2008 Champions Tour

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The 2008 Champions Tour was the 29th season since the Champions Tour officially began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour. The season consisted of 29 official money events with purses totalling $55,625,000, including five majors. Bernhard Langer and Eduardo Romero won the most tournaments, three. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 2008 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.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 20 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai Hawaii 1,800,000 United States Fred Funk (3) 195 (−21) 300,000
Jan 27 Turtle Bay Championship Hawaii 1,600,000 United States Jerry Pate (2) 211 (−5) 240,000
Feb 10 Allianz Championship Florida 1,650,000 United States Scott Hoch (2) 202 (−14) 247,500
Feb 17 The ACE Group Classic Florida 1,600,000 United States Scott Hoch (3) 202 (−14) 240,000
Mar 9 Toshiba Classic California 1,700,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (2) 199 (−14) 255,000
Mar 16 AT&T Champions Classic California 1,600,000 Zimbabwe Denis Watson (3) 209 (−7) 240,000
Mar 30 Ginn Championship Hammock Beach Resort Florida 2,500,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (3) 204 (−12) 375,000
Apr 6 Cap Cana Championship Dominican Republic 2,000,000 United States Mark Wiebe (2) 202 (−14) 300,000
Apr 20 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Florida 1,700,000 United States Tom Watson (11) 204 (−9) 255,000
Apr 27 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Georgia 2,600,000 United States Andy North (1) &
United States Tom Watson (12)
185 (−31) 225,000
(each)
May 4 FedEx Kinko's Classic Texas 1,600,000 Zimbabwe Denis Watson (4) 206 (−10) 240,000
May 18 Regions Charity Classic Alabama 1,700,000 United States Andy Bean (2) 203 (−13) 255,000
May 25 Senior PGA Championship New York 2,000,000 United States Jay Haas (11) 287 (+7) 360,000
Jun 1 The Principal Charity Classic Iowa 1,725,000 United States Jay Haas (12) 203 (−10) 258,750
Jun 22 Bank of America Championship Massachusetts 1,650,000 United States Jeff Sluman (1) 199 (−17) 247,500
Jun 29 Commerce Bank Championship New York 1,600,000 United States Loren Roberts (8) 201 (−12) 240,000
Jul 6 Dick's Sporting Goods Open New York 1,600,000 Argentina Eduardo Romero (2) 199 (−17) 240,000
Jul 20 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000 United States R.W. Eaks (3) 193 (−23) 262,500
Jul 27 Senior British Open Championship Scotland 2,000,000 United States Bruce Vaughan (1) 278 (−6) 315,600
Aug 3 U.S. Senior Open Colorado 2,600,000 Argentina Eduardo Romero (3) 274 (−6) 470,000
Aug 17 JELD-WEN Tradition Oregon 2,600,000 United States Fred Funk (4) 269 (−19) 392,000
Aug 24 Boeing Classic Washington 1,700,000 United States Tom Kite (10) 202 (−14) 255,000
Aug 31 Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach California 2,100,000 United States Jeff Sluman (2) 202 (−14) 315,000
Sep 14 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn North Carolina 1,700,000 United States R.W. Eaks (4) 200 (−16) 255,000
Sep 28 SAS Championship North Carolina 2,100,000 Argentina Eduardo Romero (4) 201 (−15) 315,000
Oct 12 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship Maryland 2,600,000 United States D. A. Weibring (5) 271 (−9) 390,000
Oct 19 Administaff Small Business Classic Texas 1,700,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (4) 204 (−12) 255,000
Oct 26 AT&T Championship Texas 1,650,000 United States John Cook (2) 197 (−16) 247,500
Nov 2 Charles Schwab Cup Championship California 2,500,000 United States Andy Bean (3) 268 (−20) 442,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Bernhard Langer  Germany 69.65
2 Jay Haas  United States 69.66
3 Loren Roberts  United States 69.69
4 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69.71
5 Fred Funk  United States 69.73

Source:[1]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,035,073 20 3
2 Jay Haas  United States 1,991,726 21 2
3 Fred Funk  United States 1,825,931 18 2
4 Jeff Sluman  United States 1,728,443 26 2
5 John Cook  United States 1,721,038 26 1

Source:[2]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin  United States 24,920,665 45
2 Gil Morgan  United States 18,964,040 25
3 Dana Quigley  United States 14,406,269 11
4 Bruce Fleisher  United States 13,990,356 18
5 Larry Nelson  United States 13,262,808 19

Source:[3]

Awards[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scoring Average – 2008 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Money Leaders – 2008 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2008 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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