Canon Greater Hartford Open
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 Dates: Thursday, June 28th through Sunday, July 1st
 Site: TPC at River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
 Course Architect: Pete Dye and Robert Weed (1991)
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 6,820
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 434 yds         10 - Par 4 462 yds
               2 - Par 4 341 yds         11 - Par 3 158 yds
               3 - Par 4 431 yds         12 - Par 4 411 yds
               4 - Par 4 460 yds         13 - Par 5 523 yds
               5 - Par 3 223 yds         14 - Par 4 421 yds
               6 - Par 5 574 yds         15 - Par 4 296 yds
               7 - Par 4 443 yds         16 - Par 3 171 yds
               8 - Par 3 202 yds         17 - Par 4 420 yds
               9 - Par 4 406 yds         18 - Par 4 444 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    35 3,514 yds               35 3,306 yds
 
 Annual: 50th
 Defending Champion: Notah Begay III
 Runner-Up: Mark Calcavecchia
 Tournament Record: 259 (Tim Norris, 1982)
 54-Hole Record: 193 (Tim Norris, 1982; Mark Calcavecchia, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 127 (Tim Norris, 1982)
 18-Hole Record: 60 (Tommy Bolt, 1954 - Wethersfield Country Club)
 Course Record: 62 (Billy Andrade, 1995; Scott Gump, Vijay Singh, 1998;
                    Ted Tryba, Tim Herron, 1999)
 9-Hole Record: 28 (Vijay Singh, 1998)
 Total Purse: $3,100,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $558,000; 2nd Place - 334,800; 3rd Place - 210,800
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Notah Begay III        260               Steve Flesch            268
 Mark Calcavecchia      261               Doug Barron             268
 Kirk Triplett          264               Edward Fryatt           268
 Jim Furyk              266               Kevin Sutherland        269
 Chris DiMarco          268               John Huston             269
                                          Scott Dunlap            269
 
           Past Canon Greater Hartford Open Winners and Runners-up
           -------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Notah Begay III (260) -- Mark Calcavecchia
 1999 -- Brent Geiberger (262) -- Skip Kendall
 1998 -- *Olin Browne (266) -- Stewart Cink, Larry Mize
 1997 -- Stewart Cink (267) -- Tom Byrum, Brandel Chamblee, Jeff Maggert
 1996 -- D.A. Weibring (270) -- Tom Kite
 1995 -- Greg Norman (267) -- Dave Stockton, Jr., Kirk Triplett, Grant Waite
 1994 -- David Frost (268) -- Greg Norman
 1993 -- Nick Price (271) -- Dan Forsman, Roger Maltbie
 1992 -- Lanny Wadkins (274) -- Dan Forsman, Donnie Hammond, Nick Price
 1991 -- *Billy Ray Brown (271) -- Rick Fehr, Corey Pavin
 1990 -- Wayne Levi (267) -- M.Calcavecchia, B.Fabel, R.Mediate, C.Perry
 1989 -- Paul Azinger (269) -- Wayne Levi
 1988 -- *Mark Brooks (269) -- Dave Barr, Joey Sindelar
 1987 -- Paul Azinger (269) -- Dan Forsman, Wayne Levi
 1986 -- *Mac O'Grady (269) -- Roger Maltbie
 1985 -- *Phil Blackmar (271) -- Jodie Mudd, Dan Pohl
 1984 -- Peter Jacobsen (269) -- Mark O'Meara
 1983 -- Curtis Strange (268) -- Jay Haas, Jack Renner
 1982 -- Tim Norris (259) -- Ray Floyd, Hubert Green
 1981 -- Hubert Green (264) -- Bobby Clampett, Fred Couples, Roger Maltbie
 1980 -- *Howard Twitty (266) -- Jim Simons
 1979 -- Jerry McGee (268) -- Jack Renner
 1978 -- Rod Funseth (264) -- Dale Douglass, Lee Elder, Bill Kratzert
 1977 -- Bill Kratzert (265) -- Grier Jones, Larry Nelson
 1976 -- Rik Massengale (266) -- Al Geiberger, J.C. Snead
 1975 -- *Don Bies (267) -- Hubert Green
 1974 -- Dave Stockton (268) -- Ray Floyd
 1973 -- Billy Casper (264) -- Bruce Devlin
 1972 -- *Lee Trevino (269) -- Lee Elder
 1971 -- *George Archer (268) -- Lou Graham, J.C. Snead
 1970 -- Bob Murphy (267) -- Paul Harney
 1969 -- *Bob Lunn (268) -- Dave Hill
 1968 -- Billy Casper (266) -- Bruce Crampton
 1967 -- Charlie Sifford (272) -- Steve Oppermann
 1966 -- Art Wall (266) -- Wes Ellis
 1965 -- *Billy Casper (274) -- Johnny Pott
 1964 -- Ken Venturi (273) -- A.Besselink, P.Bondeson, S.Carmichael, J.Grant
 1963 -- Billy Casper (271) -- George Bayer
 1962 -- *Bob Goalby (271) -- Art Wall
 1961 -- *Billy Maxwell (271) -- Ted Kroll
 1960 -- *Arnold Palmer (270) -- Bill Collins, Jack Fleck
 1959 -- Gene Littler (272) -- Tom Nieporte
 1958 -- Jack Burke (268) -- Dow Finsterwald, Art Wall
 1957 -- Gardner Dickinson (272) -- George Bayer
 1956 -- *Arnold Palmer (274) -- Ted Kroll
 1955 -- Sam Snead (269) -- Fred Hawkins, Mike Souchak
 1954 -- *Tommy Bolt (271) -- Earl Stewart
 1953 -- Bob Toski (269) -- Jim Ferrier
 1952 -- Ted Kroll (273) -- Lawson Little, Skee Riegel, Earl Stewart
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open
       (1985-88), Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open (1973-84),
       Greater Hartford Open Invitational (1967-72), Insurance City
       Open (1952-66).
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Notah Begay III   - Defending champion, only 3 cuts made in 9 tournaments
 Robert Allenby    - Tied for 8th last week with a final round of 64
 Billy Andrade     - Posted a tie for third at Buick with a final round of 66
 Mark Brooks       - U.S. Open runner-up, only 2 top-10's in 2001
 Joe Durant        - Two-time winner this year with five top-10 finishes
 David Duval       - Has recorded only three top-10's in 12 tournaments
 Steve Elkington   - Tied for 13th at Buick with a final round of 69
 Brad Faxon        - Shot 66-67 the last two rounds at Buick to tie for 6th
 Jim Furyk         - Has a win and four top-10's this year, 4th last year
 Davis Love III    - Won at Pebble Beach earlier this year, 7 top-10's
 Phil Mickelson    - Has posted eight top-3 finishes in 2001 but only 1 win
 Hal Sutton        - A perfect 17-for-17 in cuts made with one win
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - David Duval
 Darkhorse   - Kirk Triplett
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Sergio Garcia) - Finished 1st
 Last week's Darkhorse (Duffy Waldorf) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
      Notah Begay III sank a 20-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to capture
 last year's event by one-shot over Mark Calcavecchia. Begay, who entered
 Sunday's final round three strokes behind third-round leader Calcavecchia,
 fired a seven-under 64 for a four-day total of 20-under-par 260 and his
 second win in as many weeks on the PGA Tour. Begay's total of 260 was the
 lowest 72-hole score for this event since the Greater Hartford Open moved
 to the TPC at River Highlands in 1991. Calcavecchia, who closed with a Sunday
 68, finished third in 1999 and tied for second in 1990. No player has ever
 won this event two straight years. Billy Casper, Arnold Palmer and Paul
 Azinger are the only players to win this event more than once (Casper four
 times, Palmer and Azinger two apiece). This is the 11th straight year the
 event will be held at the TPC at River Highlands. Wethersfield Country Club
 hosted this event for the first 32 years, followed by the TPC of Connecticut
 over the next seven. There have been 16 playoffs in the tournament's history,
 the last coming in 1998 when Olin Browne defeated Stewart Cink and Larry Mize.
 The purse was increased by $300,000 from last year. The PGA Tour moves to
 Illinois next week for the Advil Western Open at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
 where Robert Allenby will defend his title.

 

 

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