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 Dates: Thursday, March 8th through Sunday, March 11th
 Site: TPC at Heron Bay, Coral Springs, Florida
 Course Architect: Mark McCumber (1996)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,268
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 391 Yds       10 - Par 4 408 Yds
               2 - Par 4 431 Yds       11 - Par 3 179 Yds
               3 - Par 4 389 Yds       12 - Par 4 470 Yds
               4 - Par 5 602 Yds       13 - Par 4 357 Yds
               5 - Par 3 187 Yds       14 - Par 5 573 Yds
               6 - Par 4 470 Yds       15 - Par 3 222 Yds
               7 - Par 4 390 Yds       16 - Par 5 534 Yds
               8 - Par 3 207 Yds       17 - Par 4 442 Yds
               9 - Par 5 566 Yds       18 - Par 4 450 Yds
                   -------------            -------------
                    36 3,633 Yds             36 3,635 Yds
 
 Annual: 29th
 Defending Champion: Dudley Hart
 Runner-up: Kevin Wentworth, J.P. Hayes
 Tournament Record: 266 (Blaine McCallister, 1989)
 54-Hole Record: 200 (George Burns, 1982; J.P. Hayes, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (Dan Pohl, 1989)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Hale Irwin, 1979 - at Inverrary G&CC)
                    (Dan Pohl, 1989; Tim Herron, 1996 - TPC at Eagle Trace)
 Course Record: 64 (Craig Parry, Tommy Armour III, 1997; John Daly, 1998;
                    Hal Sutton, 1999; Davis Love III, 2000)
 Total Purse: $3,200,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $576,000; 2nd Place - 345,600; 3rd Place - 217,600
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Dudley Hart            269               Jonathan Kaye           272
 J.P. Hayes             270               Mark Calcavecchia       273
 Kevin Wentworth        270               Robert Damron           273
 Jim Furyk              271               Rick Fehr               273
 Brian Gay              271               Carlos Franco           273
                                          Hal Sutton              273
 
               Past Honda Classic Winners and Runners-Up
               -----------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Dudley Hart (269) -- J.P. Hayes, Kevin Wentworth
 1999 -- Vijay Singh (277) -- Payne Stewart
 1998 -- Mark Calcavecchia (270) -- Vijay Singh
 1997 -- Stuart Appleby (274) -- Michael Bradley, Payne Stewart
 1996 -- Tim Herron (271) -- Mark McCumber
 1995 -- Mark O'Meara (275) -- Nick Faldo
 1994 -- Nick Price (276) -- Craig Parry
 1993 -- *#Fred Couples (207) -- Robert Gamez
 1992 -- *Corey Pavin (273) -- Fred Couples
 1991 -- Steve Pate (279) -- Paul Azinger, Dan Halldorson
 1990 -- John Huston (282) -- Mark Calcavecchia
 1989 -- Blaine McCallister (266) -- Payne Stewart
 1988 -- Joey Sindelar (276) -- Ed Fiori, Sandy Lyle, Payne Stewart
 1987 -- Mark Calcavecchia (279) -- Bernhard Langer, Payne Stewart
 1986 -- Kenny Knox (287) -- A.Bean, J.Mahaffey, J.Mudd, C.Rose
 1985 -- *Curtis Strange (275) -- Peter Jacobsen
 1984 -- *Bruce Lietzke (280) -- Andy Bean
 1983 -- Johnny Miller (278) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1982 -- Hale Irwin (269) -- Jack Nicklaus, Denis Watson
 1981 -- Tom Kite (274) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1980 -- Johnny Miller (274) -- Charles Coody, Bruce Lietzke
 1979 -- Larry Nelson (274) -- Grier Jones
 1978 -- Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Grier Jones
 1977 -- Jack Nicklaus (275) -- Gary Player
 1976 -- *** Tournament Players Championship *** J.Nicklaus (269) -- J.C.Snead
 1975 -- Bob Murphy (273) -- Eddie Pearce
 1974 -- Leonard Thompson (278) -- Hale Irwin
 1973 -- Lee Trevino (279) -- Forrest Fezler
 1972 -- Tom Weiskopf (278) -- Jack Nicklaus
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called Honda Inverrary Classic (1982-83), American Motors
       Inverrary Classic (1981), Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic
       (1974-80), Jackie Gleason's Inverrary National Airlines Classic
       (1973) and Jackie Gleason's Inverrary Classic (1972). Inverrary
       Golf and Country Club served as host to the Tournament Players
       Championship in 1976.
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Dudley Hart       - Defending Champion, only 3 cuts made in 6 events
 Stuart Appleby    - Four straight top-15 finishes at this event, won in 1997
 Aaron Baddeley    - Won Norman Holden International in a playoff over Garcia
 Mark Calcavecchia - Two top-five finishes with one win in four events in 2001
 Joe Durant        - Only two-time winner this year including last week's event
 Brad Faxon        - Has made the cut in all six events entered with one win
 Jim Furyk         - Won season-opening Mercedes Championship, 10th in money
 Bernhard Langer   - Has just one top-10 in 5 events on PGA Tour this year
 Tom Lehman        - Three top-10's this year, 12th on money list
 Phil Mickelson    - Won Buick Invitational, 7th on money list, 2 top-five's
 Hal Sutton        - Contended last week until final round of 72, one top-10
 Garrett Willis    - Only top-10 this year is a win at Tucson, 14th in money
 
 Golf Today Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Mark Calcavecchia
 Darkhorse   - Lee Porter
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Nick Price) - Finished 7th
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Fred Funk) - Finished tied for 50th
 
 NOTES:
      Four shots off the pace when Sunday's final round  began,  Dudley
 Hart  carded a seven-under 65 to pass J.P. Hayes and record his second
 career PGA Tour win. Hart birdied the final four holes and  went  six-
 under  over  the  final  10  holes  to  gain  the win. Hayes and Kevin
 Wentworth finished tied for second, as Hayes shot 70 and Wentworth 65.
 1997  winner  of this event, Stuart Appleby was the only player in the
 field to post all four rounds in the 60's as  he  tied  for  12th.  No
 player  has  won  the  Honda  Classic  two  straight  years since Jack
 Nicklaus in 1977-78.  Nicklaus, Johnny Miller  and  Mark  Calcavecchia
 are  the  only  players to win this event more than once. Nicklaus won
 this event in 1976 when it hosted The Tournament Players Championship.
 From 1992-95, the tournament was held at Weston Hills Golf and Country
 Club. From 1984-91 and '96, the event was held at  the  TPC  at  Eagle
 Trace.  1999  winner  Vijay  Singh  owns  the  record  for the biggest
 comeback in Honda Classic history when he came from five back  on  the
 final  day to defeat Payne Stewart. The last time a player shot 80 and
 still won the tournament was in 1986, when Kenny Knox  claimed  a  one
 shot victory. Six players have made the Honda Classic their first Tour
 victory: Leonard Thompson (1974), Larry Nelson  (1979),  Knox  (1986),
 John  Huston  (1990),  Tim Herron (1996) and Appleby (1997). Herron is
 the only wire-to-wire winner of the Honda  Classic.  There  have  been
 only  four  playoffs  in this tournament, the last coming in 1993 when
 Fred Couples birdied the second extra hole  to  defeat  Robert  Gamez.
 There  have been only two holes-in-one recorded in tournament history.
 Wayne Grady made the first ace in 1985 and  was  matched  eight  years
 later  by  Bobby Wadkins, with both men accomplishing the feat on hole
 number 17 during the first rounds  of  their  respective  tournaments.
 David Sutherland recorded a rare double-eagle during last year's event
 when he hit a 3-wood from 274 yards out that found  the  hole  on  the
 par-5  14th. The purse was increased by $300,000 from last year.  Only
 four of the top-20 players in the world are competing this week.  Nine
 of  the last 11 winners of this event have been residents of the state
 of Florida, including all four since moving to the TPC at  Heron  Bay.
 Australians  Aaron  Baddeley  and  Adam Scott make their 2001 PGA Tour
 debuts this week.  Last year, Baddeley playing as an amateur, made one
 cut  in nine events, a tie for 57th at this event. Scott played in six
 PGA events, also making one cut. Earlier this year, Scott captured the
 Alfred  Dunhill  Championship on the European Tour. Next week, the PGA
 Tour moves to central Florida for the  third  event  in  the  "Florida
 Swing",  the  Bay Hill Invitational, where Tiger Woods will defend his
 title.
 
 

 

 

 

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