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 Dates: Thursday, May 24th through Sunday, May 27th
 Site: TPC at Avenel, Potomac, Maryland
 Course Architect: Ed Ault and Tom Clark (1986); Ed Sneed (Consultant)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 7,005
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 393 yds         10 - Par 4 374 yds
               2 - Par 5 622 yds         11 - Par 3 165 yds
               3 - Par 3 239 yds         12 - Par 4 472 yds
               4 - Par 4 435 yds         13 - Par 5 524 yds
               5 - Par 4 359 yds         14 - Par 4 301 yds
               6 - Par 5 520 yds         15 - Par 4 467 yds
               7 - Par 4 461 yds         16 - Par 4 415 yds
               8 - Par 4 453 yds         17 - Par 3 195 yds
               9 - Par 3 166 yds         18 - Par 4 444 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,648 yds               35 3,357 yds
 
 Annual: 34th
 Defending Champion: Tom Scherrer
 Runner-Up: Kazuhiko Hosokawa, Justin Leonard, Greg Chalmers, Steve Lowery,
            Franklin Langham
 Tournament Record: 263 (Billy Andrade, Jeff Sluman, 1991)
 54-Hole Record: 195 (Hal Sutton, 1991)
 36-Hole Record: 130 (Fred Funk, 1998)
 Course Record: 63 (Ted Schulz, 1991; David Toms, 1992; Davis Love III, 1995;
                    Corey Pavin, 1995-96; Stuart Appleby, 1998, Michael
                    Clark, 2000)
 18-Hole Record: 61 (Jerry McGee, 1979 - Quail Hollow)
 Total Purse: $3,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $630,000; 2nd Place - 378,000; 3rd Place - 238,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Tom Scherrer           271               Franklin Langham        273
 Kazuhiko Hosokawa      273               Stuart Appleby          275
 Justin Leonard         273               Tim Herron              275
 Greg Chalmers          273               David Peoples           275
 Steve Lowery           273               Three players at        276
 
              Past Kemper Insurance Open Winners and Runners-up
              -------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Tom Scherrer (271) -- Kazuhiko Hosokawa, Justin Leonard,
                               Greg Chalmers, Steve Lowery, Franklin Langham
 1999 -- Rich Beem (274) -- Bill Glasson, Bradley Hughes
 1998 -- Stuart Appleby (274) -- Scott Hoch
 1997 -- Justin Leonard (274) -- Mark Wiebe
 1996 -- Steve Stricker (270) -- Brad Faxon, Scott Hoch, Mark O'Meara,
                                 Grant Waite
 1995 -- *Lee Janzen (272) -- Corey Pavin
 1994 -- Mark Brooks (271) -- Bobby Wadkins, D.A. Weibring
 1993 -- Grant Waite (275) -- Tom Kite
 1992 -- Bill Glasson (276) -- John Daly, Ken Green, Mike Springer,
                               Howard Twitty
 1991 -- *Billy Andrade (263) -- Jeff Sluman
 1990 -- Gil Morgan (274) -- Ian Baker-Finch
 1989 -- Tom Byrum (268) -- Tommy Armour III, Billy Ray Brown, Jim Thorpe
 1988 -- *Morris Hatalsky (274) -- Tom Kite
 1987 -- Tom Kite (270) -- Chris Perry, Howard Twitty
 1986 -- *Greg Norman (277) -- Larry Mize
 1985 -- Bill Glasson (278) -- Larry Mize, Corey Pavin
 1984 -- Greg Norman (280) -- Mark O'Meara
 1983 -- *Fred Couples (287) -- T.C. Chen, Barry Jaeckel, Gil Morgan,
                                Scott Simpson
 1982 -- Craig Stadler (275) -- Seve Ballesteros
 1981 -- Craig Stadler (270) -- Tom Watson, Tom Weiskopf
 1980 -- John Mahaffey (275) -- Craig Stadler
 1979 -- Jerry McGee (272) -- Jerry Pate
 1978 -- Andy Bean (273) -- Mark Hayes, Andy North
 1977 -- Tom Weiskopf (277) -- George Burns, Bill Rogers
 1976 -- Joe Inman (277) -- Grier Jones, Tom Weiskopf
 1975 -- Ray Floyd (278) -- John Mahaffey, Gary Player
 1974 -- *Bob Menne (270) -- Jerry Heard
 1973 -- Tom Weiskopf (271) -- Lanny Wadkins
 1972 -- Doug Sanders (275) -- Lee Trevino
 1971 -- *Tom Weiskopf (277) -- Dale Douglass, Gary Player, Lee Trevino
 1970 -- Dick Lotz (278) -- Lou Graham, Larry Hinson, Grier Jones,
                            Tom Weiskopf
 1969 -- Dale Douglass (274) -- Charles Coody
 1968 -- Arnold Palmer (276) -- Bruce Crampton, Art Wall
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 
 Note: Formerly called Kemper Open (1968-99).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Tom Scherrer     - Defending champion, made only 7 of 14 cuts this year
 Robert Allenby   - His only top-10 finish this year was a win at Nissan Open
 Stuart Appleby   - Has recorded two top-10's in 14 events, 4 missed cuts
 Aaron Baddeley   - Defeated Sergio Garcia in a playoff at Greg Norman event
 Joe Durant       - Two-time winner this year, ranked fourth on money list
 Fred Funk        - Has made 14 of 15 cuts in 2001 with two top-10 finishes
 Scott Hoch       - Won Greensboro Classic last month, 2 seconds at this event
 Lee Janzen       - Two-time U.S. Open champion, won this event in 1995
 Justin Leonard   - Tied for 2nd last year at this event, captured it in 1998
 Billy Mayfair    - 16th on money list, one runner-up and 4 top-10 finishes
 Phil Mickelson   - Finished 2nd last week for the third time in 2001, 1 win
 Dennis Paulson   - Only 8 cuts made in 14 events, has three top-10 finishes
 Corey Pavin      - Contended last week until third round of 73, tied for 8th
 Steve Stricker   - Won season-opening World Match Play event, 3 top-10's
 
 Golf Today Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Scott Hoch
 Darkhorse   - Per-Ulrik Johansson
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Phil Mickelson) - Finished tied for 2nd
 Last week's Darkhorse (Esteban Toledo) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
      Two shots off the 11-under-par pace of Steve Lowery when Sunday's
 final round began, Tom Scherrer carded a four-under 67 to post a two-shot
 win over five players and become the event's ninth first-time winner in 18
 years, joining Fred Couples (1983), Greg Norman (1984), Bill Glasson
 (1985), Tom Byrum (1989), Billy Andrade (1991), Grant Waite (1993), Steve
 Stricker (1996) and Rich Beem (1999). Scherrer, the only player in the
 field to post four rounds in the 60s, edged out Justin Leonard, Greg
 Chalmers, Steve Lowery, Franklin Langham and Kazuhiko Hosokawa. Lowery, 
who
 led or was tied for the lead through the first three rounds, could do no
 better than an even-par 71 on Sunday. Scherrer will try to become only the
 second player in the event's history to win two straight Kempers. Craig
 Stadler holds that distinction, as he accomplished the feat in 1981-82. Tom
 Weiskopf, Bill Glasson, Stadler and Greg Norman are the only multiple
 winners of this event while Weiskopf is the only three-time winner. The
 purse was increased by $500,000 from last year. The Kemper Insurance Open
 has been played at the TPC at Avenel since 1987. Glasson made the biggest
 comeback in tournament history in 1985, when trailing by six strokes, he
 carded a final-round 66 to record a one-shot win over Larry Mize and Corey
 Pavin. Congressional Country Club, the site of the 1997 U.S. Open, hosted
 this event for seven years (1980-86). Norman won both of his Kemper Open
 titles at Congressional Country Club. The Kemper Open has been held in
 three states: Massachusetts, North Carolina and Maryland. In an attempt to
 attract local fans in 1992, sponsors gave an exemption to then Washington
 Redskin quarterback Mark Rypien. Rypien shot 80-91 for one of the highest
 scores on the PGA Tour in the 1990s. Rypien missed the cut by 28 shots.
 Only three of the top-10 money winners are competing this week. There has been
 only one wire-to-wire winner of this event (no ties) in tournament history.
 Greg Norman opened up in 1984 with a 68 for a two-shot lead and won by five
 over Mark O'Meara. Next week, the PGA Tour moves to Ohio for The Memorial
 Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Tiger Woods, who became the first
 repeat champion in the history of the Memorial with his win last year, will be
 going for the three-peat.
 
 
 

 

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