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Published April 21st, 2015 - 12:19PM

Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 26th

Course Info

Site: Lake Merced Golf Club, San Francisco, California

Course Architect: Willie Lock (1923), Dr. Alister MacKenzie (1928 - redesign),

Par: 72

Yardage: 6,507

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,315 yds

1 - Par 4 413 yds

2 - Par 4 376 yds

3 - Par 3 164 yds

4 - Par 4 405 yds

5 - Par 4 381 yds

6 - Par 5 479 yds

7 - Par 4 417 yds

8 - Par 3 162 yds

9 - Par 5 518 yds

Back Nine: 36 3,192 yds

10 - Par 4 373 yds

11 - Par 4 381 yds

12 - Par 3 154 yds

13 - Par 4 376 yds

14 - Par 5 475 yds

15 - Par 3 184 yds

16 - Par 4 335 yds

17 - Par 4 382 yds

18 - Par 5 532 yds

st Week's Pick to Win (Hyo Joo Kim) - Finished tied for 4th

st Week's Darkhorse (Morgan Pressel) - Finished tied for 18th

TES: The LPGA Tour travels to California this week for the Swinging

irts LPGA Classic in San Francisco. The tournament will be played at Lake

rced Golf Club. The course opened in 1923 and was one of the United States'

rst golf clubs to eliminate gender restriction from its membership

is season, and has finished no worse than T-13. Lewis is playing for the

rst time since losing in a playoff to Brittany Lincicome at the ANA

spiration. She is still looking for her first victory of the season. Lewis

s five top-10's in seven events, including three runner-up finishes.

e 2014 tournament marked the first LPGA event in the Bay Area since the

10 CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge held at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville,

lifornia. The Bay Area has been a long-time hotspot for the LPGA and has

sted 28 tournaments dating back to the 1953 San Francisco Weathervane,

Tournament Info

Year: 2nd

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Sunday -- 6-9 p.m. (et)

Champion: Lydia Ko

Runner Up: Stacy Lewis

Tournament Record: 276 (Lydia Ko, 2014)

54-Hole Record: 206 (Stacy Lewis, 2014)

36-Hole Record: 138 (Stacy Lewis, 2014)

Course Record: 66 (Karine Icher, 2014)

Total Purse: $2,000,000

Shares: 1st Place - $300,000; 2nd Place - $182,650; 3rd Place - $132,500

2014 Final Leaderboard

Lydia Ko 276

Stacy Lewis 277

Jenny Shin 278

Inbee Park 282

Line Vedel 282

Shanshan Feng 282

Hyo Joo Kim 284

P.K. Kongkraphan 284

Four players at 286

Past Winners

2014: Lydia Ko (276). Runner up: Stacy Lewis

Top Contenders

Published April 21st, 2015 - 12:19PM
Jordan Spieth was trending in a big way during his magical week at the Masters, when he went wire-to-wire and never let anyone closer than three shots of his lead over the final 54 holes. No one had a more vested interest in Spieth's social media impact than his father.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 12:14PM

Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 26th

Course Info

Site: TPC Louisiana, Avondale, Louisiana

Course Architect: Pete Dye (2004)

Par: 72

Yardage: 7,425

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 36 3,704 Yds

1 - Par 4 399 Yds

2 - Par 5 548 Yds

3 - Par 3 221 Yds

4 - Par 4 482 Yds

5 - Par 4 438 Yds

6 - Par 4 476 Yds

7 - Par 5 561 Yds

8 - Par 4 372 Yds

9 - Par 3 207 Yds

Back Nine: 36 3,721 Yds

10 - Par 4 390 Yds

11 - Par 5 575 Yds

12 - Par 4 492 Yds

13 - Par 4 403 Yds

14 - Par 3 216 Yds

15 - Par 4 490 Yds

16 - Par 4 355 Yds

17 - Par 3 215 Yds

18 - Par 5 585 Yds

Tournament Info

Year: 67th

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 3-6 p.m. (et), - Thursday/Friday -- 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (et)-replay - Saturday/Sunday -- 1-2:30 p.m. (et), CBS - Saturday/Sunday -- 3-6 p.m. (et), Golf Channel - Saturday/Sunday -- 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (et) - replay

Champion: Seung-Yul Noh

Runner Up: Robert Streb, Andrew Svoboda

Tournament Record: 262 (Chip Beck, 1988)

54-Hole Record: 195 (Scott Verplank, 2003 - 19-under); 196 Phil Mickelson, 2001 - 20-under)

36-Hole Record: 128 (Scott Verplank, 2003)

Course Record: 62 (Ben Martin, 2014)

Total Purse: $6,900,000

Shares: 1st Place - $1,242,000; 2nd Place - $745,200; 3rd Place - $469,200

2014 Final Leaderboard

Seung-Yul Noh 269

Robert Streb 271

Andrew Svoboda 271

Jeff Overton 272

Erik Compton 274

Robert Garrigus 274

Charley Hoffman 274

Keegan Bradley 275

Tommy Gainey 275

Justin Rose 275

Past Winners

2014: Seung-Yul Noh (269). Runner up: Robert Streb, Andrew Svoboda

2013: Billy Horschel (268). Runner up: D.A. Points

2012: *Jason Dufner (269). Runner up: Ernie Els

2011: *Bubba Watson (273). Runner up: Webb Simpson

2010: Jason Bohn (270). Runner up: Jeff Overton

2009: Jerry Kelly (274). Runner up: Charles Howell III, Rory Sabbatini, Charlie Wi

2008: Andres Romero (275). Runner up: Peter Lonard

2007: Nick Watney (273). Runner up: Ken Duke

2006: Chris Couch (269). Runner up: Fred Funk, Charles Howell III

2005: *Tim Petrovic (275). Runner up: James Driscoll

2004: Vijay Singh (266). Runner up: Phil Mickelson, Joe Ogilvie

2003: *Steve Flesch (267). Runner up: Bob Estes

2002: K.J. Choi (271). Runner up: Dudley Hart, Geoff Ogilvy

2001: David Toms (266). Runner up: Phil Mickelson

2000: *Carlos Franco (270). Runner up: Blaine McCallister

1999: Carlos Franco (269). Runner up: Steve Flesch, Harrison Frazar

1998: Lee Westwood (273). Runner up: Steve Flesch

1997: Brad Faxon (272). Runner up: Bill Glasson, Jesper Parnevik

1996: Scott McCarron (275). Runner up: Tom Watson

1995: *Davis Love III (274). Runner up: Mike Heinen

1994: Ben Crenshaw (273). Runner up: Jose Maria Olazabal

1993: Mike Standly (281). Runner up: Russ Cochran, Payne Stewart

1992: Chip Beck (276). Runner up: Greg Norman, Mike Standly

1991: *Ian Woosnam (275). Runner up: Jim Hallet

1990: David Frost (276). Runner up: Greg Norman

1989: Tim Simpson (274). Runner up: Greg Norman, Hal Sutton

1988: Chip Beck (262). Runner up: Lanny Wadkins

1987: Ben Crenshaw (268). Runner up: Curtis Strange

1986: Calvin Peete (269). Runner up: Pat McGowan

1985: #Seve Ballesteros (205). Runner up: Peter Jacobsen, John Mahaffey

1984: Bob Eastwood (272). Runner up: Larry Rinker

1983: Bill Rogers (274). Runner up: David Edwards, Jay Haas, Vance Heafner

1982: #Scott Hoch (206). Runner up: Bob Shearer, Tom Watson

1981: Tom Watson (270). Runner up: Bruce Fleisher

1980: Tom Watson (273). Runner up: Lee Trevino

1979: Hubert Green (273). Runner up: Frank Conner, Bruce Lietzke, Steve Melnyk, Lee Trevino

1978: Lon Hinkle (271). Runner up: Gibby Gilbert, Fuzzy Zoeller

1977: Jim Simons (273). Runner up: Stan Lee

1976: Larry Ziegler (274). Runner up: Victor Regalado

1975: Billy Casper (271). Runner up: Peter Oosterhuis

1974: Lee Trevino (267). Runner up: Bobby Cole, Ben Crenshaw

1973: *Jack Nicklaus (280). Runner up: Miller Barber

1972: Gary Player (279). Runner up: Dave Eichelberger, Jack Nicklaus

1971: Frank Beard (276). Runner up: Hubert Green

1970: *Miller Barber (278). Runner up: Bob Charles, Howie Johnson

1969: *Larry Hinson (275). Runner up: Frank Beard

1968: George Archer (271). Runner up: Bert Yancey

1967: George Knudson (277). Runner up: Jack Nicklaus

1966: Frank Beard (276). Runner up: Gardner Dickinson

1965: Dick Mayer (273). Runner up: Bruce Devlin, Bill Martindale

1964: Mason Rudolph (283). Runner up: Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Glenn Stuart

1963: Bo Wininger (279). Runner up: Tony Lema, Bob Rosburg

1962: Bo Wininger (281). Runner up: Bob Rosburg

1961: Doug Sanders (272). Runner up: Gay Brewer, Mac Main

1960: Dow Finsterwald (270). Runner up: Al Besselink

1959: Bill Collins (280). Runner up: Jack Burke Jr, Tom Nieporte

1958: *Billy Casper (278). Runner up: Ken Venturi

1957: Not Held. Runner up:

1956: Not Held. Runner up:

1955: Not Held. Runner up:

1954: Not Held. Runner up:

1953: Not Held. Runner up:

1952: Not Held. Runner up:

1951: Not Held. Runner up:

1950: Not Held. Runner up:

1949: Not Held. Runner up:

1948: Bob Hamilton (280). Runner up: Roberto de Vicenzo, Fred Haas, Lawson Little

1947: Not Held. Runner up:

1946: Byron Nelson (277). Runner up: Ben Hogan

1945: *Byron Nelson (284). Runner up: Harold McSpaden

1944: Sammy Byrd (285). Runner up: Byron Nelson

1943: Not Held. Runner up:

1942: Lloyd Mangrum (281). Runner up: Lawson Little, Sam Snead

1941: Henry Picard (276). Runner up: Ben Hogan

1940: Jimmy Demaret (286). Runner up: Ralph Guldahl, Harold McSpaden, Sam Snead

1939: Henry Picard (284). Runner up: Dick Metz

1938: Harry Cooper (285). Runner up: Harold McSpaden

* - Won in Playoff

# - Rain-Shortened

Formerly called HP Classic of New Orleans (2003-04), Compaq Classic of New Orleans (1999-2002), Freeport-McDermott Classic (1996-98), Freeport-McMoran Classic (1992-95), USF&G Classic (1982-91), USF&G New Orleans Open (1981), Greater New Orleans Open (1980), First NBC New Orleans Open (1975-79), Greater New Orleans Open Invitational (1938-74).

Top Contenders

Seung-Yul Noh

2005:

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2012: T-66

2013: mc

2014: Won

Andrew Svoboda

2005:

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2013: T-47

2014: T-2

Robert Streb

2005:

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2013: mc

2014: T-2

Jeff Overton

2005:

2006: T-47

2007: mc

2008: mc

2009: T-13

2010: 2nd

2011: 69th

2012: T-18

2013: T-42

2014: 4th

Justin Rose

2005: T-17

2006: T-66

2007:

2008:

2009: mc

2010: T-43

2011: mc

2012: T-10

2013: T-15

2014: T-8

Keegan Bradley

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011: T-26

2012: mc

2013: mc

2014: T-8

David Toms

2005: mc

2006: T-47

2007: T-44

2008:

2009: T-5

2010: T-28

2011: T-18

2012: T-45

2013: T-47

2014: T-15

Kevin Kisner

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008:

2009:

2010:

2011: mc

2012: mc

2013:

2014: T-34

Andres Romero

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008: Won

2009: dq

2010: T-37

2011: T-8

2012: mc

2013: mc

2014: T-45

D.A. Points

2005: mc

2006: mc

2007:

2008:

2009: T-24

2010: mc

2011: T-56

2012: mc

2013: 2nd

2014: T-52

Nick Watney

2005: T-47

2006: T-15

2007: Won

2008: T-42

2009: mc

2010:

2011: T-20

2012: mc

2013: T-15

2014: T-75

Billy Horschel

2005:

2006:

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2011: T-26

2012: mc

2013: Won

2014: mc

Rickie Fowler

2005:

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2010:

2011: T-26

2012: T-10

2013: T-32

2014: mc

Brian Davis

2005: T-17

2006:

2007: mc

2008: T-33

2009: T-19

2010: T-57

2011: T-56

2012: T-39

2013: T-32

2014: mc

Jerry Kelly

2005: T-65

2006: mc

2007:

2008:

2009: Won

2010: T-67

2011: mc

2012: mc

2013: T-47

2014: mc

Jason Day

2005:

2006:

2007:

2008: mc

2009: T-32

2010:

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Dustin Johnson

2005:

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2008: mc

2009:

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NOTES: One of the longest-running events in PGA Tour history takes center stage this week, as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans plays host to the best players in the world. Five of the top 20 players in the world are in the field - Jason Day (6), Dustin Johnson (7), Justin Rose (9), Rickie Fowler (13) and 2013 champion Billy Horschel (19). The purse increased $100,000 from last year to $6.9 million, with the winner receiving $1,242,000.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 12:14PM
The Internet age has amplified the voices of fans who don’t like announcers, but Joe Buck says he’s mastered ignoring the noise.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 2:18PM
When Fox Sports hired veteran golf-producer Mark Loomis, one of his first questions was, what does Joe Buck know about golf? Quite a lot, as it turns out.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 4:41PM
Gig Harbor’s Michael Greller, Jordan Spieth’s caddie who used to work at Chambers Bay, says other caddies will pick up pertinent information about the new U.S. Open site quickly
Published April 21st, 2015 - 8:24AM
The annual PGA Tour event in Greensboro will keep its title sponsorship with Wyndham Worldwide through 2026.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 8:09AM
Power was evident from every vantage point at the year-end charity event hosted by Tiger Woods.
Published April 21st, 2015 - 7:39AM
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Published April 20th, 2015 - 7:20PM
Mayer made only one birdie in the 18-hole playoff — at the sixth hole on a 6-footer — but he made pars en route to a 72. Middlecoff made double bogeys at the 10th and 15th holes, and shot 79.
Published April 20th, 2015 - 2:09PM
Noh has already made 12 starts on tour this season, but has struggled. His best finish was a tie for 11th at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Noh has missed five cuts and has just one other top-25 finish, a tie for 22nd at the Northern Trust Open.
Published April 20th, 2015 - 11:44AM
Jim Furyk broke a four-and-a-half-year winless drought on Sunday and that helped him move back to No. 5 in the world rankings.
Published April 20th, 2015 - 9:44AM
If you thought Jim Furyk looked a little haggard recently, there is good reason for that. He had been playing good golf, but not getting the results he wanted.
Published April 20th, 2015 - 5:09AM
There was an alligator and what appeared to be a half-eaten man.
Published April 20th, 2015 - 4:39AM
Three-time British Open champion Nick Faldo will make his final appearance at the tournament at St. Andrews this year.
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