2002 WGC-American Express Championship
Tournament information
Dates 19–22 September 2002
Location Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
Course(s) Mount Juliet Golf Course
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,246
Field 65 players
Cut None
Prize fund $5,000,000
Winner's share $1,000,000
Champion
Tiger Woods
263 (–25)
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The 2002 WGC-American Express Championship was a golf tournament that was contested from 19–22 September at Mount Juliet Golf Course in Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland. It was the third WGC-American Express Championship tournament, following the cancellation of the 2001 edition in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, and the third of four World Golf Championships events in 2002.

World number 1 Tiger Woods won the tournament, to capture his second WGC-American Express Championship and his fifth World Golf Championship. He set the tournament record for score to-par at 25 under.

Round summaries

First round

# Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 65 –7
T2 Steve Lowery  United States 66 –6
David Toms  United States
T4 Chris DiMarco  United States 67 –5
Gary Evans  England
Retief Goosen  South Africa
Jerry Kelly  United States
Vijay Singh  Fiji
Mike Weir  Canada
T10 José Cóceres  Argentina 68 –4
Ernie Els  South Africa
Bob Estes  United States
Niclas Fasth  Sweden
Justin Leonard  United States
José María Olazábal  Spain
Craig Parry  Australia
Kenny Perry  United States
Nick Price  Zimbabwe
Scott Verplank  United States

Second round

# Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 65-65=130 –14
2 Jerry Kelly  United States 67-65=132 –12
T3 Steve Lowery  United States 66-67=133 –11
David Toms  United States 66-67=133
5 Retief Goosen  South Africa 67-67=134 –10
T6 Stuart Appleby  Australia 69-66=135 –9
Ernie Els  South Africa 68-67=135
Gary Evans  England 67-68=135
T9 Chris DiMarco  United States 67-69=136 –8
Bob Estes  United States 68-68=136
Stephen Leaney  Australia 69-67=136
Justin Leonard  United States 68-68=136
Davis Love III  United States 69-67=136
Rocco Mediate  United States 69-67=136
Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-69=136

Third round

# Player Country Score To par
1 Tiger Woods  United States 65-65-67=197 –19
T2 Retief Goosen  South Africa 67-67-68=202 –14
Jerry Kelly  United States 67-65-70=202
Steve Lowery  United States 66-67-69=202
Scott McCarron  United States 71-67-64=202
Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-69-66=202
David Toms  United States 66-67-69=202
8 Rocco Mediate  United States 69-67-67=203 –13
9 Davis Love III  United States 69-67-68=204 –12
T10 Stuart Appleby  Australia 69-66-70=205 –11
Bob Estes  United States 68-68-69=205
Justin Leonard  United States 68-68-69=205
Mike Weir  Canada 67-70-68=205

Final leaderboard

# Player Country Score To par Winnings ($)
1 Tiger Woods  United States 65-65-67-66=263 –25 1,000,000
2 Retief Goosen  South Africa 67-67-68-62=264 –24 540,000
3 Vijay Singh  Fiji 67-69-66-65=267 –21 367,500
T4 Jerry Kelly  United States 67-65-70-66=268 –20 235,000
David Toms  United States 66-67-69-66=268
6 Scott McCarron  United States 71-67-64-67=269 –19 180,000
7 Sergio García  Spain 69-69-70-62=270 –18 155,000
8 Davis Love III  United States 69-67-68-67=271 –17 130,000
T9 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 71-66-71-64=272 –16 111,000
Bob Estes  United States 68-68-69-67=272

External links

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