2004 WGC-American Express Championship

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2004 WGC-American Express Championship
Tournament information
Dates 30 September – 3 October 2004
Location Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
Course(s) Mount Juliet Golf Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,256
Field 68 players
Cut None
Prize fund $7,000,000
Winner's share $1,200,000
Champion
South Africa Ernie Els
270 (–18)

The 2004 WGC-American Express Championship was a golf tournament that was contested from 30 September to 3 October 2004 at Mount Juliet Golf Course in Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland. It was the fifth WGC-American Express Championship tournament and the third of three World Golf Championships events held in 2004.

Ernie Els won the tournament for his first of two WGC titles, which lifted him to second in the Official World Golf Ranking. Tiger Woods was the 2-time defending champion but finished in 9th place.

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Todd Hamilton  United States 66 –6
T2 Stuart Appleby  Australia 67 –5
Luke Donald  England
Steve Flesch  United States
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain
Sergio García  Spain
Adam Scott  Australia
T8 Robert Allenby  Australia 68 –4
Thomas Bjørn  Denmark
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Zach Johnson  United States
Justin Leonard  United States
Nick O'Hern  Australia
Lee Westwood  England
Tiger Woods  United States

Second round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Ernie Els  South Africa 69-64=133 –11
T2 Todd Hamilton  United States 66-69=135 –9
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 67-68=135
4 Justin Leonard  United States 68-68=136 –8
T5 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 68-69=137 –7
Steve Flesch  United States 67-70=137
Retief Goosen  South Africa 68-69=137
Lee Westwood  England 68-69=137
T9 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 69-69=138 –6
Luke Donald  England 67-71=138
Brad Faxon  United States 70-68=138
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 69-69=138
David Howell  England 69-69=138
Tiger Woods  United States 68-70=138

Third round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Ernie Els  South Africa 69-64-68=201 –15
2 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 68-69-66=203 –13
T3 Todd Hamilton  United States 66-69-69=204 –12
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 69-69-66=204
David Howell  England 69-69-66=204
6 Retief Goosen  South Africa 68-69-68=205 –11
7 Sergio García  Spain 67-72-67=206 –10
T8 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 71-72-65=208 –8
Zach Johnson  United States 68-71-69=208
Lee Westwood  England 68-69-71=208
Tiger Woods  United States 68-70-70=208

Final leaderboard[edit]

# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($)
1 Ernie Els  South Africa 69-64-68-69=270 –18 1,200,000
2 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 68-69-66-68=271 –17 675,000
3 David Howell  England 69-69-66-71=275 –13 450,000
T4 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 71-72-65-68=276 –12 308,000
Sergio García  Spain 67-72-67-70=276
T6 Retief Goosen  South Africa 68-69-68-72=277 –11 200,000
Todd Hamilton  United States 66-69-69-73=277
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 69-69-66-73=277
9 Tiger Woods  United States 68-70-70-70=278 –10 155,000
10 Zach Johnson  United States 68-71-69-71=279 –9 135,000

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°31′33″N 7°11′19″W / 52.525903°N 7.188697°W / 52.525903; -7.188697