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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
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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, March 30th through Sunday, April 2nd

 Site: Golf Club at Desert Mountain (Cochise Course), Scottsdale, Arizona

 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1987)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,990

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 397 yds         10 - Par 4 424 yds

               2 - Par 3 181 yds         11 - Par 3 189 yds

               3 - Par 4 475 yds         12 - Par 5 511 yds

               4 - Par 5 546 yds         13 - Par 3 146 yds

               5 - Par 4 448 yds         14 - Par 4 450 yds

               6 - Par 4 358 yds         15 - Par 5 548 yds

               7 - Par 3 194 yds         16 - Par 4 413 yds

               8 - Par 5 569 yds         17 - Par 3 197 yds

               9 - Par 4 433 yds         18 - Par 5 511 yds

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

                    36 3,601 yds               36 3,389 yds

 

 Annual: 12th

 Defending Champion: Graham Marsh

 Runner-up: Larry Nelson

 Tournament Record: 266 (Gil Morgan, 1997)

 54-Hole Record: 199 (Gil Morgan, 1997)

 36-Hole Record: 132 (Phil Rodgers, 1991; Gil Morgan, 1997)

 Course Record: 64 (Al Geiberger, 1993; Jim Colbert, 1995; Rocky Thompson, 

1996)

 9-Hole Record: 30 (Simon Hobday, Jack Nicklaus, 1997)

 Total Purse: $1,600,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $240,000; 2nd Place - 140,800; 3rd Place - 115,200


                             1999 Finish

                             -----------


 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Graham Marsh #         136               Gary McCord             141

 Larry Nelson           139               John Morgan             142

 Vicente Fernandez      140               Jim Thorpe              142

 Leonard Thompson       140               Brian Barnes            143

 Bob Duval              141               John Bland              143

                                          Terry Dill              143

                                          Howard Twitty           143


 # - Snow shortened.


             Past The Countrywide Tradition Winners and Runners-up

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


 1999 -- #Graham Marsh (136) -- Larry Nelson

 1998 -- Gil Morgan (276) -- Tom Wargo

 1997 -- Gil Morgan (266) -- Isao Aoki

 1996 -- Jack Nicklaus (272) -- Hale Irwin

 1995 -- *Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Isao Aoki

 1994 -- *Ray Floyd (271) -- Dale Douglass

 1993 -- Tom Shaw (269) -- Mike Hill

 1992 -- Lee Trevino (274) -- Jack Nicklaus

 1991 -- Jack Nicklaus (277) -- Jim Colbert, Jim Dent, Phil Rodgers

 1990 -- #Jack Nicklaus (206) -- Gary Player

 1989 -- Don Bies (275) -- Gary Player

 

 * - Won in Playoff.

 # - Weather Shortened.


 Note: Formerly called The Tradition at Desert Mountain (1989-91); The

       Tradition (1992-99).


                        Key Players to Watch

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


                                   Finish Last Seven Years

 Player              1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997   1998   1999

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

 Graham Marsh        dnp    dnp    T-33   T-17   T-19   T-6    T-13   Won

 Larry Nelson        dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-44   2nd

 Vicente Fernandez   dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-46   3rd    T-3

 Leonard Thompson    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-51   42nd   T-3

 Gary McCord         dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-5

 John D. Morgan      dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-46   10th   T-7

 Jim Thorpe          dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-7

 Terry Dill          T-31   T-17   T-45   59th   T-31   T-8    T-17   T-9

 John Bland          dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-7    T-25   T-25   T-9

 Brian Barnes        dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    24th   30th   T-9

 Howard Twitty       dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-9

 Mike McCullough     dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-17   T-6    T-14

 Bruce Summerhays    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-8    T-23   T-25   9th    T-14

 George Archer       T-12   T-25   T-12   T-17   T-7    T-8    T-13   T-14

 J.C. Snead          T-8    T-23   T-17   T-20   T-9    T-13   T-25   T-14

 Walt Morgan         dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-5    T-15   T-60   T-14

 Hale Irwin          dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    2nd    T-13   4th    T-20

 Ray Floyd           dnp    T-3    Won    T-6    3rd    T-19   5th    T-20

 Dave Stockton       T-5    T-14   T-9    T-12   T-19   T-15   T-6    T-20

 Al Geiberger        T-17   7th    dnp    40th   T-5    T-51   T-23   T-20

 Jose M. Canizares   dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-25   T-20

 Bruce Fleisher      dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    27th

 Tom Wargo           dnp    T-17   T-9    T-45   T-37   T-11   2nd    T-28

 Dale Douglass       T-60   T-3    2nd    T-8    T-23   T-46   T-53   T-28

 Jay Sigel           dnp    dnp    T-52   T-6    11th   5th    66th   T-28

 John Mahaffey       dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-28

 John Jacobs         dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-31   3rd    T-6    T-36

 Dave Eichelberger   dnp    dnp    72nd   T-28   T-50   T-21   T-49   T-36

 Rocky Thompson      T-36   T-40   73rd   T-12   T-17   T-67   T-39   T-40

 Butch Baird         T-31   T-52   T-25   66th   T-12   T-34   T-49   T-40

 Bob Eastwood        dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-37   T-8    T-20   T-45

 Hugh Baiocchi       dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-25   T-45

 Jim Albus           T-28   T-17   T-15   T-54   T-65   dnp    T-53   T-45

 Jimmy Powell        T-12   T-65   T-4    5th    T-17   T-11   T-13   T-50

 Gary Player         T-20   T-17   T-27   T-17   T-9    T-51   T-17   T-50

 Gibby Gilbert       T-36   T-3    T-7    T-36   T-43   T-51   T-60   T-50

 Charles Coody       mc     T-9    T-12   T-36   T-31   T-21   62nd   T-50

 David Graham        dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-21   wd     59th

 Jim Dent            T-24   T-35   T-17   T-12   T-43   T-6    dnp    T-60

 Chi Chi Rodriguez   3rd    T-30   T-37   wd     T-12   T-43   70th   T-65

 Tom Shaw            T-24   Won    T-23   T-25   T-43   T-34   43rd   T-69

 Calvin Peete        dnp    dnp    T-17   T-28   T-27   dnp    75th   74th

 Bob Charles         T-24   T-11   T-15   T-12   T-19   T-17   T-31   75th

 Jim Colbert         T-33   T-14   3rd    4th    T-31   T-59   T-11   wd

 Gil Morgan          dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    Won    Won    dnp

 Jack Nicklaus       2nd    T-9    T-4    Won    Won    T-25   T-25   dnp

 Tom Kite            dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp

 Andy North          dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp

 Doug Tewell         dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp

 Lanny Wadkins       dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp

 Tom Watson          dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp

 

 dnp - Did Not Play.

 mc  - Missed Cut.

 wd  - Withdrew.

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