Charles Schwab Cup Championship

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Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Tournament information
Location Scottsdale, Arizona
Established 1990
Course(s) Desert Mountain Club (Cochise)
Par 70
Length 6,929 yards (6,336 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour Champions
Format 54-hole stroke play
Prize fund $2.5 million
Month played October/November
Tournament record score
Aggregate 266 John Cook (2009)
Current champion
United States Paul Goydos
Scottsdale is located in the US
Location in the United States
Scottsdale is located in Arizona
Location in Arizona

The Charles Schwab Cup Championship is the final event of the season on the U.S.-based PGA Tour Champions, the world's leading golf tour for male professionals aged 50 and above. Played in late October or early November each year, it is PGA Tour Champions' equivalent of the PGA Tour's Tour Championship, and was formerly known as the Senior Tour Championship. Like the Tour Championship, it has a small field (30 from 1990 through 2015, and 36 from 2016 forward) and no half-way cut.

Through 2015, the top 30 money winners made up the field. Beginning in 2016, the field will expand to 36, and the event will become the final stage of a new three-tournament playoff similar to that used by the regular PGA Tour for its FedEx Cup.[1] The tournament has another distinction that makes it unique on PGA Tour Champions – it is the only event, other than the tour's five majors, contested over four rounds. Regular PGA Tour Champions events are held over three rounds. Since 2013, the purse has been $2,500,000, with $440,000 going to the winner.

Tournament hosts[edit]

Years Venue City
1990–93 Hyatt Dorado Beach Dorado, Puerto Rico
1994–99 The Dunes Golf and Beach Club Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2000 TPC of Myrtle Beach Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
2001–02 Gaillardia Golf and Country Club Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2003–09 Sonoma Golf Club Sonoma, California
2010–11, 2013 TPC Harding Park[2][3] San Francisco, California
2012, 2014–present Desert Mountain Club (Cochise Course)[4][1] Scottsdale, Arizona


Year Winner Country
Charles Schwab Cup Championship
2016 Paul Goydos  United States
2015 Billy Andrade  United States
2014 Tom Pernice, Jr.  United States
2013 Fred Couples  United States
2012 Tom Lehman  United States
2011 Jay Don Blake  United States
2010 John Cook (2)  United States
2009 John Cook  United States
2008 Andy Bean  United States
2007 Jim Thorpe (3)  United States
2006 Jim Thorpe (2)  United States
2005 Tom Watson (3)  United States
2004 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe
2003 Jim Thorpe  United States
Senior Tour Championship at Gaillardia
2002 Tom Watson (2)  United States
Senior Tour Championship
2001 Bob Gilder  United States
IR Senior Tour Championship
2000 Tom Watson  United States
Ingersoll-Rand Senior Tour Championship
1999 Gary McCord  United States
Energizer Senior Tour Championship
1998 Hale Irwin  United States
1997 Gil Morgan  United States
1996 Jay Sigel  United States
1995 Jim Colbert  United States
Golf Magazine Senior Tour Championship
1994 Raymond Floyd (2)  United States
Hyatt Senior Tour Championship
1993 Simon Hobday  South Africa
Senior Tour Championship
1992 Raymond Floyd  United States
New York Life Champions
1991 Mike Hill (2)  United States
1990 Mike Hill  United States


  1. ^ a b "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. ^ Harding Park to host future Tour events
  3. ^ "Historic Harding Park Golf Course joins TPC network" (Press release). PGA Tour. November 3, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Schwab Cup C'ship moving to Desert Mountain in 2012" (Press release). PGA Tour. October 13, 2011. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 33°51′25″N 111°51′29″W / 33.857°N 111.858°W / 33.857; -111.858