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2007 Bob Hope Chrysler ClassicLa QUINTA, Calif. -- The PGA TOUR returns to the West Coast this week for the annual Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
 
The tournament is spread out over four courses for the first four rounds, while The Classic Club will host the final round.
 
This is the only five-round event on the PGA TOUR schedule and if that isn't enough, it has a penchant for playoffs as well. There have been 12 playoffs since 1982.
 
Charley Hoffman was the latest to need extra holes last year as he two-putted for birdie on the first playoff hole to defeat John Rollins and collect his first PGA TOUR title.
 
Fred Couples and David Duval, both with strong histories at this event, are teeing it up for the first time this year this week. Couples has made the cut in 21 of his 22 appearances. The only time he missed the cut was 1999 when he was defending his title.
 
Duval closed with a 59 in 1999 to come from behind and beat Steve Pate for the title. Duval was just the third player to break 60 on the PGA TOUR.
 
Some of the celebrities in the field include Jerome Bettis, Michael Bolton, Alice Cooper, Carson Daly, Kenny G, Samuel L. Jackson, Huey Lewis, Cheech Marin, Kevin Nealon and Kelly Slater.
 
The GOLF CHANNEL will cover all five rounds this week.
 
Next week, the PGA TOUR heads to Torrey Pines where Tiger Woods will go for his fourth straight win at the Buick Invitational.
 
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