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 Dates: Thursday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 6th
 Site: English Turn Golf & Country Club, New Orleans, Louisiana
 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1988)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,116
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 398 Yds       10 - Par 4 420 Yds
               2 - Par 5 519 Yds       11 - Par 5 550 Yds
               3 - Par 3 200 Yds       12 - Par 3 158 Yds
               4 - Par 4 349 Yds       13 - Par 4 380 Yds
               5 - Par 4 463 Yds       14 - Par 4 469 Yds
               6 - Par 5 557 Yds       15 - Par 5 542 Yds
               7 - Par 4 445 Yds       16 - Par 4 442 Yds
               8 - Par 3 176 Yds       17 - Par 3 207 Yds
               9 - Par 4 370 Yds       18 - Par 4 471 Yds
                   -------------            -------------
                    36 3,477 Yds             36 3,639 Yds
 
 Annual: 53rd
 Defending Champion: Carlos Franco
 Runner-up: Blaine McCallister
 Tournament Record: 262 (Chip Beck, 1988)
 72-Hole Record at English Turn: 269 (Carlos Franco, 1999)
 54-Hole Record: 198 (Chip Beck, 1988)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Eric Booker, 1999)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Bob Gilder, 1979 at Lakewood Country Club)
 Course Record: 62 (Dennis Paulson, 1994)
 Total Purse: $4,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $720,000; 2nd Place - 432.000; 3rd Place - 272,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Carlos Franco *        270               Kirk Triplett           273
 Blaine McCallister     270               Steve Flesch            273
 Harrison Frazar        271               Bob Burns               273
 Steve Stricker         272               Scott Hoch              274
 Stephen Ames           272               Joe Durant              274
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
         Past COMPAQ Classic of New Orleans Winners and Runners-Up
         ---------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- *Carlos Franco (270) -- Blaine McCallister
 1999 -- Carlos Franco (269) -- Steve Flesch, Harrison Frazar
 1998 -- Lee Westwood (273) -- Steve Flesch
 1997 -- Brad Faxon (272) -- Bill Glasson, Jesper Parnevik
 1996 -- Scott McCarron (275) -- Tom Watson
 1995 -- *Davis Love III (274) -- Mike Heinen
 1994 -- Ben Crenshaw (273) -- Jose Maria Olazabal
 1993 -- Mike Standly (281) -- Russ Cochran, Payne Stewart
 1992 -- Chip Beck (276) -- Greg Norman, Mike Standly
 1991 -- *Ian Woosnam (275) -- Jim Hallet
 1990 -- David Frost (276) -- Greg Norman
 1989 -- Tim Simpson (274) -- Greg Norman, Hal Sutton
 1988 -- Chip Beck (262) -- Lanny Wadkins
 1987 -- Ben Crenshaw (268) -- Curtis Strange
 1986 -- Calvin Peete (269) -- Pat McGowan
 1985 -- #Seve Ballesteros (205) -- Peter Jacobsen, John Mahaffey
 1984 -- Bob Eastwood (272) -- Larry Rinker
 1983 -- Bill Rogers (274) -- David Edwards, Jay Haas, Vance Heafner
 1982 -- #Scott Hoch (206) -- Bob Shearer, Tom Watson
 1981 -- Tom Watson (270) -- Bruce Fleisher
 1980 -- Tom Watson (273) -- Lee Trevino
 1979 -- Hubert Green (273) -- F.Conner, B.Lietzke, S.Melnyk, L.Trevino
 1978 -- Lon Hinkle (271) -- Gibby Gilbert, Fuzzy Zoeller
 1977 -- Jim Simons (273) -- Stan Lee
 1976 -- Larry Ziegler (274) -- Victor Regalado
 1975 -- Billy Casper (271) -- Peter Oosterhuis
 1974 -- Lee Trevino (267) -- Bobby Cole, Ben Crenshaw
 1973 -- *Jack Nicklaus (280) -- Miller Barber
 1972 -- Gary Player (279) -- Dave Eichelberger, Jack Nicklaus
 1971 -- Frank Beard (276) -- Hubert Green
 1970 -- *Miller Barber (278) -- Bob Charles, Howie Johnson
 1969 -- *Larry Hinson (275) -- Frank Beard
 1968 -- George Archer (271) -- Bert Yancey
 1967 -- George Knudson (277) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1966 -- Frank Beard (276) -- Gardner Dickinson
 1965 -- Dick Mayer (273) -- Bruce Devlin, Bill Martindale
 1964 -- Mason Rudolph (283) -- Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Glenn Stuart
 1963 -- Bo Wininger (279) -- Tony Lema, Bob Rosburg
 1962 -- Bo Wininger (281) -- Bob Rosburg
 1961 -- Doug Sanders (272) -- Gay Brewer, Mac Main
 1960 -- Dow Finsterwald (270) -- Al Besselink
 1959 -- Bill Collins (280) -- Jack Burke, Jr., Tom Nieporte
 1958 -- *Billy Casper (278) -- Ken Venturi
 1957 -- Not Held
 1956 -- Not Held
 1955 -- Not Held
 1954 -- Not Held
 1953 -- Not Held
 1952 -- Not Held
 1951 -- Not Held
 1950 -- Not Held
 1949 -- Not Held
 1948 -- Bob Hamilton (280) -- Roberto de Vicenzo, Fred Haas, Lawson Little
 1947 -- Not Held
 1946 -- Byron Nelson (277) -- Ben Hogan
 1945 -- *Byron Nelson (284) -- Harold McSpaden
 1944 -- Sammy Byrd (285) -- Byron Nelson
 1943 -- Not Held
 1942 -- Lloyd Mangrum (281) -- Lawson Little, Sam Snead
 1941 -- Henry Picard (276) -- Ben Hogan
 1940 -- Jimmy Demaret (286) -- Ralph Guldahl, Harold McSpaden, Sam Snead
 1939 -- Henry Picard (284) -- Dick Metz
 1938 -- Harry Cooper (285) -- Harold McSpaden
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 
 
 Note: Formerly called Freeport-McDermott Classic (1996-98), Freeport-McMoran
       Classic (1992-95), USF&G Classic (1982-91), USF&G New Orleans Open
       (1981), Greater New Orleans Open (1980), First NBC New Orleans Open
       (1975-79), Greater New Orleans Open Invitational (1938-74).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Carlos Franco     - Two-time defending champ, only 6 cuts made in 10 tries
 Mark Calcavecchia - 6th on money list with one win and 4 top-five's
 Jose Coceres      - Won Worldcom Classic in playoff over Mayfair
 David Duval       - Has made 5 of 7 cuts with two top-10's, 23rd in money
 Steve Elkington   - 177th on money list, only 2 missed cuts, no top-10's
 Ernie Els         - The Big Easy in "The Big Easy", 3 top-five's
 Brad Faxon        - Has made the cut in all 11 events entered with 1 win
 Scott Hoch        - Won last week at Greensboro for 1st win in 4 years
 Davis Love III    - Won this event in 1995, 5th on money list 1 win in 2001
 Phil Mickelson    - In 10 events has finished in the top-5 five times
 Jack Nicklaus     - Course designer, 1 win and 3 runner-ups at this event
 Greg Norman       - Although never a winner here, has finished 2nd twice
 Nick Price        - Competing in 7 PGA event this year with 2 top-10's
 Hal Sutton        - Won two weeks ago in Houston, 24th last week in NC
 
 
 GolfToday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - David Duval
 Darkhorse   - Jerry Kelly
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Hal Sutton) - Finished tied for 24th
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Shigeki Maruyama) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
    Carlos Franco rolled in a three-foot putt for par on the second hole of
 sudden death to beat Blaine McCallister last year and win this event for the
 second straight season. McCallister held a one-shot lead over Franco after
 71 holes but bogeyed the 471-yard, par-four 18th to finish regulation tied
 with Franco at 18-under-par 270. On the first playoff hole, McCallister had a
 four-foot putt for par and the win, but he failed to convert. Franco,
 McCallister, Stephen Ames and Steve Flesch were the only players in the field
 to post all four rounds in the 60's. Harrison Frazar, who began the day one
 shot out of the  lead, birdied five holes on the front nine to take the lead
 at 18-under. He made it to 19-under with a birdie on the 15th, but a double-
 bogey on the 17th dropped him to 17-under where he would finish in third place
 with a final-round 68. Frazar tied for second in 1999 at this event. Franco
 became the first player since Tom Watson in 1980-81 to repeat as champion.
 Last year's playoff was the eighth in tournament history and the first since
 1995. The purse was increased by $600,000 from last year.This will be the 13th
 consecutive year that the event will be held at English Turn Golf and Country
 Club. Lakewood Country Club hosted this tournament for 26 years while City
 Park Golf Club hosted this event the first 14 times. This event is the 11th
 oldest on the PGA TOUR. There has neverbeen a wire-to-wire winner at this
 event. Calvin Peete came the closest,sharing the lead after round one in 1986
 before pulling away to a five stroke win over Pat McGowan. Greg Norman is a
 three-time runner-up at this tournament and has a scoring average of 70.03,
 second only to Lee Trevino (70.00). Trevino holds the tournament record for
 largest winning margin, defeating Ben Crenshaw and Bobby Cole by eight shots
 in 1974. When Trevino won this event in '74, he played all 72 holes without a
 bogey. No player since then has been able to accomplish that feat. Eight of
 the last 10 champions of this event have been members of either the Presidents
 Cup or Ryder Cup teams (David Frost, Ian Woosnam, Chip Beck, Ben Crenshaw,
 Davis Love III, Brad Faxon, Lee Westwood and Carlos Franco). Last year, Kevin
 Sutherland recorded the 12th hole-in-one in tournament history and the first
 since Dudley Hart in 1999. This event had previously been held the week prior
 to the Masters. Next week, the PGA Tour moves to Texas for the Byron Nelson
 Classic where Jesper Parnevik will defend his title.
 

 

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