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SHO and Tell: The Latest on The Shell Houston Open
Former SHO champ Allenby starting new season right

Australian Robert Allenby (2000 Shell Houston Open winner), had been mired in somewhat of a slump on the PGA TOUR. A steady performer ...

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HGA Academic Scholarship Recipients for 2014 (from left) Jacqueline Phung of Richmond Foster, Hailey Hollas of Richmond Travis, Atiyya Menifee of Houston Carver, Tony Ly of Pasadena Dobie, Martha Parra of Spring and Isaiah Carter of Aldine.
 
 
 
       
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- July 13, 2004
PGA TOUR

  • With his win at the John Deere Classic, Mark Hensby became the second Nationwide Tour graduate from 2003 to win on TOUR this year. In April, Zach Johnson won the BellSouth Classic by one stroke. Who did Johnson beat? Hensby.

  • Mark Hensby, who hails from Melbourne, Australia, is the latest international player to win on TOUR in 2004. Through 28 tournaments, international players have won 15 events, including the last six -- beginning with South Africa's Ernie Els at the Memorial Tournament.

  • Last week Mark Hensby broke the record for most money won by a Nationwide Tour graduate the following year on the PGA TOUR. In 2001, John Rollins pocketed $1,956,565 after earning his TOUR card through Nationwide Tour graduation. This year, Hensby, who is 13th on the TOUR money list, has won $1,992,391.

  • By tying for fourth at last week's John Deere Classic, Steve Stricker had his best PGA TOUR finish since his victory at the 2001 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship.

  • Two other players had nice showings at the John Deere Classic after some recent struggles. Greg Chalmers tied for fourth in Illinois. The last time Chalmers finished that high was at the 2002 Bell Canadian Open. Joel Kribel also had a good week, picking up his first top-10 since joining the TOUR in 2003. He too tied for fourth.

  • Vijay Singh has shot nothing but sub-70 rounds in his two appearances at the Tournament Players Club at Deere Run. Last week in defense of his 2003 John Deere Classic title, Singh fired rounds of 69-67-67-67 to go with his 66-68-69-65 showing a year ago.

Champions TOUR

  • With the Champions Tour observing a break in its schedule, four Tour players will be playing in this week's B.C. Open in Endicott, NY. Craig Stadler leads the way as the tournament's defending champion. He'll be joined in the field by Wayne Levi, a New Hartford, NY, resident and winner of the 1984 tournament, Keith Fergus and Dan Halldorson. Tom Weiskopf and Jay Haas are the two age 50-and-over players competing in the British Open.

  • Five players have played all 18 Champions Tour events this year: Dave Barr, John Jacobs, Graham Marsh, Dana Quigley and Jay Sigel.

  • Add another distinction to Hale Irwin's stellar career. He tied for ninth at the Ford Senior Players Championship, giving him eight top-10 finishes in his career at the Dearborn, MI, event, the most of any player.

  • Gil Morgan is second on the Champions Tour all-time money list ($19,143,744), but he has never won a single-season money title. Morgan is the 2004 money leader ($1,171,781), currently maintaining a $65,993 lead over Hale Irwin.
Nationwide TOUR

  • Kevin Stadler's playoff victory over Kyle Thompson, Chris Tidland and Mathew Goggin at the Scholarship America Showdown marked a record-breaking fourth consecutive playoff on the Nationwide Tour.

  • Kevin Stadler reached his second victory in his fourth career start on the Nationwide Tour, breaking the former record set by Dick Mast in 1990. Mast notched his second win in his sixth career start.

  • By virtue of a sponsor's exemption, Kevin Stadler will play alongside his father, defending champion Craig, at this week's B.C. Open on the PGA TOUR. Kevin's victory at the Scholarship America Showdown also gets him into another PGA TOUR event, next week's U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

  • While Kevin Stadler moves up to the PGA TOUR this week, Mathew Goggin, who was also a part of the four-man playoff at the Scholarship America Showdown, will too. He is playing in the British Open and is joined in the field by Brendan Jones, a two-time Nationwide Tour winner in 2004.

  • For the second consecutive week, the Nationwide Tour will hold a first-year event. Following the Scholarship America Showdown, Tour players will compete in the inaugural Pete Dye West Virginia Classic. This is the third and final first-year event of the season. Only one player has finished in the top 10 in both the BellSouth Panama Championship and the Scholarship America Showdown. Jason Caron tied for fourth in Panama and was fifth last week.


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