DATES: Friday, April 18th through Sunday, April 20th
SITE: TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia
COURSE ARCHITECT: Greg Norman (1997)
1 - Par 4 434 Yds
10 - Par 5 628 Yds
2 - Par 3 144 Yds
11 - Par 3 189 Yds
3 - Par 4 389 Yds
12 - Par 4 417 Yds
4 - Par 5 541 Yds
13 - Par 4 310 Yds
5 - Par 4 441 Yds
14 - Par 4 453 Yds
6 - Par 5 569 Yds
15 - Par 4 406 Yds
7 - Par 4 458 Yds
16 - Par 3 179 Yds
8 - Par 3 221 Yds
17 - Par 4 455 Yds
9 - Par 4 472 Yds
18 - Par 5 554 Yds
36 3,669 Yds
36 3,601 Yds
Golf Channel - Friday -- 12:30-2:30 p.m. (et),
- Saturday/Sunday -- 3-6 p.m. (et)
Tom Lehman, Tom Pernice Jr.
206 (Bernhard Langer, 2013)
138 (Esteban Toledo, 2013)
66 (Bernhard Langer, Jeff Sluman, 2013)
1st Place - $270,000; 2nd Place - $158,400; 3rd Place - $129,600
Six players at
Tom Pernice Jr.
Chien Soon Lu
Past Greater Gwinnett Championship Winners
Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
Bernhard Langer (206) -- Tom Lehman, Tom Pernice Jr.
Top Contenders in the Field
Tom Pernice Jr.
Miguel A. Jimenez
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Bernhard Langer
Darkhorse - Jay Haas
Last Week's Pick to Win (Fred Couples) - Finished 5th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Colin Montgomerie) - Finished tied for 6th
The Champions Tour travels to Georgia this week for the Greater Gwinnett
Championship in Duluth at TPC Sugarloaf. The top seven players on the money
list are in the field. Eight members of the World Golf Hall of Fame are
scheduled to play -- Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Bernhard Langer,
Sandy Lyle, Colin Montgomerie, Larry Nelson and Nick Price.
The field is led by three players who performed very well at the Masters last
week - Langer, Couples and Miguel Angel Jimenez, who is making his Champions
Langer finished tied for 8th last week at the Masters. He has also finished in
the top-10 in all five Champions Tour events he has played this season,
including a win at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship. Langer has 16
straight top-10 finishes dating back to last season. He currently leads the
Champions Tour money list with over $700,000 in earnings. No other player has
Couples finished tied for 20th last week at the Masters. He has finished in
the top-5 in all three Champions Tour events he has played this season,
including a victory at the Toshiba Classic.
Jimenez finished fourth at the Masters last week. This will be his first start
on the Champions Tour. Jimenez, who turned 50 in January, has 20 career
victories on the European Tour, including a win in December at the Hong Kong
Open. He has played on four European Ryder Cup teams.
This week's tournament is being held at TPC Sugarloaf, which was designed by
Greg Norman and opened in 1997. TPC Sugarloaf hosted the BellSouth/AT&T
Classic on the PGA Tour from 1997-2008. The 2013 tournament was the first
time that the Champions Tour has played in the Atlanta area since the 2000
Nationwide Championship in Alpharetta, won by Irwin.
Last year, Langer opened with a 73, but bounced back with rounds of 66-67 to
win the inaugural event by three strokes over Tom Lehman and Tom Pernice Jr.
Langer finished 54 holes at TPC Sugarloaf at 9-under-par 206.
The Champions Tour moves to Texas in two weeks for the Insperity Invitational
at The Woodlands Country Club, where Esteban Toledo won last year.
04/15 15:54:19 ET