Las Vegas Senior Classic
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 Date: Friday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd
 Site: TPC at Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
 Course Architect: PGA TOUR Design Services, consultant - Fuzzy Zoeller
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,963
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 408 yds         10 - Par 4 420 yds
               2 - Par 4 424 yds         11 - Par 4 415 yds
               3 - Par 5 492 yds         12 - Par 4 413 yds
               4 - Par 4 429 yds         13 - Par 5 579 yds
               5 - Par 3 187 yds         14 - Par 3 156 yds
               6 - Par 4 407 yds         15 - Par 4 341 yds
               7 - Par 4 382 yds         16 - Par 5 560 yds
               8 - Par 3 190 yds         17 - Par 3 196 yds
               9 - Par 5 531 yds         18 - Par 4 433 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,450 yds               36 3,513 yds
 
 Annual: 16th
 Defending Champion: Larry Nelson
 Runner-Up: Hale Irwin, Bruce Fleisher
 72-Hole Record: 274 (Vicente Fernandez, 1999)
 Tournament Record: 197 (Larry Nelson, 2000 -- 54-hole event)
 36-Hole Record: 133 (Gibby Gilbert, 1993, Larry Nelson, Bruce Fleisher, 2000)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Al Geiberger, 1987; Kermit Zarley, 1993)
 Course Record: 63 (Jim Colbert, 1996)
 Total Purse: $1,400,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $210,000; 2nd Place - 123,200; 3rd Place - 100,800
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Larry Nelson           197               Jim Colbert             205
 Hale Irwin             202               Hugh Baiocchi           205
 Bruce Fleisher         202               Dave Stockton           205
 David Lundstrom        203               Ed Dougherty            207
 Gil Morgan             204               Dana Quigley            207
 
         Past Las Vegas Senior Classic Winners and Runners-Up
         ----------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Larry Nelson (197) -- Hale Irwin, Bruce Fleisher
 1999 -- Vicente Fernandez (274) -- Dave Eichelberger
 1998 -- Hale Irwin (281) -- Vicente Fernandez
 1997 -- Hale Irwin (207) -- Isao Aoki
 1996 -- *Jim Colbert (207) -- Bob Charles, Dave Stockton
 1995 -- Jim Colbert (205) -- Jim Dent, Ray Floyd, Rocky Thompson
 1994 -- Ray Floyd (203) -- Tom Wargo
 1993 -- Gibby Gilbert (204) -- Mike Hill
 1992 -- Lee Trevino (206) -- Orville Moody
 1991 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (200) -- Walter Zembriski
 1990 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (204) -- George Archer, Charles Coody
 1989 -- *Charles Coody (205) -- Bob Charles, Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1988 -- Larry Mowry (204) -- Bob Charles, Bobby Nichols
 1987 -- Al Geiberger (203) -- Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1986 -- Bruce Crampton (206) -- Dale Douglass
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called General Tire Las Vegas Classic (1988-89), Las Vegas
       Senior Classic (1986-87).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Larry Nelson      - Defending champ, two-time winner this year, 1st in money
 Isao Aoki         - 33rd on money list with only one top-10 finish
 Jose M. Canizares - 1 win and 6 top-10s, 4th on money list
 Jim Colbert       - Has registered 3 top-five finishes including a win
 Ed Dougherty      - Has finished third twice this year, 12th on money list
 Allen Doyle       - One of two people on the top-10 money list without a win
 Bruce Fleisher    - Has five top-10s this year in 9 events but no wins
 Bob Gilder        - Won Verizon Classic earlier this year for 1st career win
 Hale Irwin        - Finished 3rd last week with four rounds under par
 Mike McCullough   - Two-time winner this year, 2nd last week at Tradition
 Andy North        - Teamed with Jim Colbert to win Liberty Mutual Legends
 Dana Quigley      - 13th on money list with 3 top-10 finishes in 10 events
 Doug Tewell       - Won last week's Tradition with a final round of 62
 Jim Thorpe        - 20th on money list with only one top-10 result
 Lanny Wadkins     - Has played seven events failing to crack the top-10
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Hale Irwin
 Darkhorse   - Stewart Ginn
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Larry Nelson) - Finished tied for 5th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Graham Marsh) - Finished tied for 55th
 
 NOTES:
      Tied with Bruce Fleisher heading into the final round, Larry Nelson
 carded an eight-under 64 to cruise to a five-shot win over Fleisher and Hale
 Irwin last year for the first of his six year-2000 wins. His first-place check
 of $210,000 was the largest ever as a professional. Irwin shot a final round
 of 65 to tie for second with Fleisher, who closed with a 69. Nelson's three-
 round total of 197 set a new tournament record, breaking the previous mark of
 200 set by Chi Chi Rodriguez in 1991. Nelson was the first player since Chi
 Chi to post three rounds in the 60s. Rodriguez accomplished the feat in 1991.
 Irwin has posted two wins, a second and a sixth at this event the last four
 years. Irwin, Jim Colbert and Rodriguez are the only back-to-back, two-time
 winners of this event. Bob Charles has finished in the top-five at this
 tourney eight times and has finished second and third three times each in 14
 events. Desert Inn hosted this event from 1986 through 1993, followed by TPC
 at Summerlin from 1994 through 1996. After two years as a 72-hole event, the
 tournament was shortened to a 54-hole event in 2000 and will only be played on
 the TPC at Summerlin course. In 1997 through 1999 the event was played over
 two courses, TPC at Summerlin and TPC at The Canyons. There have been only 
two playoffs in the 15-year history of the event (1989 and 1996). The Senior Tour
 moves to Birmingham, Alabama next week for the Bruno's Memorial Classic 
where John Jacobs will defend his title.
 

 

 

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