| - April 02, 2003
- When Davis Love III wins, he often wins big. In eight of his 15
stroke-play victories, Love has won by four or more strokes. In his two
victories at THE PLAYERS Championship, Love has won by four strokes and
strokes, respectively. The average margin of victory for Love in his 15
stroke-play wins is 3.47 strokes.
- A member of the PGA TOUR since 1976, Jay Haas has enjoyed a
career. This year, at age 49, Haas has claimed not just the largest
of his career, but the two largest. He won $486,000 for his runnerup
effort at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and took home a check for
this past weekend for his T2 at THE PLAYERS Championship.
- More on Haas: One reason for his great play has been his brilliant
play. He leads the TOUR in Sand Saves at 77.4%--getting it up and down
from the beach 24 of 31 times this season.
- Four players (Love, Ernie Els, Mike Weir and Tiger Woods) have all
multiple events this season. The 13 weeks it took to produce four
winners is the least amount of time for that to happen on the PGA TOUR
since 1976 when Ben Crenshaw, Johnny Miller, Hale Irwin and Hubert Green
all won at least twice in the first 11 weeks of the year.
- Davis Love III's back nine of 31 in the final round at THE PLAYERS
Championship is the best final-round back nine score posted by a winner
since the tournament moved to the TPC at Sawgrass in 1982.
- Chad Campbell, the 2001 Nationwide Tour Player of the Year, continues
shine in his second season on the PGA TOUR. His T6 at THE PLAYERS
Championship last week was his fourth finish among the Top 6 in his last
- Scott McCarron loves the TPC at Sugarloaf, site of this week's
Classic. In six starts at the course, McCarron has won twice and posted
fourth-place finish while making the cut in five of those outings.
- When Bob Gilder 3-putted the 13th hole in the second round at the
Toshiba Senior Classic, it ended a streak of 238 consecutive holes
- When Gary Koch played the PGA TOUR he was known for his putting
They haven't diminished with time. He leads the Champions Tour in
percentage of 1-putt greens at 47.5%.
- Gil Morgan took over the lead on the Champions Tour in earnings after
the Toshiba Senior Classic for the first time since mid-April of 1998.
Morgan currently has $462,000 to his credit, just ahead of Hale Irwin's
- The Gallagher brothers couldn't have been more similar last week at
Chitimacha Louisiana Open. Both Jeff and Jim posted scores of
to miss the cut.
- Brent Schwarzrock compiled some amazing driving stats in Louisiana.
only did he lead the field with a 319.6-yard average, he also finished
in Driving Accuracy for the week at 71.2%.
- The cut came at 6-under par at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, only
stroke off the all-time Nationwide Tour record of 7-under set at the
Dakota Dunes Open. However, in 1991, the fields were cut to the low 50
ties. The cut is now made at the low 60 and ties.
- The field at the Chitimacha Louisiana Open last week was made
by the presence of 20 former PGA TOUR champions, including past U.S.
winner Scott Simpson. He's the fifth player to compete on the
Tour after winning a major championship. The others are Dave Stockton,
Andy North, Bob Charles and Wayne Grady. Of course, Jack Nicklaus is
scheduled to tee it up at the end of the month at the BMW Charity Pro-Am