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 Dates: Thursday, April 13th through Sunday, April 16th

 Site: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

 Course Architect: Pete Dye (1969) with Jack Nicklaus

 Par: 71

 Yardage: 6,916

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 414 yds         10 - Par 4 436 yds

               2 - Par 5 505 yds         11 - Par 4 438 yds

               3 - Par 4 411 yds         12 - Par 4 413 yds

               4 - Par 3 198 yds         13 - Par 4 378 yds

               5 - Par 5 535 yds         14 - Par 3 165 yds

               6 - Par 4 419 yds         15 - Par 5 575 yds

               7 - Par 3 180 yds         16 - Par 4 376 yds

               8 - Par 4 466 yds         17 - Par 3 192 yds

               9 - Par 4 337 yds         18 - Par 4 478 yds

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                    36 3,465 yds               35 3,451 yds

 

 Annual: 32nd

 Defending Champion: Glen Day

 Runner-Up: Jeff Sluman, Payne Stewart

 Tournament Record: 265 (Loren Roberts, 1996)

 54-Hole Record: 198 (Hale Irwin, 1994; Loren Roberts, 1996)

 36-Hole Record: 129 (Jack Nicklaus, 1975)

 Course Record: 61 (David Frost, 1994)

 9-Hole Record: 30 (Done by several players)

 Total Purse: $3,000,000

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


                             1999 Finish

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 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Glen Day *             274               John Huston             276

 Jeff Sluman            274               Corey Pavin             276

 Payne Stewart          274               Lee Janzen              277

 Chris Perry            275               Bob Tway                277

 Nolan Henke            276               Scott Gump              278

                                          Mike Weir               278


 * - Won in playoff.


                 Past MCI Classic Winners and Runners-Up

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 1999 -- *Glen Day (274) -- Jeff Sluman, Payne Stewart

 1998 -- Davis Love III (266) -- Glen Day

 1997 -- Nick Price (269) -- Brad Faxon, Jesper Parnevik

 1996 -- Loren Roberts (265) -- Mark O'Meara

 1995 -- *Bob Tway (275) -- David Frost, Nolan Henke

 1994 -- Hale Irwin (266) -- Greg Norman

 1993 -- David Edwards (273) -- David Frost

 1992 -- Davis Love III (269) -- Chip Beck

 1991 -- Davis Love III (271) -- Ian Baker-Finch

 1990 -- *Payne Stewart (276) -- Steve Jones, Larry Mize

 1989 -- Payne Stewart (268) -- Kenny Perry

 1988 -- Greg Norman (271) -- David Frost, Gil Morgan

 1987 -- Davis Love III (271) -- Steve Jones

 1986 -- Fuzzy Zoeller (276) -- Chip Beck, Roger Maltbie, Greg Norman

 1985 -- *Bernhard Langer (273) -- Bobby Wadkins

 1984 -- Nick Faldo (270) -- Tom Kite

 1983 -- Fuzzy Zoeller (275) -- Jim Nelford

 1982 -- *Tom Watson (280) -- Frank Conner

 1981 -- Bill Rogers (278) -- Bruce Devlin, Hale Irwin, Gil Morgan, C.Stadler

 1980 -- *Doug Tewell (280) -- Jerry Pate

 1979 -- Tom Watson (270) -- Ed Sneed

 1978 -- Hubert Green (277) -- Hale Irwin

 1977 -- Graham Marsh (273) -- Tom Watson

 1976 -- Hubert Green (274) -- Jerry McGee

 1975 -- Jack Nicklaus (271) -- Tom Weiskopf

 1974 -- Johnny Miller (276) -- Gibby Gilbert

 1973 -- Hale Irwin (272) -- Jerry Heard, Grier Jones

 1972 -- Johnny Miller (281) -- Tom Weiskopf

 1971 -- Hale Irwin (279) -- Bob Lunn

 1970 -- Bob Goalby (280) -- Lanny Wadkins

 1969 -- Arnold Palmer (283) -- Richard Crawford, Bert Yancey


 * - Won in Playoff.


 Note: Formerly called Heritage Classic (1969-70), Sea Pines Heritage

       Classic (1971-86), MCI Heritage Classic (1987-95).


                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Glen Day          - Defending champion, 68th on money list, one top-10

 Paul Azinger      - Won earlier this year in Hawaii, 13th on money list

 Ernie Els         - Finished 2nd last week at Masters, 3rd in scoring

 Nick Faldo        - 127th on money list, tied for 28th at Augusta

 Fred Funk         - Has made eight of nine cuts this year, 55th on money list

 Lee Janzen        - Missed the cut last week with back-to-back rounds of 76

 Davis Love III    - Tied for 7th at Masters, 10th on money list

 Gary Nicklaus     - Lost in a playoff to Mickelson at BellSouth Classic

 Greg Norman       - After an opening 80 last week, shot rounds of 68-70-70

 Mark O'Meara      - Missed the cut last week with rounds of 75-75

 Jesper Parnevik   - Won at Bob Hope, 6th on money list, 4th in scoring

 Nick Price        - 6th in scoring and greens in regulation, 15th in money

 Vijay Singh       - Won last week's Masters for second career "Major" title

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