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 Dates: Thursday, May 31st Through Sunday, June 3rd
 Site: Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus and Desmond Muirhead (1974)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,193
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 451 yds         10 - Par 4 441 yds
               2 - Par 4 455 yds         11 - Par 5 539 yds
               3 - Par 4 401 yds         12 - Par 3 163 yds
               4 - Par 3 200 yds         13 - Par 4 455 yds
               5 - Par 5 527 yds         14 - Par 4 363 yds
               6 - Par 4 447 yds         15 - Par 5 503 yds
               7 - Par 5 563 yds         16 - Par 3 215 yds
               8 - Par 3 182 yds         17 - Par 4 437 yds
               9 - Par 4 407 yds         18 - Par 4 444 yds
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                    36 3,633 yds               36 3,560 yds

 Annual: 26th
 Defending Champion: Tiger Woods
 Runner-Up:  Ernie Els
 Tournament Record: 268 (Tom Lehman, 1994)
 54-Hole Record: 198 (Scott Hoch, 1987)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Scott Hoch, 1987)
 Course Record: 61 (John Huston, 1996)
 9-Hole Record: 29 (Bobby Wadkins, 1977)
 Total Purse: $4,100,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $738,000; 2nd Place - 442,800; 3rd Place - 278,800

                             2000 Finish
                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Tiger Woods            269               Steve Flesch            278
 Ernie Els              274               Steve Lowery            278
 Justin Leonard         274               Fred Couples            279
 Mike Weir              276               Hal Sutton              279
 Paul Azinger           278               J.P. Hayes              280
                                          Shigeki Maruyama        280

              Past Memorial Tournament Winners and Runners-up
              -----------------------------------------------

 2000 -- Tiger Woods (269) -- Ernie Els, Justin Leonard
 1999 -- Tiger Woods (273) -- Vijay Singh
 1998 -- Fred Couples (271) -- Andrew Magee
 1997 -- #Vijay Singh (202) -- Jim Furyk, Greg Norman
 1996 -- Tom Watson (274) -- David Duval
 1995 -- Greg Norman (269) -- David Duval, Mark Calcavecchia, Steve Elkington
 1994 -- Tom Lehman (268) -- Greg Norman
 1993 -- Paul Azinger (274) -- Corey Pavin
 1992 -- *David Edwards (273) -- Rick Fehr
 1991 -- *Kenny Perry (273) -- Hale Irwin
 1990 -- #Greg Norman (216) -- Payne Stewart
 1989 -- Bob Tway (277) -- Fuzzy Zoeller
 1988 -- Curtis Strange (274) -- David Frost, Hale Irwin
 1987 -- Don Pooley (272) -- Curt Byrum
 1986 -- Hal Sutton (271) -- Don Pooley
 1985 -- Hale Irwin (281) -- Lanny Wadkins
 1984 -- *Jack Nicklaus (280) -- Andy Bean
 1983 -- Hale Irwin (281) -- Ben Crenshaw, David Graham
 1982 -- Ray Floyd (281) -- Peter Jacobsen, Wayne Levi, Roger Maltbie
 1981 -- Keith Fergus (284) -- Jack Renner
 1980 -- David Graham (280) -- Tom Watson
 1979 -- Tom Watson (285) -- Miller Barber
 1978 -- Jim Simons (284) -- Bill Kratzert
 1977 -- Jack Nicklaus (281) -- Hubert Green
 1976 -- *Roger Maltbie (288) -- Hale Irwin

 * - Won in Playoff
 # - Rain Shortened

                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------

 Tiger Woods       - Two-time defending champion, has won his last 4 events
 Mark Calcavecchia - 7th on money list with one win and four top-10 finishes
 Fred Couples      - Has made 9 of 11 cuts without a top-10 finish
 Joe Durant        - Two-time winner this year, 4th in money, 4 missed cuts
 Ernie Els         - Has posted 3 third-place finishes this year on PGA Tour
 Brad Faxon        - Has recorded 12 cuts made in 14 events with 1 victory
 Jim Furyk         - Won earlier this year, 13th on money list, 1 missed cut
 Sergio Garcia     - Posted 1st career PGA Tour win 2 weeks ago at Colonial
 Frank Lickliter   - Won for the first time last week at Kemper Open
 Greg Norman       - Only 4 cuts made in 7 PGA events with one top-10 finish
 Jesper Parnevik   - His only top-10 finish this year was a win at Honda
 Vijay Singh       - Has seven top-10's in 13 PGA events without a missed cut
 Hal Sutton        - A perfect 15-for-15 in cuts made with 1 win, 3 top-10's
 Mike Weir         - 12th on money list with a pair of runner-up finishes

 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Tiger Woods
 Darkhorse   - Chris Perry

 Last week's Pick to Win (Scott Hoch) - Finished tied for 6th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Per-Ulrik Johansson) - Finished tied for 6th

 NOTES:
      For the first time in his career, Tiger Woods successfully defended a
 title when he captured last year's Memorial. Not only did Woods defend for the
 first time in 10 tries as a professional, he also became the first repeat
 winner at this event. Five shots off the pace when Friday's round began, Woods
 carded a tournament low 63 to take a one-shot edge over first-round leader
 Harrison Frazar. For all intents and purposes the event was over after a
 third-round 65, giving Woods a six-shot advantage. The number-one player in
 the world finished the event off with a two-under 70 for a five-shot win over
 Ernie Els and Justin Leonard. His 269 total was just one shy of the tournament
 record set by Tom Lehman in 1994. In his four previous Memorial appearances,
 he has earned more than $1 million, which ranks him first in tournament
 history. His 70.07 scoring average is second only to David Duval. Last year
 during the middle two rounds, Woods set a new low for back-to-back rounds with
 a 63-65 -- 128. There have been five two-time winners of this event: Greg
 Norman, Hale Irwin, Tom Watson, Woods and tournament-host Jack Nicklaus.
 In seven appearances at this event, Duval has finished second twice, third
 twice, 17th, 25th and 30th. Only four players in the tournament's 25-year
 history have posted all four rounds in the 60's: Fred Couples (1998), Tom
 Lehman (1994), Hal Sutton (1986) and Paul Azinger (1993). Nicklaus and Roger
 Maltbie are the only players to have competed in each Memorial. Nicklaus tied
 for 64th last year and Maltbie withdrew after round one. Maltbie is the only
 player to win this event in his first appearance, when he captured the event
 in its inaugural season (1976). Only four times in PGA Tour history has a
 player gone through an entire tournament without missing a fairway, and three
 of those have occurred at the Memorial. In 1986 and 1987, Calvin Peete hit all
 56 fairways on his way to finishing tied for 57th and tied for 46th,
 respectively. In 1992, Brian Claar hit all 56 and tied for 26th. The purse was
 increased $1,000,000 from last year. David Edwards holds the record for the
 biggest final-round comeback in tournament history, as he rallied from a five-
 shot deficit on the final day for victory in 1992. No first-round leader has
 ever won this event, however nine second-round leaders and 11 third-round
 leaders have held on for victory. Muirfield Village, designed by Nicklaus and
 Desmond Muirhead, is ranked 17th by Golf Digest in America's 100 greatest
 courses. Over the years, Nicklaus has made several changes to the course,
 building new greens on the first through seventh and 15th through 18th holes.
 Nicklaus also made design changes on the par-5 fifth and 15th holes, extending
 a stream by the green on number-five and lowering the green on 15 with a new
 left bunker. There have been only four playoffs in the events history, the
 last coming in 1992 when David Edwards defeated Rick Fehr on the second extra
 hole. The Memorial Tournament announced that two-time U.S. Open champion
 Payne Stewart would be this year's honoree. Stewart competed in 18 Memorial
 tournaments and recorded five top-five finishes. Tournament host Jack
 Nicklaus was the 2000 honoree. Next week the PGA Tour moves south to
 Tennessee for the FedEx St. Jude Classic where Notah Begay III will defend his title.
 The tournament, the final tune-up for the U.S. Open, will be played at the TPC
 at Southwind.

 

 

 

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