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Encyclopedia > PGA Champions Tour

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.


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.


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.


Tour leading money winners:


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PGA Tour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1677 words)
The PGA Tour does not run the women's tours in the United States, which are controlled by the independent LPGA.
Note also that there is a PGA European Tour, which is totally separate from either the PGA Tour or the PGA of America; this organization runs a tour, mostly in Europe but with events throughout the world outside of North America, that is second only to the PGA Tour in worldwide prestige.
The PGA Tour's year begins with the Mercedes Championships, whose field is limited to tournament winners from the previous year.
Champions Tour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
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.
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.
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.
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