Ernie Els (133) -- Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Justin Leonard
Tom Lehman (134) -- Steve Jones, Nick Faldo, Mark Brooks
Ben Crenshaw (140) -- Steve Elkington, Corey Pavin, John Daly
Greg Norman (136) -- Nick Price, Ernie Els, Jose Maria Olazabal
Greg Norman (145) -- Paul Azinger, Lee Janzen, Bernhard Langer
*Nick Price (137) -- Tom Kite, Fred Couples, Nick Faldo
Ian Woosnam (135) -- Ian Baker-Finch, Payne Stewart, John Daly
Andy North (70) -- Craig Stadler, Payne Stewart, Curtis Strange
Curtis Strange (73) -- Craig Stadler, Ian Baker-Finch, Greg Norman
Larry Nelson (69) -- Larry Mize, Scott Simpson, Greg Norman
Greg Norman (70) -- Fuzzy Zoeller, Jack Nicklaus, Bob Tway
Bill Rogers (71) -- David Graham, Larry Nelson, Tom Watson
Lee Trevino (68) -- Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros
Lanny Wadkins (71) -- Hale Irwin, David Graham, Fuzzy Zoeller
Gary Player/Andy North (73) -- Jack Nicklaus, John Mahaffey
* - Won in Playoff
Top Contenders in the Field
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Bubba Watson
Darkhorse - Padraig Harrington
Last Week's Pick to Win (Jim Furyk) - Finished 3rd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Tim Petrovic) - Missed the cut
This event features the winners of the four major championships, The Masters,
U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship. The two-day tournament, which is
sponsored by the PGA of America, has undergone changes in the last 21 years,
expanding from 18 to 36 holes in 1991, becoming a match-play event in 1998 and
returning to stroke play in 2000.
This year's field includes Masters champion Bubba Watson, U.S. Open champion
Webb Simpson, defending champion Keegan Bradley and Padraig Harrington. Bradley
replaced PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy in the field. McIlroy is playing
at the BMW Masters in China starting on Thursday. Harrington replaced British
Open champion Ernie Els, who is not playing due to an ankle injury.
The tournament will be held at Port Royal Golf Course for the fourth straight
year. The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda hosted in 2007 and 2008. Poipu Bay Resort
in Hawaii hosted the previous 13 years (1994-2006). This tournament has been
held at Oak Hill Country Club, Hazeltine National, Breakers West Golf Club, PGA
National, Kemper Lakes, Kauai Lagoons and PGA West.
Last year, Bradley carded rounds of 67-71 to win by a single stroke over Charl
Schwartzel at Port Royal. Bradley finished at four-under 138 for the victory,
the highest winning score since 2000.
In 2010, Ernie Els won after rallying to post a two-under 69 in the second
and final round. Els birdied three of his final five holes to finish at
five-under 137 -- one stroke ahead of David Toms, the first-round leader. Els
was the only player to post two rounds in the 60s.
Lucas Glover carded rounds of 65-66 for a two-day total in 2009 of 131, to
capture this event. Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, finished five shots
ahead of 2009 Masters winner Angel Cabrera. Glover's five-shot win was the
largest since Tiger Woods defeated Phil Mickelson in 2005 by seven.
Jim Furyk outlasted Harrington in a playoff to capture his second PGA Grand
Slam of Golf title in 2008. Trailing by one shot heading into the final hole,
Furyk made birdie to force a playoff and then eagled from six-feet to become
only the fourth multiple winner of this event. With the win, Furyk joined
Woods, Greg Norman and Andy North as the only players to win more than once.
Furyk also captured the title in 2003.
In 2006, Woods came from three shots back of Furyk after day one to win this
event for the seventh time in eight tries. He fired rounds of 70-66 to win by
two over Furyk.
Mickelson set a new tournament record in 2004 with his second round 59, as he
defeated Vijay Singh by five shots, tying the tournament record of 127.
Mickelson, who trailed first-round leader Retief Goosen by three shots, shot a
front-nine of 28, which included six birdies and an eagle. For the day,
Mickelson had 11 birdies and one eagle, as he toured the Poipu Bay Course in
just 24 putts.
In 2002, Woods set more records, as he shot a then course-record 61 for a
tournament record of 127, defeating Davis Love III and Justin Leonard by a
whopping 14 shots. Rich Beem, the 2002 PGA Champion, finished a distant
fourth, 18 shots back. Woods was bogey-free that year, making 15 birdies and
one eagle in his record-setting performance.
Woods is the all-time money leader of this event with $3,150,000 in earnings.
He owns seven wins in eight appearances with a stroke average of 66.75. His
margin of victory in 2002 was 14 shots, the largest in tournament history.
The PGA Tour is in Malaysia this week for the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur,
where Bo Van Pelt is the defending champion.
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