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 Dates: Thursday, July 5th through Sunday, July 8th
 Site: Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Dubsdread Course), Lemont, Illinois
 Course Architect: Dick Wilson and Joe Lee (1963)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,073
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 420 yds         10 - Par 4 372 yds
               2 - Par 3 177 yds         11 - Par 5 564 yds
               3 - Par 4 415 yds         12 - Par 3 209 yds
               4 - Par 4 416 yds         13 - Par 4 446 yds
               5 - Par 5 525 yds         14 - Par 3 192 yds
               6 - Par 3 213 yds         15 - Par 5 519 yds
               7 - Par 4 410 yds         16 - Par 4 409 yds
               8 - Par 4 378 yds         17 - Par 4 388 yds
               9 - Par 5 568 yds         18 - Par 4 452 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,522 yds               36 3,551 yds

 Annual: 98th
 Defending Champion: Robert Allenby
 Runner-Up: Nick Price
 Tournament Record: 268 (Sam Snead, 1949; Chi Chi Rodriguez, 1964)
 54-Hole Record: 199 (Sam Snead, 1949)
 36-Hole Record: 132 (Sam Snead, 1949; Hugh Royer, 1970; Jim Thorpe, 1985)
 Course Record: 63 (Jeff Sluman, 1992; John Adams, 1993; Dudley Hart, 1998;
                    Nick Price, Brian Henninger, Stephen Ames, 2000)
 18-Hole Record: 63 (Cary Middlecoff, 1955 - Portland Golf Club, Oregon)
                    (Dutch Harrison, 1959 - Pittsburgh Field)
                    (Bob Goetz, 1961 - Blythefield Country Club)
 Total Purse: $3,600,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $648,000; 2nd Place - 388,800; 3rd Place - 244,800

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

 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Robert Allenby *       274               Brian Henninger         277
 Nick Price             274               Franklin Langham        277
 Jim Furyk              276               Jeff Maggert            277
 Greg Kraft             276               Fred Couples            278
 Shigeki Maruyama       276               Steve Flesch            278
                                          Scott Hoch              278
                                          Frank Lickliter         278
                                          Carl Paulson            278
                                          David Toms              278

 * - Won in Playoff.

         Past Advil Western Open Winners and Runners-up
         ----------------------------------------------

 2000 -- *Robert Allenby (274) -- Nick Price
 1999 -- Tiger Woods (273) -- Mike Weir
 1998 -- Joe Durant (271) -- Vijay Singh
 1997 -- Tiger Woods (275) -- Frank Nobilo
 1996 -- Steve Stricker (270) -- Billy Andrade, Jay Don Blake
 1995 -- Billy Mayfair (279) -- Jay Haas, Justin Leonard, Jeff Maggert,
                                Scott Simpson
 1994 -- Nick Price (277) -- Greg Kraft
 1993 -- Nick Price (269) -- Greg Norman
 1992 -- Ben Crenshaw (276) -- Greg Norman
 1991 -- Russ Cochran (275) -- Greg Norman
 1990 -- Wayne Levi (275) -- Payne Stewart
 1989 -- *Mark McCumber (275) -- Peter Jacobsen
 1988 -- Jim Benepe (278) -- Peter Jacobsen
 1987 -- #D.A. Weibring (207) -- Larry Nelson, Greg Norman
 1986 -- *Tom Kite (286) -- Fred Couples, David Frost, Nick Price
 1985 -- *Scott Verplank (279) -- Jim Thorpe
 1984 -- *Tom Watson (280) -- Greg Norman
 1983 -- Mark McCumber (284) -- Tom Watson
 1982 -- Tom Weiskopf (276) -- Larry Nelson
 1981 -- Ed Fiori (277) -- Jim Colbert, Greg Powers, Jim Simons
 1980 -- Scott Simpson (281) -- Andy Bean
 1979 -- *Larry Nelson (286) -- Ben Crenshaw
 1978 -- *Andy Bean (282) -- Bill Rogers
 1977 -- Tom Watson (283) -- Wally Armstrong, Johnny Miller
 1976 -- Al Geiberger (288) -- Joe Porter
 1975 -- Hale Irwin (283) -- Bobby Cole
 1974 -- Tom Watson (287) -- J.C. Snead, Tom Weiskopf
 1973 -- Billy Casper (272) -- Larry Hinson, Hale Irwin
 1972 -- Jim Jamieson (271) -- Labron Harris, Jr.
 1971 -- Bruce Crampton (279) -- Bobby Nichols
 1970 -- Hugh Royer (273) -- Dale Douglass
 1969 -- Billy Casper (276) -- Rocky Thompson
 1968 -- Jack Nicklaus (273) -- Miller Barber
 1967 -- Jack Nicklaus (274) -- Doug Sanders
 1966 -- Billy Casper (283) -- Gay Brewer
 1965 -- Billy Casper (270) -- Jack McGowan, Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1964 -- Chi Chi Rodriguez (268) -- Arnold Palmer
 1963 -- *Arnold Palmer (280) -- Julius Boros, Jack Nicklaus
 1962 -- Jacky Cupit (281) -- Billy Casper
 1961 -- Arnold Palmer (271) -- Sam Snead
 1960 -- *Stan Leonard (278) -- Art Wall
 1959 -- Mike Souchak (272) -- Arnold Palmer
 1958 -- Doug Sanders (275) -- Dow Finsterwald
 1957 -- *Doug Ford (279) -- George Bayer, Gene Litter, Billy Maxwell
 1956 -- *Mike Fetchick (284) -- Doug Ford, Jay Hebert, Don January
 1955 -- Cary Middlecoff (272) -- Mike Souchak
 1954 -- *Lloyd Mangrum (277) -- Ted Kroll
 1953 -- Dutch Harrison (278) -- Ed Furgol, Fred Haas, Lloyd Mangrum
 1952 -- Lloyd Mangrum (274) -- Bobby Locke
 1951 -- Marty Furgol (270) -- Cary Middlecoff
 1950 -- Sam Snead (282) -- Jim Ferrier, E.J. Harrison
 1949 -- Sam Snead (268) -- Cary Middlecoff
 1948 -- *Ben Hogan (281) -- Ed Oliver
 1947 -- Johnny Palmer (270) -- Bobby Locke, Ed Oliver
 1946 -- Ben Hogan (271) -- Lloyd Mangrum
 1945 -- Not Held
 1944 -- Not Held
 1943 -- Not Held
 1942 -- Herman Barron (276) -- Henry Picard
 1941 -- Ed Oliver (275) -- Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson
 1940 -- *Jimmy Demaret (293) -- Toney Penna
 1939 -- Byron Nelson (281) -- Lloyd Mangrum
 1938 -- Ralph Guldahl (279) -- Sam Snead
 1937 -- *Ralph Guldahl (288) -- Horton Smith
 1936 -- Ralph Guldahl (274) -- Ray Mangrum
 1935 -- John Revolta (290) -- Willie Goggin
 1934 -- *Harry Cooper (274) -- Ky Laffoon
 1933 -- Mac Smith (282) -- Tommy Armour
 1932 -- Walter Hagen (287) -- Olin Dutra
 1931 -- Ed Dudley (280) -- Walter Hagen
 1930 -- Gene Sarazen (278) -- Al Espinosa
 1929 -- Tommy Armour (273) -- Horton Smith
 1928 -- Abe Espinosa (291) -- Johnny Farrell
 1927 -- Walter Hagen (281) -- Al Espinosa, Bill Mehlhorn
 1926 -- Walter Hagen (279) -- Harry Cooper, Gene Sarazen
 1925 -- Mac Smith (281) -- L.Diegel, J.Farrell, E.French, Hagen, Mehlhorn
 1924 -- Bill Mehlhorn (293) -- Al Watrous
 1923 -- Jock Hutchinson (281) -- Bobby Cruickshank
 1922 -- Mike Brady (291) -- Laurie Ayton, Jock Hutchison
 1921 -- Walter Hagen (287) -- Jock Hutchison
 1920 -- Jock Hutchinson (296) -- James Barnes, Clarence Hackney, H.Hampton
 1919 -- Jim Barnes (283) -- Leo Diegel
 1918 -- Not Held
 1917 -- Jim Barnes (283) -- Walter Hagen
 1916 -- Walter Hagen (286) -- Jock Hutchison, George Sargent
 1915 -- Tom McNamara (304) -- Alex Cunningham
 1914 -- Jim Barnes (293) -- Willie Kidd
 1913 -- John McDermott (295) -- Mike Brady
 1912 -- Mac Smith (299) -- Alex Robertson
 1911 -- Robert Simpson (2 & 1) -- Tom MacNamara
 1910 -- Chick Evans, Jr. (6 & 5) -- George Simpson
 1909 -- Willie Anderson (288) -- Stewart Gardner
 1908 -- Willie Anderson (299) -- Fred McCloud
 1907 -- Robert Simpson (307) -- Willie Anderson, Fred McCloud
 1906 -- Alex Smith (306) -- Jack Hobens
 1905 -- Arthur Smith (278) -- James Maiden
 1904 -- Willie Anderson (304) -- Alex Smith
 1903 -- Alex Smith (318) -- Laurie Auchterlonie, David Brown
 1902 -- Willie Anderson (299) -- Willie Smith
 1901 -- Laurie Auchterlonie (160) -- David Bell
 1900 -- Not Held
 1899 -- *Willie Smith (156) -- Laurie Auchterlonie

 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.

 Note: Formerly called Motorola Western Open (1994-99), Sprint Western Open
       (1993), Centel Western Open (1990-92), Beatrice Western Open (1987-89),
       Western Open (1899-1986).

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

 Robert Allenby    - Defending Champion, 21st on money list with one win
 Mark Brooks       - Runner-up at U.S. Open, 35th on money list, 2 top-10's
 Joe Durant        - 4th on money list, two-time winner this year
 Jim Furyk         - Has made 14 of 15 cuts this year with one win, 4 top-10's
 Scott Hoch        - 6th on money list with a win and seven top-10 finishes
 Tom Lehman        - Only 4 top-10's in 16 events this year, 2 missed cuts
 Davis Love III    - Won at Pebble earlier this year, 7th on money list
 Phil Mickelson    - Shot four rounds in the 60's last week to win in Hartford
 Nick Price        - Four top-10 finishes in eight cuts made, 4 missed cuts
 Vijay Singh       - Only top-10 money winner this yr without a win, 2 seconds
 Hal Sutton        - Has made the cut in all 18 events entered with 1 victory
 Tiger Woods       - World number 1 has 4 US wins and 8 top-10's in 12 events

 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Vijay Singh
 Darkhorse   - J.J. Henry

 Last week's Pick to Win (David Duval) - Finished tied for 22nd
 Last week's Darkhorse (Kirk Triplett) - Finished tied for 7th

 NOTES:
      Three shots behind when Sunday's final round began, Robert Allenby carded
 a final round of 68 to force a playoff with Nick Price and then parred the
 first extra hole to win the largest paycheck of his career ($540,000). Price,
 who opened with a course-record-tying 63 on Thursday, carded a 69 on Sunday to
 finish regulation tied with Allenby at 14-under-par 274. Price, however, found
 trouble off the tee on the first extra hole -- the 452-yard, par-four 18th --
 when his drive landed in a bunker on the right side of the fairway and he was
 forced to lay up 100 yards short of the green with his second shot. Meanwhile,
 Allenby drove his ball in the middle of the fairway and knocked his eight-iron
 approach to within 20 feet of the pin. Price hit his third shot over the flag
 and it rolled off the green and came to rest on the fringe 15 feet from
 the hole. Allenby started his birdie putt well left of the hole and it stayed
 left, coming to rest two feet from the cup. He tapped in for par and watched
 as Price's chip for par slid inches to the right of the cup, giving Allenby
 his second PGA Tour victory. There have been 17 playoffs in the 97-year
 history of the tournament, with last year's extra session the first since
 1989. Allenby is trying to become the eighth player to win this event two
 straight years and the first since Price (1993-94). Price also lost in a
 playoff to Tom Kite at the 1986 event. Allenby missed the cut in his only
 other Western Open appearance in 1999. Price has posted eight top-25 finishes
 in his last nine appearances in this event. Price was the last wire-to-wire
 winner of this event when he won by five shots over Greg Norman in 1993. Scott
 Hoch and Bob Burns each recorded a pair of eagles in one round last year.
 Burns posted his eagles during round two while Hoch accomplished the feat in
 the final round. Brian Henninger and Stephen Ames also tied the course record
 of 63 during last year's event, both in the second round. Last year, the
 course played to a scoring average of 71.704 with the 18th hole the most
 difficult (4.202). As an amateur at the 1995 Western Open, Tiger Woods fired a
 final-round 69 for his first sub-70 round in a professional tournament. Woods,
 who went on to post wins in 1997 and '99, tied for 23rd last year, breaking 70
 only once. This is the third oldest event in professional golf behind the
 British and U.S. Opens. Cog Hill will serve as the host course for the 11th
 straight year. The first 70 Western Opens were played at 54 different venues
 in 16 different states. Walter Hagen holds the record for the most Western
 Open victories with five, while Willie Anderson and Billy Casper have four
 each. Mike Brady, the only host professional to win the Western Open, also set
 the tournament record for largest margin of victory when he won by 10 strokes
 in 1922. Jim Benepe was the last player to win in his first PGA Tour start
 when he defeated Peter Jacobsen by one shot to capture the 1988 Western Open.
 Steve Stricker's score of 270 in 1996 is the lowest 72-hole total at Cog Hill.
 The 2001 event marks the 102nd anniversary of the first Western Open, which
 was played in 1899. This is the second of a three-year title sponsorship with
 Advil, replacing Motorola which had sponsored the event since 1994. The purse
 was increased by $600,000 from last year. The PGA Tour heads to Wisconsin
 next week for the Greater Milwaukee Open, where defending champion Loren Roberts
 will look to win for a third time since 1996.

 

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