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MERCEDES CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES





DATES:  January 3rd - Sunday, January 6th
SITE:  Kapalua Resort (Plantation Course), Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore (1991)
PAR:  73
YARDAGE:  7,411
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 520 yds 10 - Par 4 354 yds
  2 - Par 3 218 yds 11 - Par 3 164 yds
  3 - Par 4 380 yds 12 - Par 4 420 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 4 516 yds 16 - Par 4 365 yds
  8 - Par 3 203 yds 17 - Par 4 508 yds
  9 - Par 5 521 yds 18 - Par 5 663 yds
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  36 3,670 Yds 37 3,741 Yds
Annual: 56th
Defending Champion: Vijay Singh
Runner-Up: Adam Scott
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: $5,500,000
Shares: 1st Place - $1,100,000; 2nd Place - $650,000; 3rd Place - $430,000
2007 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Vijay Singh 278 Will MacKenzie 284
Adam Scott 280 Luke Donald 285
Trevor Immelman 283 K.J. Choi 286
J.B. Holmes 284 J.J. Henry 286
Davis Love III 284 David Toms 286
Past Mercedes-Benz Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2007 Vijay Singh (278) -- Adam Scott
2006 *Stuart Appleby (284) -- Vijay Singh
2005 Stuart Appleby (271) -- Jonathan Kaye
2004 Stuart Appleby (270) -- Vijay Singh
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), Infiniti Tournament of Champions (1990-93), Mercedes Championships (1994-2006).



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