AT&T Canada Senior Open
AT&T Canada Senior Open
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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
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 Dates: Thursday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 26th
 Site: Mississaugua Golf & Country Club, Mississaugua, Ontario, Canada
 Course Architect: George Cumming/Percy Barrett (1906); revised by Stanley
                   Thompson (1928)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 6,773
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 354 yds         10 - Par 3 148 yds
               2 - Par 4 387 yds         11 - Par 4 429 yds
               3 - Par 3 218 yds         12 - Par 5 532 yds
               4 - Par 4 439 yds         13 - Par 5 522 yds
               5 - Par 5 557 yds         14 - Par 3 191 yds
               6 - Par 3 229 yds         15 - Par 4 362 yds
               7 - Par 4 441 yds         16 - Par 4 402 yds
               8 - Par 4 426 yds         17 - Par 4 321 yds
               9 - Par 4 395 yds         18 - Par 4 420 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    35 3,446 yds               36 3,327 yds
 
 Annual: 11th
 Defending Champion: Tom Jenkins
 Runner-Up: Kermit Zarley
 Tournament Record: 269 (Jack Kiefer, 1997)
 54-Hole Record: 194 (Don January, 1984)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (Don January, 1984)
 18-Hole Record: 63 (Don January, Miller Barber, 1984; Larry Nelson, 1999)
 Total Purse: $1,600,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $240,000; 2nd Place - 140,800; 3rd Place - 115,200
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Tom Jenkins            274               Tom Wargo               280
 Kermit Zarley          275               Leonard Thompson        280
 Doug Tewell            276               Ed Dougherty            280
 Bruce Fleisher         278               Allen Doyle             281
 Hugh Baiocchi          279               Andy North              281
 
         Past AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship Winners and Runners-Up
         ----------------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Tom Jenkins (274) -- Kermit Zarley
         (St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba)
 1999 -- *Jim Ahern (272) -- Hale Irwin
         (Richelieu Valley Golf Club (Rouville Course), Sainte-Julie, Quebec)
 1998 -- Brian Barnes (277) -- Bruce Summerhays, Dana Quigley, Tom Jenkins
         (Glencoe Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta)
 1997 -- Jack Kiefer (269) -- Jim Colbert
         (St. George's Golf & Country Club, Etobicoke, Ontario)
 1996 -- Charles Coody (271) -- Larry Mowry
         (Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Ancaster, Ontario)
 1995 -- Not Held
 1994 -- Not Held
 1993 -- Not Held
 1992 -- Not Held
 1991 -- Not Held
 1990 -- Not Held
 1989 -- Not Held
 1988 -- Not Held
 1987 -- Not Held
 1986 -- Not Held
 1985 -- Peter Thomson (203) -- Ben Smith
         (Vancouver Golf Club, Coquitlam, British Columbia)
 1984 -- #Don January (194) -- Lee Elder, Miller Barber
         (Royal Ottawa Golf Club, Ottawa, Ontario)
 1983 -- Don January (274) -- Miller Barber
         (Earl Grey Country Club, Calgary, Alberta)
 1982 -- Bob Goalby (273) -- Gene Littler
         (St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg, Manitoba)
 1981 -- *Miller Barber (204) -- Gene Littler
         (Capilano Golf & Country Club, Vancouver, British Columbia)
 
 * - won in playoff.
 # - rain shortened.
 
 Note: Previously called Peter Jackson Champions (1981-83), du Maurier
       Champions (1984-85, 1996-97).
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field                          -
 
 Tom Jenkins       - Defending champion, three straight top-15 finishes
 Ed Dougherty      - Seven of his last eight rounds have been under par
 Allen Doyle       - Two-time winner this year, tour-leading 19 top-10's
 Bruce Fleisher    - Has finished first, second and third three times each
 Bob Gilder        - 12th on money list with one win and eight top-10's
 Hale Irwin        - Nine of his last 10 rounds are under par, 2 wins in 2001
 Tom Kite          - Tied for 5th at US Open but missed cut at PGA Champ
 Andy North        - Tied for 9th last year at this event, 2 top-10's
 Dana Quigley      - Has played in 28 events this year with 1 win, 11 top-10's
 Doug Tewell       - One win and three runner-up finishes in 2001
 Steve Veriato     - Won last week for the 1st time in his Senior Tour career
 Bobby Wadkins     - In just two Senior events, he has a win and 2 top-10's
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Hale Irwin
 Darkhorse   - Tom Jenkins
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Gil Morgan) - Finished tied for 29th
 Last week's Darkhorse (John Jacobs) - Finished tied for 10th
 
 NOTES:
      Tom Jenkins drained a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to capture
 the Canada Senior Open at St. Charles Country Club last year. Kermit Zarley,
 who trailed by three shots at the start of play on Sunday, fell one shot
 short. Jenkins, who held a share of the lead after the second and third
 rounds, picked up his second career Senior Tour victory after he posted a
 final-round 68. He finished the tournament at 14-under 274 for his first
 win of the season. This is the sixth year for this event on the SENIOR Tour,
 although this tournament was held for five years in the 1980s. The purse was
 raised $150,000 from last year. Moe Norman's tie for third in 1982 at St.
 Charles Country Club in Winnipeg is the best finish by a Canadian player in
 this event. Last year, Bob Panasik had the best finish among the Canadian
 players when he tied for 49th, also at St. Charles Country Club. The AT&T
 Canada Senior Open Championship has had several different names throughout
 its history that actually spans 20 years. Origins of the event date back to 
 1981 when it was known as the Peter Jackson Champions. It was renamed the du
 Maurier Champions in 1983. After an 11-year hiatus, the SENIOR Tour returned
 to Canada in 1996 with the du Maurier Champions. It was renamed the AT&T
 Canada Senior Open Championship in 1998. Several of Canada's top courses have
 served as host for the event since its return, including Hamilton Golf and
 Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario and St. George's Golf and Country Club
 outside of Toronto. There have only been two aces in the history of this
 event. Gene Littler made the first of his two career holes-in-one on the
 SENIOR Tour at the 1984 tournament at Royal Ottawa Golf Club. Last year at 
 St. Charles Country Club, George Burns made his first ace on the SENIOR Tour.
 Jenkins has never finished out of the top five in three trips to Canada as a
 SENIOR Tour player. He's been over par in just one of his 12 rounds in the
 AT&T Canada Senior Open and has a scoring average of 69.00. Jenkins comes 
 into this year's AT&T Canada Senior Open riding a streak of nine consecutive 
 sub-par rounds in this championship. When he was on the PGA TOUR, Jenkins 
 played in 10 Canadian Opens and missed the cut in the event seven times. His 
 best effort was a tie for 16th in 1981. In the last 10 AT&T Canada Senior 
 Open Championships, a player who has either led or been tied for the lead 
 going into the final round has won the event only four times. However, of the 
 seven times the championship has been 72 holes, the leader or co-leader at 
 the halfway point has gone on to win four times. Al Balding made the first 
 double eagle in SENIOR Tour history at the 1982 Peter Jackson Champions. 
 Since then, 20 more double eagles have been made, including Gil Morgan's 
 albatross at this year's Instinet Classic. The Mississaugua Golf and Country 
 Club is a descendant of the High Park Golf Club, which closed in 1905. The 
 George Cumming/Percy Barrett designed Mississaugua course opened in 1906. In 
 later years, the legendary architect Stanley Thompson, a former club
 member, made major renovations. The course, which crosses the Credit River
 six times, will challenge many of the same men who have competed in some of
 the six Canadian Open Championships held there in the past. Walter Hagen
 (1931), Sam Snead (1938), Craig Wood (1942), Jim Ferrier (1951), Gene Littler
 (1965) and Bobby Nichols (1974) have all won the Open at Mississaugua. Next
 week, the SENIOR Tour moves to Ohio for the Kroger Senior Classic where 
 Hubert Green will defend his title.
 
 

 

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