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Royal Caribbean Golf Classic

  (Redirected from Gus Machado Senior Classic)

The Royal Caribbean Golf Classic was a golf tournament on the Champions Tour from 1987 to 2004. It was played in late January/early February in Key Biscayne, Florida at the Crandon Park Golf Club (1997–2004) and at The Links at Key Biscayne (1987–1996). It was played using the tradition stroke play format except in 2000 and 2001 when it used the Modified Stableford scoring system.

The purse for the 2004 tournament was US$1,450,000, with $217,500 going to the winner. The tournament was founded in 1987 as the Gus Machado Senior Classic.

At the 1998 Royal Caribbean Classic, David Graham defeated Dave Stockton on the tenth hole of a sudden-death playoff.[1] It was the longest sudden-death playoff in Champions Tour history.[2]


Royal Caribbean Classic

Gus Machado Senior Classic



  1. ^ "Senior Caribbean Classic; Graham Wins Longest Playoff". The New York Times. February 2, 1998. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  2. ^ Champions Tour 2006 Media Guide
  3. ^ "2009 Champions Tour Official Media Guide". PGA Tour. p. 5:24–42.

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