Verizon Byron Nelson Classic
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 Dates: Thursday, May 10th through Sunday, May 13th
 Site: Tournament Players Club-Four Seasons Resort, Irving, Texas
       Cottonwood Valley Golf Course, Irving, Texas
 Course Architects: TPC - Jay Morrish (1985)
                          (Ben Crenshaw/Byron Nelson - Consultants)
                    Cottonwood - Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1982)
                                 Jay Morrish (1985)
                                 (Holes 1, 11-18 by Jones; 2-10 by Morrish)
 Par: 70 - TPC at Las Colinas
 Yardage: 6,899
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 385 yds         10 - Par 4 447 yds
               2 - Par 3 176 yds         11 - Par 4 347 yds
               3 - Par 4 490 yds         12 - Par 4 426 yds
               4 - Par 4 425 yds         13 - Par 3 183 yds
               5 - Par 3 176 yds         14 - Par 4 409 yds
               6 - Par 4 396 yds         15 - Par 4 445 yds
               7 - Par 5 533 yds         16 - Par 5 554 yds
               8 - Par 4 457 yds         17 - Par 3 196 yds
               9 - Par 4 439 yds         18 - Par 4 415 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    35 3,477 yds               35 3,422 yds
 
 Par: 70 - Cottonwood Valley
 Yardage: 6,846
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 448 yds         10 - Par 4 432 yds
               2 - Par 3 154 yds         11 - Par 5 545 yds
               3 - Par 4 475 yds         12 - Par 3 191 yds
               4 - Par 4 427 yds         13 - Par 4 409 yds
               5 - Par 4 417 yds         14 - Par 4 383 yds
               6 - Par 4 360 yds         15 - Par 4 441 yds
               7 - Par 4 400 yds         16 - Par 5 539 yds
               8 - Par 4 394 yds         17 - Par 3 204 yds
               9 - Par 3 188 yds         18 - Par 4 439 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    34 3,263 yds               36 3,583 yds
 
 Annual: 48th
 Defending Champion: Jesper Parnevik
 Runner-Up: Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III
 Tournament Record: 262 (Loren Roberts, Steve Pate, 1999)
 54-Hole Record: 194 (Loren Roberts, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 126 (Sam Snead, 1957)
 TPC Course Record: 61 (Billy Mayfair, 1993; Charlie Rymer, 1996)
 Cottonwood Course Record: 61 (Ernie Els, 1995; Tiger Woods, 1999)
 Tournament 18-Hole Record: 60 (Sam Snead, 1957)
 Total Purse: $4,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $810,000; 2nd Place - 486,000; 3rd Place - 306,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Jesper Panevik *       269               Bob Estes               271
 Phil Mickelson         269               Brandel Chamblee        272
 Davis Love III         269               Mark Brooks             272
 Tiger Woods            270               Jerry Smith             273
 John Huston            270               Three players at        274
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
         Past Verizon Byron Nelson Classic Winners and Runners-Up
         --------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- *Jesper Parnevik (269) -- Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III
 1999 -- *Loren Roberts (262) -- Steve Pate
 1998 -- John Cook (265) -- Fred Couples, Hal Sutton, Harrison Frazar
 1997 -- Tiger Woods (263) -- Lee Rinker
 1996 -- Phil Mickelson (265) -- Craig Parry
 1995 -- Ernie Els (263) -- Mike Heinen, D.A. Weibring, Robin Freeman
 1994 -- *#Neal Lancaster (132) -- D.Ogrin, D.Edwards, M.Carnevale, T.Byrum,
                                   Y.Mizumaki
 1993 -- Scott Simpson (270) -- Corey Pavin, D.A. Weibring
 1992 -- *#Billy Ray Brown (199) -- Ray Floyd, Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Lietzke
 1991 -- Nick Price (270) -- Craig Stadler
 1990 -- #Payne Stewart (202) -- Lanny Wadkins
 1989 -- *Jodie Mudd (265) -- Larry Nelson
 1988 -- *Bruce Lietzke (271) -- Clarence Rose
 1987 -- *Fred Couples (266) -- Mark Calcavecchia
 1986 -- Andy Bean (269) -- Mark Wiebe
 1985 -- *Bob Eastwood (272) -- Payne Stewart
 1984 -- Craig Stadler (276) -- David Edwards
 1983 -- Ben Crenshaw (273) -- Hal Sutton, Brad Bryant
 1982 -- Bob Gilder (266) -- Curtis Strange
 1981 -- *Bruce Lietzke (281) -- Tom Watson
 1980 -- Tom Watson (274) -- Bill Rogers
 1979 -- *Tom Watson (275) -- Bill Rogers
 1978 -- Tom Watson (272) -- Lee Trevino
 1977 -- Ray Floyd (276) -- Ben Crenshaw
 1976 -- Mark Hayes (273) -- Don Bies
 1975 -- Tom Watson (269) -- Bob E. Smith
 1974 -- Buddy Allin (269) -- Charles Coody, Homero Blancas, Lee Trevino,
                              Tom Watson
 1973 -- *Lanny Wadkins (277) -- Dan Sikes
 1972 -- *Chi Chi Rodriguez (273) -- Billy Casper
 1971 -- Jack Nicklaus (274) -- Jerry McGee, Frank Beard
 1970 -- *Jack Nicklaus (274) -- Arnold Palmer
 1969 -- Bruce Devlin (277) -- Frank Beard, Bruce Crampton
 1968 -- Miller Barber (270) -- Kermit Zarley
 1967 -- Bert Yancey (274) -- Roberto de Vicenzo
 1966 -- Roberto de Vicenzo (276) -- Ray Floyd, Joe Campbell, Harold Henning
 1965 -- Not Held
 1964 -- Charles Coody (271) -- Jerry Edwards
 1963 -- Not Held
 1962 -- Billy Maxwell (277) -- Johnny Pott
 1961 -- Earl Stewart, Jr. (278) -- Gay Brewer, Doug Sanders, Arnold Palmer
 1960 -- *Johnny Pott (275) -- Bo Winninger, Ted Kroll
 1959 -- Julius Boros (274) -- Earl Stewart, Jr., Dow Finsterwald,
                               Bo Winninger
 1958 -- *Sam Snead (272) -- Gary Player, Julius Boros, John McMullin
 1957 -- Sam Snead (264) -- Billy Maxwell, Cary Middlecoff, Bob Inman
 1956 -- *Peter Thomson (267) -- Gene Littler, Cary Middlecoff
 1956 -- Don January (268) -- Dow Finsterwald, Doug Ford
 1955 -- Not Held
 1954 -- Not Held
 1953 -- Not Held
 1952 -- Not Held
 1951 -- Not Held
 1950 -- Not Held
 1949 -- Not Held
 1948 -- Not Held
 1947 -- Not Held
 1946 -- Ben Hogan (284) -- Herman Keiser, Paul Runyan
 1945 -- Sam Snead (276) -- Harold McSpaden
 1944 -- Byron Nelson (276) -- Harold McSpaden
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 # - Rain Shortened
 
 Note: Formerly called GTE Byron Nelson Classic (188-2000), Byron Nelson Golf
       Classic (1968-87), Dallas Open (1944-67). The event was held twice in
       1956 (May and June)
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Jesper Parnevik   - Defending champion, 19th on money list with one victory
 Robert Allenby    - Won Nissan Open earlier this year, 23rd on money list
 Stuart Appleby    - Has made 9 of 12 cuts in 2001 with two top-10 finishes
 Jose Coceres      - Won WORLDCOM Classic last month for 1st PGA Tour win
 Fred Couples      - Has failed to crack the top-10 in 9 events, 1 missed cut
 David Duval       - Missed 2 cuts in 8 events, 24th on money list, 2 top-10's
 Ernie Els         - Three-time third-place finisher in 2001, 11th in money
 Jim Furyk         - Won Mercedes Championships back in January, 4 top-10's
 Sergio Garcia     - Only one top-10 finish in 7 PGA events with 2 missed cuts
 Tom Lehman        - Has posted 3 top-10's this season in 11 events
 Davis Love III    - 5th on money list with a win and a runner-up finish
 Phil Mickelson    - Finished 2nd last week after leading following 3rd round
 Nick Price        - 43rd on money list, made 6 of 7 cuts with 2 top-10's
 Vijay Singh       - Has posted five top-3 finishes this year in 11 events
 Hal Sutton        - A perfect 13-for-13 this year in cuts made with one win
 David Toms        - Won last week's event in New Orleans with final round 64
 Tiger Woods       - Has won his last three events entered, 6 top-10's
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Tiger Woods
 Darkhorse   - John Cook
 Last week's Pick to Win (David Duval) - Finished tied for 18th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Jerry Kelly) - Finished tied for 18th
 
 NOTES:
      World number-one Tiger Woods makes his first appearance on the PGA Tour
 since winning the Masters last month. Woods will be competing in his fifth
 straight Byron Nelson. In 1997, Woods won the event, followed by a 12th-place
 finish in 1998, tied for 7th in 1999 and tied for fourth last year. In 2000,
 Jesper Parnevik was three shots off the pace when Sunday's final round began,
 and carded a final round of 66 to tie third-round leader Davis Love III and
 Phil Mickelson after 72 holes. Mickelson, who was four shots behind, carded a
 final round of 65. Parnevik won with a short par putt on the third playoff
 hole -- the par-four 18th -- after Love chipped to five feet but missed his
 putt for par. Mickelson was eliminated on the second extra hole when his 15-
 foot birdie putt caught the edge of the cup and lipped out. Love drilled a 20-
 foot birdie on the same hole and Parnevik kept the playoff alive by sinking
 his birdie putt from four feet. Parnevik's win came in his first playoff on
 the PGA Tour while Love's record fell to 1-6. With his win this year,
 Mickelson is now 4-1 in extra sessions.Attendance during Sunday's final round
 was 90,000, bringing the five-day total (including Wednesday'spro-am) to
 273,000, a new record for the event. Parnevik will try to become the first
 player since Tom Watson to successfully defend his title at the Byron Nelson
 Classic. Only Watson, Sam Snead, and Jack Nicklaus have won consecutive
 Nelson's. Byron Nelson won the first Nelson Classic in 1944 and went on to win
 the season-ending money title. There have been four other players to
 accomplish that feat: Ben Hogan (1946), Jack Nicklaus (1971), Tom Watson
 (1978-80) and Woods (1997). Bruce Lietzke was the last player to win this
 event with an over par score (1981). Eight of the last 16 Byron Nelson
 Classics have been decided in playoffs. There have been a total of 15 playoffs
 in tournament history, including two straight. Tom Watson is a four-time
 winner of this event and was the last player on the PGA Tour to win an event
 three straight years (1978-80). Watson has finished in the top-10 14 times at
 this event and made the cut in 23-of-28 Nelsons. Since 1968, this event has
 had the most playoffs (13) on the PGA Tour. The purse was increased $500,000
 from last year and has increased every year since 1995. This event has been
 shortened by rain on three occasions: 1990, 1992 and 1994. After play on both
 courses Thursday and Friday, the tournament will shift to the TPC as Las
 Colinas for the final two rounds.  This event is the 12th oldest on the PGA
 Tour and is the only event named for a player. Texas-based IT services leader
 EDS will become the title sponsor of this event in 2003 through 2006. This
 year's field includes 14 of the top-20 money winners and seven of the top-10.
 The PGA Tour remains in the "Lone Star" state next week for the MasterCard
 Colonial where Mickelson will defend his title.
 

 

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