NEC Inviational
NEC Inviational
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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, August 24th through Sunday, August 27th
 Site: Firestone Country Club (South Course), Akron, Ohio
 Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones (1959); Jack Nicklaus (1986)
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 7,139
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 399 yds         10 - Par 4 410 yds
               2 - Par 5 497 yds         11 - Par 4 370 yds
               3 - Par 4 442 yds         12 - Par 3 178 yds
               4 - Par 4 458 yds         13 - Par 4 457 yds
               5 - Par 3 200 yds         14 - Par 4 418 yds
               6 - Par 4 469 yds         15 - Par 3 221 yds
               7 - Par 3 219 yds         16 - Par 5 625 yds
               8 - Par 4 450 yds         17 - Par 4 392 yds
               9 - Par 4 470 yds         18 - Par 4 464 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    35 3,604 yds               35 3,535 yds
 
 Annual: 2nd
 Defending Champion: Tiger Woods
 Runner-Up: Phil Mickelson
 Tournament Record: 270 (Tiger Woods, 1999)
 54-Hole Record: 199 (Tiger Woods, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 135 (Paul Lawrie, Carlos Franco, 1999)
 Course Record: 61 (Jose Maria Olazabal, 1990)
 Total Purse: $5,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $1,000,000; 2nd Place - 500,000; 3rd Place - 400,000
 
                             1999 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Tiger Woods            270               Shigeki Maruyama        277
 Phil Mickelson         271               Carlos Franco           278
 Craig Parry            275               Sergio Garcia           278
 Nick Price             275               Jeff Maggert            278
 Ernie Els              276               Jim Furyk               279
                                          Davis Love III          279
 
         Past NEC Invitational Winners and Runners-up
         --------------------------------------------
 
 1999 -- Tiger Woods (270) -- Phil Mickelson
 
                           Key Players To Watch
                           --------------------
 
                 Finish Last Year
 Player               1999
 ------               ----
 Tiger Woods          Won
 Phil Mickelson       2nd
 Nick Price           T-3
 Ernie Els            5th
 Shigeki Maruyama     6th
 Carlos Franco        T-7
 Jeff Maggert         T-7
 Jim Furyk            T-10
 Davis Love III       T-10
 Padraig Harrington   T-12
 Steve Pate           T-12
 Tom Lehman           T-15
 Vijay Singh          T-15
 Hal Sutton           T-15
 Justin Leonard       20th
 Stuart Appleby       T-23
 Greg Norman          T-25
 Mark O'Meara         T-25
 Miguel Angel Jimenez T-27
 Colin Montgomerie    T-30
 Andrew Coltart       T-33
 Lee Westwood         T-33
 Darren Clarke        T-36
 Jose Maria Olazabal  40th
 
                          Players in the Field
                          --------------------
 
 Robert Allenby              Retief Goosen              Mark O'Meara
 Stuart Appleby              Padraig Harrington         Gary Orr
 Paul Azinger                Miguel Angel Jimenez       Steve Pate
 Notah Begay III             Tom Lehman                 Nick Price
 Thomas Bjorn                Justin Leonard             Phillip Price
 Michael Campbell            Davis Love III             Loren Roberts
 Stewart Cink                Jeff Maggert               Vijay Singh
 Darren Clarke               Shigeki Maruyama           Hal Sutton
 Andrew Coltart              Paul McGinley              Kirk Triplett
 David Duval - WD            Phil Mickelson             Mike Weir
 Steve Elkington - WD        Colin Montgomerie          Lee Westwood
 Ernie Els                   Greg Norman                * Tiger Woods
 Carlos Franco               Jose Maria Olazabal        Ian Woosnam
 Jim Furyk
 
 * - Defending champion.

 

 

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