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ZURICH CLASSIC OF NEW ORLEANS RELATED STORIES





DATES:  Thursday, March 27th through Sunday, March 30th
SITE:  Tournament Players Club of Louisiana, Avondale, Louisiana
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Pete Dye (2004), Steve Elkington, Kelly Gibson - consultants
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,341
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 391 Yds 10 - Par 4 390 Yds
2 - Par 5 548 Yds 11 - Par 5 575 Yds
3 - Par 3 221 Yds 12 - Par 4 486 Yds
4 - Par 4 482 Yds 13 - Par 4 377 Yds
5 - Par 4 428 Yds 14 - Par 3 192 Yds
6 - Par 4 476 Yds 15 - Par 4 480 Yds
7 - Par 5 561 Yds 16 - Par 4 348 Yds
8 - Par 4 372 Yds 17 - Par 3 215 Yds
9 - Par 3 210 Yds 18 - Par 5 589 Yds
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36 3,689 Yds 36 3,652 Yds
Annual: 60th
Defending Champion: Nick Watney
Runner-Up: Ken Duke
Tournament Record: 262 (Chip Beck, 1988)
54-Hole Record: 196 (Phil Mickelson, 2001)
36-Hole Record: 128 (Scott Verplank, 2003)
18-Hole Record: 61 (Paul Stankowski, 2001 - English Turn Golf & Country Club)
Course Record: 64 (Kyle Reifers, 2007)
Total Purse: $6,200,000
Shares: 1st Place - $1,116,000; 2nd Place - $669,600; 3rd Place - $421,600
2007 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Nick Watney 273 Chris Stroud 278
Ken Duke 276 Bubba Watson 278
Anthony Kim 277 Alex Cejka 279
John Mallinger 277 Bob Estes 279
Mark Calcavecchia 278 Lucas Glover 279
Past Zurich Classic of New Orleans Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2007 Nick Watney (273) -- Ken Duke
2006 Chris Couch (269) -- Fred Funk, Charles Howell III
2005 *Tim Petrovic (275) -- James Driscoll
2004 Vijay Singh (266) -- Phil Mickelson, Joe Ogilvie
2003 *Steve Flesch (267) -- Bob Estes
2002 K.J. Choi (271) -- Dudley Hart, Geoff Ogilvy
2001 David Toms (266) -- Phil Mickelson
2000 *Carlos Franco (270) -- Blaine McCallister
1999 Carlos Franco (269) -- Steve Flesch, Harrison Frazar
1998 Lee Westwood (273) -- Steve Flesch
1997 Brad Faxon (272) -- Bill Glasson, Jesper Parnevik
1996 Scott McCarron (275) -- Tom Watson
1995 *Davis Love III (274) -- Mike Heinen
1994 Ben Crenshaw (273) -- Jose Maria Olazabal
1993 Mike Standly (281) -- Russ Cochran, Payne Stewart
1992 Chip Beck (276) -- Greg Norman, Mike Standly
1991 *Ian Woosnam (275) -- Jim Hallet
1990 David Frost (276) -- Greg Norman
1989 Tim Simpson (274) -- Greg Norman, Hal Sutton
1988 Chip Beck (262) -- Lanny Wadkins
1987 Ben Crenshaw (268) -- Curtis Strange
1986 Calvin Peete (269) -- Pat McGowan
1985 #Seve Ballesteros (205) -- Peter Jacobsen, John Mahaffey
1984 Bob Eastwood (272) -- Larry Rinker
1983 Bill Rogers (274) -- David Edwards, Jay Haas, Vance Heafner
1982 #Scott Hoch (206) -- Bob Shearer, Tom Watson
1981 Tom Watson (270) -- Bruce Fleisher
1980 Tom Watson (273) -- Lee Trevino
1979 Hubert Green (273) -- Frank Conner, Bruce Lietzke, Steve Melnyk,
Lee Trevino
1978 Lon Hinkle (271) -- Gibby Gilbert, Fuzzy Zoeller
1977 Jim Simons (273) -- Stan Lee
1976 Larry Ziegler (274) -- Victor Regalado
1975 Billy Casper (271) -- Peter Oosterhuis
1974 Lee Trevino (267) -- Bobby Cole, Ben Crenshaw
1973 *Jack Nicklaus (280) -- Miller Barber
1972 Gary Player (279) -- Dave Eichelberger, Jack Nicklaus
1971 Frank Beard (276) -- Hubert Green
1970 *Miller Barber (278) -- Bob Charles, Howie Johnson
1969 *Larry Hinson (275) -- Frank Beard
1968 George Archer (271) -- Bert Yancey
1967 George Knudson (277) -- Jack Nicklaus
1966 Frank Beard (276) -- Gardner Dickinson
1965 Dick Mayer (273) -- Bruce Devlin, Bill Martindale
1964 Mason Rudolph (283) -- Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Glenn Stuart
1963 Bo Wininger (279) -- Tony Lema, Bob Rosburg
1962 Bo Wininger (281) -- Bob Rosburg
1961 Doug Sanders (272) -- Gay Brewer, Mac Main
1960 Dow Finsterwald (270) -- Al Besselink
1959 Bill Collins (280) -- Jack Burke Jr, Tom Nieporte
1958 *Billy Casper (278) -- Ken Venturi
1957 Not Held
1956 Not Held
1955 Not Held
1954 Not Held
1953 Not Held
1952 Not Held
1951 Not Held
1950 Not Held
1949 Not Held
1948 Bob Hamilton (280) -- Roberto de Vicenzo, Fred Haas, Lawson Little
1947 Not Held
1946 Byron Nelson (277) -- Ben Hogan
1945 *Byron Nelson (284) -- Harold McSpaden
1944 Sammy Byrd (285) -- Byron Nelson
1943 Not Held
1942 Lloyd Mangrum (281) -- Lawson Little, Sam Snead
1941 Henry Picard (276) -- Ben Hogan
1940 Jimmy Demaret (286) -- Ralph Guldahl, Harold McSpaden, Sam Snead
1939 Henry Picard (284) -- Dick Metz
1938 Harry Cooper (285) -- Harold McSpaden
* - Won in Playoff
# - Rain-Shortened
Note: Formerly called HP Classic of New Orleans (2003-04), Compaq Classic of
New Orleans (1999-2002), Freeport-McDermott Classic (1996-98), Freeport-McMoran Classic (1992-95), USF&G Classic (1982-91), USF&G New Orleans Open (1981), Greater New Orleans Open (1980), First NBC New Orleans Open (1975-79), Greater New Orleans Open Invitational (1938-74).



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