2000

Heavy rains and gusts of up to 20 miles per hour force officials to cancel the final round of the tournament, limiting the event to 36 holes. Allen Doyle is declared the champion after shooting a four-under 67 Saturday and finishes at six-under 136 for an eventual one-stroke victory over Howard Twitty and Jim Thorpe. No players tee off Sunday, the first and still only time in tournament history a round is canceled. Seventy-year-old Arnold Palmer plays his first competitive rounds in Orange County at the event. About 1,200 fans surround first tee for Palmer's pro-am round.

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2001

On the ninth playoff hole, the second time in tournament history an extra session spans that number, Jose Maria Canizares sinks a 24-foot, left-to-right birdie putt on the par-3 17th to defeat Gil Morgan for his first title on the tour and first victory in nine years. Both nine-hole playoffs are tour records. Canizares, who starts the final round five shots off the pace, and Morgan, both finish 54 holes at 11-under 202.

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2002

Hale Irwin wins the second of his Toshiba titles, breaking his own 54-hole tournament scoring record by four shots since the tournament moved to Newport Beach Country Club in 1996 with a 17-under (67-64-65 -- 196) performance. Irwin also sets a tournament record for margin of victory with his five-shot win over 2000 Toshiba champion Allen Doyle (66-68-67 -- 201).

Jim Colbert held the prior mark with a two-stroke victory in 1996. Before teeing off in the first round, he switches to forged blade irons, changes from graphite to steel shafts and adds fairway woods and a new sand wedge.

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2003

Australian Rodger Davis shoots a blistering 16-under 197 (65-64-68) to notch his first win on United States' soil and on the Champions Tour with a four-stroke victory. Davis, clad in knickers, just misses tying Hale Irwin's tournament record (17-under) set a year earlier. Two weeks before Toshiba, two men hold up Davis, another golfer and two caddies at gunpoint in a Mexico City restaurant.

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2004

Tom Purtzer fires a tournament and course record 11-under 60 in the first round, which includes nine birdies and an eagle, and adds 71 and 67 in the second and third rounds, respectively, to finish 15-under 198 en route to his second Champions Tour victory. Purtzer, who becomes only the fifth Champions Tour player to shoot 60, defeats college friend Morris Hatalsky by a stroke. History is also made as Jack Nicklaus, winner of a record 18 major championships, makes his Toshiba debut. Galleries swell to an estimated 80,000 as the Golden Bear shoots three-under 210 to finish tied for 36th.

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2005

Mark Johnson's background and finish supply the drama at the 11th installment of the Toshiba Classic. Johnson had been a beer truck driver for 18 years, earning himself the nickname, "Beer Man." He was also a California state amateur champion.

Johnson takes a three-stroke lead over Keith Fergus after a second-round 63. On Sunday, Johnson holes out on the 18th hole from 91 yards for eagle to clinch the tournament.

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