Players Seek Security at Penn Classic


The PGA Tour is tearing off the calendar pages, leaving just eight full-field events for players to earn their 2003 playing privileges.
This week, many of those around the tenuous money line of 125 are in Paoli, Penn., for the SEI Pennsylvania Classic. The Waynesborough Country Club will again play host, as it did for the inaugural event - won by Chris DiMarco - in 2000. Laurel Valley Country Club in Ligonier was the 2001 site.
Robert Allenby won last years event by three strokes over Rocco Mediate and Larry Mize. It was Allenbys fourth career tour title, and the first that didnt involve a playoff.
The Australian has yet to win this season, but has been very close over the past month. He tied for 10th at the PGA Championship; tied for second at the World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational; and tied for third at the Air Canada Championship.
Allenby is currently 27th on the money list ' a position many would like to be in come the final week of October. The top 30 following the Buick Challenge will qualify for the Tour Championship at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.
As for those just trying to keep or corral their cards, this will be yet another good opportunity to garner some cash as many of the top-ranked players in the world have the week off.
Of course, Wednesday will mark the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States.
As a tribute, wives and families of tour players will support the American Red Cross charities by participating in a benefit walk through Valley Forge National Park.
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