scottish PGA Championship
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Preivew of this years tournament
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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: The Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary Course), Perthshire, Scotland
 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1993)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,060
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 426 Yds   10 - Par 3 208 Yds
               2 - Par 5 516 Yds   11 - Par 4 350 Yds
               3 - Par 4 431 Yds   12 - Par 5 503 Yds
               4 - Par 3 211 Yds   13 - Par 4 449 Yds
               5 - Par 4 461 Yds   14 - Par 3 196 Yds
               6 - Par 3 201 Yds   15 - Par 4 463 Yds
               7 - Par 4 419 Yds   16 - Par 5 543 Yds
               8 - Par 4 392 Yds   17 - Par 3 194 Yds
               9 - Par 5 564 Yds   18 - Par 5 533 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,621 Yds         36 3,439 Yds
 Annual: 3rd
 2000 Champion: Pierre Fulke
 Runner-Up: Henrik Nystrom
 Tournament Record: 271 (Pierre Fulke, 2000)
 54-Hole Record: 201 (Pierre Fulke, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 133 (Pierre Fulke, 2000)
 Course Record: 63 (Pierre Fulke, 2000)
 Total Purse: $1,448,356
 Shares: 1st Place - $241,382; 2nd Place - 160,926; 3rd Place - 90,666
                             2000 Finish
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Pierre Fulke           271               Hennie Otto             280
 Henrik Nystrom         273               Grant Hamerton          281
 Raphael Jacquelin      277               Alastair Forsyth        281
 Benn Barham            278               Jeremy Robinson         282
 Olle Karlsson          279               Nick Ludwell            282
         Past Scottish PGA Championship Winners and Runners-up
 2000 -- Pierre Fulke (271) -- Henrik Nystrom
 1999 -- *Warren Bennett (282) -- Rolf Muntz
 * - Won in playoff.
                           Top Contenders in the Field
 Warren Bennett     - Won this event in 1999, two-time runner-up this year
 Alex Cejka         - Has made only 12 of 21 cuts this year, 2 top-10's
 Mathias Gronberg   - 21st on money list with three top-five finishes
 Craig Hainline     - Only American in the field, has made 3 straight cuts
 David Howell       - 36th on money list with four top-10's, one runner-up
 Tony Johnstone     - Just six cuts made in 14 attempts, but one was a win
 Paul Lawrie        - 27th on Order of Merit, 21st in Ryder Cup points
 Sandy Lyle         - 17 career European Tour wins the last in 1992
 Justin Rose        - Has finished second twice this year, 29th on money list
 Jarmo Sandelin     - Four career European wins, last win was in 1999
 Roger Wessels      - Has made the cut in 10 of 20 events with 3 top-10's
 Golftoday Network Selections
 Pick to Win - Mathias Gronberg
 Darkhorse   - Steve Webster
 Last week's Pick to Win (Massimo Scarpa) - Missed the cut
 Last week's Darkhorse (Gary Evans) - Finished tied for 29th
      Six shots back after round one last year, Pierre Fulke carded a
 course-record 63 to take a two-shot lead into the weekend and then held off
 compatriot Henrik Nystrom by two shots for his second career European Tour
 win. Fulke, who will not be on hand to defend his title as he is competing
 in the United States at the NEC Invitational, also set records for 36,
 54 and 72-hole totals. There have been only two holes-in-one in the event's
 history. The first came in 1999 when David Howell registered an ace on the
 10th hole during round three and then last year when Paul Lawrie registered
 the feat on the same hole during round one. Despite the ace, Lawrie finished
 tied for 16th. Most of the top European players are competing at the World
 Golf Championships. The name of the course was changed from the Monarchs
 Course to the PGA Centenary Course. Fittingly, the course begins by playing
 southeast towards the famed glen of the eagles sweeping up the Ochil Hills to
 the summit of the pass below Ben Shee, which joins it to Glendevon. A feature
 of the course is the feast of views of the spectacular countryside in which
 Gleneagles is set. Putting on the two-tier second green, you are distracted by
 the lush panorama of the rich Perthshire straths. As you move westward over
 the next few holes, the rugged Grampians come into view on the right, then
 distantly purple ahead, Ben Vorlich and the mountains above the Trossachs. The
 course can be stretched to 7,081, making it the longest inland course in
 Scotland. The purse was increased by 600,000 pounds from last year. This event
 holds a key to the upcoming Ryder Cup as no fewer than eight of the 14 players
 who currently occupy 10th to 23rd places on the European Team Rankings will
 tee it up this week. Next week, the European Tour moves to Munich, Germany for
 the BMW International Open, the last event for accumulating precious Ryder Cup
 points. Thomas Bjorn is expected to defend his title next week.


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