Baddeley won the tournament the last two years, in 1999 as an amateur. He will particularly miss playing with 17-year-old Ty Tryon of Orlando, Fl.
'I've played with Ty. He's a fantastic player,' said Baddeley.
Despite a lackluster year in the U.S. last year, his confidence remains high.
'My aim is to win the Tour School,' he said, noting that a top-five finish would get him into almost every tournament in 2002.
'I'm still a much better player than I was this time last year.'
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