2003 WGC-NEC Invitational

2003 WGC-NEC Invitational
Tournament information
Dates August 21–24, 2003
Location Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Course(s) Firestone Country Club
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Par 70
Length 7,283
Field 85 players
Cut None
Prize fund $6,000,000
Winner's share $1,050,000
Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
268 (–12)

The 2003 WGC-NEC Invitational was a golf tournament that was contested from August 21–24, 2003 over the South Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. It was the fifth WGC-NEC Invitational tournament, and the second of four World Golf Championships events held in 2003.

Darren Clarke won the tournament to capture his first WGC-NEC Invitational and his second World Golf Championships title.


1. 2003 United States and International Presidents Cup teams
2. 2002 United States and European Ryder Cup teams
3. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking as of August 11

Rich Beem (4), Ángel Cabrera (4), Michael Campbell (4), Paul Casey (4,5), Fred Couples (4,5), Ben Curtis (4,5), Bob Estes (4), Nick Faldo, Brad Faxon (4), Trevor Immelman, Fredrik Jacobson (4), Jonathan Kaye (5), Len Mattiace (4), Rocco Mediate (4), Chris Riley (4), John Rollins (4,5), Eduardo Romero (4), Justin Rose (4), Jeff Sluman (4)

4. Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking as of August 18

Chad Campbell, Alex Čejka (5), Shaun Micheel (5)

5. Tournament winners of worldwide events since the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational with an OWGR Strength of Field Rating of 100 points or more

Stephen Allan, Bob Burns, Jonathan Byrd, Ben Crane, Robert-Jan Derksen, Steve Flesch, Dan Forsman, Ignacio Garrido, Philip Golding, Peter Jacobsen, Robert Karlsson, Craig Parry, Ian Poulter, Rory Sabbatini, Gene Sauers, Steen Tinning, Kaname Yokoo

6. The winner of selected tournaments from each of the following tours

Round summaries

First round

#PlayerCountryScoreTo par
T1Ben Curtis United States64–6
Sergio García Spain
T3Darren Clarke Northern Ireland65–5
Tiger Woods United States
T5Davis Love III United States66–4
Chris Riley United States
David Toms United States
Scott Verplank United States
T9Fred Couples United States67–3
Ernie Els South Africa
Niclas Fasth Sweden
Retief Goosen South Africa
Jeff Sluman United States

Second round

#PlayerCountryScoreTo par
T1Chris Riley United States66-67=133–7
David Toms United States66-67=133
T3Fred Funk United States72-62=134–6
Vijay Singh Fiji69-65=134
T5Darren Clarke Northern Ireland65-70=135–5
Brad Faxon United States68-67=135
T7Retief Goosen South Africa67-69=136–4
Davis Love III United States66-70=136
T9Ernie Els South Africa67-70=137–3
Dan Forsman United States69-68=137
Peter Jacobsen United States73-64=137
Jonathan Kaye United States68-69=137
Hal Sutton United States68-69=137
Tiger Woods United States65-72=137

Third round

#PlayerCountryScoreTo par
1Darren Clarke Northern Ireland65-70-66=201–9
2Jonathan Kaye United States68-69-65=202–8
3Chris Riley United States66-67-70=203–7
T4Davis Love III United States66-70-68=204–6
Tiger Woods United States65-72-67=204
T6Brad Faxon United States68-67-70=205–5
Steve Flesch United States71-67-67=205
Retief Goosen South Africa67-69-69=205
Hal Sutton United States68-69-68=205
T10Robert Allenby Australia69-69-68=206 –4
Fred Funk United States72-62-72=206
Jim Furyk United States69-69-68=206
Vijay Singh Fiji69-65-72=206

Final leaderboard

#PlayerCountryScoreTo parWinnings ($)
1 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 65-70-66-67=268 –12 1,050,000
2 Jonathan Kaye  United States 68-69-65-70=272 –8 550,000
3 Davis Love III  United States 66-70-68-69=273 –7 360,000
T4 Chris Riley  United States 66-67-70-71=274 –6 235,000
Tiger Woods  United States 65-72-67-70=274
T6 Robert Allenby  Australia 69-69-68-69=275 –5 163,333
Jim Furyk  United States 69-69-68-69=275
Vijay Singh  Fiji 69-65-72-69=275
T9 Brad Faxon  United States 68-67-70-71=276 –4 116,750
Trevor Immelman  South Africa 70-68-70-68=276

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Coordinates: 41°00′29″N 81°30′29″W / 41.008°N 81.508°W / 41.008; -81.508

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