2012 Champions Tour

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The 2012 Champions Tour was the 33rd season since the Champions Tour officially began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour. The season consisted of 24 official money events with purses totaling $$46,700,000, including five majors. Bernhard Langer topped the end-of-season money list, winning $2,140,296. Eight golfers won two tournaments each. Fred Couples led the tour in scoring average. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 2012 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 ($) Winner Score Winner's
share ($)
Jan 22 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Hawaii 1,800,000 United States Dan Forsman (3) 201 (−15) 307,000
Feb 12 Allianz Championship Florida 1,800,000 United States Corey Pavin (1) 205 (−11) 270,000
Feb 19 ACE Group Classic Florida 1,600,000 United States Kenny Perry (2) 196 (−20) 240,000
Mar 18 Toshiba Classic California 1,750,000 United States Loren Roberts (13) 205 (−8) 262,500
Mar 25 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Mississippi 1,600,000 United States Fred Couples (7) 202 (−14) 240,000
Apr 15 Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay Florida 1,600,000 United States Michael Allen (2) 201 (−12) 240,000
Apr 22 Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Georgia 2,700,000 United States Michael Allen (3) &
South Africa David Frost (2)
187 (−29) 230,000
(each)
May 6 Insperity Championship Texas 1,700,000 United States Fred Funk (7) 202 (−14) 255,000
May 27 Senior PGA Championship Michigan 2,000,000 England Roger Chapman (1) 271 (−17) 378,000
Jun 3 Principal Charity Classic Iowa 1,750,000 United States Jay Haas (16) 197 (−16) 262,500
Jun 10 Regions Tradition Alabama 2,200,000 United States Tom Lehman (6) 274 (−14) 335,000
Jun 24 Montreal Championship Quebec, Canada 1,800,000 United States Mark Calcavecchia (2) 200 (−16) 270,000
Jul 1 Constellation Senior Players Championship Pennsylvania 2,700,000 United States Joe Daley (1) 266 (−14) 405,000
Jul 8 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach California 1,700,000 United States Kirk Triplett (1) 206 (−10) 255,000
Jul 15 U.S. Senior Open Michigan 2,600,000 England Roger Chapman (2) 270 (−10) 500,000
Jul 29 The Senior Open Championship Scotland 2,000,000 United States Fred Couples (8) 271 (−9) 315,600
Aug 5 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (15) 198 (−18) 262,500
Aug 19 Dick's Sporting Goods Open New York 1,800,000 United States Willie Wood (1) 203 (−13) 270,000
Aug 26 Boeing Classic Washington 2,000,000 United States Jay Don Blake (3) 206 (−10) 300,000
Sep 16 Pacific Links Hawai'i Championship Hawaii 1,800,000 United States Willie Wood (2) 202 (−14) 270,000
Oct 7 SAS Championship North Carolina 2,100,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (16) 203 (−13) 315,000
Oct 14 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn North Carolina 1,600,000 United States Fred Funk (8) 201 (−15) 240,000
Oct 28 AT&T Championship Texas 1,850,000 South Africa David Frost (3) 208 (−8) 277,500
Nov 4 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Arizona 2,500,000 United States Tom Lehman (7) 258 (−22) 440,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Fred Couples  United States 68.52
2 Bernhard Langer  Germany 68.76
3 Tom Lehman  United States 68.92
4 Kenny Perry  United States 69.52
5 Michael Allen  United States 69.57

Source:[1]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,140,296 20 2
2 Tom Lehman  United States 1,982,575 19 2
3 Michael Allen  United States 1,686,488 22 2
4 Fred Funk  United States 1,427,937 22 2
5 Jay Don Blake  United States 1,378,180 24 1

Source:[2]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin  United States 26,587,272 45
2 Gil Morgan  United States 20,223,660 25
3 Tom Kite  United States 15,395,838 10
4 Dana Quigley  United States 14,836,336 11
5 Bruce Fleisher  United States 14,813,815 18

Source:[3]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Tom Lehman  United States
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Bernhard Langer  Germany
Charles Schwab Cup Tom Lehman  United States
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Fred Couples  United States
Rookie of the Year Kirk Triplett  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scoring Average – 2012 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Money Leaders – 2012 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2012 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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