2010 Champions Tour

The 2010 Champions Tour was the 31st season for the golf tour now known as PGA Tour Champions since it officially began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour. The season consisted of 26 official money events with purses totalling $51,475,000, including five majors. Bernhard Langer topped the end-of-season money list for an unprecedented third consecutive year, winning $2,648,939, and also won the most tournaments, five. Fred Couples had a spectacularly successful rookie season. He finished second in the first tournament he entered, followed by wins in his next three events. Couples finished the season with four wins, was second to Langer on the money list, and set a tour record for lowest scoring average (67.96). The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 2010 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Senior majors are shown in bold. No golfer won on his Champions Tour debut this season.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 24 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Hawaii 1,800,000   Tom Watson (13) 194 (−22) 315,000
Feb 14 The ACE Group Classic Florida 1,600,000   Fred Couples (1) 199 (−17) 240,000
Feb 21 Allianz Championship Florida 1,700,000   Bernhard Langer (9) 199 (−17) 255,000
Mar 7 Toshiba Classic California 1,700,000   Fred Couples (2) 195 (−18) 255,000
Mar 28 Cap Cana Championship Dominican Republic 1,600,000   Fred Couples (3) 195 (−21) 240,000
Apr 18 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Florida 1,700,000   Bernhard Langer (10) 133 (−9) 255,000
Apr 25 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Georgia 2,700,000   Mark O'Meara (1) &
  Nick Price (2)
188 (−28) 230,000
(each)
May 2 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Mississippi 1,600,000   David Eger (3) 205 (−11) 240,000
May 16 Regions Charity Classic Alabama 1,700,000   Dan Forsman (2) 196 (−20) 255,000
May 30 Senior PGA Championship Colorado 2,000,000   Tom Lehman (2) 281 (−7) 360,000
Jun 6 Principal Charity Classic Iowa 1,725,000   Nick Price (3) 199 (−14) 258,750
Jun 27 Dick's Sporting Goods Open New York 1,700,000   Loren Roberts (12) 201 (−15) 255,000
Jul 4 Montreal Championship Canada 1,800,000   Larry Mize (1) 199 (−17) 270,000
Jul 25 Senior British Open Scotland 2,000,000   Bernhard Langer (11) 279 (−5) 315,600
Aug 1 U.S. Senior Open Washington 2,600,000   Bernhard Langer (12) 272 (−8) 470,000
Aug 8 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000   David Frost (1) 191 (−25) 262,500
Aug 22 JELD-WEN Tradition Oregon 2,600,000   Fred Funk (6) 276 (−12) 392,000
Aug 29 Boeing Classic Washington 1,900,000   Bernhard Langer (13) 198 (−18) 285,000
Sep 5 Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach California 1,800,000   Ted Schulz (1) 202 (−14) 270,000
Sep 12 Posco E&C Songdo Championship South Korea 3,000,000   Russ Cochran (1) 204 (−12) 450,000
Sep 26 SAS Championship North Carolina 2,100,000   Russ Cochran (2) 202 (−14) 315,000
Oct 3 Ensure Classic at Rock Barn North Carolina 1,750,000   Gary Hallberg (1) 198 (−18) 262,500
Oct 10 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship Maryland 2,700,000   Mark O'Meara (2) 273 (−7) 405,000
Oct 24 Administaff Small Business Classic Texas 1,700,000   Fred Couples (4) 199 (−17) 255,000
Oct 31 AT&T Championship Texas 1,750,000   Rod Spittle (1) 201 (−12) 262,500
Nov 7 Charles Schwab Cup Championship California 2,500,000   John Cook (5) 267 (−17) 440,000

LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Fred Couples   United States 67.96
2 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 69.09
3 Bernhard Langer   Germany 69.18
4 Tom Lehman   United States 69.49
5 Corey Pavin   United States 69.53

Source:[1]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bernhard Langer   Germany 2,648,939 23 5
2 Fred Couples   United States 2,344,894 17 4
3 John Cook   United States 1,924,305 25 1
4 Russ Cochran   United States 1,754,003 25 2
5 Nick Price   Zimbabwe 1,457,815 18 2

Source:[2]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin   United States 25,570,804 45
2 Gil Morgan   United States 19,855,653 25
3 Dana Quigley   United States 14,715,857 11
4 Bruce Fleisher   United States 14,592,350 18
5 Tom Kite   United States 14,525,662 10

Source:[3]

AwardsEdit

Award Winner Country
Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Bernhard Langer   Germany
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Bernhard Langer   Germany
Charles Schwab Cup Bernhard Langer   Germany
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Fred Couples   United States
Rookie of the Year Fred Couples   United States
Comeback Player of the Year Ken Green   United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scoring Average – 2010 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Money Leaders – 2010 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2010 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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