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Tiger Woods returns to action at Western Open
 
 Dates: Thursday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th
 Site: Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Dubsdread Course), Lemont, Illinois
 Course Architect: Dick Wilson and Joe Lee (1963)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,073
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 420 yds         10 - Par 4 372 yds
               2 - Par 3 177 yds         11 - Par 5 564 yds
               3 - Par 4 415 yds         12 - Par 3 209 yds
               4 - Par 4 416 yds         13 - Par 4 446 yds
               5 - Par 5 525 yds         14 - Par 3 192 yds
               6 - Par 3 213 yds         15 - Par 5 519 yds
               7 - Par 4 410 yds         16 - Par 4 409 yds
               8 - Par 4 378 yds         17 - Par 4 388 yds
               9 - Par 5 568 yds         18 - Par 4 452 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,522 yds               36 3,551 yds
 
 Annual: 97th
 Defending Champion: Tiger Woods
 Runner-Up: Mike Weir
 Tournament Record: 268 (Sam Snead, 1949; Chi Chi Rodriguez, 1964)
 54-Hole Record: 199 (Sam Snead, 1949)
 36-Hole Record: 132 (Sam Snead, 1949; Hugh Royer, 1970; Jim Thorpe, 1985)
 Course Record: 63 (Jeff Sluman, 1992; John Adams, 1993; Dudley Hart, 1998)
 18-Hole Record: 63 (Cary Middlecoff, 1955 - Portland Golf Club, Oregon)
                    (Dutch Harrison, 1959 - Pittsburgh Field)
                    (Bob Goetz, 1961 - Blythefield Country Club)
 Total Purse: $3,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $540,000; 2nd Place - 324,000; 3rd Place - 204,000
 
                             1999 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Tiger Woods            273               John Maginnes           280
 Mike Weir              276               Chris Perry             281
 Brent Geiberger        277               Mike Reid               281
 Vijay Singh            278               Glen Day                282
 Dicky Pride            279               Brian Henninger         282
                                          Joe Ogilvie             282
                                          Hal Sutton              282
 
         Past Advil Western Open Winners and Runners-up
         ----------------------------------------------
 
 1999 -- Tiger Woods (273) -- Mike Weir
 1998 -- Joe Durant (271) -- Vijay Singh
 1997 -- Tiger Woods (275) -- Frank Nobilo
 1996 -- Steve Stricker (270) -- Billy Andrade, Jay Don Blake
 1995 -- Billy Mayfair (279) -- J.Haas, Justin Leonard, J.Maggert, S.Simpson
 1994 -- Nick Price (277) -- Greg Kraft
 1993 -- Nick Price (269) -- Greg Norman
 1992 -- Ben Crenshaw (276) -- Greg Norman
 1991 -- Russ Cochran (275) -- Greg Norman
 1990 -- Wayne Levi (275) -- Payne Stewart
 1989 -- *Mark McCumber (275) -- Peter Jacobsen
 1988 -- Jim Benepe (278) -- Peter Jacobsen
 1987 -- #D.A. Weibring (207) -- Larry Nelson, Greg Norman
 1986 -- *Tom Kite (286) -- Fred Couples, David Frost, Nick Price
 1985 -- *Scott Verplank (279) -- Jim Thorpe
 1984 -- *Tom Watson (280) -- Greg Norman
 1983 -- Mark McCumber (284) -- Tom Watson
 1982 -- Tom Weiskopf (276) -- Larry Nelson
 1981 -- Ed Fiori (277) -- Jim Colbert, Greg Powers, Jim Simons
 1980 -- Scott Simpson (281) -- Andy Bean
 1979 -- *Larry Nelson (286) -- Ben Crenshaw
 1978 -- *Andy Bean (282) -- Bill Rogers
 1977 -- Tom Watson (283) -- Wally Armstrong, Johnny Miller
 1976 -- Al Geiberger (288) -- Joe Porter
 1975 -- Hale Irwin (283) -- Bobby Cole
 1974 -- Tom Watson (287) -- J.C. Snead, Tom Weiskopf
 1973 -- Billy Casper (272) -- Larry Hinson, Hale Irwin
 1972 -- Jim Jamieson (271) -- Labron Harris, Jr.
 1971 -- Bruce Crampton (279) -- Bobby Nichols
 1970 -- Hugh Royer (273) -- Dale Douglass
 1969 -- Billy Casper (276) -- Rocky Thompson
 1968 -- Jack Nicklaus (273) -- Miller Barber
 1967 -- Jack Nicklaus (274) -- Doug Sanders
 1966 -- Billy Casper (283) -- Gay Brewer
 1965 -- Billy Casper (270) -- Jack McGowan, Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1964 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (268) -- Arnold Palmer
 1963 -- *Arnold Palmer (280) -- Julius Boros, Jack Nicklaus
 1962 -- Jacky Cupit (281) -- Billy Casper
 1961 -- Arnold Palmer (271) -- Sam Snead
 1960 -- *Stan Leonard (278) -- Art Wall
 1959 -- Mike Souchak (272) -- Arnold Palmer
 1958 -- Doug Sanders (275) -- Dow Finsterwald
 1957 -- *Doug Ford (279) -- George Bayer, Gene Litter, Billy Maxwell
 1956 -- *Mike Fetchick (284) -- Doug Ford, Jay Hebert, Don January
 1955 -- Cary Middlecoff (272) -- Mike Souchak
 1954 -- *Lloyd Mangrum (277) -- Ted Kroll
 1953 -- Dutch Harrison (278) -- Ed Furgol, Fred Haas, Lloyd Mangrum
 1952 -- Lloyd Mangrum (274) -- Bobby Locke
 1951 -- Marty Furgol (270) -- Cary Middlecoff
 1950 -- Sam Snead (282) -- Jim Ferrier, E.J. Harrison
 1949 -- Sam Snead (268) -- Cary Middlecoff
 1948 -- *Ben Hogan (281) -- Ed Oliver
 1947 -- Johnny Palmer (270) -- Bobby Locke, Ed Oliver
 1946 -- Ben Hogan (271) -- Lloyd Mangrum
 1945 -- Not Held
 1944 -- Not Held
 1943 -- Not Held
 1942 -- Herman Barron (276) -- Henry Picard
 1941 -- Ed Oliver (275) -- Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson
 1940 -- *Jimmy Demaret (293) -- Toney Penna
 1939 -- Byron Nelson (281) -- Lloyd Mangrum
 1938 -- Ralph Guldahl (279) -- Sam Snead
 1937 -- *Ralph Guldahl (288) -- Horton Smith
 1936 -- Ralph Guldahl (274) -- Ray Mangrum
 1935 -- John Revolta (290) -- Willie Goggin
 1934 -- *Harry Cooper (274) -- Ky Laffoon
 1933 -- Mac Smith (282) -- Tommy Armour
 1932 -- Walter Hagen (287) -- Olin Dutra
 1931 -- Ed Dudley (280) -- Walter Hagen
 1930 -- Gene Sarazen (278) -- Al Espinosa
 1929 -- Tommy Armour (273) -- Horton Smith
 1928 -- Abe Espinosa (291) -- Johnny Farrell
 1927 -- Walter Hagen (281) -- Al Espinosa, Bill Mehlhorn
 1926 -- Walter Hagen (279) -- Harry Cooper, Gene Sarazen
 1925 -- Mac Smith (281) -- L.Diegel, J.Farrell, E.French, Hagen, Mehlhorn
 1924 -- Bill Mehlhorn (293) -- Al Watrous1923 -- Jock Hutchinson (281) -- Bobby
 1922 -- Mike Brady (291) -- Laurie Ayton, Jock Hutchison
 1921 -- Walter Hagen (287) -- Jock Hutchison
 1920 -- Jock Hutchinson (296) -- James Barnes, Clarence Hackney, H.Hampton
 1919 -- Jim Barnes (283) -- Leo Diegel
 1918 -- Not Held
 1917 -- Jim Barnes (283) -- Walter Hagen
 1916 -- Walter Hagen (286) -- Jock Hutchison, George Sargent
 1915 -- Tom McNamara (304) -- Alex Cunningham
 1914 -- Jim Barnes (293) -- Willie Kidd
 1913 -- John McDermott (295) -- Mike Brady
 1912 -- Mac Smith (299) -- Alex Robertson
 1911 -- Robert Simpson (2 & 1) -- Tom MacNamara
 1910 -- Chick Evans, Jr. (6 & 5) -- George Simpson
 1909 -- Willie Anderson (288) -- Stewart Gardner
 1908 -- Willie Anderson (299) -- Fred McCloud
 1907 -- Robert Simpson (307) -- Willie Anderson, Fred McCloud
 1906 -- Alex Smith (306) -- Jack Hobens
 1905 -- Arthur Smith (278) -- James Maiden
 1904 -- Willie Anderson (304) -- Alex Smith
 1903 -- Alex Smith (318) -- Laurie Auchterlonie, David Brown
 1902 -- Willie Anderson (299) -- Willie Smith
 1901 -- Laurie Auchterlonie (160) -- David Bell
 1900 -- Not Held
 1899 -- *Willie Smith (156) -- Laurie Auchterlonie
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called Motorola Western Open (1994-99), Sprint Western Open
       (1993), Centel Western Open (1990-92), Beatrice Western Open (1987-89),
       Western Open (1899-1986).
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Tiger Woods       - Defending Champ, five-time winner this year, 1st in money
 Robert Allenby    - Tied for 14th last week in Hartford with 4 rounds in 60's
 Fred Couples      - Has made 12 of 13 cuts this year with three top-10's
 Steve Flesch      - Tied for third on Tour with eight top-10's, 18th in money
 Edward Fryatt     - Tied for 5th last week for fourth top-10 of the season
 Jim Furyk         - 13th on money list, won at Doral, 4 top-five finishes
 Lee Janzen        - Two-time U.S. Open champ is making more commercials than 
$$$
 Tom Lehman        - Has six top-10's in 14 events this season with one victory
 Phil Mickelson    - Three-time winner this year, 3rd on money list, 6 top-10's
 Nick Price        - Has finished third twice this year, 30th on money list
 Vijay Singh       - 8th on money list, Masters champ, made all 18 cuts this year
 David Toms        - Has a pair of top-five's this year, 26th on money list
 Mike Weir         - Runner-up at this event last year, six top-10 finishes

 

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