2009 Champions Tour

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The 2009 Champions Tour was the 30th season since the Champions Tour officially began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour. The season consisted of 25 official money events with purses totalling $48,875,000, including five majors. Bernhard Langer won the most tournaments, four. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 2009 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. Golfers winning on their Champions Tour debut are shown in italics.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 25 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Hawaii 1,800,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (5) 198 (−18) 315,000
Feb 15 Allianz Championship Florida 1,700,000 United States Mike Goodes (1) 201 (−15) 255,000
Feb 22 The ACE Group Classic Florida 1,600,000 United States Loren Roberts (9) 209 (−7) 240,000
Mar 8 Toshiba Classic California 1,700,000 Argentina Eduardo Romero (5) 202 (−11) 255,000
Mar 15 AT&T Champions Classic California 1,600,000 United States Dan Forsman (1) 205 (−11) 240,000
Mar 29 Cap Cana Championship Dominican Republic 2,100,000 United States Keith Fergus (2) 203 (−13) 315,000
Apr 19 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Florida 1,700,000 Zimbabwe Nick Price (1) 204 (−9) 255,000
Apr 26 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Georgia 2,600,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (6) &
United States Tom Lehman (1)
189 (−27) 225,000
(each)
May 17 Regions Charity Classic Alabama 1,700,000 United States Keith Fergus (3) 132 (−12) 255,000
May 24 Senior PGA Championship Ohio 2,000,000 United States Michael Allen (1) 274 (−6) 360,000
May 31 Principal Charity Classic Iowa 1,725,000 Zimbabwe Republic of Ireland Mark McNulty (7) 203 (−10) 258,750
Jun 7 Triton Financial Classic Texas 1,600,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (7) 201 (−15) 240,000
Jun 28 Dick's Sporting Goods Open New York 1,650,000 United States Lonnie Nielsen (2) 195 (−21) 247,500
Jul 12 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (8) 200 (−16) 262,500
Jul 26 Senior British Open England 2,000,000 United States Loren Roberts (10) 268 (−12) 315,600
Aug 2 U.S. Senior Open Indiana 2,600,000 United States Fred Funk (5) 268 (−20) 470,000
Aug 23 JELD-WEN Tradition Oregon 2,700,000 United States Mike Reid (2) 272 (−16) 392,000
Aug 30 Boeing Classic Washington 1,800,000 United States Loren Roberts (11) 198 (−18) 270,000
Sep 6 Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach California 2,100,000 United States Jeff Sluman (3) 206 (−10) 315,000
Sep 20 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn North Carolina 1,750,000 United States Jay Haas (13) 198 (−18) 262,500
Sep 27 SAS Championship North Carolina 2,100,000 United States Tom Pernice, Jr. (1) 203 (−13) 315,000
Oct 4 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship Maryland 2,700,000 United States Jay Haas (14) 267 (−13) 405,000
Oct 18 Administaff Small Business Classic Texas 1,700,000 United States John Cook (3) 205 (−11) 255,000
Oct 25 AT&T Championship Texas 1,700,000 United States Phil Blackmar (1) 203 (−10) 255,000
Nov 1 Charles Schwab Cup Championship California 2,500,000 United States John Cook (4) 266 (−22) 442,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Bernhard Langer  Germany 68.92
2 Jay Haas  United States 69.25
3 Loren Roberts  United States 69.65
4 Mark O'Meara  United States 69.69
5 Tom Watson  United States 69.69

Source:[1]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,139,451 20 4
2 Loren Roberts  United States 1,960,613 22 3
3 John Cook  United States 1,798,664 23 2
4 Jay Haas  United States 1,758,395 21 2
5 Fred Funk  United States 1,563,810 21 1

Source:[2]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin  United States 25,217,826 45
2 Gil Morgan  United States 19,600,904 25
3 Dana Quigley  United States 14,634,841 11
4 Bruce Fleisher  United States 14,406,862 18
5 Tom Kite  United States 13,727,373 10

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 Loren Roberts  United States
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Bernhard Langer  Germany
Rookie of the Year Russ Cochran  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scoring Average – 2009 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Money Leaders – 2009 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2009 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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