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- May 24, 2004
Craig Perks' 4th-place finish last week at the Bank of America Colonial
was his best effort since winning the 2002 PLAYERS Championship.
It was also a good week for Mark Brooks. His T9 was his first Top-10
since finishing 3rd at the 2002 Chrysler Championship.
Who would have ever expected to see three lefthanders among the Top 15
money winners on TOUR? Phil Mickelson holds down the second spot, with Steve Flesch (9th) and Mike Weir (14th) just behind him.
Chad Campbell's 61 in the third-round of the Bank of America Colonial
was his second third-round 61 in the state of Texas since last fall. His first brush with shooting in the 50s came at Champions in Houston during the 2003 TOUR Championship.
The top 8 finishers at last week's Bank of America Colonial were all
alums of the Nationwide Tour. The win by Steve Flesch was the 145th PGA TOUR title collected by a former Nationwide Tour player.
Jeff Maggert has not been as consistent as he might like this year (6
of 13 cuts made including one WD), but when he's been good, he's been really good. The veteran has four Top-10 finishes and has collected $1,075,456. That's his best season total since 2000 when he won just over $1.1 million.
Ray Floyd's T4 last week at the Allianz Championship was his best
finish on the Champions Tour since he finished T2 at the 2001 Transamerica.
D.A. Weibring's victory last week in Des Moines was the seventh
combined win for him on the PGA TOUR/Champions Tour. The native of Illinois has won five of those seven in the neighboring states of Illinois and Iowa.
60-year old Jay Sigel has been hot of late, with three consecutive
Top-10 finishes to his credit. He was T8 at the Bruno's Memorial Classic, T9 at the FedEx Kinko's Classic and T4 last week at the Allianz Championship. It's his first run of three in a row since the summer of 2001.
Champions Tour rookie Bobby Lincoln had his first career Top-10 last
week when he was T9 at the Allianz Championship.
In the past two seasons at the Dominion Club in Richmond, VA, Daniel
Chopra has been 48-under par with 53 birdies and an eagle in 144 holes. His 30-under par winning effort last week at the Henrico County Open shattered the Nationwide Tour's all-time under-par effort by four strokes. He was T4 last year at 18-under.
The 7-under score needed to make the cut at last week's Henrico County
Open tied the Nationwide Tour's all-time record. However, when it was first set in 1991 at the Dakota Dunes Open, the field was cut to the low 50 and ties as opposed to today's method of the top 60 and ties qualifying for the final two rounds.
Only 14 of the 156 players who started last week at the Henrico County
Open finished over-par for the week. In fact, 138 players broke par.
Daniel Chopra's second win came in his second start this season,
making him the first player in Nationwide Tour history to win his first two starts of the year.