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The Charles Schwab Cup Championship is the final event of the season on the U.S.-based PGA Tour Champions, the world's leading golf tour for male professionals aged 50 and above. Played in late October or early November each year, it is PGA Tour Champions' equivalent of the PGA Tour's Tour Championship, and was formerly known as the Senior Tour Championship. Like the Tour Championship, it has a small field (30 from 1990 through 2015, and 36 from 2016 forward) and no half-way cut.

Charles Schwab Cup Championship
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LocationPhoenix, Arizona
Established1990
Course(s)Phoenix Country Club
Par71
Length6,763 yards (6,184 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Format54-hole stroke play
Prize fund$2.5 million
Month playedNovember
Aggregate262 Vijay Singh (2018)
Fiji Vijay Singh
Phoenix is located in the United States
Phoenix
Phoenix
Location in the United States
Phoenix is located in Arizona
Phoenix
Phoenix
Location in Arizona

Through 2015, the top 30 money winners made up the field. Since 2016, 36 golfers have competed, and the event is the final stage of a three-tournament playoff similar to that used by the regular PGA Tour for its FedEx Cup.[1] Through 2015, the tournament had another distinction that made it unique on PGA Tour Champions – it was the only event, other than the tour's five majors, contested over four rounds. In 2016 and 2017, it returned to being held over three rounds. In 2018, it returns to being held over four rounds. Since 2013, the purse has been $2,500,000, with $440,000 going to the winner.

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Tournament hostsEdit

Years Venue City
1990–1993 Hyatt Dorado Beach Dorado, Puerto Rico
1994–1999 The Dunes Golf and Beach Club Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2000 TPC of Myrtle Beach Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
2001–2002 Gaillardia Golf and Country Club Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2003–2009 Sonoma Golf Club Sonoma, California
2010–2011, 2013 TPC Harding Park[2][3] San Francisco, California
2012, 2014–2016 Desert Mountain Club (Cochise Course)[4][1] Scottsdale, Arizona
2017–2018 Phoenix Country Club Phoenix, Arizona

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country
Charles Schwab Cup Championship
2018 Vijay Singh   Fiji
2017 Kevin Sutherland   United States
2016 Paul Goydos   United States
2015 Billy Andrade   United States
2014 Tom Pernice, Jr.   United States
2013 Fred Couples   United States
2012 Tom Lehman   United States
2011 Jay Don Blake   United States
2010 John Cook (2)   United States
2009 John Cook   United States
2008 Andy Bean   United States
2007 Jim Thorpe (3)   United States
2006 Jim Thorpe (2)   United States
2005 Tom Watson (3)   United States
2004 Mark McNulty   Zimbabwe
  Ireland
2003 Jim Thorpe   United States
Senior Tour Championship at Gaillardia
2002 Tom Watson (2)   United States
Senior Tour Championship
2001 Bob Gilder   United States
IR Senior Tour Championship
2000 Tom Watson   United States
Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship
1999 Gary McCord   United States
Energizer Senior Tour Championship
1998 Hale Irwin   United States
1997 Gil Morgan   United States
1996 Jay Sigel   United States
1995 Jim Colbert   United States
Golf Magazine Senior Tour Championship
1994 Raymond Floyd (2)   United States
Hyatt Senior Tour Championship
1993 Simon Hobday   South Africa
Senior Tour Championship
1992 Raymond Floyd   United States
New York Life Champions
1991 Mike Hill (2)   United States
1990 Mike Hill   United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Champions Tour announces 2016 schedule and format for inaugural Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs" (Press release). PGA Tour. November 11, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Harding Park to host future Tour events
  3. ^ "Historic Harding Park Golf Course joins TPC network" (Press release). PGA Tour. November 3, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
  4. ^ "Schwab Cup C'ship moving to Desert Mountain in 2012" (Press release). PGA Tour. October 13, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2012.

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