Enterprise Rent-a-Car Match Play Championship
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 Dates: Thursday, May 10th through Sunday, May 13th
 Site: Boone Valley Golf Club, Augusta, Missouri
 Course Architect: P.B. Dye (1992)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,731
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 405 Yds         10 - Par 4 361 Yds
               2 - Par 4 410 Yds         11 - Par 4 426 Yds
               3 - Par 3 183 Yds         12 - Par 3 181 Yds
               4 - Par 4 435 Yds         13 - Par 4 425 Yds
               5 - Par 4 430 Yds         14 - Par 5 476 Yds
               6 - Par 5 505 Yds         15 - Par 4 345 Yds
               7 - Par 4 344 Yds         16 - Par 3 224 Yds
               8 - Par 3 128 Yds         17 - Par 5 491 Yds
               9 - Par 5 561 Yds         18 - Par 4 401 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,401 Yds               36 3,330 Yds
 
 Annual: 6th
 Defending Champion: Larry Nelson
 Runner-Up: Tom Watson
 Tournament Record: 200 (Hale Irwin, 1997; Larry Nelson, 1998, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Bunky Henry, 1996)
 Course Record: 63 (Hale Irwin, 1996)
 Total Purse: $2,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $300,000; 2nd Place - 176,000; 3rd Place - 144,000 -
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Larry Nelson           200               Vicente Fernandez       209
 Tom Watson             203               Doug Tewell             209
 David Graham           207               John Bland              210
 Dana Quigley           208               Walter Hall             211
 Bruce Summerhays       208               Hale Irwin              211
                                          Leonard Thompson        211
 
 Past Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship Winners and Runners-up
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Larry Nelson (200) -- Tom Watson
 1999 -- Hale Irwin (203) -- Al Geiberger
 1998 -- Larry Nelson (200) -- Graham Marsh
 1997 -- Hale Irwin (200) -- Gil Morgan
 1996 -- *Gibby Gilbert (203) -- Hale Irwin
 
 * - Won in playoff
 
 Note: Formerly called Boone Valley Classic (1996-2000).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Larry Nelson      - Defending champ, 1st on money list, 2 wins, 10 top-10's
 Jose M. Canizares - 5th on money list with one win and eight top-10 finishes
 Allen Doyle       - Has recorded 10 top-10 finishes in 12 events in 2001
 Vicente Fernandez - 23rd on money list with 3 top-10's in 11 tournaments
 Bruce Fleisher    - Won last week for the second time this year, 2nd in money
 Bob Gilder        - Won earlier this year, 10th on money list with 3 top-10's
 Hale Irwin        - Two-time winner this year, 3rd on money list, 6 top-10's
 Tom Kite          - Has posted five top-10's in just eight events in 2001
 Gil Morgan        - One win, two seconds, five top-5's and 6 top-10's
 Dana Quigley      - 11th on money list with four top-10's in 13 tournaments
 Lee Trevino       - 29 Senior Tour wins, playing in only his eight event
 Lanny Wadkins     - Fiery competitor, especially in match play
 Tom Watson        - Owns a 10-4-1 Ryder Cup record, could be a real factor
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Tom Watson
 Darkhorse   - John Mahaffey
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Bruce Fleisher) - Finished 1st
 Last week's Darkhorse (Jim Thorpe) - Finished tied for 3rd
 
 NOTES:
      For the first time since 1986, the Senior Tour has an official match-play
 tournament, but this event features a unique new format. This is a four-day
 competition, with 78 players competing in stroke play the first two rounds.
 The top-16 players will advance to match play on the weekend and will be
 seeded based on their 36-hole scores. There will be morning and afternoon
 matches on Saturday and Sunday. Last year, Larry Nelson led from start to
 finish to win this event for the second time in its five-year history. Nelson,
 the only man in the field to post all three rounds in the 60's, opened with
 back-to-back 66's before Sunday's 68 for a three-shot win over Tom Watson.
 Nelson, who also won this event in 1998, tied for 16th in 1997 and 11th in
 1999. Nelson's first ever Senior Tour appearance came at this event in 1997.
 1997 and '99 champion Hale Irwin has a very impressive record at this event,
 with two wins, a second, 9th and 13th. Irwin is the all-time money winner at
 this event with $572,350 in earnings while Nelson is second ($467,673). Both
 players had impressive records in match play, as Irwin was 13-5-2 in Ryder Cup
 play while Nelson was 9-3-1. Kermit Zarley recorded a rare second-round
 double-eagle with a five-iron from 189 yards out in 1996. Zarley also
 has made one of two holes-in-one in the events history when he aced the third
 with a five iron in 1999. Jim Thorpe made an ace during the first round last
 year on the third hole with a 6-iron. The purse has been increased by $500,000
 from last year and is the fifth largest on the Senior Tour. Boone Valley Golf
 Club has hosted this event since its inception in 1996. The par-4 fourth hole
 was the most difficult last  year, playing to a scoring average of 4.253 and
 was the 50th toughest hole on the entire Senior Tour in 2000. For the third
 straight year, the par-5 17th was the easiest with an average score of 4.481.
 Next week, the Senior Tour remains in Missouri for the TD Waterhouse
 Championship at Tiffany Greens Golf Club. Dana Quigley is expected to be on
 

 

 

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