Fed-Ex St Jude Classic
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 Dates: Thursday, June 7th through Sunday, June 10th
 Site: TPC at Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
 Course Architect: Ron Prichard (1988)
                   Fuzzy Zoeller/Hubert Green (Consultants)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 7,030
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 426 yds         10 - Par 4 447 yds
               2 - Par 4 387 yds         11 - Par 3 146 yds
               3 - Par 5 525 yds         12 - Par 4 375 yds
               4 - Par 3 194 yds         13 - Par 4 430 yds
               5 - Par 5 527 yds         14 - Par 3 231 yds
               6 - Par 4 427 yds         15 - Par 4 385 yds
               7 - Par 4 458 yds         16 - Par 5 528 yds
               8 - Par 3 169 yds         17 - Par 4 464 yds
               9 - Par 4 450 yds         18 - Par 4 461 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,563 yds               35 3,467 yds

 Annual: 44th
 Defending Champion: Notah Begay III
 Runner-Up: Chris DiMarco, Bob May
 Tournament Record: 258 (John Cook, 1996)
 54-Hole Record: 189 (John Cook, 1996)
 36-Hole Record: 126 (John Cook, 1996; David Frost, 1999)
 18-Hole Record: 59 (Al Geiberger, 1977 -- Colonial CC - Cordova)
 9-Hole Record: 28 (Bob Charles, 1964 -- Colonial CC - Memphis)
 Course Record: 61 (Jay Delsing, 1993)
 Total Purse: $3,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $630,000; 2nd Place - 378,000; 3rd Place - 238,000

                             2000 Finish
                             -----------

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Notah Begay III        271               Joe Ogilvie             273
 Chris DiMarco          272               Tom Scherrer            274
 Bob May                272               Robert Damron           274
 Pete Jordan            273               Loren Roberts           274
 Russ Cochran           273               Craig Parry             274

          Past FedEx St. Jude Classic Winners and Runners-up
          --------------------------------------------------

 2000 -- Notah Begay III (271) -- Chris DiMarco, Bob May
 1999 -- Ted Tryba (265) -- Tim Herron, Tom Lehman
 1998 -- *Nick Price (268) -- Jeff Sluman
 1997 -- Greg Norman (268) -- Dudley Hart
 1996 -- John Cook (258) -- John Adams
 1995 -- Jim Gallagher, Jr. (267) -- Jay Delsing, Ken Green
 1994 -- *Dicky Pride (267) -- Gene Sauers, Hal Sutton
 1993 -- Nick Price (266) -- Rick Fehr, Jeff Maggert
 1992 -- Jay Haas (263) -- Dan Forsman, Robert Gamez
 1991 -- Fred Couples (269) -- Rick Fehr
 1990 -- *Tom Kite (269) -- John Cook
 1989 -- John Mahaffey (272) -- Bob Gilder, Hubert Green, Bernhard Langer
 1988 -- Jodie Mudd (273) -- Peter Jacobsen, Nick Price
 1987 -- Curtis Strange (275) -- R.Cochran, Mike Donald, T.Kite, D.Watson
 1986 -- Mike Hulbert (280) -- Joey Sindelar
 1985 -- *Hal Sutton (279) -- David Ogrin
 1984 -- Bob Eastwood (280) -- Ralph Landrum, Mark O'Meara, Tim Simpson
 1983 -- Larry Mize (274) -- Chip Beck, Sammy Rachels, Fuzzy Zoeller
 1982 -- Ray Floyd (271) -- Mike Holland
 1981 -- Jerry Pate (274) -- Tom Kite, Bruce Lietzke
 1980 -- Lee Trevino (272) -- Tom Purtzer
 1979 -- *Gil Morgan (278) -- Larry Nelson
 1978 -- *Andy Bean (277) -- Lee Trevino
 1977 -- Al Geiberger (273) -- Jerry McGee, Gary Player
 1976 -- Gibby Gilbert (273) -- Forrest Fezler, John Lister, Gil Morgan
 1975 -- Gene Littler (270) -- John Mahaffey
 1974 -- Gary Player (273) -- Lou Graham, Hubert Green
 1973 -- Dave Hill (283) -- Allen Miller, Lee Trevino
 1972 -- Lee Trevino (281) -- John Mahaffey
 1971 -- Lee Trevino (268) -- Lee Elder, Jerry Heard, Hale Irwin, R.Wolff
 1970 -- Dave Hill (267) -- Frank Beard, Homero Blancas, Bob Charles
 1969 -- Dave Hill (265) -- Lee Elder
 1968 -- Bob Lunn (268) -- Monty Kaser
 1967 -- Dave Hill (272) -- Johnny Pott
 1966 -- Bert Yancey (265) -- Gene Littler
 1965 -- *Jack Nicklaus (271) -- Johnny Pott
 1964 -- Mike Souchak (270) -- Billy Casper, Tommy Jacobs
 1963 -- *Tony Lema (270) -- Tommy Aaron
 1962 -- *Lionel Hebert (267) -- Gene Littler, Gary Player
 1961 -- Cary Middlecoff (266) -- Gardner Dickinson, Mike Souchak
 1960 -- *Tommy Bolt (273) -- Ben Hogan, Gene Littler
 1959 -- *Don Whitt (272) -- Al Balding, Gary Player
 1958 -- Billy Maxwell (267) -- Cary Middlecoff

 * - Won in Playoff.

 Note: Formerly called Federal Express St. Jude Classic (1986-94), St. Jude
       Memphis Classic (1985), Danny Thomas Memphis Classic (1970-84),
 Memphis Invitational Open (1960-69), Memphis Open (1958-59).

                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------

 Notah Begay III   - Defending champion, only 2 cuts made in 7 events
 Angel Cabrera     - Ranked 1st on European money list, 1 win and 6 top-10's
 Stewart Cink      - 31st on money list with 4 top-10's, five missed cuts
 Jose Coceres      - Won event in Hilton Head, 43rd on money list
 Nick Faldo        - Has posted a pair of third-place finishes in Europe
 Scott Hoch        - 15th on money list with a victory and five top-10's
 Bernhard Langer   - Has made 9 of 10 cuts on PGA Tour with a pair of 3rd's
 Tom Lehman        - 20th on money list with 3 top-10's and 2 missed cuts
 Phil Mickelson    - Has finished in the top-five in 8 of 14 events, 1 win
 Jose M. Olazabal  - Despite making 7 of 9 cuts in US, has no top-10 finishes
 Jesper Parnevik   - Won earlier this year for only top-10 in 15 tournaments
 Nick Price        - 39th on money list with 3 top-10's, 2-time winner here
 Loren Roberts     - The "Boss of the Moss" is struggling with 1 top-10
 David Toms        - 5th on money list with a victory and five top-10's

 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Nick Price
 Darkhorse   - Bob May

 Last week's Picks to Win (Tiger Woods) - Finished 1st
 Last week's Darkhorse (Chris Perry) - Missed the cut

 NOTES:
      One shot behind third-round leader Bob May heading into Sunday's final
 round, Notah Begay III carded a two-under 69 to clip May and Chris DiMarco and
 win for the third time in his career. Begay, who won the following week,
 carded all four rounds in the 60's and clinched the win with a two-putt par
 from five-feet on the final hole. Both May and DiMarco had chances to force a
 playoff, but May missed a birdie try from eight feet and DiMarco's slipped by
 from 25-feet. Begay III and DiMarco were the lone players in the field to post
 all four rounds in the 60's. Begay has been slowed this year due to a lower
 back injury and has competed in only seven tournaments with two cuts made.
 Nick Price, a two-time winner of this event, has posted 17 rounds under par at
 this venue in his last 21 rounds with three rounds being at even-par and one
 at three-over. Price tied for 25th last year. This is the 13th year in which
 the tournament has been held at the TPC at Southwind. The purse was increased
 $500,000 from last year. Lee Trevino was the last player to win back-to-back
 titles at this venue in 1971-72. The golf course features eight lakes and
 three streams, affecting play on 11 holes. Al Geiberger became the first
 player to shoot 59 in PGA TOUR history back in 1977 at the FedEx St. Jude
 Classic. Hal Sutton owns the record for the biggest comeback in tournament
 history, when he came from eight back to win the event in 1985. Price and Dave
 Hill are the only players to win this event wire-to-wire. Hill accomplished
 the feat in 1967 and Price in 1998. Price (2), Hill (4) and Trevino (3) are
 the only multiple winners of the tournament. 20 of the past 31 champions of
 this event have held at least a share of the lead heading into the final
 round. Begay became the 18th player to come from behind and win this
 tournament. Nine of the last 11 winners of this event have posted all four
 rounds under par with the lone exceptions in 1995 and 1990 when Jim Gallagher,
 Jr. and Tom Kite won the event, respectively. The tournament has raised over
 $11.5 million since 1986 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This
 event will serve as the final tune-up for next week's U.S. Open at Southern
 Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma where Tiger Woods will defend his title.

 

 

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