Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic
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 Dates: Thursday, April 26th through Sunday, April 29th
 Site: Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
 Course Architect: Ellis Maples (1964), Ralph Stout (re-design)
                   (Clyde B. Johnston, Fuzzy Zoeller, 18th hole, re-design)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,062
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 411 yds         10 - Par 4 400 yds
               2 - Par 5 523 yds         11 - Par 4 392 yds
               3 - Par 4 409 yds         12 - Par 3 185 yds
               4 - Par 3 179 yds         13 - Par 5 521 yds
               5 - Par 4 420 yds         14 - Par 4 439 yds
               6 - Par 4 393 yds         15 - Par 5 559 yds
               7 - Par 4 379 yds         16 - Par 4 414 yds
               8 - Par 3 221 yds         17 - Par 3 198 yds
               9 - Par 5 584 yds         18 - Par 4 435 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,519 yds               36 3,543 yds
 
 Annual: 62nd
 Defending Champion: Hal Sutton
 Runner-Up: Andrew Magee
 Tournament Record: 265 (Jesper Parnevik, 1999)
 54-Hole Record: 195 (Jesper Parnevik, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (Jesper Parnevik, 1999)
 Course Record: 62 (Davis Love III, 1992; Mark O'Meara, 1996;
                   Jeff Maggert, 1999)
 Total Purse: $3,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $630,000; 2nd Place - 378,000; 3rd Place - 238,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Hal Sutton             274               Jonathan Kaye           281
 Andrew Magee           277               Chris Perry             281
 Mark Calcavecchia      278               Shigeki Maruyama        282
 Dudley Hart            278               Jesper Parnevik         282
 Doug Dunakey           281               Kenny Perry             282
                                          Omar Uresti             282
                                          Scott Verplank          282
 
     Past Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic Winners and Runners-Up
     ---------------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Hal Sutton (274) -- Andrew Magee
 1999 -- Jesper Parnevik (266) -- Jim Furyk
 1998 -- *Trevor Dodds (276) -- Scott Verplank
 1997 -- *Frank Nobilo (274) -- Brad Faxon
 1996 -- Mark O'Meara (274) -- Duffy Waldorf
 1995 -- Jim Gallagher, Jr. (274) -- Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Sluman
 1994 -- Mike Springer (275) -- Brad Bryant, Ed Humenik, Hale Irwin
 1993 -- *Rocco Mediate (281) -- Steve Elkington
 1992 -- Davis Love III (272) -- John Cook
 1991 -- *Mark Brooks (275) -- Gene Sauers
 1990 -- Steve Elkington (282) -- Mike Reid, Jeff Sluman
 1989 -- Ken Green (277) -- John Huston
 1988 -- *Sandy Lyle (271) -- Ken Green
 1987 -- Scott Simpson (282) -- Clarence Rose
 1986 -- Sandy Lyle (275) -- Andy Bean
 1985 -- Joey Sindelar (285) -- Isao Aoki, Craig Stadler
 1984 -- Andy Bean (280) -- George Archer
 1983 -- Lanny Wadkins (275) -- Craig Stadler, Denis Watson
 1982 -- Danny Edwards (285) -- Bobby Clampett
 1981 -- *Larry Nelson (281) -- Mark Hayes
 1980 -- Craig Stadler (275) -- G.Burns, B.Kratzert, J.Newton, J.Pate
 1979 -- Ray Floyd (282) -- George Burns, Gary Player
 1978 -- Seve Ballesteros (282) -- Jack Renner, Fuzzy Zoeller
 1977 -- Danny Edwards (276) -- George Burns, Larry Nelson
 1976 -- Al Geiberger (268) -- Lee Trevino
 1975 -- Tom Weiskopf (275) -- Al Geiberger
 1974 -- Bob Charles (270) -- Ray Floyd, Lee Trevino
 1973 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (267) -- Lou Graham, Ken Still
 1972 -- *George Archer (272) -- Tommy Aaron
 1971 -- *Bud Allin (275) -- Dave Eichelberger, Rod Funseth
 1970 -- Gary Player (271) -- Miller Barber
 1969 -- *Gene Littler (274) -- Julius Boros, Orville Moody, Tom Weiskopf
 1968 -- Billy Casper (267) -- George Archer, Gene Littler, Bobby Nichols
 1967 -- George Archer (267) -- Doug Sanders
 1966 -- *Doug Sanders (276) -- Tom Weiskopf
 1965 -- Sam Snead (273) -- Billy Casper, Jack McGowan, Phil Rodgers
 1964 -- *Julius Boros (277) -- Doug Sanders
 1963 -- Doug Sanders (270) -- Jimmy Clark
 1962 -- Billy Casper (275) -- Mike Souchak
 1961 -- Mike Souchak (276) -- Sam Snead
 1960 -- Sam Snead (270) -- Dow Finsterwald
 1959 -- Dow Finsterwald (278) -- Art Wall
 1958 -- Bob Goalby (275) -- Dow Finsterwald, Don January, Tony Lema,
         Sam Snead, Art Wall
 1957 -- Stan Leonard (276) -- Mike Souchak
 1956 -- *Sam Snead (279) -- Fred Wampler
 1955 -- Sam Snead (273) -- Julius Boros, Art Wall
 1954 -- *Doug Ford (283) -- Marty Furgol
 1953 -- *Earl Stewart (275) -- Sam Snead
 1952 -- Dave Douglas (277) -- Bobby Locke
 1951 -- Art Doering (279) -- Jim Ferrier
 1950 -- Sam Snead (269) -- Jimmy Demaret
 1949 -- *Sam Snead (276) -- Lloyd Mangrum
 1948 -- Lloyd Mangrum (278) -- Lew Worsham
 1947 -- Vic Ghezzi (286) -- Frank Stranahan
 1946 -- Sam Snead (270) -- Herman Keiser
 1945 -- Byron Nelson (271) -- Sam Byrd
 1944 -- Not Held due to World War II
 1943 -- Not Held due to World War II
 1942 -- Sam Byrd (279) -- Ben Hogan, Lloyd Mangrum
 1941 -- Byron Nelson (276) -- Vic Ghezzi
 1940 -- Ben Hogan (270) -- Craig Wood
 1939 -- Ralph Guldahl (280) -- Clayton Heafner, Lawson Little
 1938 -- Sam Snead (272) -- Johnny Revolta
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called Greater Greensboro Open (1938-87), KMART Greater
       Greensboro Open (1988-95).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Hal Sutton        - Defending champion, won last week's Houston Open
 Mark Calcavecchia - Tied for 3rd last year, 6th on money list, 1 win
 Stewart Cink      - Has recorded 3 top-10's in 12 events, 4 missed cuts
 Steve Elkington   - Won this event in 1990 and finished 2nd in '93
 Jim Furyk         - 2nd at GGC in 1999 to Parnevik, 11th on money list
 Scott Hoch        - Final round of 75 last week knocked him back to 16th
 Matt Kuchar       - Former U.S. Amateur winner turned pro from Georgia Tech
 Sandy Lyle        - Two-time winner of this event, missed the cut last year
 Jeff Maggert      - Has made 7 of 10 cuts in 2001, but has only 1 top-10
 Billy Mayfair     - Lost in a playoff to Coceres at Harbour Town
 Frank Nobilo      - Former winner of this event, has struggled recently
 Mark O'Meara      - Only 4 of 7 cuts made in 2001 without a top-10 finish
 Steve Stricker    - Won World Match Play in January, not much since
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Hal Sutton
 Darkhorse   - Shigeki Maruyama
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (David Duval) - Finished tied for 26th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Mark Brooks) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
 Hal Sutton looks to make it two in a row this week, as he gets set to
 defend his title at the Greater Greensboro Classic. Last year, Sutton
 took a three-shot lead into the final round but saw his advantage reduced
 to a single stroke over Andrew Magee after a bogey at the par-five 13th.
 After they each parred the 14th, Magee drove left into the trees at the
 par-five 15th and was forced to punch out with his second shot. Sutton,
 meanwhile, knocked his third shot to 10 feet and holed his putt for birdie.
 Magee's third shot landed short of the green and he failed to sink his
 par-saving putt after chipping to eight feet. Sutton held on for a three-shot
 victory, turning in a final-round score of one-under 71. Sutton, who a month
 earlier captured The Players Championship by one shot over Tiger Woods in a
 Monday finish, was one back after the opening round at Forest Oaks before
 firing a tournament-low 64 to grab a five-stroke edge after 36 holes. The
 win was the 13th of Sutton's PGA Tour career and his sixth since 1995. Prior
 to his victory at the 1995 B.C. Open, Sutton went eight years without winning
 a title. Sam Snead is the only player to win this event two straight years
 (1955-56) and has won this tournament eight times, a PGA Tour record for the
 most victories by a player in a single event. Snead captured the inaugural
 event in 1938, and when he won it for the eighth time in 1965, he became the
 oldest winner in PGA Tour history at 52 years, 10 months and eight days. The
 27-year span from 1938 to 1965 is also a record for the most time between the
 first and last victories for a player at the same tournament. The Greater
 Greensboro Classic's trophy was named after Snead in 1998, and Snead
 presents the award to the winner each year. Snead will also host the
 Champion's Dinner, which this year will honor Charlie Sifford, who became
 the first African-American to compete in a PGA event in the South when he tied
 for fourth in Greensboro in 1961. Sifford shot 68 for the first-round lead
 that year, and would have had a 67 had he not missed a three-foot birdie putt
 at the 18th hole. Since World War II there have been four wire-to-wire winners
 of this event: Snead in 1950, Tom Weiskopf in 1975, Mike Springer in 1994 and
 Jesper Parnevik in 1999. This event has been decided in playoffs 15 times,
 including five of the last 13 years. Aside from the four major championships,
 the Greater Greensboro Classic is the seventh oldest event on the PGA Tour.
 Forest Oaks has hosted this event since 1977. The purse was increased by
 $500,000 from last year to $3.5 million, with a first-place prize of $630,000.
 Three players have managed to fight their way back from seven-stroke, 54-hole
 deficits at this event: Elkington in 1990, Mark Brooks in 1991 and Jim
 Gallagher, Jr. in 1995. Next week the PGA Tour heads to the Big Easy for the
 Compaq Classic of New Orleans, May 3-6. Paraguay's Carlos Franco is the two-
 time defending champion.
 

 

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