Reno-Tahoe Open
Reno-Tahoe Open
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 
 
 

 Dates: Thursday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 26th
 Site: Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, Nevada
 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1997)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,552
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 413 Yds         10 - Par 4 411 Yds
               2 - Par 3 171 Yds         11 - Par 3 225 Yds
               3 - Par 4 429 Yds         12 - Par 4 496 Yds
               4 - Par 5 518 Yds         13 - Par 4 494 Yds
               5 - Par 4 367 Yds         14 - Par 5 584 Yds
               6 - Par 4 439 Yds         15 - Par 4 477 Yds
               7 - Par 3 220 Yds         16 - Par 3 163 Yds
               8 - Par 4 464 Yds         17 - Par 5 636 Yds
               9 - Par 5 616 Yds         18 - Par 4 429 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,637 Yds               36 3,915 Yds
 
 Annual: 3rd
 Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 8-10:30 p.m. (et) (tape delayed)
 2000 Champion: Scott Verplank
 Runner-Up: Jean Van de Velde
 Tournament Record: 274 (Notah Begay III, 1999)
 54-Hole Record: 202 (Notah Begay III, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 134 (Brian Henninger, 2000)
 Course Record: 63 (Notah Begay III, 1999; Brian Henninger, 2000)
 Total Purse: $3,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $540,000; 2nd Place - 324,000; 3rd Place - 204,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Scott Verplank *       275               Scott McCarron          278
 Jean Van de Velde      275               Tom Byrum               279
 Bob May                276               Steve Flesch            279
 Doug Dunakey           278               Franklin Langham        279
 Brian Henninger        278               David Toms              279
                                          Duffy Waldorf           279
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
             Past Reno-Tahoe Open Winners and Runners-up
             -------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- *Scott Verplank (275) -- Jean Van de Velde
 1999 -- Notah Begay III (274) -- Chris Perry, David Toms
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Billy Andrade     - 29th on money list with 6 top-10's, eight missed cuts
 Mark Brooks       - Runner-up at U.S. Open, has missed three straight cuts
 Fred Couples      - Best finish this year is a tie for 11th at Byron Nelson
 Luke Donald       - Member of the winning Walker Cup team, making PGA debut
 Nick Faldo        - Missed the cut in 2 of the 4 major's, T51st at PGA Champ
 Fred Funk         - Only 3 missed cuts in 2001, but has just 2 top-10's
 Charles Howell    - Tied for 12th at BC Open, lost in a playoff at Milwaukee
 Justin Leonard    - Has 7 top-10's this year in 23 events, 7 missed cuts
 Billy Mayfair     - Shot final round of 61 at Buick Open to tie for 14th
 Rocco Mediate     - Has made the cut in 12 of 16 events, 35th on money list
 Bryce Molder      - Making his PGA Tour debut after college career at Ga Tech
 Mark O'Meara      - Has made the cut in four straight events, T22nd at PGA
 Jeff Sluman       - Won B.C. Open and finished 2nd at Nissan, 18th in money
 Jean Van de Velde - Lost in a playoff last yr at this event, 1 top-10 in 2001
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Billy Andrade
 Darkhorse   - Bob May
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (T.Woods, D.Duval, P.Mickelson) - T-29, T-10, 2nd
 Last week's Darkhorse (B.Faxon, J.Furyk, B.Mayfair) - T-59, T-7, MC
 
 NOTES:
      Scott Verplank sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole
 to defeat Jean Van de Velde and record his first win on the PGA Tour since
 the 1988 Buick Open. Verplank, who tied for seventh last week at the PGA
 Championship, will not be on hand to defend his title this week as he is
 competing at the NEC Invitational. Verplank made it into the field at the
 World Golf Championships due to his selection for the 2001 Ryder Cup team
 by captain Curtis Strange. Verplank's time span of 12 years and 27 days
 between victories, ranks fourth longest in PGA Tour history. Butch Baird holds
 the record of 15 years, five months and 10 days. Five shots back of the
 Frenchman when Sunday's final round began, Verplank carded a five-under 67 to
 tie Van de Velde after regulation. Verplank smacked his tee shot 300-plus
 yards on the fourth extra hole, the 636-yard, par-five 17th. Van de Velde
 drove into the rough right of the fairway. Van de Velde advanced his second
 shot as far as he could down the fairway and was left with 225 yards to the
 green. He knocked his approach to the right side of the putting surface and
 left his first putt 12 feet short. Verplank, who laid up with his second
 shot, hit his wedge to within eight feet of the hole. Although Van de Velde
 delivered on the clutch 12-footer for par, Verplank's birdie attempt found the
 left edge of the cup for his third career victory on the PGA Tour. Second-
 round leader Brian Henninger, who tied the course record of 63 on Friday,
 finished tied for fourth. The 1999 Reno-Tahoe Open made history, as Notah
 Begay III captured his first career event and became the first Native American
 since Rod Curl in 1974 to win on the PGA Tour. Begay took the lead following
 the third round after a course-record 63 and then despite an even-par 72,
 defeated Chris Perry and David Toms by three shots for the win. This is the
 third year of the event which will be held opposite the NEC - World Golf
 Championships. The 156-man field was the first full-field event added to the
 PGA Tour since the Greater Vancouver Open in 1996. The Reno area has hosted
 several Senior Tour events in the 1980's, and last hosted a PGA Tour stop in
 1948, the Reno Open Invitational won by Ben Hogan. Most of the top-ranked
 players in the world are competing this week at the NEC Invitational in Akron,
 Ohio. The Montreux Golf & Country Club is the second longest course on the PGA
 Tour behind Castle Pines Golf Club, host of The International. Next week the
 PGA Tour moves north of the border to British Columbia for the Air Canada
 Championship won last year by Rory Sabbatini.
 

 

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