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 Dates: Thursday, May 17th Through Sunday, May 20th
 Site: Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
 Course Architect: John Bredemus, Ralph Plummer (1936), Perry Maxwell
                   (redesigned 3 holes, 1941), Keith Foster (1999)
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 7,080
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 565 yds         10 - Par 4 404 yds
               2 - Par 4 400 yds         11 - Par 5 609 yds
               3 - Par 4 476 yds         12 - Par 4 433 yds
               4 - Par 3 246 yds         13 - Par 3 178 yds
               5 - Par 4 470 yds         14 - Par 4 457 yds
               6 - Par 4 393 yds         15 - Par 4 430 yds
               7 - Par 4 427 yds         16 - Par 3 188 yds
               8 - Par 3 192 yds         17 - Par 4 383 yds
               9 - Par 4 402 yds         18 - Par 4 427 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    35 3,571 yds               35 3,509 yds
 
 Annual: 55th
 Defending Champion: Phil Mickelson
 Runner-Up: Stewart Cink, Davis Love III
 Tournament Record: 264 (Fulton Allem, 1993)
 54-Hole Record: 195 (Scott Simpson, 1994; David Ogrin, 1997)
 36-Hole Record: 129 (Fulton Allem, 1993; Brad Faxon, David Frost,
                      Paul Goydos, 1997)
 Course Record: 61 (Lee Janzen, Keith Clearwater, 1993; Greg Kraft, 1999)
 9-Hole Record: 28 (Wayne Levi, Keith Clearwater, 1993)
 Total Purse: $4,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $720,000; 2nd Place - 432,000; 3rd Place - 272,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Phil Mickelson         268               Bob Estes               273
 Stewart Cink           270               Greg Kraft              273
 Davis Love III         270               Jim Furyk               274
 David Toms             272               John Cook               274
 Rocco Mediate          272               Mark Calcavecchia       274
                                          Len Mattiace            274
                                          Mike Weir               274
 
             Past MasterCard Colonial Winners and Runners-Up
             -----------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Phil Mickelson (268) -- Stewart Cink, Davis Love III
 1999 -- Olin Browne (272) -- F.Funk, P.Goydos, Tim Herron, G.Kraft, J.Sluman
 1998 -- Tom Watson (265) -- Jim Furyk
 1997 -- David Frost (265) -- Brad Faxon, David Ogrin
 1996 -- Corey Pavin (272) -- Jeff Sluman
 1995 -- Tom Lehman (271) -- Craig Parry
 1994 -- *Nick Price (266) -- Scott Simpson
 1993 -- Fulton Allem (264) -- Greg Norman
 1992 -- *Bruce Lietzke (267) -- Corey Pavin
 1991 -- Tom Purtzer (267) -- David Edwards, Scott Hoch, Bob Lohr
 1990 -- Ben Crenshaw (272) -- John Mahaffey, Corey Pavin, Nick Price
 1989 -- Ian Baker-Finch (270) -- David Edwards
 1988 -- Lanny Wadkins (270) -- Mark Calcavecchia, Ben Crenshaw, Joey Sindelar
 1987 -- Keith Clearwater (266) -- Davis Love III
 1986 -- *#Dan Pohl (205) -- Payne Stewart
 1985 -- Corey Pavin (266) -- Bob Murphy
 1984 -- *Peter Jacobsen (270) -- Payne Stewart
 1983 -- *Jim Colbert (278) -- Fuzzy Zoeller
 1982 -- Jack Nicklaus (273) -- Andy North
 1981 -- Fuzzy Zoeller (274) -- Hale Irwin
 1980 -- Bruce Lietzke (271) -- Ben Crenshaw
 1979 -- Al Geiberger (274) -- Don January, Gene Littler
 1978 -- Lee Trevino (268) -- Jerry Heard, Jerry Pate
 1977 -- Ben Crenshaw (272) -- John Schroeder
 1976 -- Lee Trevino (273) -- Mike Morley
 1975 -- Hosted Tournament Players Championship won by Al Geiberger
 1974 -- Rod Curl (276) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1973 -- Tom Weiskopf (276) -- Bruce Crampton, Jerry Heard
 1972 -- Jerry Heard (275) -- Fred Marti
 1971 -- Gene Littler (283) -- Bert Yancey
 1970 -- Homero Blancas (273) -- Gene Littler, Lee Trevino
 1969 -- Gardner Dickinson (278) -- Gary Player
 1968 -- Billy Casper (275) -- Bert Yancey
 1967 -- Dave Stockton (278) -- Charles Coody
 1966 -- Bruce Devlin (280) -- R.H. Sikes
 1965 -- Bruce Crampton (276) -- George Knudson
 1964 -- Billy Casper (279) -- Tommy Jacobs
 1963 -- Julius Boros (279) -- Gary Player
 1962 -- *Arnold Palmer (281) -- Johnny Pott
 1961 -- Doug Sanders (281) -- Kel Nagle
 1960 -- Julius Boros (280) -- Gene Littler, Kel Nagle
 1959 -- *Ben Hogan (285) -- Fred Hawkins
 1958 -- Tommy Bolt (282) -- Ken Venturi
 1957 -- Roberto de Vicenzo (284) -- Dick Mayer
 1956 -- Mike Souchak (280) -- Tommy Bolt
 1955 -- Chandler Harper (276) -- Dow Finsterwald
 1954 -- Johnny Palmer (280) -- Fred Haas
 1953 -- Ben Hogan (282) -- Doug Ford, Cary Middlecoff
 1952 -- Ben Hogan (279) -- Lloyd Mangrum
 1951 -- Cary Middlecoff (282) -- Jack Burke, Jr.
 1950 -- Sam Snead (277) -- Skip Alexander
 1949 -- Not held due to bad weather
 1948 -- Clayton Heafner (272) -- Skip Alexander, Ben Hogan
 1947 -- Ben Hogan (279) -- Toney Penna
 1946 -- Ben Hogan (279) -- Harry Todd
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 # - Rain Shortened
 
 Note: Formerly called Southwestern Bell Colonial (1989-94), Colonial
       National Invitation Tournament (1946-88).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Phil Mickelson    - Defending champion, has six top-3 finishes in 12 events
 Robert Allenby    - 26th on money list with only 1 top-10 (win at Nissan)
 Mark Calcavecchia - 4 top-10's and a win earlier this year, 6th in money
 Jose Coceres      - Won tournament in Hilton Head back in April
 Fred Couples      - Tied for 11th last week, shot second round of 63
 Robert Damron     - Won last week's Byron Nelson Classic for 1st win
 Joe Durant        - Two-time winner this year, 4th on money list
 David Duval       - Tied for 3rd at Nelson with three rounds in the 60's
 Jim Furyk         - 13th on money list with 4 top-10's in 10 events, 1 win
 Sergio Garcia     - Shot 64-65 over the weekend at Nelson to tie for 8th
 Tom Lehman        - Has made the cut in 10 of 12 events in 2001, 3 top-10's
 Justin Leonard    - Shot four rounds in the 60's last week including a 61
 Davis Love III    - Has six top-10 finishes in 10 events, won at Pebble
 Greg Norman       - Finished 2nd at this event back in 1993 to Fulton Allem
 Jesper Parnevik   - Shot final round of 74 last week to tie for 62nd
 Nick Price        - Carded four rounds in the 60's to tie for 3rd last week
 Vijay Singh       - Only top-10 money winner this year without a win
 Hal Sutton        - Has made the cut in all 14 events entered with one win
 
 GolfToday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Phil Mickelson
 Darkhorse   - Esteban Toledo
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Tiger Woods) - Finished tied for 3rd
 Last week's Darkhorse (John Cook) - Finished tied for 43rd
 
 NOTES:
      Six strokes behind when Sunday's final round began last year, Phil
 Mickelson carded a seven-under 63 to catch and pass third-round leader
 Stewart Cink and win for the second time (1996 Byron Nelson) in the state of
 Texas. Cink closed with a one-over 71 to tie Davis Love III for second, two
 shots back. Love III and Rocco Mediate were the only players in the field to
 post all four rounds in the 60s. Mickelson's 63 was the best final-round
 score since Wayne Levi and Mike Hulbert accomplished the feat in 1993.
 Mickelson capped last year's final round with a 20-foot birdie on 18. Cink,
 ahead by one standing on the 17th tee, bogeyed the final two holes. Jeff
 Sluman has posted six straight top-25 finishes at this event, including two
 seconds, a third and a tie for 13th last year. Ben Hogan is the only player
 to win this event more than twice (5) and is the only player to win this
 event two straight years (1946-47 and 1952-53). Al Geiberger won the
 Tournament Players Championship held at Colonial in 1975. The purse was
 increased by $700,000 from last year. There have been nine wire-to-
 wire winners at Colonial, the last being Ian Baker-Finch in 1989. In 1994,
 Nick Price recorded the greatest comeback in Colonial history. Trailing third-
 round leader Scott Simpson by seven shots, Price carded a final-round 64
 to tie Simpson and then defeated him in a playoff the following day. Five
 players earned their first PGA Tour victory at Colonial Country Club: Roberto
 de Vicenzo (1957), Dave Stockton (1967), Rod Curl (1974), Keith Clearwater
 (1987) and Baker-Finch (1989). A Colonial tradition is the selection by
 former tournament champions of two promising newcomers who have never been
 invited to the event as professionals. This year, Joe Ogilvie and Briny Baird
 have been invited as Champions' choices. The course underwent major
 renovations in 1999, as new greens were put in, all of the bunkers were
 reworked and the course was lengthened by 70 yards. Although neither player
 has won this event, Kirk Triplett and Fred Funk have had unique success at
 this event with each player making the cut 10 straight years. Funk's best
 finish was a tie for second in 1999 while Triplett tied for 13th last year.
 1989 winner of this event, Ian Baker-Finch will be competing this week. The TV
 golf analyst has not played on the PGA Tour since an opening round of 92 at
 the 1997 British Open. The PGA Tour moves east to Maryland next week for the
 Kemper Insurance Open at the TPC at Avenel. Tom Scherrer will be on hand to
 defend his title

 

 

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