Mercedes Championship
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 Dates: Thursday, January 11th through Sunday, January 14th
 Site: Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course), Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
 Course Architects: Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore (1991)
 Par: 73
 Yardage: 7,263
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 473 yds   10 - Par 4 354 yds
               2 - Par 3 218 yds   11 - Par 3 164 yds
               3 - Par 4 380 yds   12 - Par 4 373 yds
               4 - Par 4 382 yds   13 - Par 4 407 yds
               5 - Par 5 532 yds   14 - Par 4 305 yds
               6 - Par 4 398 yds   15 - Par 5 555 yds
               7 - Par 4 484 yds   16 - Par 4 365 yds
               8 - Par 3 203 yds   17 - Par 4 486 yds
               9 - Par 5 521 yds   18 - Par 5 663 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,591 Yds         37 3,672 Yds

 Annual: 49th
 Defending Champion: Tiger Woods
 Runner-up: Ernie Els
 Tournament Record: 266 (David Duval, 1999)
 54-Hole Record: 198 (David Duval, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 130 (David Duval, 1999)
 Course Record: 63 (David Duval, 1999)
 Total Purse: $3,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $630,000; 2nd Place - 340,000; 3rd Place - 238,000

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

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Tiger Woods *          276               Carlos Franco           287
 Ernie Els              276               Jesper Parnevik         287
 David Duval            280               Vijay Singh             289
 Mike Weir              285               Paul Lawrie             289
 Jim Furyk              285               Tom Pernice, Jr.        289
                                          Brad Faxon              289
                                          Brent Geiberger         289
                                          Glen Day                289

 * - Won in playoff.

             Past Mercedes Championship Winners and Runners-up
             -------------------------------------------------

 2000 -- *Tiger Woods (276) -- Ernie Els
 1999 -- David Duval (266) -- Mark O'Meara, Billy Mayfair
 1998 -- Phil Mickelson (271) -- Mark O'Meara, Tiger Woods
 1997 -- *#Tiger Woods (202) -- Tom Lehman
 1996 -- Mark O'Meara (271) -- Nick Faldo, Scott Hoch
 1995 -- *Steve Elkington (278) -- Bruce Lietzke
 1994 -- *Phil Mickelson (276) -- Fred Couples
 1993 -- Davis Love III (272) -- Tom Kite
 1992 -- *Steve Elkington (279) -- Brad Faxon
 1991 -- Tom Kite (272) -- Lanny Wadkins
 1990 -- Paul Azinger (272) -- Ian Baker-Finch
 1989 -- Steve Jones (279) -- David Frost, Jay Haas
 1988 -- #Steve Pate (202) -- Larry Nelson
 1987 -- Mac O'Grady (278) -- Rick Fehr
 1986 -- Calvin Peete (267) -- Mark O'Meara
 1985 -- Tom Kite (275) -- Mark McCumber
 1984 -- Tom Watson (274) -- Bruce Lietzke
 1983 -- Lanny Wadkins (280) -- Ray Floyd
 1982 -- Lanny Wadkins (280) -- A.Bean, D.Graham, C.Stadler, R.Streck
 1981 -- Lee Trevino (273) -- Ray Floyd
 1980 -- Tom Watson (276) -- Jim Colbert
 1979 -- Tom Watson (275) -- Bruce Lietzke, Jerry Pate
 1978 -- Gary Player (281) -- Andy North, Lee Trevino
 1977 -- *Jack Nicklaus (281) -- Bruce Lietzke
 1976 -- Don January (277) -- Hubert Green
 1975 -- *Al Geiberger (277) -- Gary Player
 1974 -- Johnny Miller (280) -- Bud Allin, John Mahaffey
 1973 -- Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Lee Trevino
 1972 -- *Bobby Mitchell (280) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1971 -- Jack Nicklaus (279) -- Bruce Devlin, Gary Player, Dave Stockton
 1970 -- Frank Beard (273) -- Billy Casper, Tony Jacklin, Gary Player
 1969 -- Gary Player (284) -- Lee Trevino
 1968 -- Don January (276) -- Julius Boros
 1967 -- Frank Beard (278) -- Arnold Palmer
 1966 -- *Arnold Palmer (277) -- Gay Brewer
 1965 -- Arnold Palmer (277) -- Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1964 -- Jack Nicklaus (279) -- Al Geiberger, Doug Sanders
 1963 -- Jack Nicklaus (273) -- Tony Lema, Arnold Palmer
 1962 -- Arnold Palmer (276) -- Billy Casper
 1961 -- Sam Snead (273) -- Tommy Bolt
 1960 -- Jerry Barber (268) -- Jay Hebert
 1959 -- Mike Souchak (281) -- Art Wall
 1958 -- Stan Leonard (275) -- Billy Casper
 1957 -- Gene Littler (285) -- B.Casper, J.Demaret, D.Finsterwald, B.Maxwell
 1956 -- Gene Littler (281) -- Cary Middlecoff
 1955 -- Gene Littler (280) -- Jerry Barber, Pete Cooper, Bob Toski
 1954 -- Art Wall (278) -- Al Besselink, Lloyd Mangrum
 1953 -- Al Besselink (280) -- Chandler Harper

 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.

 Note: Formerly called Tournament of Champions (1953-74), MONY Tournament of
       Champions (1975-89) and Infiniti Tournament of Champions (1990-93).

                 Players Competing (How they qualified)
                 --------------------------------------

 Tiger Woods       - Defending Champion, nine-time winner in 2000
 Robert Allenby    - Two-time winner in 2000
 Billy Andrade     - Won Invensys Classic at Las Vegas
 Paul Azinger      - Won Sony Open in Hawaii
 Notah Begay III   - Two-time winner in 2000
 Jim Carter        - Won Tucson Open
 Stewart Cink      - Won MCI Classic
 Michael Clark II  - Won John Deere Classic
 Darren Clarke     - Won Match Play Championship
 Chris DiMarco     - Won SEI Pennsylvania Classic
 David Duval       - Won Buick Challenge
 Ernie Els         - Won The International
 Brad Faxon        - Won B.C. Open
 Carlos Franco     - Won Compaq Classic of New Orleans
 Jim Furyk         - Won Doral-Ryder Open
 Dudley Hart       - Won Honda Classic
 John Huston       - Won Tampa Bay Classic
 Tom Lehman        - Won Phoenix Open
 Justin Leonard    - Won Texas Open
 Steve Lowery      - Won Southern Farm Bureau Classic
 Rocco Mediate     - Won Buick Open
 Phil Mickelson    - Four-time winner last year
 Jesper Parnevik   - Two-time winner in 2000
 Dennis Paulson    - Won Buick Classic
 Loren Roberts     - Won Greater Milwaukee Open
 Rory Sabbatini    - Won Air Canada Championship
 Tom Scherrer      - Won Kemper Insurance Open
 Vijay Singh       - Won Masters
 Hal Sutton        - Two-time winner in 2000
 Scott Verplank    - Won Reno-Tahoe Open
 David Toms        - Won Michelob Championship
 Kirk Triplett     - Won Nissan Open
 Mike Weir         - Won American Express Championship

 

 

 

 

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