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Senior Pga

March 01, 2001

* What: Toshiba Classic

* When: Friday-Sunday

* Where: Newport Beach Country Club, 1600 East Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach (between Jamboree and MacArthur)

* Television schedule: Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m, PAX; Saturday and Sunday, 3-5 p.m., CNBC

* Basics: The seventh of 39 events on the Senior PGA Tour features a field of 78 players competing in three rounds for a purse of $1.4 million. The winner receives $210,000.

* 2000 Champion: Allen Doyle made a birdie on the 18th hole Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Jim Thorpe and Howard Twitty. The lead held up when rain canceled the final round and Doyle picked up his only Senior Tour victory of 2000.

* In the field: Chi Chi Rodriguez, winner of 22 senior events in 16 years on the tour; Hale Irwin, the tour's career money leader who shot a course-record 62 in winning the 1998 Toshiba; Tom Kite, a two-time winner as a tour rookie last year; Lee Trevino, who has 29 senior victories; Tom Watson, making his Toshiba debut in his second season on the senior tour.

* Tickets: $15 for practice and pro-am round today, $18 for tournament rounds Friday-Sunday; $50 for a weeklong grounds pass good through Sunday; $100 for a season clubhouse badge good for tournament and clubhouse admission all week. Seniors 60 and older pay $9 on Friday. Available at the gate, by phone at (949) 515-4840, or on Internet at

* Parking: Public parking at intersection of Jamboree and Back Bay Road is $7 and includes a shuttle to the course.

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