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FOCUS ON GOLF: PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

The Facts

August 17, 2000

THE BREAKDOWN

* When: Today through Sunday.

* Site: Valhalla Golf Club, Louisville, Ky.

* Length: 7,167 yards. * Par: 36-36--72.

* Format: 72 holes (18 daily), stroke play.

* Playoff, if necessary: Three holes, stroke play.

* Purse: To be announced week of championship ($3.5 million in 1999).

* Field: 125 touring pros, 25 club professionals.

* Defending champion: Tiger Woods.

* Last year: Woods had a five-stroke lead with seven holes to play when 19-year-old Sergio Garcia came storming back and closed to within one. The shot of the year came on the 16th, when Garcia gouged out a 6-iron from between tree roots--his eyes closed, no less--and reached the green to make his par. Woods saved par on the 17th with an eight-foot putt and two-putted for par on the 18th to close with a 72. He finished at 11-under 277 for a one-stroke victory over Garcia.

* Defending PGA champion at Valhalla: Mark Brooks (1996).

* Former champions in field: Paul Azinger (1993), Mark Brooks (1996), John Daly (1991), Steve Elkington (1995), Wayne Grady (1990), Davis Love III (1997), Vijay Singh (1998), Jeff Sluman (1988), Hal Sutton (1983), Bob Tway (1986), Lanny Wadkins (1977), Woods (1999).

* Television (all times PDT): Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., TNT. Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., TNT; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Channel 2.

TEE TIMES

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Thursday Friday Grouping 4:25 a.m. 8:37 a.m. Eddie Terasa, Steve Brady, James Blair III 4:34 a.m. 8:46 a.m. Mark Brown, Robert Damron, Jean Van de Velde 4:43 a.m. 8:55 a.m. Steve Lowery, Phillip Price, Steve Flesch 4:52 a.m. 9:04 a.m. Wayne Grady, Greg Kraft, John Daly 5:01 a.m. 9:13 a.m. Hal Sutton, Bob Tway, Edward Fryatt 5:10 a.m. 9:22 a.m. Curtis Strange, Craig Parry, Jay Don Blake 5:19 a.m. 9:31 a.m. Angel Cabrera, Corey Pavin, Scott Dunlap 5:28 a.m. 9:40 a.m. Frank Dobbs, David Toms, Joe Ozaki 5:37 a.m. 9:49 a.m. Fred Funk, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Brian Henninger 5:55 a.m. 10:07 a.m. Sergio Garcia, Lee Janzen, Darren Clarke 6:04 a.m. 10:16 a.m. Tim Thelen, Rocco Mediate, Gary Orr 6:13 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus 6:22 a.m. 10:34 a.m. Greg Turner, Bob Boyd, Rory Sabbatini 6:31 a.m. 10:43 a.m. Lee Westwood, Tom Lehman, Mark O'Meara 6:40 a.m. 10:52 a.m. Kenny Perry, Steve Stricker, Greg Chalmers 6:49 a.m. 11:01 a.m. Greg Norman, Paul Lawrie, Phil Mickelson 6:58 a.m. 11:10 a.m. Dennis Paulson, Billy Mayfair, Robert Allenby 7:16 a.m. 11:28 a.m. Dudley Hart, Michael Campbell, Tom Pernice Jr. 7:25 a.m. 11:37 a.m. Paul Azinger, Nick Price, Davis Love III 7:34 a.m. 11:46 a.m. Sam Torrance, Scott Verplank, Paul Stankowski 7:43 a.m. 11:55 a.m. Paul McGinley, Franklin Langham, Andrew Magee 7:52 a.m. 12:04 p.m. Jim Carter, Notah Begay, Jumbo Ozaki 8:01 a.m. 12:13 p.m. Bill Glasson, Mike Weir, Tom Scherrer 8:10 a.m. 12:22 p.m. Mathias Gronberg, Shawn Kelly, Stephen Ames 8:19 a.m. 12:31 p.m. Karl Kimball, Robert Gaus, Rick Morton 8:37 a.m. 4:25 a.m. Brad Sherfy, Robert Wilkin, Jamie Elliott 8:46 a.m. 4:34 a.m. Mike Gill, Skip Kendall, Toshimitou Izawa 8:55 a.m. 4:43 a.m. Stewart Cink, Steve Pate, Padraig Harrington 9:04 a.m. 4:52 a.m. Jim Woodward, Carlos Franco, J.P. Hayes 9:13 a.m. 5:01 a.m. Thomas Bjorn, Scott Hoch, Jeff Maggert 9:22 a.m. 5:10 a.m. Kevin Burton, Shingo Katayama, Duffy Waldorf 9:31 a.m. 5:19 a.m. Brian Watts, Jarmo Sandelin, Blaine McCallister 9:40 a.m. 5:28 a.m. Nick Faldo, Michael Clark, Kirk Triplett 9:49 a.m. 5:37 a.m. Eduardo Romero, Jay Haas, Harrison Frazar 10:07 a.m. 5:55 a.m. Craig Stadler, Fred Couples, Jose Maria Olazabal 10:16 a.m. 6:04 a.m. Lanny Wadkins, Jeff Sluman, Mark Brooks 10:25 a.m. 6:13 a.m. Hidemichi Tanaka, Peter O'Malley, Tim Dunlavey 10:34 a.m. 6:22 a.m. Steve Jones, Tom Watson, Ernie Els 10:43 a.m. 6:31 a.m. Colin Montgomerie, Justin Leonard, Loren Roberts 10:52 a.m. 6:40 a.m. Ian Woosnam, Brad Faxon, Ben Crenshaw 11:01 a.m. 6:49 a.m. Joe Ogilvie, Shigeki Maruyama, Brent Geiberger 11:10 a.m. 6:58 a.m. Retief Goosen, Jesper Parnevik, Tim Herron 11:28 a.m. 7:16 a.m. Chris DiMarco, Glen Day, Jose Coceres 11:37 a.m. 7:25 a.m. Bob Estes, Jeff Freeman, Jerry Kelly 11:46 a.m. 7:34 a.m. John Huston, Bernhard Langer, Russ Cochran 11:55 a.m. 7:43 a.m. Tom Kite, Jim Furyk, Stuart Appleby 12:04 p.m. 7:52 a.m. Bob May, Chris Perry, Mark Calcavecchia 12:13 p.m. 8:01 a.m. Kevin Sutherland, Andrew Coltart, Brian Gaffney 12:22 p.m. 8:10 a.m. Jonathan Kaye, Ted Tryba, Ronald Stelten 12:31 p.m. 8:19 a.m. Todd Smith, Ed Sabo, Tony Kelley

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