Champions Tour awards

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Listed below are recipients of Champions Tour awards for golfers aged 50 and over.

Player-elected awards[edit]

Three Champions Tour year-end awards are elected by the players and announced in December. The ceremony is held at a tournament early in the following season. The Jack Nicklaus Trophy is for the player of the year. The other two are the Rookie of the Year and Comeback Player of the Year awards.

Year Jack Nicklaus Trophy Rookie of the Year Comeback Player of the Year
Player Country Player Country Player Country
1990 Lee Trevino  United States Lee Trevino  United States began in 1991
1991 Mike Hill
George Archer
 United States
 United States
Jim Colbert  United States Larry Laoretti  United States
1992 Lee Trevino  United States Dave Stockton  United States Tommy Aaron  United States
1993 Dave Stockton  United States Bob Murphy  United States Jim Ferree  United States
1994 Lee Trevino  United States Jay Sigel  United States Dave Eichelberger  United States
1995 Jim Colbert  United States Hale Irwin  United States Walter Morgan  United States
1996 Jim Colbert  United States John Bland  South Africa Al Geiberger  United States
1997 Hale Irwin  United States Gil Morgan  United States George Archer  United States
1998 Hale Irwin  United States Joe Inman  United States Jim Colbert  United States
1999 Bruce Fleisher  United States Bruce Fleisher  United States Tom Jenkins  United States
2000 Larry Nelson  United States Doug Tewell  United States Raymond Floyd  United States
2001 Allen Doyle  United States Bob Gilder  United States John Schroeder  United States
2002 Hale Irwin  United States Morris Hatalsky  United States Hubert Green  United States
2003 Tom Watson  United States Craig Stadler  United States Don Pooley  United States
2004 Craig Stadler  United States Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe
 Ireland
Hubert Green  United States
2005 Dana Quigley  United States Jay Haas  United States Peter Jacobsen  United States
2006 Jay Haas  United States Eduardo Romero  Argentina Tim Simpson  United States
2007 Jay Haas  United States Denis Watson  Zimbabwe R. W. Eaks  United States
2008 Bernhard Langer  Germany Bernhard Langer  Germany
2009 Bernhard Langer  Germany Russ Cochran  United States
2010 Bernhard Langer  Germany Fred Couples  United States Ken Green  United States
2011 Tom Lehman  United States Kenny Perry  United States Chip Beck  United States
2012 Tom Lehman  United States Kirk Triplett  United States
2013 Kenny Perry  United States Rocco Mediate  United States

Statistical awards[edit]

The Arnold Palmer Award is given to the player who earns the most Champions Tour money in a season. The Byron Nelson Award goes to the player who has the lowest scoring average (strokes-per-round).

Year Arnold Palmer Award Byron Nelson Award
Player Country Earnings ($) Player Country Scoring Average
1980 Don January  United States 44,100 Don January  United States 71.00
1981 Miller Barber  United States 83,136 Miller Barber  United States 69.57
1982 Miller Barber  United States 106,890 Don January  United States 70.03
1983 Don January  United States 237,571 Don January  United States 69.46
1984 Don January  United States 328,597 Don January  United States 70.68
1985 Peter Thomson  Australia 386,724 Don January  United States 70.11
1986 Bruce Crampton  Australia 454,299 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 69.65
1987 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 509,145 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 70.07
1988 Bob Charles  New Zealand 533,929 Bob Charles  New Zealand 70.05
1989 Bob Charles  New Zealand 725,887 Bob Charles  New Zealand 69.78
1990 Lee Trevino  United States 1,190,518 Lee Trevino  United States 68.89
1991 Mike Hill  United States 1,065,657 Lee Trevino  United States 69.50
1992 Lee Trevino  United States 1,027,002 Lee Trevino  United States 69.46
1993 Dave Stockton  United States 1,175,944 Bob Charles  New Zealand 69.59
1994 Dave Stockton  United States 1,402,519 Raymond Floyd  United States 69.08
1995 Jim Colbert  United States 1,444,386 Raymond Floyd  United States 69.47
1996 Jim Colbert  United States 1,627,890 Hale Irwin  United States 69.47
1997 Hale Irwin  United States 2,343,364 Hale Irwin  United States 68.92
1998 Hale Irwin  United States 2,861,945 Hale Irwin  United States 68.59
1999 Bruce Fleisher  United States 2,515,705 Bruce Fleisher  United States 69.19
2000 Larry Nelson  United States 2,708,005 Gil Morgan  United States 68.83
2001 Allen Doyle  United States 2,553,582 Gil Morgan  United States 69.20
2002 Hale Irwin  United States 3,028,304 Hale Irwin  United States 68.93
2003 Tom Watson  United States 1,853,108 Tom Watson  United States 68.81
2004 Craig Stadler  United States 2,306,066 Craig Stadler  United States 69.30
2005 Dana Quigley  United States 2,170,258 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe
 Ireland
69.41
2006 Jay Haas  United States 2,420,227 Loren Roberts  United States 69.01
2007 Jay Haas  United States 2,581,001 Loren Roberts  United States 69.31
2008 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,035,073 Bernhard Langer  Germany 69.65
2009 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,139,451 Bernhard Langer  Germany 68.92
2010 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,648,939 Fred Couples  United States 67.96
2011 Tom Lehman  United States 2,081,526 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 69.04
2012 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,140,296 Fred Couples  United States 68.52
2013 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,448,428 Fred Couples  United States 68.64
2014 Bernhard Langer  Germany 3,074,189 Bernhard Langer  Germany 68.03

Charles Schwab Cup[edit]

Points are earned for thousands of dollars earned in top-ten finishes at tournaments. Since 2008, points have been doubled at majors and the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The top five win annuities. Annuities involved in ties are divided amongst the tied players.

Year $1,000,000 $500,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000
2001 2,382 United States Allen Doyle 2,166 United States Bruce Fleisher 1,959 United States Hale Irwin 1,930 United States Larry Nelson 1,640 United States Gil Morgan
2002 2,886 United States Hale Irwin 2,087 United States Bob Gilder 1,582 United States Bruce Fleisher 1,448 United States Tom Watson 1,419 United States Tom Kite
2003 4,751 United States Tom Watson 3,381 United States Jim Thorpe 2,867 United States Bruce Lietzke 2,809 United States Tom Kite 2,663 United States Gil Morgan
2004 3,427 United States Hale Irwin 3,388 United States Craig Stadler 2,981 United States Tom Kite 2,471 United States Peter Jacobsen 2,417 Zimbabwe Republic of Ireland Mark McNulty
2005 2,980 United States Tom Watson 2,733 United States Dana Quigley 2,210 Zimbabwe Republic of Ireland Mark McNulty 2,001 United States Hale Irwin 1,846 United States Loren Roberts
2006 3,053 United States Jay Haas 3,033 United States Loren Roberts 1,910 United States Tom Kite 1,685 United States Brad Bryant 1,546 Argentina Eduardo Romero
1,546 United States Jim Thorpe
2007 2,716 United States Loren Roberts 2,551 United States Jay Haas 2,177 Zimbabwe Denis Watson 2,167 United States Brad Bryant 2,032 United States Tom Watson
2008 2,556 United States Jay Haas 2,544 United States Fred Funk 2,460 Germany Bernhard Langer 2,032 Argentina Eduardo Romero 1,867 United States John Cook
2009 2,670 United States Loren Roberts 2,351 United States John Cook 2,349 United States Fred Funk 2,322 Germany Bernhard Langer 1,984 United States Jay Haas
2010 3,597 Germany Bernhard Langer 2,771 United States Fred Couples 2,451 United States John Cook 1,846 United States Michael Allen 1,813 United States Russ Cochran
2011 2,422 United States Tom Lehman 2,348 United States Mark Calcavecchia 1,874 Australia Peter Senior 1,803 United States Jay Don Blake 1,798 United States John Cook
2012 3,082 United States Tom Lehman 2,647 Germany Bernhard Langer 1,846 United States Fred Couples 1,806 England Roger Chapman 1,677 United States Fred Funk
2013 3,273 United States Kenny Perry 2,861 Germany Bernhard Langer 2,425 United States Fred Couples 2,089 South Africa David Frost 1,673 United States Duffy Waldorf
2014 4,152 Germany Bernhard Langer 3,307 Scotland Colin Montgomerie 2,461 United States Jay Haas 2,059 United States Kenny Perry 1,892 United States Tom Pernice, Jr.

Champions Tour Players of the Month[edit]

Three members of the media form a panel which determines the recipients. The winners receive a medal.

Month 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
February United States Mike Hill United States J. C. Snead United States Hale Irwin Australia David Graham United States Larry Nelson United States Bruce Fleisher
March United States Jay Sigel United States Jim Albus United States Walter Morgan Australia David Graham United States Lee Trevino United States Gary McCord
April United States Raymond Floyd United States Raymond Floyd United States Hale Irwin United States Hale Irwin United States Hale Irwin United States Allen Doyle
May United States Lee Trevino Japan Isao Aoki Japan Isao Aoki United States Jay Sigel United States Jay Sigel United States Hale Irwin
June United States Dave Stockton United States Bob Murphy Japan Isao Aoki Australia Graham Marsh United States John Jacobs United States Bruce Fleisher
July United States Jim Colbert United States Tom Weiskopf United States Dave Stockton United States Larry Gilbert United States Hale Irwin United States Hale Irwin
August United States Dave Stockton United States Bob Murphy Australia Graham Marsh South Africa Hugh Baiocchi United States Hale Irwin United States Hale Irwin
September Japan Isao Aoki United States Walter Morgan United States Mike Hill Australia David Graham South Africa Hugh Baiocchi United States Gil Morgan
October United States Bob Murphy United States Lee Trevino United States Jim Colbert United States Hale Irwin United States Dana Quigley United States Bruce Fleisher
November n/a n/a United States Jay Sigel United States Gil Morgan United States Hale Irwin United States Gary McCord
Month 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
February United States Bruce Fleisher United States Gil Morgan United States Hale Irwin Canada Dave Barr United States Fuzzy Zoeller
March United States Gil Morgan Spain José Maria Cañizares United States Dana Quigley United States David Eger United States Tom Purtzer
April United States Larry Nelson United States Doug Tewell United States Jim Thorpe United States Bob Gilder United States Gil Morgan
May United States Larry Nelson United States Tom Watson United States Sammy Rachels United States Hale Irwin United States D. A. Weibring
June United States Hale Irwin United States Tom Kite United States Don Pooley United States Bruce Lietzke United States Allen Doyle
July United States Raymond Floyd United States Allen Doyle United States Bob Gilder United States Craig Stadler
United States Tom Watson
England Mark James
August United States Ed Dougherty United States Walter Hall United States Hale Irwin United States Jim Thorpe United States Craig Stadler
September United States Larry Nelson United States Jim Thorpe United States Bob Gilder United States Larry Nelson United States Craig Stadler
October United States Jim Thorpe United States Bob Gilder United States Tom Watson United States Jim Thorpe Zimbabwe Republic of Ireland Mark McNulty
Month 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Jan./Feb. United States Hale Irwin United States Loren Roberts United States Loren Roberts United States Scott Hoch Germany Bernhard Langer
March England Mark James United States Morris Hatalsky United States Tom Purtzer Germany Bernhard Langer United States Joey Sindelar
April United States Jim Thorpe United States Jay Haas United States Jay Haas United States Tom Watson Zimbabwe Nick Price
May United States Mike Reid United States Brad Bryant Zimbabwe Denis Watson United States Jay Haas Zimbabwe Republic of Ireland Mark McNulty
June United States D. A. Weibring United States Gil Morgan United States Jay Haas United States Loren Roberts Germany Bernhard Langer
July United States Tom Watson United States Loren Roberts United States Tom Watson United States Bruce Vaughan United States Fred Funk
August United States Loren Roberts United States Tom Kite United States D. A. Weibring United States Fred Funk United States Loren Roberts
September United States Hale Irwin United States Bob Gilder United States Gil Morgan United States Tom Kite United States Jeff Sluman
October United States Jay Haas United States Jim Thorpe United States Loren Roberts United States D. A. Weibring United States John Cook
Month 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Jan./Feb. United States Fred Couples United States Tom Lehman United States Corey Pavin Germany Bernhard Langer Germany Bernhard Langer
March United States Fred Couples Zimbabwe Nick Price United States Fred Couples South Africa David Frost United States Jeff Maggert
April United States Mark O'Meara United States Michael Allen Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
May United States Tom Lehman United States Tom Watson England Roger Chapman Japan Kōki Idoki Scotland Colin Montgomerie
June Zimbabwe Nick Price United States Mark Wiebe United States Tom Lehman United States Kenny Perry United States Jeff Sluman
July Germany Bernhard Langer United States Russ Cochran United States Fred Couples United States Kenny Perry Germany Bernhard Langer
August United States Mark Calcavecchia United States Willie Wood United States Bart Bryant United States Kevin Sutherland
September United States Russ Cochran United States Jay Don Blake United States Willie Wood United States Kirk Triplett United States Wes Short, Jr.
October Germany Bernhard Langer

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