2003 Champions Tour

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The 2003 Champions Tour was the 24th season since the Champions Tour officially began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour. The season consisted of 31 official money events with purses totalling $53,600,000. For the first time, the Senior British Open was recognized as a Champions Tour major, bringing the list of senior majors to its current total of five. Craig Stadler won the most tournaments, three. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 2003 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.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Feb 2 MasterCard Championship Hawaii 1,500,000 United States Dana Quigley (8) 198 (−18) 250,000
Feb 9 Royal Caribbean Golf Classic Florida 1,450,000 Canada Dave Barr (1) 207 (−9) 217,500
Feb 16 ACE Group Classic Florida 1,600,000 Argentina Vicente Fernández (4) 202 (−14) 240,000
Feb 23 Verizon Classic Florida 1,600,000 United States Bruce Fleisher (16) 205 (−8) 240,000
Mar 9 MasterCard Classic Mexico 2,000,000 United States David Eger (1) 204 (−12) 300,000
Mar 16 SBC Classic California 1,500,000 United States Tom Purtzer (1) 135 (−9) 225,000
Mar 23 Toshiba Senior Classic California 1,550,000 Australia Rodger Davis (1) 197 (−16) 232,500
Apr 20 Emerald Coast Classic Florida 1,450,000 United States Bob Gilder (7) 193 (−17) 217,500
Apr 27 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Georgia 3,000,000 United States Bruce Lietzke (6) 206 (−10) 354,000
May 4 Bruno's Memorial Classic Alabama 1,400,000 United States Tom Jenkins (4) 200 (−16) 210,000
May 11 Kinko's Classic of Austin Texas 1,600,000 United States Hale Irwin (37) 208 (−8) 240,000
May 18 Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am Missouri 1,600,000 United States Jay Sigel (8) 205 (−11) 240,000
May 25 Columbus Southern Open Georgia 1,500,000 United States Morris Hatalsky (2) 198 (−12) 225,000
Jun 1 Music City Championship at Gaylord Opryland Tennessee 1,400,000 United States Jim Ahern (2) 196 (−20) 210,000
Jun 8 Senior PGA Championship Pennsylvania 2,000,000 United States John Jacobs (5) 276 (−4) 360,000
Jun 22 Farmers Charity Classic Michigan 1,500,000 United States Doug Tewell (7) 201 (−15) 225,000
Jun 29 U.S. Senior Open Ohio 2,600,000 United States Bruce Lietzke (7) 207 (−7) 470,000
Jul 13 Ford Senior Players Championship Michigan 2,500,000 United States Craig Stadler (1) 271 (−17) 375,000
Jul 27 Senior British Open Scotland 1,600,000 United States Tom Watson (5) 263 (−17) 255,730
Aug 3 FleetBoston Classic Massachusetts 1,500,000 United States Allen Doyle (8) 198 (−15) 225,000
Aug 10 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000 United States Wayne Levi (1) 205 (−11) 262,500
Aug 17 Long Island Classic New York 1,500,000 United States Jim Thorpe (6) 195 (−15) 225,000
Aug 24 Allianz Championship Iowa 1,500,000 United States Don Pooley (2) 200 (−10) 225,000
Aug 31 JELD-WEN Tradition Oregon 2,200,000 United States Tom Watson (6) 273 (−15) 330,000
Sep 7 Kroger Classic Ohio 1,500,000 United States Gil Morgan (22) 200 (−16) 225,000
Sep 14 Constellation Energy Classic Maryland 1,500,000 United States Larry Nelson (17) 207 (−10) 225,000
Sep 21 SAS Championship North Carolina 1,800,000 United States D. A. Weibring (1) 203 (−13) 270,000
Sep 28 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn North Carolina 1,500,000 United States Craig Stadler (2) 201 (−15) 225,000
Oct 12 Turtle Bay Championship Hawaii 1,500,000 United States Hale Irwin (38) 208 (−8) 225,000
Oct 19 SBC Championship Texas 1,500,000 United States Craig Stadler (3) 198 (−15) 225,000
Oct 26 Charles Schwab Cup Championship California 2,500,000 United States Jim Thorpe (7) 268 (−20) 440,000

Source:[1]

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Tom Watson  United States 68.81
2 Craig Stadler  United States 69.38
3 Hale Irwin  United States 69.59
4 D. A. Weibring  United States 69.70
5 Gil Morgan  United States 69.71

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tom Watson  United States 1,853,108 14 2
2 Jim Thorpe  United States 1,830,306 30 2
3 Gil Morgan  United States 1,620,206 25 1
4 Bruce Lietzke  United States 1,610,826 22 2
5 Hale Irwin  United States 1,607,391 22 2

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin  United States 18,557,568 38
2 Gil Morgan  United States 12,712,799 22
3 Jim Colbert  United States 11,184,384 20
4 Larry Nelson  United States 10,595,595 17
5 Bruce Fleisher  United States 10,467,772 16

Source:[4]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Tom Watson  United States
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Tom Watson  United States
Charles Schwab Cup Tom Watson  United States
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Tom Watson  United States
Rookie of the Year Craig Stadler  United States
Comeback Player of the Year Don Pooley  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. pp. 34–35. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 2003 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 2003 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2003 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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