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DATES: Wednesday, December 2nd through Monday, December 7th
SITE: Bear Lakes Country Club (Lakes, Links Courses), West Palm Beach, Florida
COURSE ARCHITECT: Jack Nicklaus (Lakes Course - 1984, redesign - 2003)
         Jack Nicklaus (Links Course - 1987, redesign - 2007)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,439 (Lakes Course)
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 441 Yds10 - Par 4 408 Yds
2 - Par 3 204 Yds11 - Par 3 189 Yds
3 - Par 5 506 Yds12 - Par 5 527 Yds
4 - Par 4 427 Yds13 - Par 4 482 Yds
5 - Par 4 473 Yds14 - Par 3 221 Yds
6 - Par 5 560 Yds15 - Par 4 456 Yds
7 - Par 4 435 Yds16 - Par 4 463 Yds
8 - Par 3 174 Yds17 - Par 5 573 Yds
9 - Par 4 471 Yds18 - Par 4 429 Yds
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36 3,691 Yds36 3,748 Yds
 
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,392 (Links Course)
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 424 Yds10 - Par 4 397 Yds
2 - Par 5 595 Yds11 - Par 5 552 Yds
3 - Par 4 408 Yds12 - Par 4 476 Yds
4 - Par 3 186 Yds13 - Par 3 222 Yds
5 - Par 4 467 Yds14 - Par 4 447 Yds
6 - Par 5 573 Yds15 - Par 4 376 Yds
7 - Par 4 355 Yds16 - Par 3 225 Yds
8 - Par 3 195 Yds17 - Par 5 580 Yds
9 - Par 4 484 Yds18 - Par 4 430 Yds
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36 3,687 Yds36 3,705 Yds
 
Annual:  54th
Television:  Golf Channel - Saturday/Sunday -- 1-4 p.m. (et),
  Monday -- 12:30-4 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Harrison Frazar (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  Derek Fathauer, James Nitties
Tournament Record:  400 (Stephen Allan, 2000, Harrison Frazar, 2008)
90-Hole Record:  330 (David Morland IV, 2000)
72-Hole Record:  261 (Andrew McLardy, 2000)
54-Hole Record:  192 (Frank Lickliter, 2007)
36-Hole Record:  124 (Frank Lickliter, 2007)
18-Hole Record:  59 (David Gossett, 2000 - PGA West-Nicklaus Private Course;
  Harrison Frazar, 2008- PGA West-Nicklaus Tournament
  Course)
Total Purse:  $1,012,500
Shares:  1st Place - $50,000; 2nd Place - $40,000; 3rd Place - $35,000;
  4th Place - $30,000; 5th Place - $27,500; 6th-25th - $25,000
 
2008 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Harrison Frazar400Robert Garrigus410
Derek Fathauer408David Berganio Jr411
James Nitties408Glen Day411
John Huston409James Oh411
Chris Stroud409Webb Simpson411
 
Past PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008Harrison Frazar (400) -- Derek Fathauer, James Nitties
2007Frank Lickliter II (403) -- Brett Rumford
2006George McNeill (409) -- Robert Garrigus
2005J.B. Holmes (408) -- Alex Cejka
2004Brian Davis (415) -- Rob Rashell
2003Mathias Gronberg (412) -- Danny Ellis
2002Jeff Brehaut (416) -- Chris Anderson, Alex Cejka, James H. McLean
2001Pat Perez (405) -- Bob Burns, Pete Jordan, Kenneth Staton
2000Stephen Allan (400) -- David Morland IV, Brian Wilson
1999Blaine McCallister (401) -- Ben Bates, Neal Lancaster, Sean Murphy,
David Peoples, Jay Williamson
1998Mike Weir (408) -- Jonathan Kaye, Deane Pappas
1997Scott Verplank (407) -- Blaine McCallister
1996Allen Doyle/Jimmy Johnston (352) -- Doug Barron, Chip Sullivan
1995Carl Paulson (409) -- Omar Uresti, Steve Hart
1994Woody Austin (414) -- Eduardo Romero
1993Ty Armstrong/Dave Stockton, Jr/Robin Freeman (415)
1992Massy Kuramoto/Skip Kendall/Brett Ogle/Perry Moss/Neale Smith (423)
1991Mike Standly (412) -- Carl Cooper
1990Duffy Waldorf (413) -- John Inman
1989David Peoples
1988Robin Freeman
1987John Huston
1986Steve Jones
1985Tom Sieckmann
1984Paul Azinger
1983Willie Wood
1982Donnie Hammond
1981Robert Thompson/Tim Graham
1981Billy Glisson
1980Bruce Douglass
1980Jack Spradlin
1979Tom Jones
1979Terry Mauney
1978Jim Thorpe/John Fought
1978Wren Lum
1977Ed Fiori
1977Phil Hancock
1976Keith Fergus
1976Bob Shearer/Woody Blackburn
1975Jerry Pate
1975Joey Dills
1974Fuzzy Zoeller
1973Ben Crenshaw
1972Larry Stubblefield/John Adams
1971Bob Zender
1970Robert Barbarossa
1969Doug Olson
1969Bob Eastwood
1968Grier Jones
1968Bob Dickson
1967Bobby Cole
1966Harry Toscano
1965John Schlee

Top Players in the Field
Robert DamronWon 2001 Byron Nelson Classic
Glen DayWon 1999 MCI Classic for only PGA Tour title
Brendon de Jonge2008 Nationwide Tour Player of the Year
Graham DeLaet1st on 2009 Canadian Tour money list
Bubba DickersonWon 2001 U.S. Amateur Championship
David DuvalWon 2001 British Open, 13 PGA Tour victories
Rickie FowlerFinished T-2 at Frys.com Open in October
Carlos Franco4 PGA Tour wins, Won 2004 U.S. Bank Championship
Jason GoreWon 2005 84 Lumber Classic, 6 Nationwide Tour wins
Mathias Gronberg4 European Tour victories and 1 Nationwide win
Todd HamiltonWon 2004 British Open and Honda Classic
J.P. HayesWon 1998 Buick Classic and 2002 John Deere Classic
Tim Herron4 PGA Tour victories, Won 1999 Bay Hill and 2006 Colonial
Jonathan KayeWon 2003 Buick Classic and 2004 FBR Open
Colt KnostWon 2007 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Amateur Public Links
Jeff Maggert3 PGA Tour victories, Won 1999 WGC-Match Play event
Shaun MicheelWon 2003 PGA Championship for only PGA Tour win
Joe OgilvieWon 2007 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee
Jesper Parnevik5 PGA Tour victories, Won 2000 Bob Hope and Byron Nelson
Tom Pernice, Jr.2 PGA Tour wins, Won 2009 SAS Championship-Champions Tour
Dicky PrideWon 1994 Federal Express St. Jude Classic
Chris RileyWon 2002 Reno-Tahoe Open, 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup team
Paul Stankowski2 PGA Tour wins, Won 1997 United Airlines Hawaiian Open
Matt WeibringSon of Champions Tour player D.A. Weibring

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Rickie Fowler
Darkhorse - Mathias Gronberg
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Zach Johnson) - Finished tied for 9th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Rickie Fowler) - Finished tied for 40th
 
NOTES:
One of the most grueling events in sports, the six-day PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament begins in earnest this week, as 170 players will battle it out in an effort to reach the pinnacle in golf, a spot on the PGA Tour. The low 25 scores and ties will earn PGA Tour cards for 2010. The next number of finishers nearest 50 after the Qualifying Tournament graduates will earn fully exempt Nationwide Tour cards for 2010 and the remainder of the field will receive conditional Nationwide Tour status.

This week's event is being held at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. This is the third time that Bear Lakes is hosting the tournament. Carl Paulson was the medalist at Bear Lakes in 1995, while Pat Perez won the event at Bear Lakes in 2001.

Last year, despite a closing double-bogey, Harrison Frazar romped to a huge win at this event. Frazar completed the six-round marathon at 32-under-par 400, eight strokes clear of the field. His four-round total of 400 tied Steve Allan's tournament record from 2000. James Nitties and amateur Derek Fathauer shared second place at 24-under-par 408. Frazar fired a 13-under-par 59 in the fourth round. It was the second 59 shot in this tournament. David Gossett shot a 59 in 2000 at the Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West. Frazar's 59 was at the Nicklaus Tournament Course at PGA West.

Frazar will not be on hand to defend his title this week, as he kept his PGA Tour card for 2010 by finishing 112th on the 2009 PGA Tour money list. Frazar made 17 cuts in 28 events this year, with his best finish being a tie for seventh at the Turning Stone Resort Championship in October.

In 2006, George McNeill was a runaway medalist, shooting a five-under 67 in the final round to finish five shots clear of the field at 23-under-par 409. Robert Garrigus shot a four-under 68 and finished as a distant runner-up to McNeill at 18-under 414. McNeill went on to win the 2007 Frys.com Open on the PGA Tour in his rookie season.

In 2005, J.B. Holmes shot all six rounds in the 60s, finishing with a three- under 69 in the final round, and won medalist honors at this event. He finished the marathon event at 24-under-par 408 and won the tournament by three over Germany's Alex Cejka. Holmes went on to win the 2006 FBR Open in his rookie season on the PGA Tour. He won the FBR Open again in 2008 and was a key member of the victorious United States Ryder Cup team in 2008.

Former major champions David Duval, Todd Hamilton and Shaun Micheel are in the field this week and will be trying to regain their PGA Tour cards. Duval, the 2001 British Open champion, finished 130th on the 2009 PGA Tour money list despite finishing in a tie for second at the U.S. Open in June. Hamilton, the 2004 British Open champion, finished 133rd on the money list. Micheel, the 2003 PGA Championship winner, finished 180th on the money list.

The PGA Tour travels to Naples, Florida next week for the Shark Shootout, where Scott Hoch and Kenny Perry captured the title last year.

12/01 14:26:55 ET

As of December 1, 2009, at 02:27 PM ET

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