Brazil Sao Paulo Open
Brazil Sao Paulo Open
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 Dates: Thursday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 25th
 Site: Sao Paolo Golf Club, Sao Paolo, Brazil
 Course Architect: Stanley Thompson (1915)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 6,646
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 330 Yds   10 - Par 4 383 Yds
               2 - Par 3 153 Yds   11 - Par 4 360 Yds
               3 - Par 5 605 Yds   12 - Par 3 185 Yds
               4 - Par 4 352 Yds   13 - Par 5 553 Yds
               5 - Par 4 443 Yds   14 - Par 4 443 Yds
               6 - Par 4 453 Yds   15 - Par 3 216 Yds
               7 - Par 3 188 Yds   16 - Par 4 354 Yds
               8 - Par 5 548 Yds   17 - Par 5 508 Yds
               9 - Par 3 173 Yds   18 - Par 4 399 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,245 Yds         36 3,401 Yds
 
 Annual: 2nd
 Defending Champion: Padraig Harrington
 Runner-Up: Gerry Norquist
 Tournament Record: 270 (Padraig Harrington, 2000)
 54-Hole Record: 202 (Padraig Harrington, David Park, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 133 (Matthew Blackey, 2000)
 Course Record: 63 (Matthew Blackey, 2000)
 Total Purse: $674,400
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Padraig Harrington     270               Steve Webster           274
 Gerry Norquist         272               Pedro Rofolfo Martinez  274
 Greg Owen              274               Miguel Angel Martin     275
 Ian Poulter            274               Jean-Francois Remesy    275 
 Eduardo Romero         274               Anders Hansen           275
 
         Past Sao Paulo Brazil Open Winners and Runners-Up
         -------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Padraig Harrington (270) -- Gerry Norquist
 
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Jose Coceres      - Only top-50 player in the world competing at this event
 Andrew Coltart    - Seeking 2nd career European Tour win since '98 Qatar
 Olivier Edmond    - Tied for 4th two weeks ago at Qatar Masters
 Massimo Florioli  - Finished tied for 3rd last week, 97th on money list
 Angel Franco      - Brother of PGA Tour winner Carlos Franco
 Thomas Gogele     - Posted only one top-10 last year in 30 events
 Craig Hainline    - Finished tied for 9th last week at Madeira
 Hank Kuehne       - Missed the cut last week with rounds of 71-75
 Thomas Levet      - Only European Tour win was in the 1998 Cannes Open
 Hennie Otto       - 64th on Volvo Order of Merit with one top-10
 Van Phillips      - Only win was in 1999, 2 top-10's in 29 events in 2000
 Mark Pilkington   - Career best finish is tie for 19th last year in Ireland 
 Anthony Wall      - Won 2000 Alfred Dunhill Championship, 3 cuts made in 6
 Philip Walton     - Opened with 67 last week but faded after 2nd-round 75    
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Jose Coceres
 Darkhorse   - Ricardo Gonzalez
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (David Carter) - Finished tied for 32nd
 Last week's Darkhorse (Mark Davis) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
 Tied for the lead with David Park after three rounds, Padraig 
 Harrington fired a Sunday 68 to post a two-shot win over American
 Gerry Norquist. Park stumbled home with a five-over 76 to tie for 
 17th. Harrington carded four rounds in the 60's to capture his second 
 career win. The talented Irishman, who added another title later in 
 the year, had finished second no fewer than nine times since his 
 maiden win in 1996. Eduardo Romero, Ian Poulter and Pedro Rodolfo 
 Martinez finished tied for third with four rounds in the 60's along
 with Steve Webster, four shots back. Matthew Blackey, who set the 
 course record of 63 during round two to assume the midway point lead, 
 finished tied for 13th with rounds of 71-73 over the weekend. Most of
 the top players on the European Tour are competing this week on the
 PGA Tour at THE PLAYERS Championship, including 2000 winner of this
 event Harrington. The European Tour remains in South America next week
 for the inaugural Open de Argentina at the Jockey Club in Buenos Aires.
 

 

 

 

 

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