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'You got chocolate in my peanut butter!' 'You got peanut butter in my chocolate!' Ah yes, the somewhat controversial yet seemingly accidental invention of one of the world's favorite candy bars, the ever delicous Reese's Cup.
 
And now, with the help of the Nationwide Tour, a golf tournament and a candy bar have been combined to give us the first-ever playing of the newly titled Reese's Cup Classic, in where else but Hershey, Pa.
 
Played since 1997 as the Hershey Open, the tournament has changed in name only as the players will return to the Hershey Golf Club's East Course, one of the toughest venues on tour.
 
The course was ranked most difficult on tour in 1999 and second most difficult in 2000. Last year it ranked 5th.
 
Last year's winner, Cliff Kresge will not be back to defend the title he won in a four-way playoff, as he graduated to the PGA Tour for 2003. In fact, Kresge just had his best finish on the PGA Tour with a tie for sixth at the Western Open.
 
Both in 2001 and 2002, this event needed extra holes to decide the champion. In 2001, John Rollins and Rod Pampling both set the tournament scoring record with 11-under par 273 totals, with Rollins edging out Pampling in the playoff.
 
The purse is $450,000 with $81,000 going to the winner.
 
Related Links:
  • Full Coverage of the The Reeses Cup Classic
  • More Nationwide Tour Preview Information