Bay Hill Invitational
Bay Hill Invitational
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 Dates: Thursday, March 15th through Sunday, March 18th
 Site: Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando, Florida
 Course Architect: Dick Wilson, Joe Lee (1961), Arnold Palmer (re-design, 1980)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,208
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 441 Yds       10 - Par 4 400 Yds
               2 - Par 3 218 Yds       11 - Par 4 438 Yds
               3 - Par 4 395 Yds       12 - Par 5 580 Yds
               4 - Par 5 530 Yds       13 - Par 4 364 Yds
               5 - Par 4 384 Yds       14 - Par 3 206 Yds
               6 - Par 5 558 Yds       15 - Par 4 425 Yds
               7 - Par 3 197 Yds       16 - Par 5 486 Yds
               8 - Par 4 459 Yds       17 - Par 3 219 Yds
               9 - Par 4 467 Yds       18 - Par 4 441 Yds
                   -------------            -------------
                    36 3,649 Yds             36 3,559 Yds
 
 Annual: 36th
 Defending Champion: Tiger Woods
 Runner-up: Davis Love III
 Tournament Record: 264 (Payne Stewart, 1987)
 54-Hole Record: 197 (Andy Bean, 1981)
 36-Hole Record: 130 (Andy Bean, Tom Watson, 1981)
 Course Record: 62 (Andy Bean, 1981; Greg Norman, 1984)
 Total Purse: $3,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $630,000; 2nd Place - 378,000; 3rd Place - 238,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Tiger Woods            270               Stewart Cink            278
 Davis Love III         274               Mike Weir               279
 Skip Kendall           275               Jay Williamson          279
 Neal Lancaster         277               Woody Austin            280
 Loren Roberts          277               Four players at         281
 
         Past Bay Hill Invitational Winners and Runners-Up
         -------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Tiger Woods (270) -- Davis Love III
 1999 -- *Tim Herron (274) -- Tom Lehman
 1998 -- Ernie Els (274) -- Bob Estes, Jeff Maggert
 1997 -- Phil Mickelson (272) -- Stuart Appleby
 1996 -- Paul Goydos (275) -- Jeff Maggert
 1995 -- Loren Roberts (272) -- Brad Faxon
 1994 -- Loren Roberts (275) -- Nick Price, Vijay Singh, Fuzzy Zoeller
 1993 -- Ben Crenshaw (280) -- Davis Love III, Rocco Mediate, Vijay Singh
 1992 -- Fred Couples (269) -- Gene Sauers
 1991 -- #Andrew Magee (203) -- Tom Sieckmann
 1990 -- Robert Gamez (274) -- Greg Norman
 1989 -- *Tom Kite (278) -- Davis Love III
 1988 -- Paul Azinger (271) -- Tom Kite
 1987 -- Payne Stewart (264) -- David Frost
 1986 -- #Dan Forsman (202) -- Ray Floyd, Mike Hulbert
 1985 -- Fuzzy Zoeller (275) -- Tom Watson
 1984 -- *Gary Koch (272) -- George Burns
 1983 -- *Mike Nicolette (283) -- Greg Norman
 1982 -- *Tom Kite (278) -- Jack Nicklaus, Denis Watson
 1981 -- Andy Bean (266) -- Tom Watson
 1980 -- Dave Eichelberger (279) -- Leonard Thompson
 1979 -- *Bob Byman (278) -- John Schroeder
 1978 -- Mac McLendon (271) -- David Graham
 1977 -- Gary Koch (274) -- Dale Hayes, Joe Inman
 1976 -- *Hale Irwin (270) -- Kermit Zarley
 1975 -- Lee Trevino (276) -- Hale Irwin
 1974 -- Jerry Heard (273) -- Homero Blancas, Jim Jamieson
 1973 -- Brian Allin (265) -- Charles Coody
 1972 -- Jerry Heard (276) -- Bobby Mitchell
 1971 -- Arnold Palmer (270) -- Julius Boros
 1970 -- Bob Lunn (271) -- Rives McBee
 1969 -- Ken Still (278) -- Miller Barber
 1968 -- Dan Sikes (274) -- Tom Weiskopf
 1967 -- Julius Boros (274) -- George Knudson, Arnold Palmer
 1966 -- Lionel Hebert (279) -- Charles Coody, Dick Lytle, Jack Nicklaus
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called The Nestle Invitational (1989-95), Hertz Bay Hill
       Classic (1985-88), Bay Hill Citrus (1980-84), Bay Hill Citrus Classic
       (1979), Florida Citrus Open Invitational (1966-78).
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Tiger Woods       - Defending champion, looking for his first win of 2001
 Mark Calcavecchia - Has finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd this year, 3rd in money
 Michael Campbell  - Ranked 18th in the world, won Heineken Classic
 Darren Clarke     - Has a ranking of 11th in the world, 7 European wins
 Fred Couples      - Four cuts made in five events but no top-10 finishes
 John Daly         - Posted best finish of the season, tying for 11th last week
 Joe Durant        - Two-time winner this year, 1st on PGA money list
 Ernie Els         - 10th on money list with a pair of third-place finishes
 Sergio Garcia     - Lost in a playoff to Baddeley at Norman event in Australia
 Miguel A. Jimenez - In five tournaments this year in U.S., has made 3 cuts
 Tom Lehman        - Three top-10 finishes in 7 events with one missed cut
 Phil Mickelson    - Won in San Diego last month, 7th on money list
 Colin Montgomerie - Won in Australia back in February, seeking 1st U.S. win
 Greg Norman       - Two-time runner-up at this event, co-owner of course record
 Jose M. Olazabal  - Has played in 5 PGA events this year with 4 cuts made
 Vijay Singh       - Two-time winner on the European Tour this season
 Steve Stricker    - Won Match Play Championship, ranks 5th on money list
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Tiger Woods
 Darkhorse   - Steve Flesch
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Mark Calcavecchia) - Finished tied for 2nd
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Lee Porter) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
      One shot off the pace after round one, Tiger Woods  took  control
 of  the tournament with a second-round 64 and a third-round 67 to take
 a two-stroke lead over Davis Love III with one round to  play.  During
 the  final  round, Woods was never pressed by Love, as he cruised to a
 four-shot win over Love. Love moved into contention during round three
 with  a  nine-under  63,  but  could do no better than 72 on Sunday to
 finish in second for the third time at this event.  In  the  12  times
 Davis  Love  III has played a fourth round at Bay Hill, he has shot in
 the 60's only once. Love finished in third in 1999 and has finished in
 the top-20 six straight years. Love has played well during this event,
 making the cut in 14 of his 15 appearances and finishing in the top-10
 seven  times.  Love  ranks  second in all-time earnings at this event,
 with $824,701 made while  two-time  winner  Loren  Roberts  is  first.
 Roberts,  the  only player to win this event two straight years (1994-
 95), finished tied for fourth last year. Tim Herron  (1999)  and  Fred
 Couples  (1992)  are  the only players to win this event wire-to-wire.
 Gary Koch owns the lowest finish by a winner with a final-round 63  in
 1984.  Greg  Norman  and Andy Bean share the course record of 62. Bean
 accomplished the feat in 1981, while Norman matched it in 1984.  There
 has  only been six holes-in-one in the tournament since 1983, with the
 most recent by Kenny Knox in 1991 when he aced the  14th  hole  during
 the  third  round.  1997 winner of this event Phil Mickelson hit three
 balls in the water on the par-5 sixth and took a 10 during  the  final
 round.  He  finished with a 78, his worst score at Bay Hill. The purse
 was increased by $500,000 from last year. Bay Hill Club and Lodge  has
 hosted  this event for the last 23 years. Prior to Bay Hill, Rio Pinar
 Country Club hosted this event from 1966-78. Roberts, Jerry Heard, Tom
 Kite  and  Koch  are  the  only  two-time  winners of this event. Five
 players have made the Bay Hill Invitational their first PGA  win:  Ken
 Still,  Bob  Byman,  Mike  Nicolette,  Loren  Roberts and Paul Goydos.
 Robert Gamez was the last player to win this event on  his  first  try
 (1990). There have been seven playoffs in tournament history, the last
 coming in 1999 when Tim Herron defeated Tom Lehman.  David  Duval  and
 Davis  Love  III withdrew from the tournament, Duval from a sore wrist
 and Love from fatigue. Next week the PGA Tour  moves  to  Ponte  Vedra
 Beach for the unofficial fifth "major", THE PLAYERS Championship where
 Hal Sutton will defend his title.

 

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