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AMERICAN EXPRESS CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES





 Dates: September 28th - October 1st
 Site: The Grove, Hertfordshire, England
 Course Architect: Kyle Phillips (2003)
 Par: 71
 Yardage: 7,152
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 379 yds   10 - Par 4 351 yds
               2 - Par 5 537 yds   11 - Par 4 445 yds
               3 - Par 4 462 yds   12 - Par 4 446 yds
               4 - Par 3 244 yds   13 - Par 3 210 yds
               5 - Par 4 388 yds   14 - Par 4 436 yds
               6 - Par 4 408 yds   15 - Par 5 559 yds
               7 - Par 3 184 yds   16 - Par 3 150 yds
               8 - Par 4 499 yds   17 - Par 4 435 yds
               9 - Par 4 452 yds   18 - Par 5 567 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,553 yds         36 3,599 yds

 Annual: 7th
 Defending Champion: Tiger Woods
 Runner-Up: John Daly
 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)
 Total Purse: $7,500,000
 Shares: 1st $1,300,000; 2nd $750,000; 3rd $560,000

 2005 Finish
 -----------

 Player                Score 
 ------                -----  
 Tiger Woods *          270  
 John Daly              270   
 Henrik Stenson         272  
 Sergio Garcia          272  
 Colin Montgomerie      272  

 * - Won in Playoff

 Past American Express Championship Winners
 ------------------------------------------

 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  *Tiger Woods (270) -- John Daly
       (Harding Park Golf Course, San Francisco, California)
 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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