3M Championship
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Friday, August 10th through Sunday, August 12th
 Site: TPC of the Twin Cities, Blaine, Minnesota
 Course Architect: Arnold Palmer (2000), Tom Lehman (Consultant)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,164
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 426 Yds         10 - Par 4 379 Yds
               2 - Par 4 388 Yds         11 - Par 4 414 Yds
               3 - Par 5 546 Yds         12 - Par 5 593 Yds
               4 - Par 3 177 Yds         13 - Par 3 228 Yds
               5 - Par 4 418 Yds         14 - Par 4 423 Yds
               6 - Par 5 571 Yds         15 - Par 4 451 Yds
               7 - Par 4 318 Yds         16 - Par 4 387 Yds
               8 - Par 3 204 Yds         17 - Par 3 184 Yds
               9 - Par 4 475 Yds         18 - Par 5 582 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,523 Yds               36 3,641 Yds
 
 Annual: 10th
 Defending Champion: Ed Dougherty
 Runner-Up: Hale Irwin, Gil Morgan
 Tournament Record: 197 (Ed Dougherty, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Ed Dougherty, 2000)
 Course Record: 64 (Jack Kiefer, 1993; Graham Marsh, Gibby Gilbert, 1995;
                    Jimmy Powell, 1997; Hale Irwin, 1999; Chuck Moran, 2000)
 Total Purse: $1,750,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $262,500; 2nd Place - 154,000; 3rd Place - 126,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Ed Dougherty           197               Allen Doyle             205
 Hale Irwin             199               Jim Thorpe              206
 Gil Morgan             199               Larry Nelson            206
 Chuck Moran            204               Walt Morgan             206
 Hubert Green           205               Jim Colbert             207
 
                   Past 3M Championship Winners and Runners-up
                   -------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Ed Dougherty (197) -- Hale Irwin, Gil Morgan
 1999 -- Hale Irwin (201) -- Jim Dent, Dale Douglass
 1998 -- *#Leonard Thompson (134) -- Isao Aoki
 1997 -- Hale Irwin (199) -- Lee Trevino
 1996 -- Vicente Fernandez (205) -- Bruce Crampton, J.C. Snead1995 -- Ray Floyd (
 1994 -- Dave Stockton (203) -- Jim Albus
 1993 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (201) -- Jim Colbert, Bob Murphy
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called Burnet Senior Classic (1993-97), Coldwell Banker
       Burnet Classic (1998-2000).
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Ed Dougherty      - Defending champion, one win, 5 top-5's
 Allen Doyle       - 2nd last wk, 1st on money list, 19 top-10's
 Bruce Fleisher    - 3 wins in 2001, 3rd in money, 2nd in driving accuracy
 Hale Irwin        - 1st in greens in reg, 2nd in scoring avg, 10 top-5's
 Tom Kite          - 4 third place finishes, 2nd in all-around, 13th in money
 Mike McCullough   - 7th in money with two wins, 8 top-10's, 6th last week
 Gil Morgan        - 1st in scoring, birdies and putting, two wins in 2001
 Larry Nelson      - 2001 Tour leading 4 wins, 14 top-10's in 21 events
 Arnold Palmer     - Only 5th event on Tour this year, 10 career SENIOR wins
 Dana Quigley      - 6th on money list with one win and two seconds
 Bobby Wadkins     - Won last week in SENIOR tour debut (65-69-68)
 Tom Watson        - 15th in money in only 11 events, won SENIOR PGA Champ
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Hale Irwin
 Darkhorse   - Gary McCord
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Bruce Fleisher) - Finished tied for 7th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Stewart Ginn) - Finished tied for 28th
 
 NOTES:
      Ed Dougherty notched his first SENIOR TOUR title, shooting a
 record-setting 19-under 197, as he defeated 1999 champion Hale Irwin and Gil
 Morgan by two shots. Dougherty had gone 69 starts on the senior circuit
 without a victory before he broke through at Bunker Hills Golf Club. His
 $240,000 first-place check was more than he won in his best year on the PGA
 TOUR (1992 -- $237,525). Dougherty went wire-to-wire for the win. The win was
 not secure until the final hole when Irwin missed a nine-foot eagle putt. This
 year the tournament has a new course and a new sponsor. Bunker Hills Golf Club
 had hosted this event since 1993, however the Tournament Players Club of the
 Twin Cities, will now host the event. Native Minnesotan Tom Lehman
 collaborated with Arnold Palmer on the design, the 19th club within the PGA
 TOUR's prestigious Tournament Players Club Network. In addition, the event
 will now become the 3M Championship after three years of being called the
 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic. A hole-in-one has been made at the 3M
 Championship in each of the last three years. In 1998, Bruce Lehnhard carded
 the first ace in tournament history on the 17th hole in the opening round. In
 1999, Bruce Fleisher aced the 13th hole in the final round, and last year
 Harold Henning scored an ace at the 17th hole in the second round. In the
 eight previous tournaments, the largest winning margin has been two strokes.
 In 1993, Chi Chi Rodriguez bested Jim Colbert by that margin and in 1997, Hale
 Irwin defeated Lee Trevino by a pair. In 1999, Irwin held off both Dale
 Douglass and Jim Dent by two shots, and Ed Dougherty bested Gil Morgan and
 Irwin by two strokes in 2000. Since 1993, no player in the field has had a
 lead greater than one stroke in either the first or second round of the event.
 In his six appearances at this event, Irwin has two wins and five top-10
 finishes. Irwin is the all-time scoring leader with an average of 67.50 and is
 first in money earned with $667,968 in earnings. Irwin has a string of 13
 consecutive sub-par rounds with 12 in the 60's. In the previous eight events,
 the player who has led or been tied for the lead after 36 holes has won the
 event six times, including each of the last four years. Those players are Hale
 Irwin (1997, 1999), Leonard Thompson (1998) and Ed Dougherty (2000). The
 others were Dave Stockton (1994) and Ray Floyd (1995). Chi Chi Rodriguez won
 the inaugural event at Bunker Hills in 1993, the last of his 22 Senior Tour
 career wins. Ray Floyd is the only player to win a PGA and SENIOR Tour event
 in the Twin Cities area. Floyd won this tournament in 1995 and captured the
 St. Paul Open in 1965. Dougherty is looking to become the first back-to-back
 winner of this event. All previous winners of this event have won with every
 round in the 60's. The purse was increased by $150,000 from last year. The
 Senior Tour moves to Utah next week for the Novell Utah Showdown where Doug
 Tewell will defend his title.
 
 

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