American Express Championship
American Express Championship
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
News and report 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, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th
 Site: Harding Park Golf Course, San Francisco, California
 Course Architect: Willie Watson (1925), Sandy Tatum (2003)
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 7,086
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 393 yds   10 - Par 5 562 yds
               2 - Par 4 449 yds   11 - Par 3 200 yds
               3 - Par 3 183 yds   12 - Par 4 475 yds
               4 - Par 5 606 yds   13 - Par 4 428 yds
               5 - Par 4 429 yds   14 - Par 4 467 yds
               6 - Par 4 473 yds   15 - Par 4 405 yds
               7 - Par 4 344 yds   16 - Par 4 336 yds
               8 - Par 3 230 yds   17 - Par 3 164 yds
               9 - Par 4 474 yds   18 - Par 4 468 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,581 yds         35 3,505 yds
 
 Annual: 6th

 Defending Champion: Ernie Els
 Runner-Up: Thomas Bjorn
 Tournament Record: 263 (Tiger Woods, 2002)
 54-Hole Record: 197 (Tiger Woods, 2002)
 36-Hole Record: 130 (Tiger Woods, 2002)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Retief Goosen, Sergio Garcia, 2002 - Mount Juliet, Ire)
 Total Purse: $7,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $1,300,000; 2nd Place - $750,000; 3rd Place - $560,000
 
                             2004 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 Ernie Els              270              Retief Goosen           277
 Thomas Bjorn           271              Todd Hamilton           277
 David Howell           275              Padraig Harrington      277
 Darren Clarke          276              Tiger Woods             278
 Sergio Garcia          276              Zach Johnson            279
 
                   Past American Express Championship Winners
                   ------------------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2004  Ernie Els (270) -- Thomas Bjorn
       (Mount Juliet Conrad, Kilkenny, Ireland)
 2003  Tiger Woods (274) -- Stuart Appleby, Tim Herron, Vijay Singh
       (Capital City Club, Woodstock, Georgia)
 2002  Tiger Woods (263) -- Retief Goosen
       (Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny, Ireland)
 2001  Not held due to the tragedies of September 11
 2000  Mike Weir (277) -- Lee Westwood
       (Valderrama Golf Club, Sotogrande, Spain)
 1999  *Tiger Woods (278) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez
       (Valderrama Golf Club, Sotogrande, Spain)

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