Woods Has Score to Settle in Montreal


Tiger Woods entered the 2000 Bell Canadian Open vying for the Triple Crown. He had already won the United States Open and the British Open; a victory in Canada would make him the first player since Lee Trevino in 1971 to win all three Open championships in the same season.
Of course, Woods accomplished that feat, thanks in large part to a gutsy 6-iron from 218 yards ' out of a bunker, over the water and right at the flag ' on the 72nd hole.
Woods edged Grant Waite by a single shot.
This year, Tiger goes north of the border with a little revenge on his mind.
The tournament has moved from Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario to Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Quebec ' site of Woods only missed cut on the PGA Tour.
In 1997, Tiger played at Royal Montreal and shot 70-76 to miss the cut ' something he hasnt since done.
Woods has a streak of 75 consecutive cuts made. He would have missed the cut in the 1998 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, but he withdrew when the third ' and final ' round was delayed until August.
Tiger is coming off his fifth victory of the season. He won the WGC-NEC Invitational for the third consecutive year in a seven-hole playoff over Jim Furyk.
A strong contingency has gathered in Quebec, including Sergio Garcia, Justin Leonard, Jesper Parnevik, Nick Price, Vijay Singh and Hal Sutton.
This weeks purse is $3.8 million, with $612,000 going to the winner. Its the 92nd playing of this event; John H. Oke captured the first in 1904.
Full field and tee times for the Bell Canadian Open