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The 2015 Champions Tour was the 36th season for the golf tour now known as PGA Tour Champions since it officially began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour. The season was to have had 26 official money events, including five majors, but the PGA Tour removed two September events during the season, reducing it to 24 events. Jeff Maggert won the most tournaments, four, including two majors, while Bernhard Langer led the money list, scoring average list and the Charles Schwab Cup.

It also proved to be the final year for the tour under the "Champions Tour" name; the PGA Tour rebranded the circuit as "PGA Tour Champions" after this season.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 2015 season.[1][2] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they have on the tour up to and including that event. Senior majors are shown in bold.

On April 24, the Quebec Championship, scheduled for September 4–6, was removed for logistical reasons.[3] On August 25, the PGA Tour removed the Pacific Links China Championship, scheduled for September 18–20 at the 27 Club after the Port of Tianjin container explosions taking place less than a month from the tournament's date.[4]

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score Winner's
share ($)
Jan 25 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Hawaii 1,800,000   Miguel Ángel Jiménez (2) 199 (−17) 309,000
Feb 8 Allianz Championship Florida 1,700,000   Paul Goydos (2) 204 (−12) 255,000
Feb 15 ACE Group Classic Florida 1,600,000   Lee Janzen (1) 200 (−16) 240,000
Mar 22 Tucson Conquistadores Classic Arizona 1,700,000   Marco Dawson (1) 203 (−13) 255,000
Mar 29 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Mississippi 1,600,000   David Frost (6) 206 (−10) 240,000
Apr 19 Greater Gwinnett Championship Georgia 1,800,000   Olin Browne (2) 132 (−12) 270,000
Apr 26 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf Missouri 2,800,000   Billy Andrade (1) &
  Joe Durant (1)
159 (−19) 240,000
each
May 3 Insperity Invitational Texas 2,050,000   Ian Woosnam (1) 205 (−11) 307,500
May 17 Regions Tradition Alabama 2,300,000   Jeff Maggert (2) 274 (−14) 345,000
May 24 Senior PGA Championship Indiana 2,750,000   Colin Montgomerie (3) 280 (−8) 495,000
Jun 7 Principal Charity Classic Iowa 1,750,000   Mark Calcavecchia (3) 204 (−12) 262,500
Jun 14 Constellation Senior Players Championship Massachusetts 2,700,000   Bernhard Langer (24) 265 (−19) 405,000
Jun 28 U.S. Senior Open California 3,750,000   Jeff Maggert (3) 270 (−10) 675,000
Jul 12 Encompass Championship Illinois 1,900,000   Jerry Smith (1) 200 (−16) 285,000
Jul 26 Senior Open Championship England 2,100,000   Marco Dawson (2) 264 (−16) 319,090
Aug 2 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000   Kenny Perry (8) 198 (−18) 262,500
Aug 9 Shaw Charity Classic Alberta, Canada 2,350,000   Jeff Maggert (4) 194 (−16) 352,500
Aug 23 Boeing Classic Washington 2,000,000   Billy Andrade (2) 207 (−9) 300,000
Aug 30 Dick's Sporting Goods Open New York 1,900,000   Jeff Maggert (5) 202 (−14) 285,000
Sep 6 Quebec Championship Quebec, Canada 1,600,000 Canceled[3] 240,000
Sep 20 Pacific Links China Championship China 2,500,000 Canceled[4] 375,000
Sep 27 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach California 2,000,000   Esteban Toledo (3) 206 (−9) 300,000
Oct 11 SAS Championship North Carolina 2,100,000   Tom Lehman (9) 204 (−12) 315,000
Oct 18 San Antonio Championship Texas 1,800,000   Bernhard Langer (25) 204 (−12) 270,000
Nov 1 Toshiba Classic California 1,800,000   Duffy Waldorf (1) 193 (−20) 270,000
Nov 8 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Arizona 2,500,000   Billy Andrade (3) 266 (−14) 440,000

LeadersEdit

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Bernhard Langer   Germany 68.69
2 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 69.20
3 Kenny Perry   United States 69.37
4 Jeff Maggert   United States 69.55
5 Kevin Sutherland   United States 69.65

Source:[5]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bernhard Langer   Germany 2,340,288 19 2
2 Jeff Maggert   United States 2,240,836 21 4
3 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 2,069,619 19 1
4 Billy Andrade   United States 1,533,919 22 3
5 Joe Durant   United States 1,445,956 20 1

Source:[6]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin   United States 26,960,948 45
2 Gil Morgan   United States 20,566,190 25
3 Bernhard Langer   Germany 17,905,033 25
4 Jay Haas   United States 16,334,660 17
5 Tom Kite   United States 16,082,979 10

Source:[7]

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 schedule". December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Champions Tour announces 2015 schedule". PGA Tour. December 17, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Quebec Championship removed from Champions Tour schedule". USA Today. Associated Press. April 24, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "2015 Pacific Links China Championship canceled". PGA Tour. August 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "Scoring Average – 2015 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  6. ^ "Money Leaders – 2015 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
  7. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2015 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 9, 2015.

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