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Encyclopedia > Senior major golf championships

Men's professional senior golf is for players aged fifty and above. Golf differs from all other sports in having lucrative competitions for this age group. The leading senior tour is the U.S. based Champions Tour, which was established in 1980 (as the Senior Tour). It has established a roster of five major championships. These events are all played over four rounds, whereas other senior tournaments are generally played over three rounds. A golfer's performances can be quite variable from one round to the next, so playing an extra round increases the likelihood that the senior majors will be won by leading players. The senior majors are listed below in the order in which they are to be played in 2006. The U.S. Senior Open and the Senior Players Championship have swapped positions compared to 2005. Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... 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. ... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan...

The Senior Players Championship and the British and U.S Senior Opens are held in July and are consecutive on the schedule. There is no event in the week after the U.S. Seniort Open, allowing golfers adequate time to travel to the United Kingdom and acclimatise for the Senior British Open two weeks later. This gives the Champions Tour a very clear peak period, which is not found on most other tours, including the PGA Tour. Unlike the mainstream majors, some of the senior majors have title sponsors. The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior British Open Championship is a professional golf tournament for men aged fifty and over. ... The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognised by the U.S. based Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for male professional golfers aged fifty and up. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


The Senior PGA is by far the oldest of the senior majors, having commenced in the 1930s. The other four tournaments all date from 1980 or later, having been founded in the era when senior golf became a commercial success. This occurred when the first big golf stars of the television era, men such as Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, began to reach the relevant age. // Events and trends A public speech by Benito Mussolini, founder of the Fascist movement The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... (This article is about the athlete. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Unlike mainstream men's golf, the senior game does not have a globally agreed set of majors. The three majors recognised by the European Seniors Tour are the Senior PGA Championship and the U.S. and British Senior Opens. However, the Champions Tour is much more dominant in global senior golf than the PGA Tour is in mainstream men's golf. The European Seniors Tour is a professional tour for male golfers aged 50 and over. ...


Senior major winners

This table shows the results of all the events designated as majors by the Champions Tour. Senior PGA Championships played before the Champions Tour began and British Senior Opens before the tournament was recognised as a Champions Tour major in 2003 are not shown here, but there are complete winner lists in their own articles. The other three tournaments have been Champions Tour majors throughout their existence. The Senior PGA Championship was held twice in 1984 but was not held in 1983 or 1985. Through the end of the 2005 season there have been 94 senior majors of which 80 have been won by American golfers and 14 by non-Americans. Thus Americans have been considerably more dominant at this level than they have been in either regular majors or women's majors in recent decades.

Year Senior PGA Championship U.S. Senior Open Senior Players Championship Senior British Open The Tradition
2006 May 25-28 July 6-9 July 13-16 July 27-30 August 24-27
Year Senior PGA Championship Senior Players Championship Senior British Open U.S. Senior Open The Tradition
2005 Mike Reid Peter Jacobsen Tom Watson Allen Doyle Loren Roberts
2004 Hale Irwin Mark James Pete Oakley Peter Jacobsen Craig Stadler
2003 John Jacobs Craig Stadler Tom Watson Bruce Lietzke Tom Watson
2002 Fuzzy Zoeller Stewart Ginn N/A Don Pooley Jim Thorpe
2001 Tom Watson Allen Doyle N/A Bruce Fleisher Doug Tewell
2000 Doug Tewell Hale Irwin N/A Hale Irwin Tom Kite
1999 Allen Doyle Hale Irwin N/A Dave Eichelberger Graham Marsh
1998 Hale Irwin Gil Morgan N/A Hale Irwin Gil Morgan
1997 Hale Irwin Larry Gilbert N/A Graham Marsh Gil Morgan
1996 Hale Irwin Ray Floyd N/A Dave Stockton Jack Nicklaus
1995 Ray Floyd J.C. Snead N/A Tom Weiskopf Jack Nicklaus
1994 Lee Trevino Jim Colbert N/A Simon Hobday Ray Floyd
1993 Tom Wargo Jim Colbert N/A Jack Nicklaus Tom Shaw
1992 Lee Trevino Dave Stockton N/A Larry Laoretti Lee Trevino
1991 Jack Nicklaus Jim Albus N/A Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus
1990 Gary Player Jack Nicklaus N/A Lee Trevino Jack Nicklaus
1989 Larry Mowry Orville Moody N/A Orville Moody Don Bies
1988 Gary Player Billy Casper N/A Gary Player N/A
1987 Chi Chi Rodriguez Gary Player N/A Gary Player N/A
1986 Gary Player Chi Chi Rodriguez N/A Dale Douglass N/A
1985 Not held Arnold Palmer N/A Miller Barber N/A
1984 Peter Thomson - - - -
1984 Arnold Palmer Arnold Palmer N/A Miller Barber N/A
1983 Not held Miller Barber N/A Billy Casper N/A
1982 Don January N/A N/A Miller Barber N/A
1981 Miller Barber N/A N/A Arnold Palmer N/A
1980 Arnold Palmer N/A N/A Roberto DeVicenzo N/A

The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior British Open Championship is a professional golf tournament for men aged fifty and over. ... The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognised by the U.S. based Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for male professional golfers aged fifty and up. ... The Senior PGA Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior Players Championship is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Senior British Open Championship is a professional golf tournament for men aged fifty and over. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The Tradition is one of the five major championships recognised by the U.S. based Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for male professional golfers aged fifty and up. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Mike Reid (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Peter Jacobsen (born March 4, 1954 in Portland, Oregon) is a professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Allen Doyle (born July 26 1948 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is an American golfer who is a leading player on the Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for senior golfers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Loren Roberts (born June 24, 1955 in San Luis Obispo, California) is a American professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Mark James (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Peter Jacobsen (born March 4, 1954 in Portland, Oregon) is a professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Frank Urban Fuzzy Zoeller, Jr. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Thomas Sturges Watson (born September 4, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Allen Doyle (born July 26 1948 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is an American golfer who is a leading player on the Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for senior golfers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Bruce Fleischer (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Tom Kite is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Allen Doyle (born July 26 1948 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island) is an American golfer who is a leading player on the Champions Tour, the worlds leading tour for senior golfers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Graham Marsh (born 14 Jan 1944 in Kalgoorlie, Australia) was one of the leading Australian golfers of his generation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Gil Morgan (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Gil Morgan (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Graham Marsh (born 14 Jan 1944 in Kalgoorlie, Australia) was one of the leading Australian golfers of his generation. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Gil Morgan (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Hale Irwin (born June 3, 1945 in Joplin, Missouri) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Tom Weiskopf (b 9 November 1942 Massillon, Ohio) is an American golfer whose best years came in the mid 1970s. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Jim Colbert (born March 9, 1941 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Raymond Floyd often known as Ray Floyd (b September 4, 1942, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.A.) is a professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both PGA Tour and Champions Tour level. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Jim Colbert (born March 9, 1941 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American golfer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... 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Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf from the 1960s to the late 1990s, and is widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... 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