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Jacks Event Raises Purse for 2001

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The Memorial Tournament, hosted by Jack Nicklaus, announced its purse would increase to $4.1 million for 2001. The $1 million increase is the largest in tournament history and raises the winner's share to $738,000 (from $558,000). Since 1990, the purse has grown by over $3 million.
 
'I anticipate players will continue to consider the Memorial Tournament as one of the top events on Tour,' said tournament Chairman Pandel Savic. 'We are committed to be a leader within the PGA TOUR.'
 
Tiger Woods is defending champion and is expected back when the event takes place at the end of May.