Note:Formerly called Fry's Electronics Open (2007).
Top Contenders in the Field
Bo Van Pelt
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Bo Van Pelt
Darkhorse - Joe Durant
Last Week's Pick to Win (Zach Johnson) - Finished tied for 12th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Chris Stroud) - Finished tied for 66th
The PGA Tour travels to California this week for the third event of the Fall
Series, the Frys.com Open. Four of the top-50 players in the world are playing
this week, including world No. 30 and 2010 PLAYERS champion Tim Clark. The
other players in the top-50 joining Clark are American Ryder Cup team member
Rickie Fowler (33), Bo Van Pelt (43) and Henrik Stenson (45).
There are only two tournaments left for players to get inside the top-125 on
the money list and keep their card for 2011. Aron Price currently sits at
No. 125, however, less than $9,000 separates Price from Bob Estes, who is
No. 127 on the money list.
Last year, Troy Matteson birdied the second playoff hole to defeat Fowler and
Jamie Lovemark. Matteson opened with a two-over par 72 in the first round, but
fired consecutive course-record-tying 61s in the second and third rounds to
surge in front. He closed with a final-round 68 to finish at 18-under-par 262
with Fowler and Lovemark. The victory was Matteson's second on the PGA Tour
and first since 2006.
In 2007, Mike Weir returned to the winner's circle for the first time in over
three years when he won this event. Weir carded rounds of 69-64-65-68 to win
by a stroke. The Canadian finished at 14-under-par 266, which was good for the
victory over Mark Hensby.
This tournament is being held at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin,
California for the first time. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones
Jr. and opened in 1999. Located 30 minutes south of San Jose, CordeValle was
named No. 7 on the list of best courses you can play in California by Golfweek
magazine in 2010. The first three years of the event were staged at Grayhawk
Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The PGA Tour Fall Series moves to Las Vegas, Nevada next week for the Justin
Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Martin Laird captured
the 2009 title. In addition, Graeme McDowell, David Toms, Martin Kaymer and
Ernie Els will play in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf on October 19-20 in Bermuda.
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