Vol 8 July 2009
Tournament Staff

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

Grass Clippings

Players at a Glance

  • Four of the seven champions of the Quail Hollow Championship have come from behind to win the title on Sunday. Joey Sindelar, Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods and Sean O’Hair all trailed through 54 holes.
  • Six of the seven champions of the Quail Hollow Championship were born in the United States. Vijay Singh, born in Fiji, is the only international player to win at Quail Hollow Club.
  • When 2005 champion Vijay Singh missed the cut at the 2009 Quail Hollow Championship, a streak ended. Singh was the only player to make the 36-hole cut in the first six championships.
  • Phil Mickelson has finished among the top 12 in five of his six starts at the Quail Hollow Championship. Mickelson’s inability to win the championship may be attributed to his performance on the final three holes. In his first 24 rounds, Mickelson is a combined 57-under-par on Quail Hollow’s first 15 holes, but 23-over on the final three. In 2009, Mickelson played the first 15 holes at 11-under, but just 3-over on the final three holes.
  • Joey Sindelar, the 2004 champion, holds the best finish the following year by a defending champion when he finished tied for 33 in 2005. Sindelar, now active on the Champions Tour, is currently fifth on that tour’s money list.
  • The lowest final-round score at the Quail Hollow Championship is a 65 by Ben Curtis in 2008.

Community Cause

  • This year, the Quail Hollow Championship collected 6.61 tons of fiber, which represented nearly a 50 percent increase over 2008. Nearly 18,000 pounds of aluminum and 21,000 pounds of plastic were collected for a total of 39,000 pounds of materials, compared with just over 28,000 pounds in 2008. A donation of $3,343 was made to Champions for Education by Anheuser-Busch Recycling. The funds will be used to further enhance the recycling program in the future.
  • The Avon Foundation for Women, in collaboration with the PGA TOUR Wives Association and the Quail Hollow Championship, is proud to announce that the inaugural Walk The Course Against Domestic Violence event attracted more than 900 registered walkers and raised more than $100,000 for the critical issue of domestic violence. The proceeds will remain in the Charlotte region. The Walk the Course Against Domestic Violence, held during tournament week, was a noncompetitive and family friendly event that offered participants the choice of walking the 9-hole or 18-hole course through Quail Hollow Club. The event kicked off with an opening ceremony in which several local victims of domestic violence spoke about their experiences.