Via Digital Open de Espana
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 Dates: Thursday, April 19th through Sunday, April 22nd
 Site: Campo del Golf El Saler, Valencia, Spain.
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,952
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 428 Yds   10 - Par 4 399 Yds
               2 - Par 4 376 Yds   11 - Par 5 570 Yds
               3 - Par 5 531 Yds   12 - Par 3 198 Yds
               4 - Par 3 189 Yds   13 - Par 4 348 Yds
               5 - Par 5 515 Yds   14 - Par 4 413 Yds
               6 - Par 4 442 Yds   15 - Par 5 564 Yds
               7 - Par 4 358 Yds   16 - Par 4 427 Yds
               8 - Par 4 359 Yds   17 - Par 3 213 Yds
               9 - Par 3 156 Yds   18 - Par 4 466 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,354 Yds         36 3,598 Yds
 
 Annual: 75th
 Defending Champion: Brian Davis
 Runner-Up: Markus Brier
 Tournament Record: 262 (Mark James, 1988)
 18-Hole Record: 61 (Wayne Riley, 1988)
 Total Purse: $1,056,385
 Shares: 1st Place - $176,590; 2nd Place - 117,724 ; 3rd Place - 66,330
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Brian Davis            274               Gary Orr                280
 Markus Brier           277               Carlos Rodiles          281
 Eduardo Romero         278               Gary Evans              281
 Peter Baker            278               Niclas Fasth            281
 Colin Montgomerie      279               Paolo Quirici           282
                                          Van Phillips            282
 
               Past Via Digital Open de Espana Winners and Runners-up
               ------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Brian Davis (274) -- Markus Brier
 1999 -- Jarmo Sandelin (267) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez, Paul McGinley,
                                 Ignacio Garrido
 1998 -- Thomas Bjorn (267) -- Greg Chalmers, Jose Maria Olazabal
 1997 -- *Mark James (277) -- Greg Norman
 1996 -- Padraig Harrington (272) -- Gordon Brand, Jr.
 1995 -- Seve Ballesteros (274) -- Jose Rivero, Ignacio Garrido
 1994 -- Colin Montgomerie (277) -- Richard Boxall, Mark Roe, Mark McNulty
 1993 -- Joakim Haeggman (275) -- Nick Faldo, Ernie Els
 1992 -- Andrew Sherborne (271) -- Nick Faldo
 1991 -- *Eduardo Romero (275) -- Seve Ballesteros
 1990 -- Rodger Davis (277) -- Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Peter Fowler
 1989 -- Bernhard Langer (281) -- Paul Carrigill, Jose Maria Canizares
 1988 -- Mark James (262) -- Nick Faldo
 1987 -- Nick Faldo (286) -- Hugh Baiocchi, Seve Ballesteros
 1986 -- Howard Clark (272) -- Ian Baker-Finch
 1985 -- Seve Ballesteros (266) -- Gordon Brand, Jr.
 1984 -- Bernhard Langer (275) -- Howard Clark
 1983 -- Eamonn Darcy (277) -- Manuel Pinero
 1982 -- Sam Torrance (273) -- Roger Chapman, Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam
 1981 -- Seve Ballesteros (273) -- Steve Martin
 1980 -- Eddie Polland (276) -- Seve Ballesteros, Mark James
 1979 -- Dale Hayes (278) -- Brian Barnes
 1978 -- Brian Barnes (276) -- Howard Clark
 1977 -- Bernard Gallacher (277) -- Francisco Abreu
 1976 -- Eddie Polland (282) -- Bob Shearer
 1975 -- Arnold Palmer (283) -- John Fourie
 1974 -- Jerry Heard (279) -- Gary Player
 1973 -- Neil Coles (282) -- Tienie Britz, Craig Defoy
 1972 -- *Antonio Garrido (293)
 1971 -- D.Hayes (275) -- Robert de Vicenzo
 1970 -- A.Gallardo (284)
 1969 -- J.Garaialde (283)                1968 -- R.Shaw (286)
 1967 -- S.Miguel (265)                   1966 -- Roberto de Vicenzo (279)
 1965 -- Not Held                         1964 -- A.Miguel (272)
 1963 -- R.Sota (287)                     1962 -- Not Held
 1961 -- A.Miguel (267)                   1960 -- S.Miguel (286)
 1959 -- Peter Thomson (286)              1958 -- Peter Alliss (268)
 1957 -- Max Faulkner (283)               1956 -- Peter Alliss (285)
 1955 -- H.de Lamaze (271) (amateur)      1954 -- S.Miguel (268)
 1953 -- Max Faulkner (NA)                1952 -- Max Faulkner (275)
 1951 -- M.Provencio (281)                1950 -- A.Cerda (NA)
 1949 -- M.Morcillo (280)                 1948 -- M.Morcillo (268)
 1947 -- M.Gonzalez (272) (amateur)       1946 -- M.Morcillo (281)
 1945 -- C.Celles (274)                   1944 -- N.Sagardia (NA)
 1943 -- M.Provencio (286)                1942 -- G.Gonzalez (264)
 1941 -- M.Provencio (283)                1940 -- Not Held
 1939 -- Not Held                         1938 -- Not Held
 1937 -- Not Held                         1936 -- Not Held
 1935 -- A. de la Torre (NA)              1934 -- J.Bernardino (NA)
 1933 -- G.Gonzalez (NA)                  1932 -- G.Gonzalez (NA)
 1931 -- Not Held                         1930 -- J.Bernardino (NA)
 1929 -- E.Lafitte (NA)                   1928 -- Arnaud Massy (NA)
 1927 -- A.Massy (NA)                     1926 -- J.Bernardino (NA)
 1925 -- A. de la Torre (NA)              1924 -- Not Held
 1923 -- A. de la Torre (NA)              1922 -- Not Held
 1921 -- E.Lafitte (NA)                   1920 -- Not Held
 1919 -- A. de la torre (NA)              1918 -- Not Held
 1917 -- A. de la torre (NA)              1916 -- A. de la Torre (NA)
 1915 -- Not Held                         1914 -- Not Held
 1913 -- Not Held                         1912 -- Arnaud Massy (NA)
 
 * - won in playoff.
 NA - Total score not available.
 
 Note: Formerly called Peugeot Open de Espana (1994, 97-2000), Peugeot
       Spanish Open (1986-93, 95-96), Benson & Hedges Spanish Open
       (1980-85), Spanish Open (1971-79).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Brian Davis      - Defending champion, 39th on money list, 2 top-10's
 Seve Ballesteros - Three time winner and runner-up at this event
 Darren Clarke    - Seven-time winner on European Tour, no top-10's in 2001
 Sergio Garcia    - Has only 1 top-10 finish in US in seven events
 Miguel A Jimenez - Has made only 4 of 9 cuts on PGA Tour this season
 Peter Lonard     - Shot 66-68 over the weekend in Morocco to place 3rd
 Jose M Olazabal  - Made 7 of 9 US cuts with no top-10's, 46th in money
 Ian Poulter      - Won last week's Moroccan Open, 12th on money list
 Phillip Price    - 43rd on Order of Merit with only 1 top-10 finish
 Justin Rose      - Two-time runner-up this season, 9th on money list
 Sam Torrance     - Ryder Cup captain playing in his 2nd event of 2001
 Ian Woosnam      - Made 2 of 3 cuts this year with one top-10 finish
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Darren Clarke
 Darkhorse   - Diego Borrego
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Paul McGinley) - Finished tied for 8th
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Nic Henning) - Finished tied for 48th
 
 NOTES:
      Brian Davis became the ninth first-time winner on the European Tour
 last year when he captured the Peugeot Open de Espaņa at the PGA Golf de
 Catalunya in Girona, Spain. The 25-year-old Londoner from Enfield fired a
 closing three-under par 69 for a total of 274, to win his first title and
 also the biggest check of his career. Markus Brier finished alone in second,
 three strokes behind Davis. 1991 champion Eduardo Romero and Peter Baker
 tied for third as Baker fired a course-record 64 and Romero closed with 71.
 Sergio Garcia made his professional debut at this event in 1999, tying for
 25th. Max Faulkner was the last player to win this event two straight years,
 accomplishing the feat in 1952-53. Seve Ballesteros is a three-time winner
 of this event, which began in 1912 and has been runner-up three times. Nick
 Faldo captured this tournament in 1987 and has finished second three times.
 El Saler, sculpted out of rugged linksland close to the Mediterranean, last
 hosted a European Tour event in 1996 when Diego Borrego of Spain captured his
 first Tour victory in the Turespaņa Masters Open Comunitat Valenciana
 Paradores de Turismo. The man from Malaga shot rounds of 66-67-69-69 for a 17
 under par total of 271, which tied Zimbabwe's Tony Johnstone. Borrego went on
 to claim the title at the second hole of a sudden-death play-off. The European
 Tour moves to Portugal next week for the Algarve Portuguese Open won last year

 

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