Champions Tour records

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These are achievements of play on Champions Tour and Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions events.

Records of 2012 are as of the date of the record unless otherwise noted. All other records (including "present") are through the 2010 season.

Individual scoring records[edit]

Stroke totals

  • 72 holes
258 — Tom Lehman, 2012 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
  • 54 holes
191 — Bruce Fleisher, 2002 RJR Championship
191 — Loren Roberts, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai
191 — Bernhard Langer, 2007 Administaff Small Business Classic
191 — Rocco Mediate, 2013 Shaw Charity Classic
  • 36 holes, opening rounds
124 — Bruce Fleisher, 2002 RJR Championship
  • 36 holes, consecutive rounds
124 — Bruce Fleisher, 2002 RJR Championship
  • 18 holes
60 — Isao Aoki, 1997 Emerald Coast Classic, second round
60 — Walter Morgan, 2002 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship, second round
60 — Bruce Fleisher, 2002 RJR Championship, first round
60 — Jim Thorpe, 2003 Long Island Classic, second round
60 — Tom Purtzer, 2004 Toshiba Senior Classic, first round
60 — Craig Stadler, 2005 Blue Angels Classic, second round
60 — Nick Price, 2011 Toshiba Classic, first round
60 — Jay Haas, 2012 Charles Schwab Cup Championship, second round
  • 9 holes, front or back nine
27 — Jay Sigel, 1998 Bell Atlantic Classic, front nine, second round
27 — Seiji Ebihara, 2002 Senior PGA Championship, front nine, fourth round
  • Lowest non-winning stroke total, 72 holes
264 — Jay Haas, 2012 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
  • Lowest non-winning stroke total, 54 holes
192 — Don Pooley, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai

Strokes to par

  • 72 holes
27-under — Jack Nicklaus, 1990 Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship
  • 54 holes
25-under — Loren Roberts, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai
25-under — Bernhard Langer, 2007 Administaff Small Business Classic
  • 36 holes
19-under — Gil Morgan, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai, second and third rounds
  • 18 holes
11-under — Walter Morgan, 2002 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship
11-under — Tom Kite, 2003 SAS Championship
11-under — Tom Purtzer, 2004 Toshiba Senior Classic
11-under — Loren Roberts, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai
11-under — Nick Price, 2011 Toshiba Classic
11–under — Rocco Mediate, 2013 Allianz Championship
  • 9 holes
9-under — Jay Sigel, 1998 Bell Atlantic Classic, front nine, second round
  • Lowest non-winning strokes to par, 54-hole tournament
24-under — Don Pooley, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai

Largest leads

  • 54 holes, 72-hole tournament
8 strokes — Jack Nicklaus, 1991 PGA Seniors' Championship
  • 36 holes
8 strokes — Arnold Palmer, 1984 PGA Seniors' Championship
8 strokes — Don Bies, 1989 Murata Seniors Reunion
8 strokes — Larry Nelson, 1998 Pittsburgh Senior Classic
8 strokes — Isao Aoki, 1998 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland
8 strokes — Hale Irwin, 1998 Ameritech Senior Open
  • 18 holes
5 strokes — Lee Elder, 1985 Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am
5 strokes — Bob Charles, 1988 General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship
5 strokes — Bob Murphy, 1996 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic
5 strokes — Walter Morgan, 1996 Ameritech Senior Open
5 strokes — Allen Doyle, 2000 IR SENIOR TOUR Championship

Largest winning margins

  • 72 holes
12 strokes — Hale Irwin, 1997 PGA Seniors' Championship
  • 54 holes
11 strokes — Fred Funk, 2007 Turtle Bay Championship

Miscellaneous

  • Best scoring average, season
67.96 — Fred Couples, 2010
  • Most consecutive holes of par or less
98 — Morris Hatalsky, 2003
  • Most consecutive rounds of par or less
37 — Loren Roberts, 2006-2007
  • Most consecutive sub-par rounds
31 — Gil Morgan, 2000
  • Most consecutive sub-70 rounds
13 — Hale Irwin, 1999
  • Lowest start by a winner
60 — Bruce Fleisher, 2002 RJR Championship
60 — Tom Purtzer, 2004 Toshiba Senior Classic
60 — Nick Price, 2011 Toshiba Classic
  • Highest start by a winner
77 — Hale Irwin, 1998 U.S. Senior Open
  • Lowest finish by a winner
61 — Rocky Thompson, 1994 GTE Suncoast Classic
61 — Loren Roberts, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai
  • Highest finish by a winner
76 — Lee Elder, 1985 Denver Post Champions of Golf
  • Best birdie streak, round
8 — Chi Chi Rodriguez, 1987 Silver Pages Classic
8 — Jim Colbert, 2000 TD Waterhouse Championship
8 — Dana Quigley, 2005 Bruno's Memorial Classic
8 — Joe Ozaki, 2006 Ford Senior Players Championship
  • Birdies per round, season (1996-present)
5.00 — Fred Couples, 2010
  • Best eagle-birdie streak, round
1-7 — Jay Sigel, 1998 Bell Atlantic Classic
  • Eagles, round
3 — Don January, 1985 Senior PGA Tour Roundup
3 — Jimmy Powell, 1985 The Greenbrier American Express Championship
3 — Rocky Thompson, 1992 Kaanapali Classic
3 — Bruce Lietzke, 2003 MasterCard Championship
  • Fewest putts, round
17 — Bob Brue, 1994 Kroger Senior Classic, second round
  • Fewest putts, 9 holes
7 — Bob Brue, 1994 Kroger Senior Classic, back nine, second round

Tournament scoring records (full-field)[edit]

Highest averages

  • Event
78.634 — 1989 Murata Seniors Reunion
  • First round
80.118 — 2005 Senior British Open
  • Second round
79.420 — 1989 Murata Seniors Reunion
  • Third round
79.205 — 1990 GTE Kaanapali Classic
  • Fourth round
76.474 — 1998 Las Vegas Senior Classic

Lowest averages

  • Event
68.175 — 2005 Blue Angels Classic
  • First round
68.346 — 2005 Blue Angels Classic
  • Second round
68.128 — 2005 Blue Angels Classic
  • Third round
68.051 — 2005 Blue Angels Classic
  • Fourth round
70.662 — 2003 Senior British Open

Victory records[edit]

Career records

45 — Hale Irwin
  • Most victories, Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions
35 — Don January
  • Most consecutive seasons with a victory
11 — Hale Irwin, 1995-2005
  • Most consecutive seasons with multiple victories
11 — Hale Irwin, 1995-2005
  • Most consecutive victories
4 — Chi Chi Rodriguez, 1987 Vantage at The Dominion, 1987 United Hospitals Classic, 1987 Silver Pages Classic, 1987 Senior Players Reunion Pro-Am
  • Most consecutive full-field victories to start season
3 — Loren Roberts, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai, 2006 Turtle Bay Championship, 2006 The ACE Group Classic
  • Most consecutive victories, tour debut
2 — Bruce Fleisher, 1999 Royal Caribbean Classic, 1999 American Express Invitational
  • Longest time between victories
6 years, 11 months, 7 days — J. C. Snead
  • Longest time between first and last Champions Tour victories
12 years, 9 months, 0 days — Gary Player
  • Longest time between last PGA Tour victory and first Champions Tour victory
28 years, 9 months, 27 days — Mike Fetchick
  • Winning Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions event and overall tournament
2 — Jimmy Powell, 1995 First of America Classic, 1996 Brickyard Crossing Championship
8 — Jack Nicklaus, 1990-1996
4 — Hale Irwin, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004
2 — Arnold Palmer, 1984, 1985
2 — Raymond Floyd, 1996, 2000
3 — Tom Watson, 2003, 2005, 2007
3 — Miller Barber, 1982, 1984, 1985
4 — Jack Nicklaus, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996

Season records

  • Most victories
9 — Peter Thomson, 1985
9 — Hale Irwin, 1997
  • Most victories, Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions
9 — Joe Jimenez, 1989
9 — Joe Jimenez, 1990
9 — Don January, 1990
9 — Don January, 1991
9 — Jim Ferree, 1993
  • Most different winners
25 — 1995, 2003
  • Most first-time winners
11 — 1999
  • Most rookie winners
5 — 1989, 1999, 2007
  • Most multiple winners
10 — 1987, 1988, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2008
  • Most title defenses
6 — 1991, 2000

Tournament records

  • Most victories
6 — Hale Irwin, 1997 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic, 2000 EMC Kaanapali Classic, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 Turtle Bay Championship
  • Most consecutive victories
5 — Hale Irwin, 2000 EMC Kaanapali Classic & 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 Turtle Bay Championship (no event in 2004)
  • Biggest come-from-behind victory, final round
10 strokes — Jay Sigel, 1994 GTE West Classic

Playoff records

  • Most playoffs, season
9 — 2002
  • Most sudden-death holes
10 — 1998 Royal Caribbean Classic
  • Most players in sudden-death playoff
7 — 2007 Boeing Classic

Single tournament records[edit]

Scoring

  • Most birdies, 72-hole tournament
28 — Jack Nicklaus, 1990 Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship
  • Most birdies, 54-hole tournament
26 — Loren Roberts, 2006 MasterCard Championship at Hualalai
  • Most eagles
4 — Rocky Thompson, 1992 Kaanapali Classic
4 — Bob Charles, 1996 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic
4 — Gary McCord, 2001 Gold Rush Classic
4 — Bruce Lietzke, 2003 MasterCard Championship
4 — Brad Bryant, 2007 Ginn Championship Hammock Beach Resort
  • Largest scoring swing from one round to the next
21 strokes — Jimmy Powell, 93 to 72 strokes, second and third rounds, 1990 Murata Reunion Pro-Am

Statistics

  • Best driving distance average
344.2 yards — Andy Bean, 2003 Allianz Championship
  • Longest drive
422 yards — Jim Dent, 1996 The Tradition
422 yards — Jay Sigel, 1996 The Tradition
  • Best driving accuracy, 54-hole tournament
42 of 42 fairways — Calvin Peete, 1996 VFW Senior Championship
42 of 42 fairways — Ed Dougherty, 2005 The ACE Group Classic
  • Best total driving
2 — Charles Coody, 1990 Las Vegas Senior Classic
2 — Raymond Floyd, 1993 Hyatt Senior TOUR Championship
2 — J. C. Snead, 1996 The Tradition
  • Best greens in regulation, 54-hole tournament
53 of 54 — John Huston, 2006 Regions Charity Classic
  • Fewest putts
69 — Lee Elder, 1988 Gus Machado Senior Classic

Age

  • Youngest winner
50 years, 10 days — Bobby Wadkins, 2001 Lightpath Long Island Classic
  • Oldest winner
63 years, 0 months, 0 days — Mike Fetchick, 1985 Hilton Head Seniors International
  • Oldest major winner
61 years, 267 days — Tom Watson, 2011 Senior PGA Championship
  • Youngest to shoot their age or better
61 years old — Walter Morgan, 60 strokes, 2002 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship
  • Oldest to shoot their age or better
85 years old — Harold "Jug" McSpaden, 81 strokes, 1994 PGA Seniors' Championship

Awards[edit]

  • Most Jack Nicklaus Trophies
3 — Lee Trevino, 1990, 1992, 1994
3 — Hale Irwin, 1997, 1998, 2002
3 — Bernhard Langer, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Most Arnold Palmer Awards
5 — Bernhard Langer, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Most Charles Schwab Cups
2 — Hale Irwin, 2002, 2004
2 — Tom Watson, 2003, 2005
2 — Jay Haas, 2006, 2008
2 — Loren Roberts, 2007, 2009
2 — Tom Lehman, 2011, 2012
  • Most Charles Schwab Cup points, career
12,514 — Hale Irwin, 2001–present
  • Most Charles Schwab Cup points, season
4,370 — Tom Watson, 2003
  • Most Charles Schwab Cup money earned, career
$4,300,000 — Tom Watson, 2002–2007
  • Most Champions Tour Comeback Player of the Year Awards
2 — Hubert Green, 2002, 2004
  • Most Byron Nelson Awards
5 — Don January, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

Miscellaneous records[edit]

Earnings

  • Money earned, career
$26,751,036 — Hale Irwin, 1995–2013
  • Money earned, Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions career
$1,951,663 — Bob Charles
  • Money earned, season
$3,028,304 — Hale Irwin, 2002
  • Money earned, Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions season
$364,988 — George Archer, 2000
  • Money earned, rookie
$2,515,705 — Bruce Fleisher, 1999
  • Money earned without a victory, season
$1,549,819 — Tom Kite, 2003
  • Most seasons leading money list
5 — Bernhard Langer, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Most consecutive seasons leading money list
3 — Bernhard Langer, 2008–2010
  • Most years in top 10 on money list
12 — Hale Irwin
  • Most consecutive years in top 10 on money list
11 — Hale Irwin, 1995–2005
  • Most consecutive $1-million seasons
12 — Gil Morgan, 1997–2008
  • Most consecutive $2-million seasons
6 — Hale Irwin, 1997–2002

Finishes

  • Most top ten finishes, season
26 — Lee Trevino, 1990
  • Most top ten finishes, career
203 — Bob Charles, 1986-present
  • Most consecutive top five finishes
19 — Hale Irwin, 1997-1998
  • Most consecutive top ten finishes
36 — Don January, 1980-1984

Participation

  • Most tournaments played, season
39 — Dana Quigley, 2000
  • Most consecutive eligible tournaments played
278 — Dana Quigley, 1997-2005
  • Most consecutive tournaments played
264 — Dana Quigley, 1998-2005
  • Most rounds played, season
119 — Bruce Summerhays, 1996
119 — Dana Quigley, 1998
119 — Dana Quigley, 1999

Scoring

  • Most sub-70 rounds, season
59 — Larry Nelson, 2000
  • Most sub-par rounds, season
82 — Tom Wargo, 1994
  • Most bogey-free tournaments
4 — Hale Irwin, 1995 Vantage Championship, 1996 American Express Invitational, 1997 Boone Valley Classic, 1997 Vantage Championship
  • Longest bogey-free streak
98 holes — Morris Hatalsky, 2003

Season statistics

  • Driving distance (1988-present)
301.5 yards — Steve Thomas, 2009
  • Driving accuracy (1988-present)
84.2% — John Bland, 2005
  • Total driving (1991-present)
13 — Larry Gilbert, 1993
  • Greens in regulation (1988-present)
78.0% — Tom Kite, 2000
  • Putting (1988-present)
1.693 — Fred Couples, 2010
  • Sand saves (1988-present)
69.64% — Ron Streck, 2008
  • All-around (1988-present)
22 — Lee Trevino, 1990

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