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THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES




DATES:  Thursday, September 24th through Sunday, September 27th
SITE:  East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Tom Bendelow (1908), Donald Ross (1913), George Cobb (1959), Rees Jones (1994 - redesign)
PAR:  70
YARDAGE:  7,304
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 424 yds 10 - Par 4 469 yds
2 - Par 3 214 yds 11 - Par 3 197 yds
3 - Par 4 387 yds 12 - Par 4 391 yds
4 - Par 4 440 yds 13 - Par 4 476 yds
5 - Par 4 520 yds 14 - Par 4 442 yds
6 - Par 3 209 yds 15 - Par 5 525 yds
7 - Par 4 434 yds 16 - Par 4 481 yds
8 - Par 4 405 yds 17 - Par 4 455 yds
9 - Par 5 600 yds 18 - Par 3 235 yds
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35 3,633 Yds 35 3,671 Yds
Annual: 23rd
Defending Champion: Camilo Villegas (Not defending)
Runner-Up: Sergio Garcia
Tournament Record: 257 (Tiger Woods, 2007)
54-Hole Record: 191 (Tiger Woods, 2007)
36-Hole Record: 127 (Tiger Woods, 2007)
Course Record: 60 (Zach Johnson, 2007)
Total Purse: $7,500,000
Shares: 1st Place - $1,350,000; 2nd Place - $810,000; 3rd Place - $510,000
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Camilo Villegas * 273 Ernie Els 280
Sergio Garcia 273 Jim Furyk 280
Anthony Kim 274 Mike Weir 280
Phil Mickelson 274 K.J. Choi 281
Ben Curtis 278 Five players at 282
* - Won in Playoff
Past THE TOUR Championship Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 *Camilo Villegas (273) -- Sergio Garcia
2007 Tiger Woods (257) -- Mark Calcavecchia, Zach Johnson
2006 Adam Scott (269) -- Jim Furyk
2005 Bart Bryant (263) -- Tiger Woods
2004 Retief Goosen (269) -- Tiger Woods
2003 Chad Campbell (268) -- Charles Howell III
2002 Vijay Singh (268) -- Charles Howell III
2001 *Mike Weir (270) -- Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, David Toms
2000 Phil Mickelson (267) -- Tiger Woods
1999 Tiger Woods (269) -- Davis Love III
1998 *Hal Sutton (274) -- Vijay Singh
1997 David Duval (273) -- Jim Furyk
1996 Tom Lehman (268) -- Brad Faxon
1995 Billy Mayfair (280) -- Steve Elkington, Corey Pavin
1994 *Mark McCumber (274) -- Fuzzy Zoeller
1993 Jim Gallagher Jr (277) -- David Frost, John Huston, Greg Norman,
Scott Simpson
1992 Paul Azinger (276) -- Lee Janzen, Corey Pavin
1991 *Craig Stadler (279) -- Russ Cochran
1990 *Jodie Mudd (273) -- Billy Mayfair
1989 *Tom Kite (276) -- Payne Stewart
1988 *Curtis Strange (279) -- Tom Kite
1987 Tom Watson (268) -- Chip Beck
* - Won in Playoff
Note: Formerly called Nabisco Championships (1989-90), Nabisco Golf
Championships (1988), Nabisco Championships of Golf (1987).



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