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Golf Digest's exclusive CEO Golf Handicap Ranking lists the top 200 golfing chief executive officers of all the publicly traded Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies as of July 2002. Further information, including a complete list and alphabetical breakdowns by CEO or company name, can be found at www.golfdigest.com/ceo.

1. Scott G. McNealy, Sun Microsystems

0.3

2. Curt S. Culver, MGIC Investment

2.9

3. William G. Jurgensen, Nationwide

3.8

4. Stephen M. Bennett, Intuit

4.6

5. Michael B. McCallister, Humana

4.8

Robert D.Walter, Cardinal Health

4.8

7. William F. Hecht, PPL

4.9

8. William P. Foley II, Fidelity National Financial

5.1

9. David M. Thomas, IMS Health

5.3

10.Jackson W. Moore, Union Planters

5.4

11.John Eyler, Toys 'R' Us

5.7

12.William Dillard, Dillard's

5.8

13.C. Richard Harrison, Parametric Technology

6.0

David C. Novak, Yum! Brands

6.0

15.James C. Morgan, Applied Materials

6.1

16.James H. Blanchard, Synovus Financial Corp.

6.2

Paul B. Fireman, Reebok International

6.2

18.Raymond W. LeBoeuf, PPG Industries

6.4

19.Joel W. Johnson, Hormel Foods

6.5

20.Brian L. Roberts†, Comcast

6.8

21.Mayo A. Shattuck III, Constellation Energy Group

7.0*

22.Douglas H. McCorkindale, Gannett

7.1

23.Donald H. Anderson, TransMontaigne

7.4

24.David D. Halbert, AdvancePCS

7.5

25.David A. Daberko, National City Corp.

7.6

Michael L. Eskew, United Parcel Service

7.6

27.A.D. Correll, Georgia-Pacific Corp.

7.7

28.James O. Robbins, Cox Communications

7.8

29.Gregg L. Engles, Dean Foods

7.9

30.Kenneth M. Jastrow II, Temple-Inland

8.0*

31.Jonathan P.Ward, ServiceMaster

8.1

32.Nicholas D. Chabraja, General Dynamics

8.2

R. Lawrence Montgomery, Kohl's Department Stores

8.2

34.Thomas E. Hoaglin, Huntington Bancshares

8.3

L. Phillip Humann, SunTrust Banks

8.3

36.Charles Schwab††, CharlesSchwab

8.4

37.William T. Esrey, Sprint

8.5

Erland E. Kailbourne, Adelphia

8.5

Harold McGraw III, The McGraw-Hill Companies

8.5

40.Dr. William W. McGuire, UnitedHealth Group

8.6

John W. Snow, CSX

8.6

42.Alan J. Lacy, Sears Roebuck

9.1

Frank T. MacInnis, Emcor Group

9.1

Robert L. Tillman, Lowe's Cos.

9.1

45.Gary L. Bloom, Veritas Software Corp.

9.2

Roger S. Penske, United Auto Group

9.2

Thomas M. Ryan, CVS

9.2

48.Thomas A. Dattilo, Cooper Tire & Rubber

9.3

Orin Smith, Starbucks

9.3

50.Gerald J. Ford, Golden State Bancorp

9.6

Jeff Immelt, General Electric

9.6

52.Ralph W. Babb Jr., Comerica

9.7

John H. Tyson, Tyson Foods

9.8

54.John G. Drosdick, Sunoco

9.9

55.Anthony F. Earley Jr., DTE Energy

10.0

Charles T. Fote, First Data

10.0*

57.Thomas D. O'Malley, Premcor Inc.

10.3

Richard B. Priory, Duke Energy

10.3

59.William H. Longfield, C.R. Bard

10.5

60.C.B. Hudson, Torchmark

10.6

Philip Odeen, TRW

10.6

62.T. Kevin Dunnigan, Thomas & Betts

10.7

63.David T. Brown, Owens Corning

10.8

Van B. Honeycutt, Computer Sciences

10.8

65.Joe T. Ford, Alltel

10.9

Lee R. Raymond, Exxon Mobil

10.9

67.Rick R. Holley, Plum Creek Timber Co.

11.0

Bruce Nicholson, Aid Association for Lutherans

11.0

Michael J. Potter, Big Lots

11.0

Robert E. Rossiter, Lear

11.0

71.Walter M. Higgins III, Sierra Pacific Resources

11.1

72.C. Michael Armstrong, AT&T

11.2

73.William A. Osborn, Northern Trust

11.3

John D. Zeglis, AT&T Wireless

11.3

75.Robert W. Grubbs Jr., Anixter Intl.

11.4

Jeffrey A. Joerres, Manpower

11.4

Martin G. McGuinn, Mellon Financial

11.4

P. Anthony Ridder, Knight-Ridder

11.4

79.Philip J. Purcell, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

11.5

H. Lee Scott Jr.,Wal-Mart Stores

11.5

81.C. Dowd Ritter, AmSouth Bancorporation

11.6

Theodore W.Waitt, Gateway

11.6

83.Dr. Vance D. Coffman, Lockheed Martin

11.7

Christopher B. Galvin, Motorola

11.7

85.Eric C. Fast, Crane Co.

11.8

James E. Rohr, PNC Financial Services Group

11.8

87. Randall Oliphant, Barrick Gold

11.9

88. Thomas E. Capps, Dominion Resources

12.0*

89. William B. Harrison Jr., J.P. Morgan Chase

12.2

90. Christopher M. Connor, Sherwin-Williams

12.3

William C.Weldon, Johnson & Johnson

12.3

92. Michael R. Cannon, Maxtor

12.4

Richard M. Kovacevich,Wells Fargo

12.4

Douglas R. Rock, Smith International

12.4

Patricia F. Russo, Lucent Technologies

12.4

96. James E. Cayne, Bear Stearns Companies

12.5

Jure Sola, Sanmina-SCI

12.5

98. Ivan G. Seidenberg, Verizon Communications

12.6

99. Amnon Landan, Mercury Interactive

12.7

100.Charles H. Cotros, Sysco

12.8

James F. McDonald, Scientific-Atlanta

12.8

Samuel J. Palmisano, Intl. Business Machines

12.8

103.H. Peter Burg, FirstEnergy

12.9

Steven J. Goldman, Power-One

12.9

John H. Hammergren, McKesson

12.9

James M. Zimmerman, Federated Department Stores

12.9

107.David S. Pottruck††, CharlesSchwab

13.1

108.Richard D. Fairbank, Capital One Financial

13.2

Robert A. Reynolds Jr., Graybar Electric

13.2

Thomas M. Siebel, Siebel Systems

13.2

111.R. David Hoover, Ball

13.3

Arthur F. Ryan, Prudential Financial

13.3

113.Richard S. Fuld Jr., Lehman Brothers

13.4

114.Luke R. Corbett, Kerr-McGee

13.7

John W. Madigan, Tribune Co.

13.7

R. Brad Martin, Saks

13.7

James F. Orr, Convergys

13.7

118.Rick Goings, Tupperware

13.8

Clayton M. Jones, Rockwell Collins

13.8

Daniel J.Warmenhoven, Network Appliance

13.8

121.Fred H. Langhammer, Estee Lauder

13.9

Mackey J. McDonald, VF Corporation

13.9

123.John D. Johnson, Cenex Harvest States

14.0*

Merle D. Lewis, NorthWestern

14.0*

Angelo R. Mozilo, Countrywide Credit Industries

14.0

Matthew K. Rose, Burlington Northern Santa Fe

14.0*

127.Kenneth I. Chenault, American Express

14.1

128.Glen A. Barton, Caterpillar

14.2

Robert K. Green, Aquila

14.2

Bruce Karatz, KB Home

14.2

Gary L. Neale, NiSource

14.2

132.Jeffrey L. Bleustein, Harley-Davidson

14.3

Richard C. Notebaert, Qwest

14.3

134.Jeffrey Noddle, Supervalu

14.4

135.William D. Zollars, Yellow

14.5

136.David R. Goode, Norfolk Southern

14.6

Henry L. Meyer III, KeyCorp

14.6

H. John Riley Jr., Cooper Industries

14.6

139.E. James Ferland, Public Service Entrprises

14.7

140.Raymond V. Gilmartin, Merck & Co.

14.8

Michael J. Jackson, AutoNation

14.8

142.Mark Ernst, H & R Block

14.9

143.Richard E. Dauch, American Axle & Mfg.

15.0*

Richard L.Wambold, Pactiv Corp.

15.0

145.Robert A. Allen, Core-Mark Intl.

15.1

Carl H. Lindner, American Financial Group

15.1

147.Parker S. Kennedy†, First American

15.2

148.Joseph W. Brown, MBIA

15.3

Harold M. Messmer, Robert Half Intl.

15.3

Barry S. Sternlicht, Starwood Hotels & Resorts

15.3

Roy Vallee, Avnet

15.3

152.David R. Harvey, Sigma-Aldrich

15.4

153.A. Jerrold Perenchio, Univision Communications

15.5

154.William F. Aldinger, Household International

15.6

155.Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft

15.8

Robert P. Bozzone, Allegheny Technologies

15.8

Russell T. Lewis, New York Times Co.

15.8

Eugene R. McGrath, Consolidated Edison

15.8

159.J.T. Battenberg III, Delphi Corp.

15.9

Lewis Hay III, FPL Group

15.9

161.George J. Harad, Boise Cascade

16.0

M. Bruce Nelson, Office Depot

16.0

163.Jeffrey C. Barbakow, Tenet Healthcare

16.2

William E. Greehey, Valero Energy

16.2

165.Michael C. Gray, Performance Food Group

16.3

Herbert L. Henkel, Ingersoll-Rand

16.3

George A. Schaefer, Fifth Third Bancorp

16.3

Tim Solso, Cummins

16.3

169.Eric Krasnoff, Pall

16.4

170.Steven A. Burd, Safeway

16.6

Lars Nyberg, NCR

16.6

172.Robert D. Fagan, TECO Energy

16.8

173.Albert L. Lord, USA Education

16.9

Michael G. Morris, Northeast Utilities

16.9

James E. Rogers, Cinergy

16.9

176.Andrew J. McKelvey, TMP Worldwide

17.0*

177.Joseph H. Lemieux, Owens-Ill.

17.1

178.David L. Burner, Goodrich

17.2

Peter R. Kann, Dow Jones & Co.

17.2

180.John R. Horne, Navistar International

17.3

Richard L. Keyser,W.W. Grainger

17.3

Kenneth D. Lewis, Bank Of America

17.3

183.Stephen P. Reynolds, Puget Energy

17.4

184.Jerry A. Grundhofer, U.S. Bancorp

17.5

185.A. Maurice Myers,Waste Management

17.6

Kenneth E. Stinson, Peter Kiewit Sons

17.6

187.James H. Keyes, Johnson Controls

17.7

Peter J. Pestillo, Visteon

17.7

John D. Wren, Omnicom Group

17.7

190.Charles K. Gifford, FleetBoston Financial

17.9

Charles B. Johnson, Franklin Resources

17.9

Michael D. Parker, Dow Chemical

17.9

193.William L. Davis, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.

18.0*

William C. Foote, USG

18.0

John A. Luke Jr., MeadWestvaco

18.0*

W. James McNerney Jr., Minnesota Mining & Mfg.

18.0

Mark C. Pigott, Paccar

18.0

William A. Wise, El Paso

18.0

199.Peter Karmanos Jr., Compuware

18.1

200.G. Allen Andreas, Archer Daniels Midland Co.

18.3

Donald M. James, Vulcan Materials

18.3

James M. Kilts, Gillette

18.3

† indicates President--company does not have a CEO.

†† indicates co-CEOs.

* indicates number was provided as an approximate handicap, not a USGA Index.


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