Mercedes Championship
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 Dates: Thursday, January 6th through Sunday, January 9th

 Site: Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course), Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

 Course Architects: Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore (1991)

 Par: 73

 Yardage: 7,263

 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 473 yds   10 - Par 4 354 yds

               2 - Par 3 218 yds   11 - Par 3 164 yds

               3 - Par 4 380 yds   12 - Par 4 373 yds

               4 - Par 4 382 yds   13 - Par 4 407 yds

               5 - Par 5 532 yds   14 - Par 4 305 yds

               6 - Par 4 398 yds   15 - Par 5 555 yds

               7 - Par 4 484 yds   16 - Par 4 365 yds

               8 - Par 3 203 yds   17 - Par 4 486 yds

               9 - Par 5 521 yds   18 - Par 5 663 yds

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                    36 3,591 Yds         37 3,672 Yds

 Annual: 48th

 Defending Champion: David Duval

 Runner-up: Billy Mayfair, Mark O'Meara

 Tournament Record: 266 (David Duval, 1999)

 54-Hole Record: 198 (David Duval, 1999)

 36-Hole Record: 130 (David Duval, 1999)

 Course Record: 63 (David Duval, 1999)

 Total Purse: $2,900,000

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

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 David Duval            266               Tiger Woods             277

 Mark O'Meara           275               Fred Funk               277

 Billy Mayfair          275               Davis Love III          278

 Vijay Singh            276               Jim Furyk               280

 Justin Leonard         277               Fred Couples            281

 

             Past Mercedes Championship Winners and Runners-up

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 1999 -- David Duval (266) -- Mark O'Meara, Billy Mayfair

 1998 -- Phil Mickelson (271) -- Mark O'Meara, Tiger Woods

 1997 -- *#Tiger Woods (202) -- Tom Lehman

 1996 -- Mark O'Meara (271) -- Nick Faldo, Scott Hoch

 1995 -- *Steve Elkington (278) -- Bruce Lietzke

 1994 -- *Phil Mickelson (276) -- Fred Couples

 1993 -- Davis Love III (272) -- Tom Kite

 1992 -- *Steve Elkington (279) -- Brad Faxon

 1991 -- Tom Kite (272) -- Lanny Wadkins

 1990 -- Paul Azinger (272) -- Ian Baker-Finch

 1989 -- Steve Jones (279) -- David Frost, Jay Haas

 1988 -- #Steve Pate (202) -- Larry Nelson

 1987 -- Mac O'Grady (278) -- Rick Fehr

 1986 -- Calvin Peete (267) -- Mark O'Meara

 1985 -- Tom Kite (275) -- Mark McCumber

 1984 -- Tom Watson (274) -- Bruce Lietzke

 1983 -- Lanny Wadkins (280) -- Ray Floyd

 1982 -- Lanny Wadkins (280) -- A.Bean, D.Graham, C.Stadler, R.Streck

 1981 -- Lee Trevino (273) -- Ray Floyd

 1980 -- Tom Watson (276) -- Jim Colbert

 1979 -- Tom Watson (275) -- Bruce Lietzke, Jerry Pate

 1978 -- Gary Player (281) -- Andy North, Lee Trevino

 1977 -- *Jack Nicklaus (281) -- Bruce Lietzke

 1976 -- Don January (277) -- Hubert Green

 1975 -- *Al Geiberger (277) -- Gary Player

 1974 -- Johnny Miller (280) -- Bud Allin, John Mahaffey

 1973 -- Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Lee Trevino

 1972 -- *Bobby Mitchell (280) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1971 -- Jack Nicklaus (279) -- Bruce Devlin, Gary Player, Dave Stockton

 1970 -- Frank Beard (273) -- Billy Casper, Tony Jacklin, Gary Player

 1969 -- Gary Player (284) -- Lee Trevino

 1968 -- Don January (276) -- Julius Boros

 1967 -- Frank Beard (278) -- Arnold Palmer

 1966 -- *Arnold Palmer (277) -- Gay Brewer

 1965 -- Arnold Palmer (277) -- Chi Chi Rodriguez

 1964 -- Jack Nicklaus (279) -- Al Geiberger, Doug Sanders

 1963 -- Jack Nicklaus (273) -- Tony Lema, Arnold Palmer

 1962 -- Arnold Palmer (276) -- Billy Casper

 1961 -- Sam Snead (273) -- Tommy Bolt

 1960 -- Jerry Barber (268) -- Jay Hebert

 1959 -- Mike Souchak (281) -- Art Wall

 1958 -- Stan Leonard (275) -- Billy Casper

 1957 -- Gene Littler (285) -- B.Casper, J.Demaret, D.Finsterwald, B.Maxwell

 1956 -- Gene Littler (281) -- Cary Middlecoff

 1955 -- Gene Littler (280) -- Jerry Barber, Pete Cooper, Bob Toski

 1954 -- Art Wall (278) -- Al Besselink, Lloyd Mangrum

 1953 -- Al Besselink (280) -- Chandler Harper

 * - Won in Playoff.

 # - Rain Shortened.

 Note: Formerly called Tournament of Champions (1953-74), MONY Tournament of

       Champions (1975-89) and Infiniti Tournament of Champions (1990-93).


                 Players Competing (How they qualified)

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 David Duval       - Defending Champion, four-time winner in 1999

 Stuart Appleby    - Won Shell Houston Open

 Rich Beem         - Won Kemper Open

 Notah Begay III   - Two-time winner in 1999

 Olin Browne       - Won MasterCard Colonial

 Glen Day          - Won MCI Classic

 Steve Elkington   - Won Doral-Ryder Open

 Ernie Els         - Won Nissan Open

 Brad Faxon        - Won B.C. Open

 Carlos Franco     - Two-time winner in 1999

 Jim Furyk         - Won Las Vegas Invitational

 Brent Geiberger   - Won Canon Greater Hartford Open

 Brian Henninger   - Won Southern Farm Bureau Classic

 Tim Herron        - Won Bay Hill Invitational

 Gabriel Hjertstedt- Won Touchstone Energy Tucson Open

 Paul Lawrie       - Won British Open

 J.L. Lewis        - Won John Deere Classic

 Jeff Maggert      - Won Andersen Consulting Match Play

 Rocco Mediate     - Won Phoenix Open

 Jesper Parnevik   - Won Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic

 Tom Pernice, Jr.  - Won Buick Open

 Loren Roberts     - Won GTE Byron Nelson Classic

 Vijay Singh       - Won Honda Classic

 Jeff Sluman       - Won Sony Open in Hawaii

 Hal Sutton        - Won Bell Canadian Open

 David Toms        - Two-time winner in 1999

 Ted Tryba         - Won FedEx St. Jude Classic

 Duffy Waldorf     - Two-time winner in 1999

 Mike Weir         - Won Air Canada Championship

 Tiger Woods       - 8-time winner in 1999 including PGA and TOUR Championships

 


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