AT&T Classic Facts & Trivia

AT&T Classic Facts & Trivia

There are some interesting facts and pieces of trivia that will enrich your viewing of the 2008 AT&T Classic.

AT&T Classic Facts & Trivia: Players

  • The record for the most top 10 finishes at the AT&T Classic (formerly the BellSouth Classic) is jointly held by Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Dan Pooley, who have all achieved the feat seven times. Mickelson has done this in nine starts, Nicklaus reached the figure in 12 starts and it took Pooley 19 starts. Despite three runner-up finishes, Pooley never won the AT&T Classic in its previous guises as the Atlanta Classic and the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Classic.
  • Mickelson also holds the tournament record for lowest 72-hole total, shooting a 28-under-par 260 on his way to winning the 2006 BellSouth Classic. He is also the leading money winner in the history of the AT&T Classic, having pocketed US$2 987 416.
  • The record for lowest round is held by Andy Bean, who shot around of 61 (-11) in the third round of the 1979 Atlanta Classic Champions, at Atlanta Country Club.
  • Larry Mize has made the most cuts at the AT&T Classic, having been present on the third day 18 times out of 23 starts.
  • Bob Tway boasts the record of most starts at the tournament, having competed 26 times in the Classic under its various titles.
  • Tommy Valentine holds the record for the most consecutive birdies carded. In 1984, Valentine shot seven birdies in a row, at holes 5 through 11.

AT&T Classic Facts & Trivia: Vital Stats

  • The purse for the tournament is $5.4 million, with the winner pocketing a handy $972 000.
  • Since 1997, the tournament has been played over the Stables and Meadows Courses at the TPC at Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia, northeast of Atlanta.
  • The field for the AT&T Classic is made up of 120 PGA Tour professionals.
  • Notable residents of Duluth include Stewart Cink, Toni Braxton, Bow Wow and Jamal Anderson.