Silicon Valley to Host Stars of the Senior Tour


Jack Nicklaus_HSAn all-star cast of the Senior Tour's best will be making the journey to the newly-designed Coyote Creek Golf Club in San Jose, Calif., for the inaugural Siebel Classic in Silicon Valley.
Jack Nicklaus will headline the star-studded group, and as Coyote Creek's design architecht, may have a bit of an unfair advantage.
The course was opened in 1999, and is rumored to be as picturesque as it is challenging. It should provide a perfect home for the tour in years to come.
Hot off his win at last week's SBC Senior Classic, Jim Colbert will also be in attendance this week in Silicon Valley. Prior to his performance up the road in Valencia, Colbert had not recorded a victory on the Senior Tour since The Transamerica in 1998.
One wouldn't have guessed it last week, however, as the now-60-year-old Colbert outlasted Larry Nelson and Jose Maria Canizares down the stretch to post a total score of 12-under-par 204. It was a performance reminiscent of the Colbert of old.
Speaking of Nelson and Canizares, they too will both be teeing it up in San Jose. Nelson is looking for his third win of the 2001 season, while Canizares is searching for the second of his career, after having won the Toshiba Senior Classic two weeks ago.
Bruce Fleisher is another who will be competing for the $210,000 first-place prize. Flash has not been quite as fortunate as some of the others early in this 2001 season. Although he has recorded some good finishes, the 11-time winner on the circuit has yet to grab a victory in six starts. His last win came at the Lightpath Long Island Classic in July of 2000. That tournament was 15 starts ago for Fleisher.
The Siebel Classic is a three-day 54-hole event, and will commence Friday and conclude on Sunday afternoon.