Johnnie Walker Classic
1994 Johnnie Walker Classic
Many of the world’s top golfers, including Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam and Greg Norman, kept the galleries captivated by their excellent play right until the last hole in 1994. Greg Norman holed his final putt to win the 1994 JWC with a final round of 64, beating Nick Faldo to reclaim the World No.1 ranking and setting the Canyon Course record. Tiger Woods took part in the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur, finishing a joint 34th. He is still the current amateur record holder for the Canyon Course with a score of 71.
1998 Johnnie Walker Classic
In January 1998, JWC returned to the Canyon Course as the first event on the 1998 European Tour calendar. Once again, many of the world’s top golfers competed for the title, including Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam. The spectacular finish included one of the greatest comebacks in tournament golf. On the final day, Tiger Woods was 9 strokes behind the leading Ernie Els. Woods made up the 9 strokes in dynamic fashion and Els had to birdie the 18th for a playoff. The first hole of the playoff was a draw, but Woods birdied the next for a dramatic and hugely popular win.
2007 Johnnie Walker Classic
1-4 March, 2007 – The stellar field included world number one Australian Adam Scott, world number fifty-four Ernie Els and number one hundred ninety-seven Retief Goosen, Ryder Cup stars Paul Casey, Colin Montgomerie and Ian Woosnam, Canadian Mike Weir, and Seniors Tour stalwart Sam Torrance. Challenging in the star-studded 156 player starting field was a force of the very best Asian talents including Indians Jeev Milkha Singh and Jyoti Randhawa, Yang Yong-eun of Korea, Liang Wen-chong and Zhang Lian-wei of China, Wang Ter-chang of Taiwan and a formidable seven in-form Thai players led by Thongchai Jaidee, Prom Meesawat and Thaworn Wiratchant.
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