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 Dates: Friday, May 26th through Monday, May 29th

 Site: Wentworth Club (West Course), Surrey, England

 Course Architect: H.S. Colt (1926)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 7,047

 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 473 Yds   10 - Par 3 184 Yds

               2 - Par 3 154 Yds   11 - Par 4 403 Yds

               3 - Par 4 447 Yds   12 - Par 5 509 Yds

               4 - Par 5 497 Yds   13 - Par 4 442 Yds

               5 - Par 3 191 Yds   14 - Par 3 179 Yds

               6 - Par 4 354 Yds   15 - Par 4 481 Yds

               7 - Par 4 396 Yds   16 - Par 4 383 Yds

               8 - Par 4 400 Yds   17 - Par 5 571 Yds

               9 - Par 4 452 Yds   18 - Par 5 531 Yds

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

                    35 3,364 Yds         37 3,683 Yds

 

 Annual: 46th

 Defending Champion: Colin Montgomerie

 Runner-Up: Mark James

 Tournament Record: 266 (B.J.Bamford, 1961)

 Course Record: 63 (Wayne Riley, 1991)

 Total Purse: $2,241,173

 Share: 1st Place - $373,498; 2nd Place - 248,600; 3rd Place - 140,289

 

                             1999 Finish

                             -----------

 

 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Colin Montgomerie      270               Retief Goosen           277

 Mark James             275               Bernhard Langer         278

 Paul Eales             276               Mathias Gronberg        278

 Stephen Leaney         277               David Carter            278

 Ernie Els              277               Jose Maria Olazabal     279

                                          Sven Struver            279

                                          Jarmo Sandelin          279

 

              Past Volvo PGA Championship Winners and Runners-Up

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

 

 1999 -- Colin Montgomerie (270) -- Mark James

 1998 -- Colin Montgomerie (274) -- Patrik Sjoland, Ernie Els, Gary Orr

 1997 -- Ian Woosnam (275) -- Nick Faldo, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els

 1996 -- Costantino Rocca (274) -- Nick Faldo, Paul Lawrie

 1995 -- Bernhard Langer (279) -- Per-Ulrik Johansson, Michael Campbell

 1994 -- Jose Maria Olazabal (271) -- Ernie Els

 1993 -- Bernhard Langer (274) -- G.Brand, Jr., Frank Nobilo, Colin Montgomerie

 1992 -- Tony Johnstone (272) -- Gordon Brand, Jr., Jose Maria Olazabal

 1991 -- *Seve Ballesteros (271) -- Colin Montgomerie

 1990 -- Mike Harwood (271) -- John Bland, Nick Faldo

 1989 -- Nick Faldo (272) -- Ian Woosnam

 1988 -- Ian Woosnam (274) -- Seve Ballesteros, Mark James

 1987 -- Bernhard Langer (270) -- Seve Ballesteros

 1986 -- *Rodger Davis (281) -- Des Smyth

 1985 -- *Paul Way (282) -- Sandy Lyle

 1984 -- #Howard Clark (204) -- Gordon J. Brand, Bernhard Langer

 1983 -- Seve Ballesteros (278) -- Ken Brown, Sandy Lyle

 1982 -- *Tony Jacklin (284) -- Bernhard Langer

 1981 -- Nick Faldo (274) -- Ken Brown, Neil Coles

 1980 -- Nick Faldo (283) -- Ken Brown

 1979 -- Vicente Fernandez (288)

 1978 -- Nick Faldo (278)

 1977 -- Manuel Pinero (283) -- Peter Oosterhuis

 1976 -- *Neil Coles (280) -- Eamonn Darcy, Gary Player

 1975 -- Arnold Palmer (285) -- Eamonn Darcy

 1974 -- Maurice Bembridge (278) -- Peter Oosterhuis

 1973 -- Peter Oosterhuis (280) -- Dale Hayes, D.Swaelens

 1972 -- Tony Jacklin (279) -- Peter Oosterhuis

 1971 -- Not Held

 1970 -- Not Held

 1969 -- Bernard Gallacher (293)

 1968 -- David Talbot (276)

 1967 -- Peter Townsend (275)

 1966 -- Brian Huggett (271)

 1965 -- Peter Alliss (286)

 1964 -- A.G.Grubb (287)

 1963 -- Peter Butler (306)

 1962 -- Peter Alliss (287)

 1961 -- Brian Bamford (266)

 1960 -- @A.F.Stickley (247)

 1959 -- Dai Rees (283)

 1958 -- Harry Bradshaw (287)

 1957 -- Peter Alliss (286)

 1956 -- C.H.Ward (282)

 1955 -- Ken Bousfield (277)

 

 * - won in playoff.

 # - rain shortened (54 holes)

 @ - rain shortened (63 holes)

 

 Note: Formerly known as Schweppes Open (1967-69), Viyella PGA Championship

       (1972-74), Penfold PGA Championship (1975-77), Colgate PGA Championship

       (1978-79), Sun Alliance PGA Championship (1980-83), Whyte & Mackey PGA

       Championship (1984-87).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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

 

 Colin Montgomerie - Two-time defending champion, 4th in scoring

 Seve Ballesteros  - 48 career wins including two Volvo PGA Championships

 Darren Clarke     - 1st on money list with one win at World Match Play

 Sergio Garcia     - Has made all four cuts on European Tour with 1 top-10

 Mathias Gronberg  - 21st on money list with one victory and two top-10's

 Padraig Harrington- 1st in scoring, 10th on money list, 1 win, two seconds

 Miguel A. Jimenez - Tied for 6th last week, 15th on money list, 3 top-10's

 Bernhard Langer   - Three-time winner and two-time runner-up at this event

 Paul Lawrie       - British Open champion, 19th on money list, 2 top-five's

 Jose M. Olazabal  - 8th on money list, won Benson & Hedges, 2 top-10's

 Phillip Price     - Leads tour in Putts per Green in Regulation, 3 seconds

 Jean Van de Velde - 20th on money list with 2 top-10's, tied for 3rd last week

 Lee Westwood      - Won last week's TPC of Europe with a final round of 64

 Ian Woosnam       - Form has returned with 3 top-10's, 14th on money list

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