1999 WGC-American Express Championship

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1999 WGC-American Express Championship
Tournament information
Dates 4–7 November 1999
Location Sotogrande, San Roque, Spain
Course(s) Valderrama Golf Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,830
Field 62 players
Cut None
Prize fund $5,000,000
Winner's share $1,000,000
Champion
United States Tiger Woods
278 (–6), playoff

The 1999 WGC-American Express Championship was a golf tournament that was contested from 4–7 November 1999 at Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, San Roque, Spain. It was the first WGC-American Express Championship tournament, and the third and final event in the inaugural year of the World Golf Championships.

World number 1, Tiger Woods won the tournament after defeating Miguel Ángel Jiménez in the first extra hole of a playoff. Woods held a four stroke lead going into the 17th hole but hit it into the water on the tough par 5 and ended up scoring a triple bogey that allowed Jiménez to get back in it.

Field[edit]

1. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking as of 1 November

Stuart Appleby (2), Stewart Cink, Darren Clarke (3), Glen Day, Steve Elkington, Ernie Els (2,3), Bob Estes (2), Carlos Franco (2), Fred Funk (2), Jim Furyk (2), Sergio García (3), Brent Geiberger (2), Retief Goosen (3), Pádraig Harrington (3), Dudley Hart, Tim Herron (2), Scott Hoch, John Huston (2), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (3), Bernhard Langer (3), Paul Lawrie (3), Tom Lehman (2), Justin Leonard (2), Davis Love III (2), Jeff Maggert (2), Phil Mickelson (2), Colin Montgomerie (3), José María Olazábal, Naomichi Ozaki (6), Craig Parry, Steve Pate (2), Chris Perry (2), Nick Price (2), Loren Roberts (2), Vijay Singh (2), Jeff Sluman (2), Hal Sutton (2), David Toms (2), Bob Tway, Brian Watts, Lee Westwood (3), Tiger Woods (2)

2. Top 30 on the 1999 PGA Tour money list through the Tour Championship

Notah Begay III, Dennis Paulson, Ted Tryba, Duffy Waldorf, Mike Weir

3. Top 20 on the 1999 European Tour Order of Merit through the Volvo Masters

Thomas Bjørn, Ángel Cabrera, Alex Čejka, Mark James, Robert Karlsson, Bob May, Jarrod Moseley (4), Jarmo Sandelin, Jean van de Velde

4. Top 3 on the 1998–99 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Rod Pampling, Craig Spence

5. Top 3 on the 1998–99 Southern Africa Tour Order of Merit

Scott Dunlap, David Frost, Richard Kaplan

6. Top 3 on the 1999 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit through the Philip Morris Championship

Kazuhiko Hosokawa

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 67 –4
2 Jim Furyk  United States 68 –3
T3 Bob Estes  United States 69 –2
Scott Hoch  United States
Mark James  England
Phil Mickelson  United States
Nick Price  Zimbabwe
T8 Jeff Maggert  United States 70 –1
Colin Montgomerie  Scotland
Chris Perry  United States
Jarmo Sandelin  Sweden

Second round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
T1 Tim Herron  United States 71-66=137 –5
Chris Perry  United States 70-67=137
T3 Justin Leonard  United States 71-67=138 –4
Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-71=138
T5 Fred Funk  United States 71-68=139 –3
Scott Hoch  United States 69-70=139
Mark James  England 69-70=139
Tom Lehman  United States 72-67=139
T9 Stewart Cink  United States 75-65=140 –2
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 72-68=140
Phil Mickelson  United States 69-71=140
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69-71=140
David Toms  United States 72-68=140
Lee Westwood  England 73-67=140
Tiger Woods  United States 71-69=140

Third round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
T1 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 72-68-69=209 –4
Chris Perry  United States 70-67-72=209
T3 Tom Lehman  United States 72-67-71=210 –3
Justin Leonard  United States 71-67-72=210
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69-71-70=210
Hal Sutton  United States 75-66-69=210
Tiger Woods  United States 71-69-70=210
T8 Stewart Cink  United States 75-65-71=211 –2
Scott Hoch  United States 69-70-72=211
José María Olazábal  Spain 73-69-69=211
David Toms  United States 72-68-71=211
Lee Westwood  England 73-67-71=211

Final leaderboard[edit]

# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($)
T1 Tiger Woods  United States 71-69-70-68=278 –6 1,000,000
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 72-68-69-69=278 400,000
3 Dudley Hart  United States 75-68-70-70=283 –1 300,000
T4 Stewart Cink  United States 75-65-71-73=284 E 176,667
Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69-71-70-74=284
Lee Westwood  England 73-67-71-73=284
T7 Fred Funk  United States 71-68-74-72=285 +1 135,000
Sergio García  Spain 74-69-69-73=285
Scott Hoch  United States 69-70-72-74=285
Chris Perry  United States 70-67-72-76=285

Sudden-death playoff[edit]

Player Score
181 Total
Tiger Woods 3 3 (–1)
Miguel Ángel Jiménez 5 5 (+1)

1Par 4[1][2][3]

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Coordinates: 36°17′09″N 5°20′02″W / 36.28583°N 5.33389°W / 36.28583; -5.33389