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The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. PGA TOUR Champions Tour logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Senior PGA TOUR logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


Known as the Senior PGA TOUR until 2002, it offers approximately $50 million in annual prize money. Upon eligilibilty, some of the greatest names in golf history have participated in the tour. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The tour grew out of a highly successful event in 1978, the Legends of Golf, which featured competition between two-member teams of some of the greatest older golfers of that day. 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ...


Most of the tournaments are played over three rounds or 54 holes, which is one round less than regular professional strokeplay tournaments, for example on the PGA Tour. Because of this, there are generally no "cuts" between any of the rounds. However, the five senior majors do have four rounds. A golfer's performances can be quite variable from one round to the next, and playing an extra round increases the likelihood that the senior majors will be won by leading players. Stroke play is a scoring system for golf (compare to match play). ... Mens professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. ...


Tour leading money winners:

1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Don January (November 29, 1929) is an American professional golfer. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miller Barber (born March 31, 1931 Shreveport, Louisiana) was an American professional golfer who enjoyed significant success on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s and a greater degree of success on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) in the 1980s. ... 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Thomson (born Melbourne 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruce Crampton (b. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Juan Chi-Chi Rodriguez (born October 23, 1935 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the PGAs World Golf Hall of Fame. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Dave Stockton (Born November 2, 1941 San Bernardino, California) is an American golfer who was prominent on the PGA Tour from the middle of the 1960s to the late 1970s. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Bruce Fleischer (b. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Larry (Gene) Nelson (born September 10, 1947 in Fort Payne, Alabama) is an American golfer. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tom Watson (born September 4, 1949) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ...

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Scoring for the week last year was 72.214, but the par-4 18th hole was one of the most difficult closing holes on the Champions Tour in 2005.
Roberts will be looking to become the first player in Champions Tour history to open the season with three consecutive victories.
The Champions Tour completes its Florida Swing next week at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, where Hale Irwin will defend his title at the TPC of Tampa Bay.
PRO GOLF NOTEBOOK: Plots thicken on Champions Tour | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (1077 words)
If the Champions Tour is in Houston, which it most assuredly is this week, then the season's plot lines have had ample time to thicken.
His only official Champions Tour appearance of 2006 came last month at the Constellation Energy Classic in Hunt Valley, Md. Palmer shot 43 over for three rounds, prompting him to say through a tournament official: "It was great to play, but not good when you don't play very well.
Defending champion Mark McNulty is 30th on the money list this season and hasn't cracked the top 10 in an event since May. McNulty has a $12,377 lead on Mark James for the final spot in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
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