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Senior Players Championship

The Senior Players Championship (known as the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship for sponsorship reasons) is one of the five major championships on golf's PGA Tour Champions. The inaugural event was played 35 years ago in 1983 and the lower age limit is 50, the standard for men's senior professional golf tournaments. The winner gains entry into the following season's Players Championship on the PGA Tour.

Senior Players Championship
Bridgestone Senior Player Logo.png
Location Highland Park, Illinois (2018)
Established 1983, 35 years ago
Course(s) Exmoor Country Club (2018)
Par 72
Length 6,849 yards (6,263 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour Champions
Format Stroke play (72 holes)
Prize fund $2.8 million
Month played July
Aggregate 261 Jack Nicklaus (1990)
261 Kenny Perry (2013)
Score −27 Jack Nicklaus (1990)
Fiji Vijay Singh
Exmoor CC is located in the US
Exmoor CC
Exmoor CC
Location in the United States
Exmoor CC is located in Illinois
Exmoor CC
Exmoor CC
Location in Illinois

Unlike the U.S. Senior Open, the Senior PGA Championship and the Senior British Open, it is not recognized as a major by the European Senior Tour, and is not part of that tour's schedule.

From 2019 to 2022, the Senior Players championship will be held at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio to replace the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational that is moving to Memphis, Tennessee.[1]

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WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Venue Location Score To par Winner's
share ($)
Constellation Senior Players Championship
2018 Vijay Singh   Fiji Exmoor Country Club Highland Park, Illinois 268 −20 420,000
2017 Scott McCarron   United States Caves Valley Golf Club Owings Mills, Maryland 270 −18 420,000
2016 Bernhard Langer (3)   Germany Philadelphia Cricket Club, Wissahickon Course Flourtown, Pennsylvania 281 +1 420,000
2015 Bernhard Langer (2)   Germany Belmont Country Club Belmont, Massachusetts 265 −19 405,000
2014 Bernhard Langer   Germany Fox Chapel Golf Club Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 265 −15 405,000
2013 Kenny Perry   United States Fox Chapel Golf Club Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 261 −19 405,000
2012 Joe Daley   United States Fox Chapel Golf Club Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 266 −14 405,000
Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship
2011 Fred Couples   United States Westchester Country Club Harrison, New York 273 −11 405,000
2010 Mark O'Meara   United States TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Potomac, Maryland 273 −7 405,000
2009 Jay Haas   United States Baltimore Country Club, East Course Timonium, Maryland 267 −13 405,000
2008 D. A. Weibring   United States Baltimore Country Club, East Course Timonium, Maryland 271 −9 390,000
2007 Loren Roberts   United States Baltimore Country Club, East Course Timonium, Maryland 267 −13 390,000
Ford Senior Players Championship
2006 Bobby Wadkins   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 274 −14 375,000
2005 Peter Jacobsen   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 273 −15 375,000
2004 Mark James   England TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 275 −13 375,000
2003 Craig Stadler   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 271 −17 375,000
2002 Stewart Ginn   Australia TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 274 −14 375,000
2001 Allen Doyle   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 273 −15 375,000
2000 Raymond Floyd (2)   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 273 −15 345,000
1999 Hale Irwin   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 267 −21 300,000
1998 Gil Morgan   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 267 −21 300,000
1997 Larry Gilbert   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 274 −14 270,000
1996 Raymond Floyd   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 275 −13 225,000
1995 J. C. Snead   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 272 −16 225,000
1994 Dave Stockton (2)   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 271 −17 210,000
1993 Jim Colbert   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 278 −10 180,000
Mazda Presents The Senior Players Championship
1992 Dave Stockton   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 277 −11 150,000
1991 Jim Albus   United States TPC of Michigan Dearborn, Michigan 279 −9 150,000
Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship
1990 Jack Nicklaus   United States Dearborn Country Club Dearborn, Michigan 261 −27 150,000
1989 Orville Moody   United States TPC of Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 271 −17 105,000
1988 Billy Casper   United States TPC of Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 278 −10 60,000
1987 Gary Player   South Africa Sawgrass Country Club Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 280 −8 60,000
Senior Tournament Players Championship
1986 Chi-Chi Rodríguez   United States Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio  206* −10 45,000
1985 Arnold Palmer (2)   United States Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 274 −14 36,000
1984 Arnold Palmer   United States Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 276 −12 36,000
1983 Miller Barber   United States Canterbury Golf Club Beachwood, Ohio 278 −10 40,000

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
*Weather shortened to 54 holes.

Multiple winnersEdit

The following men had more than one win in the Senior Players Championship through 2017:

Winners of both The Players and the Senior PlayersEdit

The following men have won both The Players Championship and the Senior Players Championship:

Player The Players Championship Senior Players Championship
Jack Nicklaus 1974, 1976, 1978 1990
Raymond Floyd 1981 1996, 2000
Fred Couples 1984, 1996 2011


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wright, Branson (April 12, 2018). "WGC-Bridgestone Invitational will leave Firestone in 2019 (photos)". cleveland.com. 

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