Mercedes Championships
Mercedes Championships
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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, January 8th through Sunday, January 11th
 Site: Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course), Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
 Course Architects: Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore (1991)
 Par: 73
 Yardage: 7,263
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 473 yds   10 - Par 4 354 yds
               2 - Par 3 218 yds   11 - Par 3 164 yds
               3 - Par 4 380 yds   12 - Par 4 373 yds
               4 - Par 4 382 yds   13 - Par 4 407 yds
               5 - Par 5 532 yds   14 - Par 4 305 yds
               6 - Par 4 398 yds   15 - Par 5 555 yds
               7 - Par 4 484 yds   16 - Par 4 365 yds
               8 - Par 3 203 yds   17 - Par 4 486 yds
               9 - Par 5 521 yds   18 - Par 5 663 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,591 Yds         37 3,672 Yds
 
 Annual: 52nd
 Defending Champion: Ernie Els
 Runner-up: Rocco Mediate, K.J. Choi
 Tournament Record: 261 (Ernie Els, 2003)
 54-Hole Record: 194 (Ernie Els, 2003)
 36-Hole Record: 129 (Ernie Els, 2003)
 Course Record: 62 (K.J. Choi, 2003)
 Total Purse: $5,300,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $1,060,000; 2nd Place - 600,000; 3rd Place - 400,000
 
                             2003 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 Ernie Els              261              Bob Estes               271
 Rocco Mediate          269              Jim Furyk               271
 K.J. Choi              269              Chris Riley             271
 Vijay Singh            270              Jonathan Byrd           271
 Retief Goosen          270              Two players at          272
 
                       Past Mercedes Championships Winners
                       -----------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2003  Ernie Els (261) -- Rocco Mediate, K.J. Choi
 2002  *Sergio Garcia (274) -- David Toms
 2001  Jim Furyk (274) -- Rory Sabbatini
 2000  *Tiger Woods (276) -- Ernie Els
 1999  David Duval (266) -- Mark O'Meara, Billy Mayfair
 1998  Phil Mickelson (271) -- Mark O'Meara, Tiger Woods
 1997  *#Tiger Woods (202) -- Tom Lehman
 1996  Mark O'Meara (271) -- Nick Faldo, Scott Hoch
 1995  *Steve Elkington (278) -- Bruce Lietzke
 1994  *Phil Mickelson (276) -- Fred Couples
 1993  Davis Love III (272) -- Tom Kite
 1992  *Steve Elkington (279) -- Brad Faxon
 1991  Tom Kite (272) -- Lanny Wadkins
 1990  Paul Azinger (272) -- Ian Baker-Finch
 1989  Steve Jones (279) -- David Frost, Jay Haas
 1988  #Steve Pate (202) -- Larry Nelson
 1987  Mac O'Grady (278) -- Rick Fehr
 1986  Calvin Peete (267) -- Mark O'Meara
 1985  Tom Kite (275) -- Mark McCumber
 1984  Tom Watson (274) -- Bruce Lietzke
 1983  Lanny Wadkins (280) -- Ray Floyd
 1982  Lanny Wadkins (280) -- Andy Bean, David Graham, Craig Stadler, Ron
 Streck
 1981  Lee Trevino (273) -- Ray Floyd
 1980  Tom Watson (276) -- Jim Colbert
 1979  Tom Watson (275) -- Bruce Lietzke, Jerry Pate
 1978  Gary Player (281) -- Andy North, Lee Trevino
 1977  *Jack Nicklaus (281) -- Bruce Lietzke
 1976  Don January (277) -- Hubert Green
 1975  *Al Geiberger (277) -- Gary Player
 1974  Johnny Miller (280) -- Bud Allin, John Mahaffey
 1973  Jack Nicklaus (276) -- Lee Trevino
 1972  *Bobby Mitchell (280) -- Jack Nicklaus
 1971  Jack Nicklaus (279) -- Bruce Devlin, Gary Player, Dave Stockton
 1970  Frank Beard (273) -- Billy Casper, Tony Jacklin, Gary Player
 1969  Gary Player (284) -- Lee Trevino
 1968  Don January (276) -- Julius Boros
 1967  Frank Beard (278) -- Arnold Palmer
 1966  *Arnold Palmer (277) -- Gay Brewer
 1965  Arnold Palmer (277) -- Chi Chi Rodriguez
 1964  Jack Nicklaus (279) -- Al Geiberger, Doug Sanders
 1963  Jack Nicklaus (273) -- Tony Lema, Arnold Palmer
 1962  Arnold Palmer (276) -- Billy Casper
 1961  Sam Snead (273) -- Tommy Bolt
 1960  Jerry Barber (268) -- Jay Hebert
 1959  Mike Souchak (281) -- Art Wall
 1958  Stan Leonard (275) -- Billy Casper
 1957  Gene Littler (285) -- Billy Casper, Jimmy Demaret, Dow Finsterwald,
                             Billy Maxwell
 1956  Gene Littler (281) -- Cary Middlecoff
 1955  Gene Littler (280) -- Jerry Barber, Pete Cooper, Bob Toski
 1954  Art Wall (278) -- Al Besselink, Lloyd Mangrum
 1953  Al Besselink (280) -- Chandler Harper
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called Tournament of Champions (1953-74), MONY Tournament of
       Champions (1975-89) and Infiniti Tournament of Champions (1990-93).


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