2016 PGA Tour Champions season

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The 2016 PGA Tour Champions was the 37th season of PGA Tour Champions, a golf tour operated by the PGA Tour for men's golfers age 50 and over. The tour officially began in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, and was known by that name through 2002. It then was known as the Champions Tour from 2003 through 2015, after which it was rebranded as "PGA Tour Champions".

This season was the first for a playoff system to determine the winner of the Charles Schwab Cup as season champion. The playoff, similar to that used by the regular PGA Tour for the FedEx Cup, consists of three events and ends with the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.[1]

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows the official money events for the 2016 season.[2] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they will have on the tour up to and including that event. Senior majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score Winner's
share ($)
Jan 23 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Hawaii 1,800,000 United States Duffy Waldorf (2) 198 (−18) 309,000
Feb 7 Allianz Championship Florida 1,750,000 Mexico Esteban Toledo (4) 205 (−11) 262,500
Feb 14 Chubb Classic Florida 1,600,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (26) 201 (−15) 240,000
Mar 20 Tucson Conquistadores Classic Arizona 1,700,000 United States Woody Austin (1) 200 (−16) 255,000
Apr 3 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Mississippi 1,600,000 Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (3) 202 (−14) 240,000
Apr 17 Mitsubishi Electric Classic Georgia 1,800,000 United States Woody Austin (2) 205 (−11) 270,000
Apr 24 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf Missouri 2,400,000 United States Michael Allen (8) &
United States Woody Austin (3)
156 (−23) 230,000
each
May 8 Insperity Invitational Texas 2,100,000 Sweden Jesper Parnevik (1) 204 (−12) 315,000
May 22 Regions Tradition Alabama 2,300,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (27) 271 (−17) 345,000
May 29 Senior PGA Championship Michigan 2,800,000 United States Rocco Mediate (3) 265 (−19) 504,000
Jun 5 Principal Charity Classic Iowa 1,750,000 United States Scott McCarron (1) 201 (−15) 262,500
Jun 12 Constellation Senior Players Championship Pennsylvania 2,800,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (28) 281 (+1) 420,000
Jun 26 American Family Insurance Championship Wisconsin 2,000,000 United States Kirk Triplett (5) 199 (−17) 300,000
Jul 10 Dick's Sporting Goods Open New York 2,000,000 United States Paul Goydos (3) 202 (−14) 300,000
Jul 24 Senior Open Championship Scotland 2,100,000 England Paul Broadhurst (1) 277 (−11) 319,090
Aug 7 3M Championship Minnesota 1,750,000 United States Joe Durant (2) 197 (−19) 262,500
Aug 14 U.S. Senior Open Ohio 3,750,000 United States Gene Sauers (1) 277 (−3) 675,000
Aug 28 Boeing Classic Washington 2,000,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (29) 203 (−13) 300,000
Sep 4 Shaw Charity Classic Alberta, Canada 2,350,000 Paraguay Carlos Franco (1) 192 (−18) 352,500
Sep 18 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach California 2,000,000 England Paul Broadhurst (2) 204 (−11) 300,000
Sep 25 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship British Columbia, Canada 2,500,000 Scotland Colin Montgomerie (4) 198 (−15) 375,000
Oct 9 Toshiba Classic California 1,800,000 United States Jay Haas (18) 197 (−16) 270,000
Oct 16 SAS Championship North Carolina 2,100,000 United States Doug Garwood (1) 200 (−16) 319,090
Oct 30 PowerShares QQQ Championship California 2,000,000 United States Tom Pernice Jr. (5) 203 (−13) 300,000
Nov 6 Dominion Charity Classic Virginia 2,000,000 United States Scott McCarron (2) 203 (−13) 300,000
Nov 13 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Arizona 2,000,000 United States Paul Goydos (4) 195 (−15) 300,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Bernhard Langer  Germany 68.31
2 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 68.90
3 Kevin Sutherland  United States 69.51
4 Joe Durant  United States 69.65
5 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 69.85

Source:[3]

Money list leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bernhard Langer  Germany 3,016,959 21 4
2 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,723,318 22 1
3 Joe Durant  United States 1,635,147 25 1
4 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 1,613,820 13 1
5 Scott McCarron  United States 1,613,820 24 2

Source:[4]

Career money list leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Hale Irwin  United States 27,040,199 45
2 Bernhard Langer  Germany 20,921,991 29
3 Gil Morgan  United States 20,607,418 25
4 Jay Haas  United States 17,310,776 18
5 Tom Kite  United States 16,154,453 10

Source:[5]

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) Bernhard Langer  Germany
Rookie of the Year Paul Broadhurst  England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champions Tour announces 2016 schedule and format for inaugural Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs" (Press release). PGA Tour. November 11, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 schedule". November 11, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Scoring Average – 2016 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Money Leaders – 2016 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  5. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 2016 Champions Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved November 13, 2016.

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