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 Dates: Thursday, March 1st through Sunday, March 4th
 Sites: Doral Golf Resort and Spa (Blue Course), Miami, Florida
 Course Architect: Dick Wilson Firm - Robert Von Hagge, design (1961)
                   Ray Floyd and Ted McAnlis, re-design (1996)
                   Jim McLean (1999)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,125
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 529 Yds       10 - Par 5 551 Yds
               2 - Par 4 376 Yds       11 - Par 4 363 Yds
               3 - Par 4 409 Yds       12 - Par 5 603 Yds
               4 - Par 3 236 Yds       13 - Par 3 245 Yds
               5 - Par 4 394 Yds       14 - Par 4 443 Yds
               6 - Par 4 442 Yds       15 - Par 3 175 Yds
               7 - Par 4 428 Yds       16 - Par 4 372 Yds
               8 - Par 5 528 Yds       17 - Par 4 419 Yds
               9 - Par 3 169 Yds       18 - Par 4 443 Yds
                   -------------            -------------
                    36 3,511 Yds             36 3,614 Yds
 
 Annual: 40th
 Defending Champion: Jim Furyk
 Runner-up: Franklin Langham
 Tournament Record: 265 (Greg Norman, 1993; Jim Furyk, 2000)
 54-Hole Record: 195 (Greg Norman, 1993)
 36-Hole Record: 129 (Franklin Langham, 2000)
 Course Record: 61 (Stephen Ames, 2000)
 9-hole Record: 29 (Tom Kite, 1974; Kermit Zarley, 1979; Edward Fryatt, 2000)
 Total Purse: $4,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $810,000; 2nd Place - 486,000; 3rd Place - 306,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Jim Furyk              265               Russ Cochran            272
 Franklin Langham       267               Scott Verplank          272
 Nick Price             270               Stephen Ames            273
 David Duval            271               Jay Don Blake           274
 Shigeki Maruyama       271               Edward Fryatt           274
                                          Bruce Lietzke           274
 
             Past Genuity Championship Winners and Runners-Up
             ------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Jim Furyk (265) -- Franklin Langham
 1999 -- Steve Elkington (275) -- Greg Kraft
 1998 -- Michael Bradley (278) -- John Huston, Billy Mayfair
 1997 -- Steve Elkington (275) -- Nick Price, Larry Nelson
 1996 -- Greg Norman (269) -- Michael Bradley, Vijay Singh
 1995 -- Nick Faldo (273) -- Peter Jacobsen, Greg Norman
 1994 -- John Huston (274) -- Billy Andrade, Brad Bryant
 1993 -- Greg Norman (265) -- Paul Azinger, Mark McCumber
 1992 -- Ray Floyd (271) -- Keith Clearwater, Fred Couples
 1991 -- *Rocco Mediate (276) -- Curtis Strange
 1990 -- *Greg Norman (273) -- Paul Azinger, Mark Calcavecchia, Tim Simpson
 1989 -- Bill Glasson (275) -- Fred Couples
 1988 -- Ben Crenshaw (274) -- Chip Beck, Mark McCumber
 1987 -- Lanny Wadkins (277) -- Seve Ballesteros, Tom Kite, Don Pooley
 1986 -- *Andy Bean (276) -- Hubert Green
 1985 -- Mark McCumber (284) -- Tom Kite
 1984 -- Tom Kite (272) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1983 -- Gary Koch (271) -- Ed Fiori
 1982 -- Andy Bean (278) -- Scott Hoch, Mike Nicolette, Jerry Pate
 1981 -- Ray Floyd (273) -- Keith Fergus, David Graham
 1980 -- *Ray Floyd (279) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1979 -- Mark McCumber (279) -- Bill Rogers
 1978 -- Tom Weiskopf (272) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1977 -- Andy Bean (277) -- David Graham
 1976 -- Hubert Green (270) -- Mark Hayes, Jack Nicklaus
 1975 -- Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Forrest Fezler, Bert Yancey
 1974 -- Brian Allin (272) -- Jerry Heard
 1973 -- Lee Trevino (276) -- Bruce Crampton, Tom Weiskopf
 1972 -- Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Bob Rosburg, Lee Trevino
 1971 -- J.C. Snead (275) -- Gardner Dickinson
 1970 -- Mike Hill (279) -- Jim Colbert
 1969 -- Tom Shaw (276) -- Tommy Aaron
 1968 -- Gardner Dickinson (275) -- Tom Weiskopf
 1967 -- Doug Sanders (275) -- Harold Henning, Art Wall
 1966 -- Phil Rodgers (278) -- Jay Dolan, Kermit Zarley
 1965 -- Doug Sanders (274) -- Bruce Devlin
 1964 -- Billy Casper (277) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1963 -- Dan Sikes (283) -- Sam Snead
 1962 -- Billy Casper (283) -- Paul Bondeson
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 
 Note: Formerly called Doral-Ryder Open (1987-2000), Doral-Eastern Open
       Invitational (1970-86), Doral Country Club Open Invitational (1962-69).
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Jim Furyk         - Defending champion, 10th on money list with one win
 Robert Allenby    - Won last week's playoff at Nissan Open for third PGA win
 David Duval       - Has seen his world ranking slip to number six
 Steve Elkington   - Two-time winner of this event winning in 1997 and '99
 Ernie Els         - Has three top-five finishes in four events on PGA Tour
 Carlos Franco     - Has failed to crack the top-10 this year in three tries
 Bernhard Langer   - Competing in his fifth PGA event with one top-10 finish
 Justin Leonard    - Has made the cut in 4 of 6 events with a pair of top-10's
 Davis Love III    - Finished 4 over the last four holes last week to lose in LA
 Greg Norman       - Three-time winner of this event, play has improved in 2001
 Jesper Parnevik   - Shot par or better in all four rounds last week at Nissan
 Nick Price        - Carded final round of 73 to finish four shots back last wk
 Vijay Singh       - Has won the last two events on the European Tour
 Hal Sutton        - Off to a slow start with no top-10's in six cuts made
 
 Golf Today Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Nick Price
 Darkhorse   - Fred Funk
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Tiger Woods) - Finished tied for 13th
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Stewart Cink) - Finished tied for 20th
 
 NOTES:
      Formerly called the Doral-Ryder Open, this year  marks  the  40th
 edition  of this event. Last year, Jim Furyk erased a six-shot deficit
 over the last seven holes to defeat Franklin  Langham  by  two  shots.
 Furyk  carded  six birdies for a back-nine 30 on Sunday and earned his
 fifth career victory. He  birdied  the  famous  18th  at  Doral  while
 Langham  carded  a  bogey  at  the same hole to post the two-shot win.
 Furyk joined Ben Crenshaw as the only players to birdie the final hole
 for the victory. Crenshaw accomplished the feat in 1998.  26 of the 39
 tournaments have been decided by a single stroke. Furyk is looking  to
 become  only the second player in this event's history to win back-to-
 back titles. Ray Floyd won this tournament  in  both  1980  and  1981.
 Furyk  will  be searching for his second title of the 2001 campaign as
 he outlasted Rory Sabbatini at the Mercedes Championship  in  January.
 This  year's  field  boasts 10 of the top-20 players in the World Golf
 Rankings, but not number-one Tiger Woods,  who  is  competing  at  the
 Dubai  Desert  Classic  on  the  European  Tour.  There have been four
 playoffs in this event's history, the last coming in 1991  when  Rocco
 Mediate  defeated Curtis Strange. Andy Bean, Floyd and Greg Norman are
 the only three-time winners of this tournament. Hubert Green owns  the
 tournament  record  for the widest margin of victory: six strokes over
 Mark Hayes and Jack Nicklaus in 1976. Nicklaus will also  be  on  hand
 for  his  38th  appearance.  The  "Golden Bear" has won the tournament
 twice, finished second five times, third twice and  fourth  twice  and
 has  16 top-10 finishes. Fred Funk has made the cut in all eight tries
 at this event. The "Blue Monster" of  Doral  Resort  has  hosted  this
 event  since its inception in 1962. Ray Floyd redesigned the course in
 1996 and Jim McLean reworked and removed some of  the  bunkers  around
 the  course  in 1999. There have been only two wire-to-wire winners of
 this event, but none in the last 21 years. Lee Trevino led from  start
 to  finish  in 1973 and Andy Bean led wire-to-wire in 1977. This event
 is the longest continuously running PGA Tour  event  in  Florida.  The
 purse  for this event has been increased by $1,500,000 from last year.
 Next week the PGA Tour moves north to Coral Springs, Florida  for  the
 Honda Classic where Dudley Hart is expected to defend his title.
 
 
 

 

 

 

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