2010 Champions Tour

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The 2010 Champions Tour was the 31st season since the Champions Tour officially began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour. The season consisted of 26 official money events with purses totalling $51,475,000, including five majors. Bernhard Langer topped the end-of-season money list for an unprecedented third consecutive year, winning $2,648,939, and also won the most tournaments, five. Fred Couples had a spectacularly successful rookie season. He finished second in the first tournament he entered, followed by wins in his next three events. Couples finished the season with four wins, was second to Langer on the money list, and set a tour record for lowest scoring average (67.96). The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 2010 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. No golfer won on his Champions Tour debut this season.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 24 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Hawaii 1,800,000 United States Tom Watson (13) 194 (−22) 315,000
Feb 14 The ACE Group Classic Florida 1,600,000 United States Fred Couples (1) 199 (−17) 240,000
Feb 21 Allianz Championship Florida 1,700,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (9) 199 (−17) 255,000
Mar 7 Toshiba Classic California 1,700,000 United States Fred Couples (2) 195 (−18) 255,000
Mar 28 Cap Cana Championship Dominican Republic 1,600,000 United States Fred Couples (3) 195 (−21) 240,000
Apr 18 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Florida 1,700,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (10) 133 (−9) 255,000
Apr 25 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Georgia 2,700,000 United States Mark O'Meara (1) &
Zimbabwe Nick Price (2)
188 (−28) 230,000
(each)
May 2 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Mississippi 1,600,000 United States David Eger (3) 205 (−11) 240,000
May 16 Regions Charity Classic Alabama 1,700,000 United States Dan Forsman (2) 196 (−20) 255,000
May 30 Senior PGA Championship Colorado 2,000,000 United States Tom Lehman (1) 281 (−7) 360,000
Jun 6 Principal Charity Classic Iowa 1,725,000 Zimbabwe Nick Price (3) 199 (−14) 258,750
Jun 27 Dick's Sporting Goods Open New York 1,700,000 United States Loren Roberts (12) 201 (−15) 255,000
Jul 4 Montreal Championship Canada 1,800,000 United States Larry Mize (1) 199 (−17) 270,000
Jul 25 Senior British Open Scotland 2,000,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (11) 279 (−5) 315,600
Aug 1 U.S. Senior Open Washington 2,600,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (12) 272 (−8) 470,000
Aug 8 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000 South Africa David Frost (1) 191 (−25) 262,500
Aug 22 JELD-WEN Tradition Oregon 2,600,000 United States Fred Funk (6) 276 (−12) 392,000
Aug 29 Boeing Classic Washington 1,900,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (13) 198 (−18) 285,000
Sep 5 Home Care & Hospice First Tee Open at Pebble Beach California 1,800,000 United States Ted Schulz (1) 202 (−14) 270,000
Sep 12 Posco E&C Songdo Championship South Korea 3,000,000 United States Russ Cochran (1) 204 (−12) 450,000
Sep 26 SAS Championship North Carolina 2,100,000 United States Russ Cochran (2) 202 (−14) 315,000
Oct 3 Ensure Classic at Rock Barn North Carolina 1,750,000 United States Gary Hallberg (1) 198 (−18) 262,500
Oct 10 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship Maryland 2,700,000 United States Mark O'Meara (2) 273 (−7) 405,000
Oct 24 Administaff Small Business Classic Texas 1,700,000 United States Fred Couples (4) 199 (−17) 255,000
Oct 31 AT&T Championship Texas 1,750,000 Canada Rod Spittle (1) 201 (−12) 262,500
Nov 7 Charles Schwab Cup Championship California 2,500,000 United States John Cook (5) 267 (−17) 440,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Fred Couples  United States 67.96
2 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69.09
3 Bernhard Langer  Germany 69.18
4 Tom Lehman  United States 69.49
5 Corey Pavin  United States 69.53

Source:[1]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,648,939 23 5
2 Fred Couples  United States 2,344,894 17 4
3 John Cook  United States 1,924,305 25 1
4 Russ Cochran  United States 1,754,003 25 2
5 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 1,457,815 18 2

Source:[2]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin  United States 25,570,804 45
2 Gil Morgan  United States 19,855,653 25
3 Dana Quigley  United States 14,715,857 11
4 Bruce Fleisher  United States 14,592,350 18
5 Tom Kite  United States 14,525,662 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 Bernhard Langer  Germany
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Fred Couples  United States
Rookie of the Year Fred Couples  United States
Comeback Player of the Year Ken Green  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scoring Average – 2010 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Money Leaders – 2010 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2010 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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