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 Dates: Thursday, April 12th through Sunday, April 15th
 Site: Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
 Course Architect: Pete Dye (1969) with Jack Nicklaus
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 6,916
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 414 yds         10 - Par 4 436 yds
               2 - Par 5 505 yds         11 - Par 4 438 yds
               3 - Par 4 411 yds         12 - Par 4 413 yds
               4 - Par 3 198 yds         13 - Par 4 378 yds
               5 - Par 5 535 yds         14 - Par 3 165 yds
               6 - Par 4 419 yds         15 - Par 5 575 yds
               7 - Par 3 180 yds         16 - Par 4 376 yds
               8 - Par 4 466 yds         17 - Par 3 192 yds
               9 - Par 4 337 yds         18 - Par 4 478 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,465 yds               35 3,451 yds
 
 Annual: 33rd
 Defending champion: Stewart Cink
 Runner-Up: Tom Lehman
 Tournament Record: 265 (Loren Roberts, 1996)
 54-Hole Record: 198 (Hale Irwin, 1994; Loren Roberts, 1996)
 36-Hole Record: 129 (Jack Nicklaus, 1975)
 Course Record: 61 (David Frost, 1994)
 9-Hole Record: 30 (Done by several players)
 Total Purse: $3,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $630,000; 2nd Place - 378,000; 3rd Place - 238,000
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Stewart Cink           270               Larry Mize              275
 Tom Lehman             272               Davis Love III          275
 Vijay Singh            275               Ernie Els               275
 Edward Fryatt          275               John Huston             276
 Dan Forsman            275               Jesper Parnevik         276
 
                  Past WORLDCOM Classic Winners and Runners-Up
                  --------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Stewart Cink (270) -- Tom Lehman
 1999 -- *Glen Day (274) -- Jeff Sluman, Payne Stewart
 1998 -- Davis Love III (266) -- Glen Day
 1997 -- Nick Price (269) -- Brad Faxon, Jesper Parnevik
 1996 -- Loren Roberts (265) -- Mark O'Meara
 1995 -- *Bob Tway (275) -- David Frost, Nolan Henke
 1994 -- Hale Irwin (266) -- Greg Norman
 1993 -- David Edwards (273) -- David Frost
 1992 -- Davis Love III (269) -- Chip Beck
 1991 -- Davis Love III (271) -- Ian Baker-Finch
 1990 -- *Payne Stewart (276) -- Steve Jones, Larry Mize
 1989 -- Payne Stewart (268) -- Kenny Perry
 1988 -- Greg Norman (271) -- David Frost, Gil Morgan
 1987 -- Davis Love III (271) -- Steve Jones
 1986 -- Fuzzy Zoeller (276) -- Chip Beck, Roger Maltbie, Greg Norman
 1985 -- *Bernhard Langer (273) -- Bobby Wadkins
 1984 -- Nick Faldo (270) -- Tom Kite
 1983 -- Fuzzy Zoeller (275) -- Jim Nelford
 1982 -- *Tom Watson (280) -- Frank Conner
 1981 -- Bill Rogers (278) -- Bruce Devlin, Hale Irwin, Gil Morgan, C.Stadler
 1980 -- *Doug Tewell (280) -- Jerry Pate
 1979 -- Tom Watson (270) -- Ed Sneed
 1978 -- Hubert Green (277) -- Hale Irwin
 1977 -- Graham Marsh (273) -- Tom Watson
 1976 -- Hubert Green (274) -- Jerry McGee
 1975 -- Jack Nicklaus (271) -- Tom Weiskopf
 1974 -- Johnny Miller (276) -- Gibby Gilbert
 1973 -- Hale Irwin (272) -- Jerry Heard, Grier Jones
 1972 -- Johnny Miller (281) -- Tom Weiskopf
 1971 -- Hale Irwin (279) -- Bob Lunn
 1970 -- Bob Goalby (280) -- Lanny Wadkins
 1969 -- Arnold Palmer (283) -- Richard Crawford, Bert Yancey
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called Heritage Classic (1969-70), Sea Pines Heritage
       Classic (1971-86), MCI Heritage Classic (1987-95), MCI Classic
       (1996-2000).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Stewart Cink      - Defending champ, has missed 4 cuts in 2001, 2 top-10's
 Robert Allenby    - 15th on money list, only top-10 was a win at Nissan
 Mark Calcavecchia - Tied for 4th last week at Masters, 5th on money list
 Michael Campbell  - Shot 78-75 last week in Georgia to miss the cut
 Joe Durant        - Two-time winner this year, 4th on money list
 Nick Faldo        - Won this event in 1984, 3-time Masters champ missed cut
 Brad Faxon        - Has made the cut in all 10 events entered, 1 win
 Fred Funk         - Has a pair of top-10's this year with just 1 missed cut
 Sergio Garcia     - Only one top-10 on PGA Tour this year in 6 events played
 Padraig Harrington- Currently 5th on Europe money list, 1 round in 60's in GA
 Lee Janzen        - Shot final round of 79 at Augusta after contending
 Bernhard Langer   - Finished at 9-under last week to tie for sixth
 Tom Lehman        - Has registered 3 top-10's in 10 events, 12th in money
 Justin Leonard    - Only 6 cuts made in 10 tournaments, two top-10's
 David Love III    - Missed the cut last week at Augusta, 6th on money list
 Greg Norman       - Won this event in 1988 and has been runner-up twice
 Jesper Parnevik   - Captured Honda Classic earlier this year, 14th in money
 Nick Price        - 2 top-10's in 5 PGA events, only missed cut was in GA
 Vijay Singh       - 3rd on money list with five top-five finishes
 Fuzzy Zoeller     - Two-time winner of this event, missed cut last week
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Davis Love III
 Darkhorse   - Fred Funk
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Tiger Woods) - Finished 1st
 Last week's Darkhorse (Greg Norman) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
     Trailing third-round leader Ernie Els by four shots, Stewart Cink carded
 a six-under 65 to post a two-shot win over Tom Lehman and record his second
 career win. Els, who posted three straight rounds in the 60's, finished with a
 closing 74 to tie for third. Cink's final-round included birdies on three of
 the final four holes. On the final hole, Cink needing par to win, secured the
 victory with a nine-iron to eight feet and then calmly sank the putt. The
 purse was increased by $500,000 from last year. There have been only three
 wire-to-wire winners in tournament history: Johnny Miller in 1974, Tom Watson
 in 1979 and Nick Price in 1997. Kenny Knox set the PGA Tour record for fewest
 putts in a 72-hole tournament at the 1989 MCI Classic with only 93 putts,
 including a record-tying 18 in the first round. Payne Stewart and Davis Love
 III are the only players to win this event two straight years, Love in 1991
 and `92 and Stewart in 1989 and `90. Love III has played in each MCI Classic
 since he joined the tour in 1986. Not only does Love have four wins at this
 event, his has seven top-10's in 15 starts and has shot par or better in 35
 of 51 rounds at Harbour Town. There have been 12 holes-in-one in tournament
 history. The par-4, 8th hole at Harbour Town was the toughest hole last year
 with a stroke average of 4.266 while the easiest was the par-5 2nd with an
 average of 4.537. Of the 22 players who have won this event, 15 of those have
 won at least one of golf's four major's. This event has followed the Masters
 since 1983. In that time, only Bernhard Langer has followed up a Masters win
 with a win at the WORLDCOM Classic. Langer accomplished the trick in 1985 
when he defeated Bobby Wadkins in a playoff. Glen Day equaled Hubert Green for the
 record of the biggest come-from-behind victory in tournament history, making
 up five shots on the final day. Green accomplished the feat in 1978 while Day
 turned the trick in 1999. There have been six playoffs in the tournaments
 history, the last coming in 1999. Harbour Town has the smallest greens on the
 PGA Tour and has hosted this event since its inception in 1969. The golf
 course underwent a $4-million renovation by course designer Pete Dye last
 spring. The changes and additions to the course were: a $1-million drainage
 system, extensive dredging of the course's lagoons, bulkheads around water
 hazards were replaced and tees were expanded from 70,000 square feet to
 170,000 square feet. In addition, all the bunkers were refurbished and the
 greens were enlarged by an average of 600 square feet and were replanted with
 a new strain of bermuda grass. New tournament tees were also added on the
 third and 14th holes. The Ocean Course on Hilton Head Island played host to 
 the first two rounds of this event in 1972. There have been seven multiple
 winners of this event. Five of the top-10 money winners on the PGA Tour are
 competing this week. This is the 14th of 45 official events on the PGA Tour,
 which moves to Texas next week for the Shell Houston Open at The Woodlands.
 where Robert Allenby will defend his title.

 

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