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SHO and Tell: The Latest on The Shell Houston Open
Top 3 finishers in British Open also played at SHO

With Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, American Rickie Fowler and Spaniard Sergio Garcia finishing 1-2-3 in the 143rd British ...

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PAST CHAMPIONS
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TPC at The Woodlands
- June 22, 2004
PGA TOUR

  • Don't be surprised to find a first-time winner this week at the Booz Allen Classic. In the 17 years this event has been played at the TPC at Avenel, seven players--Tom Byrum (1989), Billy Andrade (1991), Grant Waite (1993), Steve Stricker (1996), Rich Beem (1999), Tom Scherrer (2000) and Frank Lickliter (2001) -- all earned their first career wins at the course.

  • There were three lefties among the Top-10 finishers at last week's U.S. Open. Phil Mickelson was 2nd, Mike Weir T4 and Steve Flesch T7.

  • Only three players have finished in the Top-10 in each of the season's first two majors. Phil Mickelson (1, 2) is one. Ernie Els (2, T9) is another. Would you have guessed Chris DiMarco (T6, T9) as the third?

  • Stephen Ames had yet another Top-10 finish last week at the U.S. Open. He has eight for the year in 16 starts. He never had more than four in any previous season. Only Phil Mickelson (11) and Vijay Singh (9) have more this season.

  • One more on Ames: In his last nine starts (7 Top 10s), Ames has collected $1,528,210--more than he had won in any previous season in his career.

  • The last three tournament wins on the PGA TOUR have all been by international players--Ernie Els at Memorial, Sergio Garcia at the Buick Classic and Retief Goosen at the U.S. Open. International players have won 12 of the season's first 25 tournaments.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

  • Ed Dougherty makes his first start of the Champions Tour season this week at the Bank of America Championship in Boston. He underwent surgery on his right shoulder in the off-season. He has not played since last October when he T43 at the SBC Championship.

  • This week's Bank of America Championship is the longest running 54-hole event on the Champions Tour, dating back to 1981, the second year of the Champions Tour.

  • You have to like Allen Doyle's chances of repeating in Boston this week. Since the event started in 1981, five players have successfully defended their titles -- Don January (1982-83), Chi Chi Rodriguez (1986-87-88), Bob Charles (1989-90), Hale Irwin (1997-98) and Larry Nelson (2000-01).

  • Lanny Wadkins will be making his first start (and fourth of the season) since he T49 at the Toshiba Senior Classic back in March.

NATIONWIDE TOUR

  • Winning has been a good omen in the first two playings of the Lake Erie Charity Classic at Peek'n Peak Resort. Both winners--Patrick Moore (2002) and Guy Boros (2003)--ended up in that season's graduating class and moved on to the PGA TOUR.

  • In the first 14 years of the Nationwide Tour, 23 international players finished in the graduating class. No international player, however, has ever finished number one on the money list. That could change this year with eight international players currently among the Top 20. Aussie Brendan Jones is the current leader on Tour with $290,558.

  • Bryce Molder began the year with no status on the Tour, but has taken advantage of his opportunities to play and is currently 33rd on the money list with $61,130. He's had three Top-10 finishes in a row and needs to earn another $11,250 to qualify for Special Temporary Member status for the remainder of 2004.

  • Several players from last year's Nationwide Tour continue to excel on the PGA TOUR this year. In fact, five members of last year's Tour are currently among the Top 50 money winners--Zach Johnson (#21), Mark Hensby (#36), Bo Van Pelt (#38), Ted Purdy (#40) and Joe Ogilvie (#47). Those five have a win, three seconds and a third between them this season.


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