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 Dates: Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th
 Site: Upper Montclair Country Club (South, West Nines), Clifton, New Jersey
 Course Architect: A.W. Tillinghast (1901)
                   Robert Trent Jones (re-design) (1956)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,816
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 345 yds         10 - Par 4 420 yds
               2 - Par 4 340 yds         11 - Par 5 495 yds
               3 - Par 3 198 yds         12 - Par 4 425 yds
               4 - Par 4 395 yds         13 - Par 4 355 yds
               5 - Par 5 515 yds         14 - Par 4 375 yds
               6 - Par 4 405 yds         15 - Par 3 180 yds
               7 - Par 5 535 yds         16 - Par 4 390 yds
               8 - Par 3 183 yds         17 - Par 3 215 yds
               9 - Par 4 455 yds         18 - Par 5 590 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,371 yds               36 3,445 yds

 Annual: 9th
 Defending Champion: Lee Trevino
 Runner-Up: Walter Hall
 Tournament Record: 202 (Bob Murphy, 1996; Lee Trevino, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 132 (Ray Floyd, 1994)
 Course Record: 62 (Bob Murphy, Dave Stockton, 1996)
 Total Purse: $1,200,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $180,000; 2nd Place - 105,600; 3rd Place - 86,400

                             2000 Finish

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Lee Trevino            202               Walt Morgan             207
 Walter Hall            204               Dave Eichelberger       208
 Leonard Thompson       205               Hubert Green            208
 Mike McCullough        205               Tom Watson              209
 Allen Doyle            205               J.C. Snead              209
                                          Hugh Baiocchi           209
                                          Gary McCord             209

         Past NFL Golf Classic Winners and Runners-up

 2000 -- Lee Trevino (202) -- Walter Hall
 1999 -- *Allen Doyle (204) -- Joe Inman
 1998 -- *Bob Dickson (207) -- Jim Colbert, Larry Nelson
 1997 -- *Bruce Crampton (210) -- Hugh Baiocchi
 1996 -- Bob Murphy (202) -- Jay Sigel
 1995 -- George Archer (205) -- Ray Floyd, Bob Murphy
 1994 -- Ray Floyd (206) -- Bob Murphy, Gary Player
 1993 -- Lee Trevino (209) -- Bruce Crampton, Ray Floyd

 * - Won in playoff.

 Note: Formerly called Cadillac NFL Golf Classic (1993-2000).

                          Top Contenders in the Field

 Lee Trevino       - Defending champion, only 1 top-10 in 11 events in 2001
 John Bland        - 20th on money list with 3 top-10 finishes in 14 events
 Ed Dougherty      - Won three weeks ago in Kansas City, 11th on money list
 Allen Doyle       - Leads Senior Tour with 13 top-10's in 16 tournaments
 Ray Floyd         - Only top-10 this year was a 2nd place at Verizon Classic
 Hubert Green      - 56th on money list with just one top-10 placing
 Gary McCord       - In just 7 events has posted three top-10 finishes
 Larry Nelson      - Two-time winner this year with 10 top-10's, 3rd in money
 Dana Quigley      - Has a pair of runner-up finishes this year, 6 top-10's
 Sammy Rachels     - Won last week's event in Nashville for 1st Senior win
 Jay Sigel         - Played last week for the first time, 1 round under par
 Bruce Summerhays  - 25th on money list with four top-10's
 Tom Watson        - Won two weeks ago at Senior PGA Championship in New

 Golftoday Network Selections
 Pick to Win - Tom Watson
 Darkhorse   - Bob Murphy

 Last week's Pick to Win (Hale Irwin) - Finished 2nd
 Last week's Darkhorse (Stewart Ginn) - Finished tied for 58th

      Tied for the lead with defending champion Allen Doyle after two rounds,
 Lee Trevino carded a three-under 69 to edge Walter Hall by two shots and
 become the first two-time winner of this event and end a 27-month victory
 drought. Doyle finished at even-par for the day and tied for third. Trevino,
 Hall and Mike McCullough were the only players in the field to post all three
 rounds in the 60's. Trevino's total of 202 tied the tournament record set by
 Bob Murphy in 1996. The victory was the Merry Mex's 29th career Senior Tour
 win and made him the second player in Tour history to win an official event in
 five different decades. Trevino has posted eight top-10 finishes at this
 event, including a win in the inaugural event and last year. Trevino is also
 the all-time money winner at this event with $583,550 in earnings and has the
 lowest scoring average in tournament history at 69.46 with 19 of 24 rounds
 under par. Playoffs had decided the last three events. This event has always
 been hotly contested with the largest winning margin being just two
 shots. Ray Floyd is the only player to win this event wire-to-wire (1994),
 although Trevino held or shared the lead throughout last year's event.
 There have been only three holes-in-one during the previous eight events at
 Upper Montclair. Doug Dalziel aced the eighth hole in 1993, while Buzz Thomas
 and Tony Peterson recorded the feat on the 17th hole in 1998 and 1999,
 respectively. Upper Montclair is the oldest layout on the Senior Tour. The
 par-4 12th hole ranked as the most difficult last year with a scoring average
 of 4.286 and was the 33rd hardest on the Tour last year. The player who has
 held or tied for the lead after 36 holes, has gone on to win this event six of
 the eight years. NFL players play a four-day event beginning on Wednesday and
 are paired with the Senior Tour players on Friday and Saturday. Craig Hentrich
 of the Tennessee Titans defeated Carolina's Brian Kinchen by three shots to
 capture the NFL Players' championship. Al Del Greco has won this event five
 times while Trent Dilfer is a two-time winner. NFL players expected to compete
 this year are: Derrick Brooks, Tim Brown, Dilfer, John Elway, Boomer Esiason,
 Jack Ham, Hentrich, Deacon Jones, Shaun King, Ronnie Lott, Neil O'Donnell,
 Phil Simms, Bruce Smith and Emmitt Smith. The purse was increased by
 $100,000 from last year. The Senior Tour remains in New Jersey next week for the
 Instinet Classic in Princeton where Gil Morgan will defend his title.




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