Benson & Hedges International Open
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 Dates: Thursday, May 10th through Sunday, May 13th
 Site: The De Vere Belfry (Brabazon Course), Wishaw, Warwickshire, England
 Course Architect: Dave Thomas and Peter Alliss
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,118
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 411 Yds   10 - Par 4 311 Yds
               2 - Par 4 379 Yds   11 - Par 4 419 Yds
               3 - Par 5 538 Yds   12 - Par 3 208 Yds
               4 - Par 4 442 Yds   13 - Par 4 384 Yds
               5 - Par 4 408 Yds   14 - Par 3 190 Yds
               6 - Par 4 395 Yds   15 - Par 5 545 Yds
               7 - Par 3 177 Yds   16 - Par 4 413 Yds
               8 - Par 4 428 Yds   17 - Par 5 564 Yds
               9 - Par 4 433 Yds   18 - Par 4 473 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,611 Yds         36 3,507 Yds
 
 Annual: 31st
 Defending Champion: Jose Maria Olazabal
 Runner-Up: Phillip Price
 Tournament Record: 266 (Vicente Fernandez, 1975)
 54-Hole Record: 194 (Vicente Fernandez, 1975; Graham Marsh, 1985)
 36-Hole Record: 129 (Vicente Fernandez, 1975)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Doug Sanders, 1975; Ian Woosnam, 1985;
                     Bradley Hughes, 1989)
 Course Record: 66 (Jose Maria Olazabal, Andrew Coltart, 2000)
 Total Purse: $1,420,350
 Share: 1st Place - $236,710; 2nd Place - 157,815; 3rd Place - 88,915
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Jose Maria Olazabal    275               Colin Montgomerie       287
 Phillip Price          278               Stephen Gallacher       287
 Jose Coceres           283               Adam Scott              287
 Andrew Coltart         283               Five players at         288
 Anthony Wall           287
 
         Past Benson and Hedges International Open Winners and Runners-Up
         ----------------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Jose Maria Olazabal (275) -- Phillip Price
 1999 -- Colin Montomerie (273) -- Angel Cabrera, Per-Ulrik Johansson
 1998 -- Darren Clarke (273) -- Santiago Luna
 1997 -- Bernhard Langer (276) -- Ian Woosnam
 1996 -- Stephen Ames (283) -- Jon Robson
 1995 -- Peter O'Malley (280) -- Mark James, Costantino Rocca
 1994 -- Seve Ballesteros (281) -- Nick Faldo
 1993 -- Paul Broadhurst (276) -- Mark James, Jose Maria Olazabal
 1992 -- *Peter Senior (287) -- Tony Johnstone
 1991 -- Bernhard Langer (286) -- Vijay Singh
 1990 -- Jose Maria Olazabal (279) -- Ian Woosnam
 1989 -- Gordon Brand, Jr. (272) -- Derrick Cooper
 1988 -- *Peter Baker (271) -- Nick Faldo
 1987 -- Noel Ratcliffe (275) -- Ove Sellberg
 1986 -- *Mark James (274) -- Hugh Baiocchi, Lee Trevino
 1985 -- Sandy Lyle (274) -- Ian Woosnam
 1984 -- Sam Torrance (270) -- Wayne Grady
 1983 -- John Bland (273) -- Bernhard Langer
 1982 -- Greg Norman (283) -- Bob Charles, Graham Marsh, Ian Woosnam
 1981 -- Tom Weiskopf (272) -- Eamonn Darcy, Bernhard Langer
 1980 -- Graham Marsh (272) -- John Bland
 1979 -- Maurice Bembridge (272) -- Ken Brown
 1978 -- *Lee Trevino (274) -- Neil Coles, Noel Ratcliffe
 1977 -- Antonio Garrido (280) -- Bob Charles
 1976 -- Graham Marsh (272) -- Mark James
 1975 -- Vicente Fernandez (266) -- Maurice Bembridge
 1974 -- *Philippe Toussaint (276) -- Bob Shearer
 1973 -- Vin Baker (276) -- Dale Hayes
 1972 -- Jack Newton (281) -- Harry Bannerman
 1971 -- *Tony Jacklin (279) -- Peter Butler
 
 * - won in playoff
 
 Note: Formerly called Benson and Hedges Festival (1971-75).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Jose Maria Olazabal - Defending champion, won last week's French Open
 Michael Campbell    - Has 1 win and 3 top-10's in just 6 European events
 Darren Clarke       - 70th on money list, made 3 of 4 cuts this year
 Pierre Fulke        - 1st on Order of Merit, finished 2nd at Match Play
 Retief Goosen       - Has made 4 of 5 cuts this year with one top-10
 Padraig Harrington  - Three-time runner-up this year, 4 top-five's
 Miguel A. Jimenez   - Made 4 of 9 cuts on PGA Tour with one top-10
 Bernhard Langer     - Two-time winner of this event, 13th on money list
 Paul McGinley       - Shot final round of 65 last week to tie for seventh
 Colin Montgomerie   - Won this event in 1999, playing in only 5th Euro event
 Phillip Price       - 12th on money list with one win and a pair of top-10's
 Eduardo Romero      - Best finish this year is a tie for 18th in Argentina
 Curtis Strange      - Ryder Cup skipper checking out site of 2001 event
 Sam Torrance        - European Ryder Cup captain, won this event in 1984
 Jean Van de Velde   - Missed the cut last week at French Open, one top-10
 Lee Westwood        - Only Euro event was a tie for 17th at Dubai Classic
 Ian Woosnam         - Four-time runner-up at this tournament, 4th at Dubai
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Padraig Harrington
 Darkhorse   - Justin Rose
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Jose Maria Olazabal) - Finished 1st
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Warren Bennett) - Finished tied for 52nd
 
 NOTES:
      Last week's French Open winner Jose Maria Olazabal is on hand this
 week to defend his title at the Benson and Hedges International Open. Last
 year, Olazabal carded back-to-back 66's over the weekend to defeat Phillip
 Price by three shots. The big story however, was the disqualification of
 third-round leader Padraig Harrington who failed to sign his opening round
 scorecard. Harrington appeared to be on his way to a second title in 2000
 as he boasted a five-shot advantage after 54 holes, but officials discovered
 that he failed to sign his scorecard Thursday. Officials were left with no
 other decision but to DQ the Irishman, under rule 6-6b. Harrington's card
 showed the signatures of his marker, Jamie Spence, and his other playing
 partner, Michael Campbell, but not his own. Harrington had taken the huge
 advantage after a then course-record 64, which was later reversed. 1999 winner
 Colin Montgomerie tied for fifth in his title defense. Monty has recorded five
 top-10 finishes at this event the last six years. No player has ever won this
 event two consecutive years. Graham Marsh and Bernhard Langer are the only
 two-time winners of this tournament. Ian Woosnam, co-owner of the 18-hole mark
 at this event at 62, has finished second at this tournament four times.
 Current Senior Tour players Lee Trevino, Marsh, John Bland, Vicente Fernandez,
 Tony Jacklin and Tom Weiskopf are former winners of this event. This is the
 second straight year that The De Vere Belfry is hosting this event. Later this
 year, it will also play host to the Ryder Cup. The tournament was held the
 previous four years at The Oxfordshire. Fulford Golf Club was the original
 venue for this event from 1971-78 and 80-89. St. Mellion Golf and Country Club
 also hosted this tournament in 1979 and 90-95. The European Tour moves to
 Germany next week for the Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe where Lee
 Westwood is expected to defend his title.
 

 

 

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