Ernie Els (133) -- Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Justin
Tom Lehman (134) -- Steve Jones, Nick Faldo, Mark Brooks
Ben Crenshaw (140) -- Steve Elkington, Corey Pavin, John
Greg Norman (136) -- Nick Price, Ernie Els, Jose Maria
Greg Norman (145) -- Paul Azinger, Lee Janzen, Bernhard
*Nick Price (137) -- Tom Kite, Fred Couples, Nick Faldo
Ian Woosnam (135) -- Ian Baker-Finch, Payne Stewart, John
Andy North (70) -- Craig Stadler, Payne Stewart, Curtis
Curtis Strange (73) -- Craig Stadler, Ian Baker-Finch, Greg
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
Lanny Wadkins (71) -- Hale Irwin, David Graham, Fuzzy
Gary Player/Andy North (73) -- Jack Nicklaus, John Mahaffey
* - Won in Playoff
Top Contenders in
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Martin Kaymer
Darkhorse - David Toms
Last Week's Pick to Win (Bo Van
Pelt) - Finished tied for 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Joe Durant) -
Finished tied for 27th
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 19 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 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, PGA
Championship winner Martin Kaymer, Ernie Els and David Toms. Els replaced
Masters champion Phil Mickelson in the field, who is not playing due to his
diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. Toms replaced British Open champion Louis
Oosthuizen, who is out due to ligament damage in his left ankle.
Els won this tournament in 1997 and finished third in 1994. Toms finished
second in his only appearance in 2001. McDowell and Kaymer are playing in this
event for the first time.
Last year, Lucas Glover carded rounds of 65-66 for a two-day total of 131, to
capture this event at Port Royal Golf Club. Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open
champion, finished five shots ahead of 2009 Masters winner Angel Cabrera and
six clear of 2009 British Open champ Stewart Cink. Y.E. Yang, the 2009 PGA
Champion, came in last, 10 shots back.
Glover, who opened with a course-record six-under 65, fell into second place
early in round two with a bogey on the fourth, as Cink made an early charge.
Cink began his final round with back-to-back birdies to take the lead. With
additional birdies on five and seven, Cink reached eight-under to lead Glover
by one, who also made birdies on those two holes. With a birdie on the par
four ninth, however, Glover tied Cink at the top. Meanwhile, Cabrera caught
fire with two birdies and an eagle on the front nine to reach five-under,
while Yang catapulted to four-under with two birdies and an eagle of his own.
Glover made his move on the back nine. With birdies on 10 and 11, and coupled
with Cink's bogeys on 12 and 13, his lead swelled to four. A double-bogey by
Cink on 15 ended his chances. Cabrera, who captured this event in 2007, added
a birdie on the 10th to reach six-under and then played the remaining eight
holes in even par to match Glover at 66. He finished alone in second, while
Cink, who rebounded with an eagle on 17, bogeyed the last for a round of 70.
Glover's five-shot win was the largest since Tiger Woods defeated Phil
Mickelson in 2005 by seven.
In 2008, Jim Furyk outlasted Padraig Harrington in a playoff to capture his
second PGA Grand Slam of Golf title. 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 this event
more than once. Furyk also captured the title in 2003.
2007 U.S. Open champion Cabrera birdied the third playoff hole to defeat
British Open winner Harrington and win. Cabrera managed rounds of 68-68,
while Harrington shot 67-69. The pair finished the two rounds at four-under-
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.
In 2005, despite a bogey on the first hole, Woods cruised to a seven-shot win
over Mickelson. Two shots back after the opening nine holes to Mickelson,
Woods posted four birdies on the home nine to take a three-shot lead over
Lefty after day one. More of the same on day two, as Woods shot 64 and
Mickelson set a new course 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.
Not surprising, Woods is the all-time money leader with $3,150,000 in
earnings. Greg Norman, Andy North and Furyk are the only other multiple
winners of this event. Norman is a three-time winner, while North and Furyk
have won twice.
The tournament will be held at Port Royal Golf Course for the second straight
year. The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda hosted the event in 2007 and 2008. Poipu
Bay Resort in Hawaii hosted the event 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
The PGA Tour moves to Las Vegas, Nevada this week for the Justin Timberlake
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where Martin Laird is the defending
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