2003 WGC-NEC Invitational

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2003 WGC-NEC Invitational
Tournament information
Dates August 21–24, 2003
Location Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Course(s) Firestone Country Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 70
Length 7,283
Field 85 players
Cut None
Prize fund $6,000,000
Winner's share $1,050,000
Champion
Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
268 (–12)

The 2003 WGC-NEC Invitational was a golf tournament that was contested from August 21–24, 2003 over the South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the fifth WGC-NEC Invitational tournament, and the second of four World Golf Championships events held in 2003.

Darren Clarke won the tournament to capture his first WGC-NEC Invitational and his second World Golf Championships title.

Field[edit]

1. 2003 United States and International Presidents Cup teams
2. 2002 United States and European Ryder Cup teams
3. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking as of August 11

Rich Beem (4), Ángel Cabrera (4), Michael Campbell (4), Paul Casey (4,5), Fred Couples (4,5), Ben Curtis (4,5), Bob Estes (4), Nick Faldo, Brad Faxon (4), Trevor Immelman, Fredrik Jacobson (4), Jonathan Kaye (5), Len Mattiace (4), Rocco Mediate (4), Chris Riley (4), John Rollins (4,5), Eduardo Romero (4), Justin Rose (4), Jeff Sluman (4)

4. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking as of August 18

Chad Campbell, Alex Čejka (5), Shaun Micheel (5)

5. Tournament winners of worldwide events since the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational with an OWGR Strength of Field Rating of 100 points or more

Stephen Allan, Bob Burns, Jonathan Byrd, Ben Crane, Robert-Jan Derksen, Steve Flesch, Dan Forsman, Ignacio Garrido, Philip Golding, Peter Jacobsen, Robert Karlsson, Craig Parry, Ian Poulter, Rory Sabbatini, Gene Sauers, Steen Tinning, Kaname Yokoo

6. The winner of selected tournaments from each of the following tours

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
T1 Ben Curtis  United States 64 –6
Sergio García  Spain
T3 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 65 –5
Tiger Woods  United States
T5 Davis Love III  United States 66 –4
Chris Riley  United States
David Toms  United States
Scott Verplank  United States
T9 Fred Couples  United States 67 –3
Ernie Els  South Africa
Niclas Fasth  Sweden
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Jeff Sluman  United States

Second round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
T1 Chris Riley  United States 66-67=133 –7
David Toms  United States 66-67=133
T3 Fred Funk  United States 72-62=134 –6
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-65=134
T5 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 65-70=135 –5
Brad Faxon  United States 68-67=135
T7 Retief Goosen  South Africa 67-69=136 –4
Davis Love III  United States 66-70=136
T9 Ernie Els  South Africa 67-70=137 –3
Dan Forsman  United States 69-68=137
Peter Jacobsen  United States 73-64=137
Jonathan Kaye  United States 68-69=137
Hal Sutton  United States 68-69=137
Tiger Woods  United States 65-72=137

Third round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 65-70-66=201 –9
2 Jonathan Kaye  United States 68-69-65=202 –8
3 Chris Riley  United States 66-67-70=203 –7
T4 Davis Love III  United States 66-70-68=204 –6
Tiger Woods  United States 65-72-67=204
T6 Brad Faxon  United States 68-67-70=205 –5
Steve Flesch  United States 71-67-67=205
Retief Goosen  South Africa 67-69-69=205
Hal Sutton  United States 68-69-68=205
T10 Robert Allenby  Australia 69-69-68=206 –4
Fred Funk  United States 72-62-72=206
Jim Furyk  United States 69-69-68=206
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-65-72=206

Final leaderboard[edit]

# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($)
1 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 65-70-66-67=268 –12 1,050,000
2 Jonathan Kaye  United States 68-69-65-70=272 –8 550,000
3 Davis Love III  United States 66-70-68-69=273 –7 360,000
T4 Chris Riley  United States 66-67-70-71=274 –6 235,000
Tiger Woods  United States 65-72-67-70=274
T6 Robert Allenby  Australia 69-69-68-69=275 –5 163,333
Jim Furyk  United States 69-69-68-69=275
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-65-72-69=275
T9 Brad Faxon  United States 68-67-70-71=276 –4 116,750
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 70-68-70-68=276

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°00′29″N 81°30′29″W / 41.008°N 81.508°W / 41.008; -81.508