Algarve Portuguese Open
Algarve Portuguese Open
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 Dates: Thursday, February 17th through Sunday, February 20th

 Site: Le Meridien Penina, Algarve, Portugal

 Course Architect: Sir Henry Cotton (1966)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,798

 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 445 Yds   10 - Par 5 545 Yds

               2 - Par 4 424 Yds   11 - Par 5 540 Yds

               3 - Par 4 335 Yds   12 - Par 4 421 Yds

               4 - Par 4 386 Yds   13 - Par 3 202 Yds

               5 - Par 5 493 Yds   14 - Par 4 392 Yds

               6 - Par 3 192 Yds   15 - Par 4 329 Yds

               7 - Par 4 339 Yds   16 - Par 3 210 Yds

               8 - Par 3 187 Yds   17 - Par 4 459 Yds

               9 - Par 4 422 Yds   18 - Par 5 477 Yds

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                    35 3,223 Yds         37 3,575 Yds

 

 Annual: 44th

 Defending Champion: Van Phillips

 Runner-Up: John Bickerton

 Tournament Record: 260 (E.C. Brown, 1953)

 Course Record: 64 (Jarmo Sandelin, 1998; John Bickerton, 1999)

 18-Hole Record: 61 (Robert Lee, 1987)

 9-Hole Record: 27 (Robert Lee, 1987)

 Total Purse: $979,789

 Share: 1st Place - $163,999; 2nd Place - 109,267; 3rd Place - 61,612

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Van Phillips *         276               Anthony Wall            280

 John Bickerton         276               Daren Lee               281

 Robert Karlsson        279               Craig Hainline          281

 Alex Cejka             279               Seven players tied at   282

 Santiago Luna          279

 

 * - Won in playoff

                      Past Portuguese Open Winners

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

 1999 -- *Van Phillips (276)              1998 -- Peter Mitchell (274)

 1997 -- Michael Jonzon (269)             1996 -- Wayne Riley (271)

 1995 -- Adam Hunter (277)                1994 -- Phillip Price (278)

 1993 -- *David Gilford (275)             1992 -- Ronan Rafferty (273)

 1991 -- Steven Richardson (283)          1990 -- M.McLean (274)

 1989 -- Colin Montgomerie (264)          1988 -- Mike Harwood (280)

 1987 -- #Robert Lee (195)                1986 -- Mark McNulty (270)

 1985 -- W.Humphreys (279)                1984 -- A.Johnstone (274)

 1983 -- Sam Torrance (286)               1982 -- #Sam Torrance (207)

 1981 -- Not Held                         1980 -- Not Held

 1979 -- Brian Barnes (287)               1978 -- Howard Clark (291)

 1977 -- M.Ramos (287)                    1976 -- S.Balbuena (283)

 1975 -- H.Underwood (292)                1974 -- B.G.C. Huggett (272)

 1973 -- *J.Benito (294)                  1972 -- #G.Garrido (196)

 1971 -- L.Platts (277)                   1970 -- R.Sota (274)

 1969 -- R.Sota (270)                     1968 -- M.Faulkner (273)

 1967 -- #A.Gallardo (214)                1966 -- A.Angelini (273)

 1965 -- Not Held                         1964 -- A.Miguel (279)

 1963 -- #R.Sota (204)                    1962 -- A.Angelini (269)

 1961 -- K.Bousfield (263)                1960 -- K.Fousfield (268)

 1959 -- S.Miguel (265)                   1958 -- P.Alliss (264)

 1957 -- Not Held                         1956 -- A.Miguel (268)

 1955 -- F. van Donck (267)               1954 -- A.Miguel (263)

 1953 -- E.C. Brown (260)


 * - won in playoff.

 # - 54 holes.


                      Top Contenders in the Field

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

 Van Phillips      - Defending champion, tied for 47th at Greg Norman tournament

 Ignacio Garrido   - Missed the cut last year at this tournament

 Joakim Haeggman   - Tied for 16th last week in 1st event of the season

 Greig Hutcheon    - Has made the cut in all six events entered this year

 Tony Johnstone    - Won this event in 1984, finished 37th at South African Open

 David Lynn        - 42nd on money list with one top-10 finish in 2 events

 Paul McGinley     - Has made the cut in 3 of 4 events with one top-10 finish

 David Park        - Has one top-five this year, 18th on money list

 Ronan Rafferty    - Won this event in 1992, returns to tour with medical exempt

 Wayne Riley       - Finished tied for 11th last week despite final round of 72

 Costantino Rocca  - Making his 2000 European Tour debut, missed cut last year

 Ian Woosnam       - Finished 24th at South African Open, 3rd event of the year

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