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 Dates: Thursday, January 18th through Sunday, January 21st
 Site: Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, Hawaii
 Course Architect: Seth Raynor, Charles Banks (1927)
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 7,060
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 488 Yds       10 - Par 4 353 Yds
               2 - Par 4 426 Yds       11 - Par 3 196 Yds
               3 - Par 4 423 Yds       12 - Par 4 446 Yds
               4 - Par 3 203 Yds       13 - Par 4 478 Yds
               5 - Par 4 466 Yds       14 - Par 4 433 Yds
               6 - Par 4 459 Yds       15 - Par 4 396 Yds
               7 - Par 3 167 Yds       16 - Par 4 417 Yds
               8 - Par 4 459 Yds       17 - Par 3 189 Yds
               9 - Par 5 510 Yds       18 - Par 5 551 Yds
                   -------------            -------------
                    35 3,601 Yds             35 3,459 Yds
 
 Annual: 36th
 Defending Champion: Paul Azinger
 Runner-up: Stuart Appleby
 Tournament Record: 260 (John Huston, 1998)
 54-Hole Record: 194 (John Huston, 1998)
 36-Hole Record: 128 (Davis Love III, 1994; John Huston, 1998;
                      Paul Azinger, 2000)
 18-Hole Record: 60 (Davis Love III, 1994)
 Course Record: 63 (Tommy Tolles, Davis Love III, 1999; Paul Azinger, 2000)
 Total Purse: $4,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $720,000; 2nd Place - 432,000; 3rd Place - 272,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Paul Azinger           261               Sean Murphy             272
 Stuart Appleby         268               Scott Dunlap            272
 John Huston            270               Tom Lehman              272
 Jesper Parnevik        270               Five players at         273
 Ernie Els              271
 
          Past Sony Open in Hawaii Winners and Runners-Up
          -----------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Paul Azinger (261) -- Stuart Appleby
 1999 -- Jeff Sluman (271) -- C.Perry, L.Mattiace, J.Maggert, T.Tolles, D.Love
 1998 -- John Huston (260) -- Tom Watson
 1997 -- *Paul Stankowski (271) -- Jim Furyk, Mike Reid
 1996 -- *Jim Furyk (277) -- Brad Faxon
 1995 -- John Morse (269) -- Tom Lehman, Duffy Waldorf
 1994 -- Brett Ogle (269) -- Davis Love III
 1993 -- Howard Twitty (269) -- Joey Sindelar
 1992 -- John Cook (265) -- Paul Azinger
 1991 -- Lanny Wadkins (270) -- John Cook
 1990 -- David Ishii (279) -- Paul Azinger
 1989 -- #Gene Sauers (197) -- David Ogrin
 1988 -- Lanny Wadkins (271) -- Richard Zokol
 1987 -- *Corey Pavin (270) -- Craig Stadler
 1986 -- Corey Pavin (272) -- Paul Azinger
 1985 -- Mark O'Meara (267) -- Craig Stadler
 1984 -- *Jack Renner (271) -- Wayne Levi
 1983 -- Isao Aoki (268) -- Jack Renner
 1982 -- Lanny Wadkins (280) -- Scott Simpson
 1981 -- Hale Irwin (265) -- Don January
 1980 -- Andy Bean (266) -- Lee Trevino
 1979 -- Hubert Green (267) -- Fuzzy Zoeller
 1978 -- *Hubert Green (274) -- Bill Kratzert
 1977 -- Bruce Lietzke (273) -- Don January, Takashi Murakami
 1976 -- Ben Crenshaw (270) -- Hale Irwin, Larry Nelson
 1975 -- Gary Groh (274) -- Al Geiberger
 1974 -- Jack Nicklaus (271) -- Eddie Pearce
 1973 -- John Schlee (273) -- Orville Moody
 1972 -- *Grier Jones (274) -- Bob Murphy
 1971 -- Tom Shaw (273) -- Miller Barber
 1970 -- Not Held
 1969 -- Bruce Crampton (274) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1968 -- Lee Trevino (272) -- George Archer
 1967 -- Dudley Wysong (284) -- Billy Casper
 1966 -- Ted Makalena (271) -- Gay Brewer, Billy Casper
 1965 -- *Gay Brewer (281) -- Bob Goalby
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called United Hawaiian Open (1991), Hawaiian Open (1965-90),
       United Airlines Hawaiian Open (1992-98).
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Paul Azinger      - Defending Champion, shot final round 75 last week
 Notah Begay III   - Broke par only once last week at Mercedes Championships
 Ernie Els         - Two top-five finishes already this season
 Brad Faxon        - Posted three of four rounds under par last week
 Carlos Franco     - Second round 76 knocked him out of contention in Hawaii
 Jim Furyk         - Won last week's Mercedes Championships
 John Huston       - Tied for 3rd last year at this event, won it 1998
 Tom Lehman        - Struggled last week failing to break 70 at Kapalua
 Davis Love III    - Trying to record first win in two years, 3 seconds in 2000
 Shigeki Maruyama  - Finished 37th on money list in 2000 with seven top-10's
 Jesper Parnevik   - 12th in world rankings, two-time winner in 2000
 Rory Sabbatini    - Finished 2nd last week after missing 3-footer on 18
 Vijay Singh       - Recorded a third-place finish in Hawaii last week
 Garrett Willis    - Won last week's "other" PGA event (Tucson Open)
 

 

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