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Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, February 17th through Sunday, February 20th

 Site: Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California

 Course Architect: George C. Thomas, Jr. (1926)

                   Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw (1994, redesign)

 Par: 71

 Yardage: 6,946

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 501 Yds       10 - Par 4 311 Yds

               2 - Par 4 460 Yds       11 - Par 5 561 Yds

               3 - Par 4 434 Yds       12 - Par 4 413 Yds

               4 - Par 3 238 Yds       13 - Par 4 420 Yds

               5 - Par 4 426 Yds       14 - Par 3 180 Yds

               6 - Par 3 170 Yds       15 - Par 4 447 Yds

               7 - Par 4 406 Yds       16 - Par 3 168 Yds

               8 - Par 4 368 Yds       17 - Par 5 578 Yds

               9 - Par 4 418 Yds       18 - Par 4 447 Yds

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

                    35 3,421 Yds             36 3,525 Yds

 

 Annual: 74th

 Defending Champion: Ernie Els

 Runner-up: Ted Tryba, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III

 Tournament Record: 264 (Lanny Wadkins, 1985)

 54-Hole Record: 197 (Fred Couples, 1990)

 36-Hole Record: 130 (Davis Love III, 1992)

 Course Record: 61 (Ted Tryba, 1999)

 Tournament 18-Hole Record: 61 (George Archer, 1983 - Rancho Municipal GC)

 Total Purse: $3,100,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $558,000; 2nd Place - 334,800; 3rd Place - 210,800


                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Ernie Els              270               Nick Price              273

 Ted Tryba              272               Bob Estes               274

 Tiger Woods            272               Scott Hoch              274

 Davis Love III         272               Mark Brooks             275

 David Duval            273               Robert Karlsson         275

                                          Jerry Kelly             275

                                          Frank Lickliter         275

 
             Past Nissan Open Winners and Runners-Up

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 1999 -- Ernie Els (270) -- Ted Tryba, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III

 1998 -- *Billy Mayfair (272) -- Tiger Woods

 1997 -- Nick Faldo (272) -- Craig Stadler

 1996 -- Craig Stadler (278) -- M.Brooks, F.Couples, S.Simpson, M.Wiebe

 1995 -- Corey Pavin (268) -- Jay Don Blake, Kenny Perry

 1994 -- Corey Pavin (271) -- Fred Couples

 1993 -- #Tom Kite (206) -- D.Barr, F.Couples, D.Hammond, P.Stewart

 1992 -- *Fred Couples (269) -- Davis Love III

 1991 -- Ted Schulz (272) -- Jeff Sluman

 1990 -- Fred Couples (266) -- Gil Morgan

 1989 -- Mark Calcavecchia (272) -- Sandy Lyle

 1988 -- Chip Beck (267) -- Mac O'Grady, Bill Sander

 1987 -- *Tze-Chung Chen (275) -- Ben Crenshaw

 1986 -- Doug Tewell (270) -- Clarence Rose

 1985 -- Lanny Wadkins (264) -- Hal Sutton

 1984 -- David Edwards (279) -- Jack Renner

 1983 -- Gil Morgan (270) -- Gibby Gilbert, Mark McCumber, Lanny Wadkins

 1982 -- *Tom Watson (271) -- Johnny Miller

 1981 -- Johnny Miller (270) -- Tom Weiskopf

 1980 -- Tom Watson (276) -- Bob Gilder, Don January

 1979 -- Lanny Wadkins (276) -- Lon Hinkle

 1978 -- Gil Morgan (278) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1977 -- Tom Purtzer (273) -- Lanny Wadkins

 1976 -- Hale Irwin (272) -- Tom Watson

 1975 -- Pat Fitzsimons (275) -- Tom Kite

 1974 -- Dave Stockton (276) -- John Mahaffey, Sam Snead

 1973 -- Rod Funseth (276) -- D.Bies, D.Graham, D.Hill, T.Weiskopf

 1972 -- *George Archer (270) -- Tommy Aaron, Dave Hill

 1971 -- *Bob Lunn (274) -- Billy Casper

 1970 -- *Billy Casper (276) -- Hale Irwin

 1969 -- *Charles Sifford (276) -- Harold Henning

 1968 -- Billy Casper (274) -- Arnold Palmer

 1967 -- Arnold Palmer (269) -- Gay Brewer

 1966 -- Arnold Palmer (273) -- Miller Barber, Paul Harney

 1965 -- Paul Harney (276) -- Dan Sikes

 1964 -- Paul Harney (280) -- Bobby Nichols

 1963 -- Arnold Palmer (274) -- Al Balding, Gary Player

 1962 -- Phil Rodgers (268) -- Bob Goalby, Fred Hawkins

 1961 -- Bob Goalby (275) -- Eric Brown, Art Wall

 1960 -- Dow Finsterwald (280) -- B.Collins, J.Hebert, D.Ragan

 1959 -- Ken Venturi (278) -- Art Wall

 1958 -- Frank Stranahan (275) -- E.J. Harrison

 1957 -- Doug Ford (280) -- Jay Hebert

 1956 -- Lloyd Mangrum (272) -- Jerry Barber

 1955 -- Gene Littler (276) -- Ted Kroll

 1954 -- Fred Wampler (281) -- Jerry Barber, Chick Harbert

 1953 -- Lloyd Mangrum (280) -- Jack Burke, Jr.

 1952 -- *Tommy Bolt (289) -- Jack Burke, Jr.

 1951 -- Lloyd Mangrum (280) -- Henry Ransom

 1950 -- *Sam Snead (280) -- Ben Hogan

 1949 -- Lloyd Mangrum (284) -- E.J. Harrison

 1948 -- Ben Hogan (275) -- Lloyd Mangrum

 1947 -- Ben Hogan (280) -- Tony Penna

 1946 -- Byron Nelson (284) -- Ben Hogan

 1945 -- Sam Snead (283) -- Harold McSpaden, Byron Nelson

 1944 -- Harold McSpaden (278) -- Johnny Bulla

 1943 -- Not held due to World War II

 1942 -- *Ben Hogan (282) -- Jimmy Thomson

 1941 -- Johnny Bulla (281) -- Craig Wood

 1940 -- Lawson Little (282) -- Clayton Heafner

 1939 -- Jimmy Demaret (274) -- Harold McSpaden

 1938 -- Jimmy Thomson (273) -- Johnny Revolta

 1937 -- Harry Cooper (274) -- Ralph Guldahl, Horton Smith

 1936 -- Jimmy Hines (280) -- Henry Picard, Jimmy Thomson

 1935 -- *Vic Ghezzi (285) -- Johnny Revolta

 1934 -- Mac Smith (280) -- Willie Hunter, Bill Mehlhorn

 1933 -- Craig Wood (281) -- Leo Diegel, Willie Hunter

 1932 -- Mac Smith (281) -- L.Diegel, O.Dutra, J.Kirkwood, Sr., D.Metz

 1931 -- Ed Dudley (285) -- Al Espinosa, Eddie Loos

 1930 -- Densmore Shute (296) -- Bobby Cruickshank, Horton Smith

 1929 -- Mac Smith (285) -- Tommy Armour

 1928 -- Mac Smith (284) -- Harry Cooper

 1927 -- Bobby Cruikshank (282) -- Ed Dudley, Charles Guest

 1926 -- Harry Cooper (279) -- George Von Elm

 * - Won in playoff

 # - Rain shortened


 Note: Formerly called Nissan Los Angeles Open (1989-94), Los Angeles Open

       presented by Nissan (1987-88), Los Angeles Open (1926-70, 84-86), Glen

       Campbell Los Angeles Open (1971-83).

                      Top Contenders in the Field

                      ---------------------------
 
 Ernie Els         - Defending Champion, two top-five's this year on PGA Tour

 Darren Clarke     - European Ryder Cup member, playing 1st event in US in 2000

 Fred Couples      - Tied for fifth last week with four rounds under par

 David Duval       - World number-two, 2 top-five's in four tournaments

 Jim Furyk         - 26th on money list with one top-10 in four events

 Paul Lawrie       - British Open champion, one top-10 this year on PGA Tour

 Tom Lehman        - Won Phoenix Open and Williams World Challenge

 Justin Leonard    - Has failed to crack the top-10 in 3 events this year

 Sandy Lyle        - Tied for 10th last week at Buick Invitational

 Jeff Maggert      - Tuning up for next week's defense of World Match Play title

 Jesper Parnevik   - Won Bob Hope Classic, 3 top-10 finishes in 4 events

 Nick Price        - Tied for 5th last year at this tournament

 Vijay Singh       - Ranked sixth in the world, 6th on PGA money list

 Hal Sutton        - 18th on money list with a pair of top-10 finishes

 Tiger Woods       - Saw streak end at six, finished second last week

 

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