Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai

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Mitsubishi Electric Championship
at Hualalai
Mitsubishi Electric Championship logo.png
Tournament information
Location Kaupulehu, Hawaii
Established 1984, 33 years ago
Course(s) Hualalai Golf Course
Par 72
Length 7,053 yards (6,449 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour Champions
Format Stroke play – 54 holes
(no cut)
Prize fund $1.8 million
Month played January
Tournament record score
Aggregate 191 Loren Roberts (2006)
To par −25 Loren Roberts (2006)
Current champion
Germany Bernhard Langer
Hualalai GC is located in Hawaii
Hualalai GC
Hualalai GC
Location in Hawaii

The Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour Champions in Hawaii, on the Big Island. It is played annually in January at the Hualalai Resort Golf Club in Kaʻūpūlehu in the Kona district, and Mitsubishi Electric is the main sponsor. The field consists of the senior major champions of the last five years and other tournament winners of the last two years, plus a few sponsor invitees.

The purse in 2017 was $1.8 million, with a winner's share of $300,000.

The tournament debuted 33 years ago in 1984 as the senior division within the PGA Tour's MONY Tournament of Champions at LaCosta Resort in Carlsbad, California. The purse was $100,000 and Orville Moody won by seven strokes to take the winner's share of $30,000.[1] It continued as a division of that tournament through 1994,[2] became a separate event in Puerto Rico in 1995,[3] and relocated to Hualalai in 1997.[4][5]

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Winning score Margin Purse ($)
Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
2017 Jan 19–20 Bernhard Langer (3)  Germany 129 (−15)1 1 stroke 1,800,000
2016 Jan 21–23 Duffy Waldorf  United States 198 (−18) 1 stroke 1,800,000
2015 Jan 23–25 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 199 (−17) 1 stroke 1,800,000
2014 Jan 17–19 Bernhard Langer (2)  Germany 194 (−22) 3 strokes 1,800,000
2013 Jan 18–20 John Cook (2)  United States 199 (−17) Playoff 1,800,000
2012 Jan 20–22 Dan Forsman  United States 201 (−15) 2 strokes 1,800,000
2011 Jan 21–23 John Cook (1)  United States 194 (−22) 2 strokes 1,800,000
2010 Jan 22–24 Tom Watson  United States 194 (−22) 1 stroke 1,800,000
2009 Jan 23–25 Bernhard Langer (1)  Germany 198 (−18) 1 stroke 1,800,000
MasterCard Championship at Hualalai
2008 Jan 18–20 Fred Funk  United States 195 (−21) 2 strokes 1,800,000
2007 Jan 19–21 Hale Irwin (2)  United States 193 (−23) 5 strokes 1,700,000
2006 Jan 19–21 Loren Roberts  United States 191 (−25) 1 stroke 1,700,000
MasterCard Championship
2005 Jan 21–23 Dana Quigley (2)  United States 198 (−18) Playoff 1,600,000
2004 Jan 23–25 Fuzzy Zoeller  United States 196 (−20) 1 stroke 1,600,000
2003 Jan 21–23 Dana Quigley (1)  United States 198 (−18) Playoff 1,600,000
2002 Jan 18–20 Tom Kite  United States 199 (−17) 6 strokes 1,500,000
2001 Jan 19–21 Larry Nelson  United States 197 (−19) 1 stroke 1,500,000
2000 Jan 21–23 George Archer (2)  United States 207 (−9) 2 strokes 1,200,000
1999 Jan 22–24 John Jacobs  United States 203 (−13) 3 strokes 1,100,000
1998 Jan 16–18 Gil Morgan  United States 195 (−21) 6 strokes 1,000,000
1997 Jan 17–19 Hale Irwin (1)  United States 209 (−7) 2 strokes 1,000,000
Puerto Rico Senior Tournament of Champions
1996 Jan 19–21 John Bland  South Africa 207 (−9) 1 stroke 800,000
Senior Tournament of Champions
1995 Jan 13–15 Jim Colbert  United States 209 (−7) Playoff[3] 750,000
Mercedes Championships
1994 Jan 6–9 Jack Nicklaus  United States 279 (−9) 1 stroke 500,000
Infiniti Senior Tournament of Champions
1993 Jan 7–10 Al Geiberger (2)  United States 280 (−8) 2 strokes 350,000
1992 Jan 9–12 Al Geiberger (1)  United States 282 (−6) 3 strokes 350,000
1991 Jan 3–6 Bruce Crampton  Australia 279 (−9) 4 strokes 350,000
MONY Senior Tournament of Champions
1990 Jan 4–7 George Archer (1)  United States 283 (−5) 7 strokes 250,000
1989 Jan 5–8 Miller Barber (2)  United States 280 (−8) 1 stroke 250,000
1988 Jan 15–17 Dave Hill  United States 211 (−5) 1 stroke 100,000
1987 Jan 7–10 Don January  United States 287 (−1) Playoff 100,000
1986 Jan 8–11 Miller Barber (1)  United States 282 (−6) 5 strokes 100,000
1985 May 2–5 Peter Thomson  Australia 284 (−4) 3 strokes 100,000
1984 May 3–6 Orville Moody  United States 288 (E) 7 strokes 100,000

1 2017 event wind-shortened to 36 holes

Multiple winners[edit]

Seven players have won this tournament more than once through 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nothing's wrong with Watson". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). UPI. May 7, 1984. p. 2B. 
  2. ^ "Nicklaus steals show with win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 10, 1994. p. 3B. 
  3. ^ a b "PGA Senior Tournament of Champions". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). January 16, 1995. p. 4B. 
  4. ^ "Seniors". Wilmington Morning Star. (North Carolina). Associated Press. January 20, 1997. p. 7B. 
  5. ^ "MasterCard Senior". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 20, 1997. p. C5. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 19°49′37″N 155°59′31″W / 19.827°N 155.992°W / 19.827; -155.992