986)

                   Ed Sneed (Consultant)

 Par: 71

 Yardage: 7,005

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 393 yds         10 - Par 4 374 yds

               2 - Par 5 622 yds         11 - Par 3 165 yds

               3 - Par 3 239 yds         12 - Par 4 472 yds

               4 - Par 4 435 yds         13 - Par 5 524 yds

               5 - Par 4 359 yds         14 - Par 4 301 yds

               6 - Par 5 520 yds         15 - Par 4 467 yds

               7 - Par 4 461 yds         16 - Par 4 415 yds

               8 - Par 4 453 yds         17 - Par 3 195 yds

               9 - Par 3 166 yds         18 - Par 4 444 yds

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                    36 3,648 yds               35 3,357 yds

 

 Annual: 33rd

 Defending Champion: Rich Beem

 Runner-Up: Bill Glasson, Bradley Hughes

 Tournament Record: 263 (Billy Andrade, Jeff Sluman, 1991)

 54-Hole Record: 195 (Hal Sutton, 1991)

 36-Hole Record: 130 (Fred Funk, 1998)

 Course Record: 63 (Ted Schulz, 1991; David Toms, 1992; Davis Love III, 1995;

                    Corey Pavin, 1995-96; Stuart Appleby, 1998)

 18-Hole Record: 61 (Jerry McGee, 1979 - Quail Hollow)

 Total Purse: $3,000,000

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

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Rich Beem              274               Stuart Appleby          277

 Bill Glasson           275               Tommy Armour III        277

 Bradley Hughes         275               Emlyn Aubrey            278

 Hal Sutton             276               Dennis Paulson          278

 David Toms             276               Four players at         279

 

              Past Kemper Insurance Open Winners and Runners-up

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 1999 -- Rich Beem (274) -- Bill Glasson, Bradley Hughes

 1998 -- Stuart Appleby (274) -- Scott Hoch

 1997 -- Justin Leonard (274) -- Mark Wiebe

 1996 -- Steve Stricker (270) -- Brad Faxon, Scott Hoch, M.O'Meara, G.Waite

 1995 -- *Lee Janzen (272) -- Corey Pavin

 1994 -- Mark Brooks (271) -- Bobby Wadkins, D.A. Weibring

 1993 -- Grant Waite (275) -- Tom Kite

 1992 -- Bill Glasson (276) -- J.Daly, Ken Green, Mike Springer, H.Twitty

 1991 -- *Billy Andrade (263) -- Jeff Sluman

 1990 -- Gil Morgan (274) -- Ian Baker-Finch

 1989 -- Tom Byrum (268) -- Tommy Armour III, Billy Ray Brown, Jim Thorpe

 1988 -- *Morris Hatalsky (274) -- Tom Kite

 1987 -- Tom Kite (270) -- Chris Perry, Howard Twitty

 1986 -- *Greg Norman (277) -- Larry Mize

 1985 -- Bill Glasson (278) -- Larry Mize, Corey Pavin

 1984 -- Greg Norman (280) -- Mark O'Meara

 1983 -- *Fred Couples (287) -- T.C. Chen, B.Jaeckel, G.Morgan, S.Simpson

 1982 -- Craig Stadler (275) -- Seve Ballesteros

 1981 -- Craig Stadler (270) -- Tom Watson, Tom Weiskopf

 1980 -- John Mahaffey (275) -- Craig Stadler

 1979 -- Jerry McGee (272) -- Jerry Pate

 1978 -- Andy Bean (273) -- Mark Hayes, Andy North

 1977 -- Tom Weiskopf (277) -- George Burns, Bill Rogers

 1976 -- Joe Inman (277) -- Grier Jones, Tom Weiskopf

 1975 -- Ray Floyd (278) -- John Mahaffey, Gary Player

 1974 -- *Bob Menne (270) -- Jerry Heard

 1973 -- Tom Weiskopf (271) -- Lanny Wadkins

 1972 -- Doug Sanders (275) -- Lee Trevino

 1971 -- *Tom Weiskopf (277) -- Dale Douglass, Gary Player, Lee Trevino

 1970 -- Dick Lotz (278) -- Lou Graham, Larry Hinson, G.Jones, T.Weiskopf

 1969 -- Dale Douglass (274) -- Charles Coody

 1968 -- Arnold Palmer (276) -- Bruce Crampton, Art Wall

 

 * - Won in Playoff

 

 Note: Formely called Kemper Open (1968-99).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Rich Beem        - Defending Champion, has made only 4 of 15 cuts, no top-10's

 Robert Allenby   - Won earlier this year, 14th on money list, 2 top-10's

 Brad Elder       - Finished 12th last week to move up to 69th on money list

 Ernie Els        - Finished 2nd last week for the third time this year

 Carlos Franco    - Defended title at New Orleans, 12th on money list

 Fred Funk        - Has made 12 of 14 cuts this year but only 1 top-10 finish

 Scott Hoch       - Played the last three rounds in eight under last week

 Lee Janzen       - Won this event in 1995, only 1 top-10 in 13 tournaments

 Tom Lehman       - 7th on money list with one win and six top-10 finishes

 Justin Leonard   - Posted first top-10 last week, tying for 2nd at Memorial

 Steve Lowery     - Played in final group with Tiger last week and shot 73

 Mark O'Meara     - Two-time Major winner trying to get game in shape

 Jeff Sluman      - Only top-50 money winner this year without a top-10

 David Toms       - Has made 14 of 15 cuts this year with two top-five's

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