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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
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 9th through Sunday, August 12th
 Site: Celtic Manor Resort (Wentwood Hills Course), Newport, Wales
 Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1999)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,324
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 471 Yds   10 - Par 4 440 Yds
               2 - Par 5 613 Yds   11 - Par 5 621 Yds
               3 - Par 4 440 Yds   12 - Par 3 211 Yds
               4 - Par 4 413 Yds   13 - Par 4 395 Yds
               5 - Par 5 534 Yds   14 - Par 3 184 Yds
               6 - Par 4 436 Yds   15 - Par 4 456 Yds
               7 - Par 3 190 Yds   16 - Par 4 340 Yds
               8 - Par 4 416 Yds   17 - Par 4 397 Yds
               9 - Par 3 213 Yds   18 - Par 5 554 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,726 Yds         36 3,598 Yds
 
 Annual: 2nd
 Defending Champion: Steen Tinning
 Runner-Up: David Howell
 Tournament Record: 273 (Steen Tinning. 2000)
 54-Hole Record: 203 (Ian Woosnam, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 137 (Mark McNulty, Ian Woosnam, 2000)
 Course Record: 64 (Robert Coles, Henrik Nystrom, 2000)
 Total Purse: 1,613,480 pounds
 Share: 1st Place - 268,902; 2nd Place - 179,273; 3rd Place - 101,003
 
                              2000 Finish
                              -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Steen Tinning          273               Phillip Price           278
 David Howell           274               Nick O'Hern             278
 Fredrik Jacobson       276               Robert Coles            279
 Ian Woosnam            276               Ian Garbutt             279
 Mark McNulty           278               Mark James              279
                                          Gordon Brand, Jr.       279
 
              Past Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Winners and Runners-up
              ----------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Steen Tinning (273) -- David Howell
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Steen Tinning       - Defending champion, only 2 top-10's in 17 events
 Warren Bennett      - Finished 4th last wk, 17-of-20 cuts made, 2 seconds
 Andrew Coltart      - 21st in money with one win and four top-10's
 Paul Lawrie         - 13-of-17 cuts made with two top-10's
 Paul McGinley       - 7th in scoring, 16th on order of merit with 7 top-10's
 Mark McNulty        - Won in South Africa earlier in year, 39th in money
 Andrew Oldcorn      - 12th in money including a win at Volvo PGA Championship
 Phillip Price       - Won Portuguese Open for 2nd career European win
 Justin Rose         - 27th in money with two seconds in 2001
 Ian Woosnam         - 11-of-14 cuts made, third at British Open, 11th in money
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Ian Woosnam
 Darkhorse   - Jarmo Sandelin
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Colin Montgomerie) - Finished 1st
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Roger Winchester) - Finished tied for 74th
 
 NOTES:
      One shot off the pace of Ian Woosnam heading into Sunday's final round,
 Steen Tinning carded a three-under 69 to edge David Howell by one shot and
 register his first career win last year. Woosnam struggled on Sunday with a
 one-over 73 to tie for third. Howell had a chance to force a playoff but
 three-putted the 17th hole. The purse was increased by 250,000 pounds from
 last year. This is the second year of the tournament. The last time a tour
 event was held in Wales prior to this tournament was back in 1979 through 1982
 for the Welsh Golf Classic. Mark James, Sandy Lyle, Des Smyth and Gordon
 Brand, Jr. were the winners of that event. Most of the top players are resting
 up or competing on the PGA Tour at the Buick Open, as they tune-up for next
 week's PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club. The next event on the
 European Tour is next week's North West of Ireland Open where Massimo Scarpa
 is expected to defend his title.
 
 
 
 

 

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