2001 WGC-NEC Invitational
Tournament information
Dates August 23–26, 2001
Location Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Course(s) Firestone Country Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,139
Field 39 players
Cut None
Prize fund $5,000,000
Winner's share $1,000,000
Champion
Tiger Woods
268 (–12), playoff
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The 2001 WGC-NEC Invitational was a golf tournament that was contested from August 23–26, 2001 over the South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the third WGC-NEC Invitational tournament, and the second of three World Golf Championships events held in 2001.

World number 1 Tiger Woods won the tournament to complete a hat-trick of victories at the WGC-NEC Invitational and claim his fourth World Golf Championships title. Woods defeated Jim Furyk on the 7th hole of a sudden death playoff after both men had tied at 268 (12 under par) at the end of regulation play.

Round summaries

First round

# Player Country Score To par
T1 Jim Furyk  United States 65 –5
Greg Norman  Australia
T3 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 66 –4
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland
Tiger Woods  United States
T7 Paul Azinger  United States 67 –3
Ernie Els  South Africa
Phil Mickelson  United States
Ian Poulter  England

Second round

# Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Furyk  United States 65-66=131 –9
T2 Phil Mickelson  United States 67-66=133 –7
Tiger Woods  United States 66-67=134
T4 Stuart Appleby  Australia 70-64=134 –6
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 66-68=134
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 68-66=134
7 Robert Allenby  Australia 68-67=135 –5
T8 Stewart Cink  United States 69-67=136 –4
Bernhard Langer  Germany 69-67=136
Davis Love III  United States 68-68=136
Greg Norman  Australia 65-71=136
Vijay Singh  Fiji 68-68=136

Third round

# Player Country Score To par
1 Jim Furyk  United States 65-66-66=197 –13
2 Tiger Woods  United States 66-67-66=199 –11
T3 Paul Azinger  United States 67-70-65=202 –8
Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 66-68-68=202
T5 Ernie Els  South Africa 67-70-66=203 –7
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-66-70=203
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 66-71-66=203
T8 Stuart Appleby  Australia 70-64-70=204 –6
Bernhard Langer  Germany 69-67-68=204
T10 Retief Goosen  South Africa 72-69-64=205 –5
Vijay Singh  Fiji 68-68-69=205

Final leaderboard

# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($)
T1 Tiger Woods  United States 66-67-66-69=268 –12 1,000,000
Jim Furyk  United States 65-66-66-71=268 500,000
3 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 66-68-68-69=271 –9 375,000
4 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 66-71-66-70=273 –7 300,000
T5 Stuart Appleby  Australia 70-64-70-70=274 –6 201,667
Paul Azinger  United States 67-70-65-72=274
Davis Love III  United States 68-68-70-68=274
T8 Ernie Els  South Africa 67-70-66-72=275 –5 147,500
Phil Mickelson  United States 67-66-70-72=275
10 Retief Goosen  South Africa 72-69-64-71=276 –4 131,000

Sudden-death playoff

Player Score
18 17 18 17 18 17 18 Total
Tiger Woods 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 27
Jim Furyk 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 29

External links

  • Full results