Compass Group English Open
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 Dates: Thursday, June 7th through Sunday, June 10th
 Site: Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel (Arden Course), Warwickshire, England
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,167
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 384 Yds   10 - Par 4 434 Yds
               2 - Par 4 361 Yds   11 - Par 4 421 Yds
               3 - Par 5 560 Yds   12 - Par 5 543 Yds
               4 - Par 4 381 Yds   13 - Par 4 474 Yds
               5 - Par 3 196 Yds   14 - Par 4 448 Yds
               6 - Par 4 463 Yds   15 - Par 3 187 Yds
               7 - Par 5 526 Yds   16 - Par 4 422 Yds
               8 - Par 3 177 Yds   17 - Par 5 511 Yds
               9 - Par 4 470 Yds   18 - Par 3 209 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,518 Yds         36 3,649 Yds
 
 Annual: 19th
 Defending Champion: Darren Clarke
 Runner-Up: Mark James, Michael Campbell
 Tournament Record: 268 (Darren Clarke, 1999)
 18-Hole Record: 61 (Greg Chalmers, 1998)
 Course Record: 63 (Colin Montgomerie, 1995)
 Total Purse: $1,143,916
 Share: 1st Place - $190,648; 2nd Place - 127,089; 3rd Place - 71,609
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Darren Clarke          275               Gary Orr                279
 Mark James             276               Brian Davis             279
 Michael Campbell       276               Colin Montgomerie       280
 Lee Westwood           278               David Lynn              281
 Ricardo Gonzalez       278               Peter O'Malley          282
                                          Ian Garbutt             282
 
              Past Compass Group English Open Winners
              ---------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Darren Clarke (275) -- Mark James
 1999 -- Darren Clarke (268) -- John Bickerton
 1998 -- Lee Westwood (271) -- Greg Chalmers, Olle Karlsson
 1997 -- Per-Ulrik Johansson (269) -- Dennis Edlund
 1996 -- Robert Allenby (278) -- Colin Montgomerie, Ross McFarlane
 1995 -- *Philip Walton (274) -- Colin Montgomerie
 1994 -- Colin Montgomerie (274) -- Barry Lane
 1993 -- Ian Woosnam (269) -- Costantino Rocca
 1992 -- Vicente Fernandez (283) -- Fredrik Lindgren, Per-Ulrik Johansson
 1991 -- David Gilford (278) -- Roger Chapman
 1990 -- *Mark James (284) -- Sam Torrance
 1989 -- Mark James (279) -- Eamonn Darcy, Sam Torrance, Craig Parry
 1988 -- Howard Clark (279) -- Peter Baker
 1987 -- Not Held
 1986 -- Not Held
 1985 -- Not Held
 1984 -- Not Held
 1983 -- *Hugh Baiocchi (279)
 1982 -- Greg Norman (279)
 1981 -- Rodger Davis (283)
 1980 -- Manuel Pinero (286)
 1979 -- Seve Ballesteros (286)
 
 * - won in playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly known as Lada English Golf Classic (1979), Mazda (1980),
       State Express Classic (1981-83), NM English Open (1989-91), Murphy's
       English Open (1992-95), Alamo English Open (1996-97); National Car
       Rental English Open (1998).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Darren Clarke       - Two-time defending champion, only 1 top-10 in 8 events
 Retief Goosen       - Has a pair of top-10 finishes, 41st on money list
 David Howell        - Lost in a playoff last week after shooting Sunday 73
 Mark James          - Two-time winner of this event (1989-90)
 Olle Karlsson       - Shot a Sunday 69 to finish alone in 5th last week
 Paul McGinley       - A perfect 11-for-11 in cuts made with 5 top-10's
 Colin Montgomerie   - Won this event in 1994 and runner-up in 95-96
 Andrew Oldcorn      - Captured Volvo PGA Championship two weeks ago
 Phillip Price       - Won in Portugal earlier this year, 9th on money list
 Costantino Rocca    - Has two top-five finishes this year, 48th in money
 Justin Rose         - 16th on money list with a pair of second's
 Sam Torrance        - Ryder Cup captain, second at this event twice
 Lee Westwood        - Tied for 8th last week after final round of 74
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Lee Westwood
 Darkhorse   - Anthony Wall
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Darren Clarke) - Finished tied for 42nd
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Dean Robertson) - Finished tied for 53rd
 
 NOTES:
      Six shots off the pace heading into Sunday's final round, defending
 champion Darren Clarke carded a blistering seven-under 65 to pass third-round
 leader Michael Campbell and win this event by one shot. Campbell, who opened
 with a nine-under 63 in lift-clean and place conditions, led by five after
 round two, but struggled home over the weekend with back-to-back 72's to tie
 for second with Mark James. Campbell had a chance to force a playoff with a
 birdie on the final hole, but his putt lipped out. Clarke has finished 1st,
 1st, 49th, 12th and 4th the last five years and was the last player in the
 events history to register four rounds in the 60's (1999). Lee Westwood, who
 tied for fourth last year, also recorded four rounds in the 60's in 1998.
 Clarke joined Mark James as the only players to win this event two straight
 years. Forest of Arden is hosting this event for the second straight year and
 fifth time overall after a three-year stint at Hanbury Manor Hotel. The Belfry
 hosted this event for nine years while Royal Birkdale played host in 1988.
 Colin Montgomerie, eighth at this event last year, has finished 1st, 2nd, 2nd,
 12th, 4th, 5th and 8th the last seven years of the tournament. This event will
 serve as the final tune-up for next week's U.S. Open at Southern Hills in
 Tulsa, Oklahoma where world number-one Tiger Woods will defend his title.
 
 
 

 

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