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 Dates: Friday, May 25th through Monday, May 28th
 Site: Wentworth Club (West Course), Surrey, England
 Course Architect: H.S. Colt (1926)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,050
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 471 Yds   10 - Par 3 186 Yds
               2 - Par 3 155 Yds   11 - Par 4 398 Yds
               3 - Par 4 452 Yds   12 - Par 5 510 Yds
               4 - Par 5 501 Yds   13 - Par 4 441 Yds
               5 - Par 3 191 Yds   14 - Par 3 179 Yds
               6 - Par 4 356 Yds   15 - Par 4 481 Yds
               7 - Par 4 399 Yds   16 - Par 4 380 Yds
               8 - Par 4 398 Yds   17 - Par 5 571 Yds
               9 - Par 4 450 Yds   18 - Par 5 531 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,373 Yds         37 3,677 Yds
 
 Annual: 47th
 Defending Champion: Colin Montgomerie
 Runner-Up: Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Andrew Coltart
 Tournament Record: 266 (B.J.Bamford, 1961)
 54-Hole Record: 201 (Seve Ballesteros, 1991)
 36-Hole Record: 132 (Ernie Els, 1994; Colin Montgomerie, 2000)
 Course Record: 63 (Wayne Riley, 1991)
 Total Purse: $2,826,200
 Share: 1st Place - $471,000; 2nd Place - 314,000; 3rd Place - 176,900
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Colin Montgomerie      271               Sergio Garcia           277
 Darren Clarke          274               Retief Goosen           279
 Lee Westwood           274               Olivier Edmond          279
 Andrew Coltart         274               Ian Woosnam             279
 Richard Green          277               Peter O'Malley          279
 
              Past Volvo PGA Championship Winners and Runners-Up
              --------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Colin Montgomerie (271) -- Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood,
                                    Andrew Coltart
 1999 -- Colin Montgomerie (270) -- Mark James
 1998 -- Colin Montgomerie (274) -- Patrik Sjoland, Ernie Els, Gary Orr
 1997 -- Ian Woosnam (275) -- Nick Faldo, Darren Clarke, Ernie Els
 1996 -- Costantino Rocca (274) -- Nick Faldo, Paul Lawrie
 1995 -- Bernhard Langer (279) -- Per-Ulrik Johansson, Michael Campbell
 1994 -- Jose Maria Olazabal (271) -- Ernie Els
 1993 -- Bernhard Langer (274) -- Gordon Brand, Jr., Frank Nobilo, Colin
                                  Montgomerie
 1992 -- Tony Johnstone (272) -- Gordon Brand, Jr., Jose Maria Olazabal
 1991 -- *Seve Ballesteros (271) -- Colin Montgomerie
 1990 -- Mike Harwood (271) -- John Bland, Nick Faldo
 1989 -- Nick Faldo (272) -- Ian Woosnam
 1988 -- Ian Woosnam (274) -- Seve Ballesteros, Mark James
 1987 -- Bernhard Langer (270) -- Seve Ballesteros
 1986 -- *Rodger Davis (281) -- Des Smyth
 1985 -- *Paul Way (282) -- Sandy Lyle
 1984 -- #Howard Clark (204) -- Gordon J. Brand, Bernhard Langer
 1983 -- Seve Ballesteros (278) -- Ken Brown, Sandy Lyle
 1982 -- *Tony Jacklin (284) -- Bernhard Langer
 1981 -- Nick Faldo (274) -- Ken Brown, Neil Coles
 1980 -- Nick Faldo (283) -- Ken Brown
 1979 -- Vicente Fernandez (288)
 1978 -- Nick Faldo (278)
 1977 -- Manuel Pinero (283) -- Peter Oosterhuis
 1976 -- *Neil Coles (280) -- Eamonn Darcy, Gary Player
 1975 -- Arnold Palmer (285) -- Eamonn Darcy
 1974 -- Maurice Bembridge (278) -- Peter Oosterhuis
 1973 -- Peter Oosterhuis (280) -- Dale Hayes, D.Swaelens
 1972 -- Tony Jacklin (279) -- Peter Oosterhuis
 1971 -- Not Held
 1970 -- Not Held
 1969 -- Bernard Gallacher (293)
 1968 -- David Talbot (276)
 1967 -- Peter Townsend (275)
 1966 -- Brian Huggett (271)
 1965 -- Peter Alliss (286)
 1964 -- A.G.Grubb (287)
 1963 -- Peter Butler (306)
 1962 -- Peter Alliss (287)
 1961 -- Brian Bamford (266)
 1960 -- @A.F.Stickley (247)
 1959 -- Dai Rees (283)
 1958 -- Harry Bradshaw (287)
 1957 -- Peter Alliss (286)
 1956 -- C.H.Ward (282)
 1955 -- Ken Bousfield (277)
 
 * - won in playoff.
 # - rain shortened (54 holes)
 @ - rain shortened (63 holes)
 
 Note: Formerly known as Schweppes Open (1967-69), Viyella PGA Championship
       (1972-74), Penfold PGA Championship (1975-77), Colgate PGA Championship
       (1978-79), Sun Alliance PGA Championship (1980-83), Whyte & Mackey
       PGA Championship (1984-87).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Colin Montgomerie - Three-time defending champion, has 2 top-10's in 2001
 Thomas Bjorn      - Shot 76 on Sunday to finish tied for second to last
 Michael Campbell  - Finished 2nd to Tiger at TPC of Europe after opening 62
 Darren Clarke     - After an opening 76 last week, rebounded with 67-69-67
 Ernie Els         - Started with 66 in Germany, but failed to crack 70 last 3
 Nick Faldo        - Has four wins and three runner-up finishes at this event
 Padraig Harrington- Tied for 5th last week despite two rounds of 70
 Miguel A. Jimenez - 15th on Order of Merit with 2 top-10's in just 4 events
 Bernhard Langer   - Played 10 events on PGA Tour with 9 cuts made, 4 top-10's
 Jose M. Olazabal  - Won this event in 1994 and was runner-up in 1992
 Vijay Singh       - Ranked 5th in the world, 7 top-10's in 13 PGA events
 Lee Westwood      - Shot final round of 77 last week, ranked 6th in the world
 Ian Woosnam       - Two-time winner of this event, 28 career European wins
 
 Golf Today Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Colin Montgomerie
 Darkhorse   - Andrew Coltart
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Tiger Woods) - Finished 1st
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Peter O'Malley) - Finished tied for 3rd
 
 NOTES:
      Colin Montgomerie became the first player in tournament history to win
 this event three straight years, as he defeated Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood
 and Andrew Coltart by three shots last year. Trailing by two shots after
 round one, Montgomerie carded a second-round 65 and led the rest of the
 way, carding a final-round of 69 for a total of 271. Clarke closed with a
 66 to tie Westwood (68) and Coltart (69). Monty will try to equal the mark
 of four Volvo PGA Championship titles, set by Nick Faldo (1978, 80, 81,
 89). Peter Alliss and Bernhard Langer are the other three-time winners of
 this event. Ernie Els, who skipped this event last year but is scheduled to
 compete this week, has been runner-up three times and tied for fourth in
 1999. This tournament has been held at the Wentworth Club since 1984 and is
 considered the European Tour's flagship event. The purse was increased by
 500,000 pounds from last year, the 13th consecutive year the purse has been
 increased. Bernhard Langer holds the record for must sub-par rounds at this
 event with 41, followed by Nick Faldo at 39. Montgomerie is the all-time money
 winner with 1,310,602 euros in earnings and has posted a tournament best 28
 rounds in the 60's. Montgomerie has also recorded 10 top-10's at this event,
 one ahead of Faldo. Langer is the only player in event history to win wire-to-
 wire (1987) with no ties. Only four players have posted all four rounds in the
 60's and have won, the last coming in 1996 when Costantino Rocca turned the
 trick. The European Tour remains in England next week for the Victor
 Chandler British Masters at Woburn, where Gary Orr will defend his title.
 
 
 
 

 

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