Champions Golf Tour
CHAMPIONS - Greater Gwinnett Championship Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st
SITE: TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, Georgia
COURSE ARCHITECT: Greg Norman (1997)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,131
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 407 Yds10 - Par 5 560 Yds
2 - Par 3 144 Yds11 - Par 3 189 Yds
3 - Par 4 389 Yds12 - Par 4 433 Yds
4 - Par 5 557 Yds13 - Par 4 310 Yds
5 - Par 4 441 Yds14 - Par 4 463 Yds
6 - Par 5 569 Yds15 - Par 4 406 Yds
7 - Par 4 421 Yds16 - Par 3 179 Yds
8 - Par 3 221 Yds17 - Par 4 455 Yds
9 - Par 4 453 Yds18 - Par 5 544 Yds
--------------------------
36 3,602 Yds36 3,529 Yds
 
Annual:  1st
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday -- 12:30-2:30 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday/Sunday -- 3-6 p.m. (et)
Total Purse:  $1,800,000
Shares:  1st Place - $270,000; 2nd Place - $158,400; 3rd Place - $129,600
 
Past Greater Gwinnett Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
1stYear of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Michael AllenWon Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, 6th on money list
Jay Don Blake9th on money list, 2nd at ACE Group Classic
Mark Calcavecchia2 career Champions Tour wins
John CookWon Mitsubishi Electric Championship, 3rd on money list
David FrostWon Toshiba Classic, 2nd on money list
Fred Funk8 career Champions Tour wins
Jay Haas16 career Champions Tour wins
Bernhard LangerWon ACE Group Classic, 1st on money list
Tom Lehman7 career Champions Tour wins
Rocco MediateWon Allianz Championship, 4th on money list
Mark O'Meara8th on money list, 3 Top-10 finishes
Tom Pernice, Jr.5th on money list, 3 Top-3 finishes
Jeff Sluman4 career Champions Tour wins
Tom Watson14 career Champions Tour wins

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - David Frost
Darkhorse - Peter Senior
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Fred Couples) - Finished tied for 12th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Chien Soon Lu) - Finished tied for 18th
 
NOTES:
The Champions Tour travels to Georgia this week for the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth at TPC Sugarloaf. The top six players on the money list are in the field, including every tournament winner in 2013. Seven members of the World Golf Hall of Fame are scheduled to play -- Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Larry Nelson and Tom Watson.

The field is led by money leader Langer, who is coming off a tie for 25th last week at the Masters at the age of 55. Langer has four top-three finishes in five events on the Champions Tour this year, including a win at the ACE Group Classic. David Frost, who is second on the money list, has five top-10 finishes in five events this year, including a win at the Toshiba Classic. Langer leads Frost by nearly $60,000 for the top spot on the money list.

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 Classic on the PGA Tour from 1997-2008. This is the first time that the Champions Tour has played in the Atlanta area since the 2000 Nationwide Championship in Alpharetta, won by Irwin.

The Champions Tour remains in Georgia next week for the Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf in Savannah, where Michael Allen and Frost won the team competition last year.

04/16 15:36:26 ET

As of April 16, 2013, at 03:36 PM ET