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Club Wars
GARY VAN SICKLE
June 04, 2012
Last week the European tour played the BMW PGA Championship (won by Luke Donald) at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, England. The tournament is Europe's version of the Players, yet only three Americans made the trip. Here's a look at how Wentworth stacks up against its PGA Tour competition, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (won by Zach Johnson), at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.
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June 04, 2012

Club Wars

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  COLONIAL WENTWORTH
OPENED 1936 1924
PURSE $6,400,000 £4,500,000
PLAYERS IN SI TOP 10 FOUR FOUR
PEDIGREE 1941 U.S. OPEN, 1975 PLAYERS, 1991 U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN 1953 RYDER CUP, 1956 WORLD CUP, WORLD MATCH PLAY 1964--'07
FAMOUS DISH CHICKEN FRIED STEAK STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING
PATRON SAINT BEN HOGAN ERNIE ELS
NICKNAME HOGAN'S ALLEY BURMA ROAD
LANDMARK HOGAN STATUE BERNARD GALLACHER STATUE (RYDER CUP CAPTAIN IN 1991, '93 AND '95)
WALL OF FAME PAST CHAMPS LISTED IN BLACK GRANITE NEAR 1ST TEE PAST CHAMPS DONATE CLUBS, WHICH HANG IN CLUBHOUSE
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS TCU, FORT WORTH STOCKYARDS, KIMBELL ART MUSEUM WINDSOR CASTLE, ROYAL ASCOT RACECOURSE, BLENHEIM PALACE
BRUSH WITH HISTORY HOGAN ROOM BRITISH ARMY BUILT TUNNEL NETWORK UNDER CLUBHOUSE DURING WWII
BRUSH WITH FEMININITY ANNIKA SORENSTAM ALMOST MADE CUT IN 2003 SARAH FERGUSON, DUCHESS OF YORK, LIVED AT WENTWORTH POSTDIVORCE
CONTROVERSIAL QUOTE "I HOPE SHE MISSES THE CUT. WHY? SHE DOESN'T BELONG OUT HERE. "--VIJAY SINGH "YOU HAVE A DAMN 30 MPH EASTERLY BREEZE BLOWING SO PUT F------ WATER ON THE GREENS." --ELS
BRUSH WITH INFAMY PLAID JACKETS LATE-LIFE HOME OF EXILED DICTATOR GEN. AUGUSTO PINOCHET
MILES FROM PONTE VEDRA 950 4,400

Last week the European tour played the BMW PGA Championship (won by Luke Donald) at the Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, England. The tournament is Europe's version of the Players, yet only three Americans made the trip. Here's a look at how Wentworth stacks up against its PGA Tour competition, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (won by Zach Johnson), at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

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