Home Depot Invitational
Home Depot Invitational
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 Dates: Friday, May 4th through Sunday, May 6th
 Site: TPC at Piper Glen, Charlotte, North Carolina
 Course Architect: Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay (1989)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,774
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 378 yds         10 - Par 4 384 yds
               2 - Par 5 481 yds         11 - Par 4 425 yds
               3 - Par 4 415 yds         12 - Par 3 183 yds
               4 - Par 3 189 yds         13 - Par 4 436 yds
               5 - Par 4 419 yds         14 - Par 4 389 yds
               6 - Par 5 529 yds         15 - Par 4 410 yds
               7 - Par 4 374 yds         16 - Par 5 501 yds
               8 - Par 3 189 yds         17 - Par 3 142 yds
               9 - Par 4 416 yds         18 - Par 5 514 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,390 yds               36 3,384 yds
 
 Annual: 21st
 Defending Champion: Bruce Fleisher
 Runner-Up: Hubert Green
 Tournament Record: 203 (Bob Murphy, 1995; Lee Trevino, 1994; Don Bies, 1992;
                         Bruce Fleisher, Hubert Green, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 133 (Hubert Green, 2000)
 Course Record: 63 (Hubert Green, 2000)
 Total Purse: $1,300,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $195,000; 2nd Place - 114,400; 3rd Place - 93,600
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Bruce Fleisher *       203               Jose Maria Canizares    208
 Hubert Green           203               Walter Hall             209
 John Jacobs            207               Ed Dougherty            209
 David Lundstrom        207               Larry Nelson            209
 Allen Doyle            208               George Archer           210
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
            Past The Home Depot Invitational Winners and Runners-Up
            -------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- *Bruce Fleisher (203) -- Hubert Green
 1999 -- Bruce Fleisher (205) -- Terry Dill, Jim Holtgrieve
 1998 -- *Jim Dent (207) -- Bob Charles
 1997 -- *Jim Dent (208) -- Lee Trevino, Larry Gilbert
 1996 -- Graham Marsh (206) -- Brian Barnes, Tom Wargo
 1995 -- Bob Murphy (203) -- Ray Floyd, Larry Ziegler
 1994 -- Lee Trevino (203) -- Jim Colbert, Jimmy Powell
 1993 -- Mike Hill (204) -- Tom Weiskopf
 1992 -- Don Bies (203) -- Lee Trevino
 1991 -- Orville Moody (207) -- Dick Hendrickson
 1990 -- Bruce Crampton (205) -- Tom Shaw
 1989 -- Not Held (Hurricane Hugo)
 1988 -- Dave Hill (206) -- Bruce Crampton
 1987 -- *#Gary Player (207) -- Bob Charles
 1986 -- Bruce Crampton (279) -- Lee Elder, Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1985 -- Miller Barber (277) -- Gay Brewer
 1984 -- Peter Thomson (281) -- Arnold Palmer
 1983 -- Doug Sanders (283) -- Miller Barber
 1982 -- Gene Littler (280) -- Miller Barber
 1981 -- Miller Barber (282) -- Gene Littler
 1980 -- Gene Littler (211) -- Arnold Palmer
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 # - Rain Shortened
 
 Note: Formerly called PaineWebber Invitational (1988-95), PaineWebber
       World Seniors Invitational (1985-87), WBTV World Seniors
       Invitational (1984), World Seniors Invitational (1980-83, 1996).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Bruce Fleisher    - Two-time defending champion, 6th on money list, 1 win
 Jose M. Canizares - Has posted eight top-10 finishes already in 11 events
 Jim Colbert       - 9th on money list with one win and three top-five's
 Ed Dougherty      - Has finished third twice this year, 12th in money
 Allen Doyle       - Only top-10 (7th) money winner without a win
 Ray Floyd         - 32nd on money list has one top-10 finish in 2001
 Gary McCord       - TV funny man, three top-10's in just six events
 Larry Nelson      - Struggled last week, 2 wins and 9 top-10's out of 11
 Andy North        - 30th on money list with a pair of top-10 finishes
 Dana Quigley      - Senior Tour IRON MAN, playing in his 13 event of 2001
 Jay Sigel         - Making his 2001 Senior Tour debut after lengthy injury
 Doug Tewell       - Won The Tradition just a few weeks ago, 4 top-10's
 Lanny Wadkins     - Playing despite nagging injuries, 66th on money list
 
 GolfToday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Bruce Fleisher
 Darkhorse   - Jim Thorpe
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Larry Nelson) - Finished tied for 50th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Hubert Green) - Finished tied for 28th
 
 NOTES:
      Bruce Fleisher sank a three-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole to
 defeat Hubert Green and successfully defend his title last year. Trailing
 Green by two shots heading into Sunday, Fleisher carded his third straight
 round in the 60's, a four-under 68 to tie Green, who followed up his course-
 record 63 on Saturday with a two-under 70. Both players had birdied and parred
 the first two playoff holes. Green had missed a 12-foot birdie on the third
 playoff hole, prior to Fleisher's putt. Fleisher joined Jim Dent as the only
 back-to-back winners of this event. Dent accomplished the feat in 1997-98.
 Fleisher, Dent, Gene Littler, Miller Barber and Bruce Crampton are the only
 two-time winners of this tournament. 14 of the last 17 Home Depot
 Invitational's have been decided by one shot. Last year's playoff was only the
 fourth in the events 20-year history. Bob Charles has been involved in two of
 the three, losing to Gary Player in 1987 and to Dent in 1998. This tournament
 is the only Senior PGA Tour event cancelled due to bad weather. The 1989 event
 was scrubbed due to Hurricane Hugo. Only twice in the tournament's history has
 the event been decided by more than two shots (1981, 1982). Crampton is the
 only player to win this event on two different courses, winning at Quail
 Hollow Country Club in 1986 and at its present site in 1990. The TPC at Piper
 Glen has hosted this event since 1990, while Quail Hollow hosted the
 tournament from 1980 through 1988. Arnold Palmer has served as the tournament
 host since the event arrived in Charlotte in 1980. His best finish at this
 event was as runner-up in 1984. The 78-man field for The Home Depot
 Invitational will have a slightly different makeup than a standard SENIOR TOUR
 tournament...Among the changes are the following: the top 25 players from the
 previous year's money list and all-time money list instead of the top 31,
 winners of PGA TOUR majors in the preceding 30 years if SENIOR TOUR players;
 past champions of the event from 1983-99; top eight players from the 2000
 SENIOR TOUR National Qualifying Tournament; six sponsor exemptions, with a
 maximum of three going to international players not otherwise exempt two
 additional sponsor choices if necessary to fill the field. The last time there
 was a hole-in-one was in 1998, when J.C. Snead accomplished the feat on the
 183-yard 12th hole with a 4-iron...Other aces occurred in 1996 (John
 Jacobs/No. 17/PW/TPC at Piper Glen), 1993 (Gary Cowan/No. 17/PW/TPC at Piper
 Glen), 1990 (Arnold Palmer/No. 12/4-iron/TPC at Piper Glen), 1985 (Bob Goalby
 /No. 13/4-iron/Quail Hollow) and 1981 ( Miller Barber /No. 17/6-iron/Quail
 Hollow). Thanks to his back-to-back wins, Fleisher is the all-time money
 winner with $375,000 in earnings while Dent is second at $354,207. Walter
 Morgan has finished in the top-10 at this event five times in seven years. The
 Senior Tour moves to Augusta, Missouri for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match
 Play Championship at Boone Valley Golf Club. Larry Nelson is the defending
 champion at the event, which will feature a new format for 2001.
 

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