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PGA, CHAMPIONS, LPGA - Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Preview
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DATES: Tuesday, November 12th
SITE: Rio Secco Golf Club, Henderson, Nevada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Rees Jones (1997)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,313
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 429 Yds10 - Par 4 378 Yds
2 - Par 4 489 Yds11 - Par 4 478 Yds
3 - Par 3 180 Yds12 - Par 3 215 Yds
4 - Par 4 396 Yds13 - Par 4 329 Yds
5 - Par 5 595 Yds14 - Par 4 432 Yds
6 - Par 4 409 Yds15 - Par 3 189 Yds
7 - Par 3 208 Yds16 - Par 4 398 Yds
8 - Par 5 566 Yds17 - Par 5 516 Yds
9 - Par 4 472 Yds18 - Par 5 634 Yds
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36 3,744 Yds36 3,569 Yds
 
Annual:  22nd
Television:  Golf Channel - December 18, 8 p.m. (et) - taped
Defending Champion:  PGA Tour
Runner-Up:  LPGA, Champions
Total Purse:  $1,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $500,000; 2nd Place - $270,000; 3rd Place - $230,000
 
2012 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
PGA Tour *-19
LPGA Tour-19
Champions Tour-14

* - Won in Playoff

 
Past Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013*PGA Tour (Jason Day, Davis Love III, Nick Watney) - LPGA, Champions
2011Champions Tour (Mark Calcavecchia, Jay Haas, Kenny Perry) - LPGA, PGA
2010PGA Tour (Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Boo Weekley) - Champions, LPGA
2009LPGA (Natalie Gulbis, Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen) - Champions, PGA
2008Champions Tour (Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Nick Price), PGA, LPGA
2007*LPGA Tour (C.Kerr, Morgan Pressel, Natalie Gulbis), Champions, PGA
2006PGA Tour (Scott Verplank, Stewart Cink, Zach Johnson) -- Champions, LPGA
2005Champions Tour (Hale Irwin, Jay Haas, Craig Stadler) -- PGA, LPGA
2004LPGA Tour (Cristie Kerr, Juli Inkster, Grace Park) -- Champions, PGA
2003PGA Tour (Mark Calcavecchia, Peter Jacobsen, J.Daly) -- LPGA, Champions
2002PGA Tour (Rich Beem, Jim Furyk, John Daly) -- Champions, LPGA
2001*LPGA Tour (Dottie Pepper, Annika Sorenstam, Karrie Webb) -- SENIOR, PGA
2000PGA Tour (Notah Begay III, Rocco Mediate, P.Mickelson) -- SENIOR, LPGA
1999SENIOR Tour (Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson) -- PGA, LPGA
1998SENIOR Tour (Hale Irwin, Gil Morgan, Larry Nelson) -- PGA, LPGA
1997PGA Tour (Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, Phil Mickelson) -- LPGA, SENIOR
1996PGA Tour (Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Payne Stewart) -- SENIOR, LPGA
1995SENIOR Tour (Hale Irwin, Ray Floyd, Jack Nicklaus) -- PGA, LPGA
1994PGA Tour (Greg Norman, Fred Couples, Paul Azinger) -- SENIOR, LPGA
1993SENIOR Tour (Ray Floyd, Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez) -- PGA, LPGA
1992LPGA Tour (Nancy Lopez, Dottie Pepper, Patty Sheehan) -- SENIOR, PGA

* - Won in Playoff

Top Players in the Field
PGA TourJason Day, Billy Horschel, Boo Weekley
LPGA TourNatalie Gulbis, Cristie Kerr, Stacy Lewis
Champions TourFred Funk, Bernhard Langer, Kenny Perry

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - PGA Tour
Darkhorse - LPGA Tour
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Webb Simpson) - Finished tied for 7th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Charles Howell III) - Finished tied for 27th
 
NOTES:
Since its inception, this event has raised over $47 million for adoption. The 2012 tournament raised more than $3 million for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Established in 1992, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption works to raise awareness for the more than 159,000 children waiting for adoption and to educate prospective parents about the adoption process. Dave Thomas was adopted at birth and was a national advocate for the cause.

The PGA Tour will be represented by Jason Day, Billy Horschel and Boo Weekley. Day is ranked 20th in the world and was a member of the International team at the Presidents Cup last month. Horschel captured his first PGA Tour victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April. Weekley won for the third time on the PGA Tour at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in May.

The LPGA Tour is represented by Natalie Gulbis, Cristie Kerr and Stacy Lewis. Gulbis won the 2007 Evian Masters for her lone LPGA Tour victory. Kerr won her 16th LPGA Tour title at the Kingsmill Championship in May. Lewis has won three times in 2013, including the Women's British Open in August. Lewis is currently ranked third in the world.

Fred Funk, Bernhard Langer and Kenny Perry will represent the Champions Tour. Funk has won eight times each on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. Langer won the Champions Tour money title this year with more than $2.4 million in earnings. Perry captured the Charles Schwab Cup this season and finished second to Langer on the money list.

This year's event will be held at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nevada for the sixth straight year. Reflection Bay Golf Club in Lake Las Vegas Resort hosted seven times (1998-2000, 2003-04, 2006-2007). In 2005, SouthShore Golf at Reflection Bay hosted the tournament for the fourth time (1996-97, 2001, 2005). Other courses to host the event are: New Albany Country Club (1992), Colleton River Plantation (1993), PGA West (Nicklaus Resort Course - 1994), Muirfield Village Golf Club (1995) and Dragon Ridge Country Club (2002). Overall, Lake Las Vegas Resort played host 11 times. The golf course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, his first design in Nevada.

The PGA Tour team of Day, Davis Love III and Nick Watney captured the tournament last year in a playoff over the LPGA Tour. Day drained a 5-foot birdie on the second playoff hole for the win. The Champions Tour finished five shots back. The PGA Tour has captured this event nine times, while the Champions Tour has garnered seven titles and the LPGA five.

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