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  Champions Tour returns to the mainland for the ACE Group Classic in Florida
Scoring for the week last year was 72.214, but the par-4 18th hole was one of the most difficult closing holes on the Champions Tour in 2005.
Roberts will be looking to become the first player in Champions Tour history to open the season with three consecutive victories.
The Champions Tour completes its Florida Swing next week at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, where Hale Irwin will defend his title at the TPC of Tampa Bay.
www.pga.com /news/tours/champions/ace021406.cfm   (0 words)

  PRO GOLF NOTEBOOK: Plots thicken on Champions Tour | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
If the Champions Tour is in Houston, which it most assuredly is this week, then the season's plot lines have had ample time to thicken.
His only official Champions Tour appearance of 2006 came last month at the Constellation Energy Classic in Hunt Valley, Md. Palmer shot 43 over for three rounds, prompting him to say through a tournament official: "It was great to play, but not good when you don't play very well.
Defending champion Mark McNulty is 30th on the money list this season and hasn't cracked the top 10 in an event since May. McNulty has a $12,377 lead on Mark James for the final spot in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.
www.chron.com /disp/story.mpl/sports/campbell/4247475.html   (1077 words)

  BlackRock Tour of Champions
This unified worldwide circuit was comprised of the ATP Senior Tour of Champions in Europe (which was the successor of the ATP Senior Tour launched in 1992); the Nuveen Tour in North America (which began in 1993); and the Champions Tour on other continents, all sanctioned by the ATP Tour.
That was the time when the Tour format was standardized: as opposed to the 8- or 12-man singles elimination format previously used in the U.S.-based tournaments, the round-robin format used in Europe became and still is the format for the whole Champions Tour.
To be eligible to compete on the ATP Champions Tour, players must have been either a World No. 1 during their competitive playing careers, a Grand Slam singles finalist, or a singles player in a victorious Davis Cup team; and they should have retired from the ATP circuit.
www.mltourofchampions.com /4/about   (552 words)

 Haas' win wraps up Champions Tour season - Boston.com
According to Haas, who has won nearly $14.5 million in his still-active career on the PGA Tour, his third full season on the Champions Tour was among the highlights of his professional life.
Dan Pohl was the tour's longest driver with an average of 293 yards.
Both are expected to play regularly on the Champions Tour -- as is Seve Ballesteros, the two-time Masters champ who turns 50 in April, and Bernhard Langer, who follows in August.
www.boston.com /sports/golf/articles/2006/10/30/haas_win_wraps_up_champions_tour_season   (785 words)

 SPGA SPGA, Tom Kite, Champions Tour - CBSSports.com
The Champions Tour's primary television partners, The Golf Channel and CNBC, have fully embraced the program and as a result, telecasts have been enhanced and new ground broken in the way golf is covered on television.
We've indicated our goal is to make the Champions Tour the most accessible, approachable and fan-friendly of all major league sports.
Champions Tour tournaments will incorporate as many of the Fan Features as possible into their tournament week activities.
www.sportsline.com /golf/story/6151616   (0 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Golf / Reese, Meshiai lead Champions Tour quals
Hajime Meshiai, an 11-time winner on the Japanese PGA Tour, shot 69 Sunday to retain a share of the lead after five rounds of the Champions Tour national qualifying tournament.
The Champions Tour qualifying tournament was increased to six rounds this year, after being contested over four rounds since 1986.
Meshiai reached the Champions Tour last year by finishing in a tie for third at the qualifying tournament, but had to go back through the process when he finished 74th on the money list.
www.boston.com /sports/golf/articles/2004/11/21/reese_meshiai_lead_champions_tour_quals   (226 words)

 Ladies Champions Tour Changes Name
Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2006 -- The Ladies Champions Tour announced today that it has decided to change its name to the International Senior Ladies Golf Tour, and that the professional players association has contemporaneously changed its name to the International Senior Ladies Golf Association.
About the International Senior Ladies Golf Tour: The ISLGT was incorporated by Vicki Fergon and plans to have 14 events per year in 5 countries within 3 years, and is negotiating with sponsors and courses who are very receptive.
From 1993 to 1996 she served on the LPGA Tour Executive Committee and served as President of the LPGA Tour in 1995 and 1996.
www.prweb.com /releases/2006/8/prweb426524.htm   (392 words)

 TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The latest addition to the PGA Champions Tour, The Boeing Classic benefits the Heart institute at Virginia Mason, raising just under $1 million annually.
In 2006 the field included 78 Champions Tour pros, with the legendary Tom Kite taking home the win a playoff over Keith Fergus-giving Kite multiple wins in a season for the first time since 2002.
The tour returns to the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge August 20 - 26, 2007, with the field vying for $1.6 million purse.
www.tpcsnoqualmieridge.com /champions.aspx?SecID=39   (93 words)

 USATODAY.com - Champions Tour opens with change   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Champions Tour kicks off its 26th season in Hawaii with the MasterCard Championship, and the focus will be on celebrating its first 25 years, with one exception.
The tour, which began as the Senior PGA Tour in 1980, will no longer allow players to ride golf carts during the competitive rounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Tour President Rick George says the decision was made to improve the tour's image, which some thought was damaged by having pro athletes, even those 50 years and older, riding while they work.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/champions/2005-01-20-champions-change_x.htm   (279 words)

 USATODAY.com - Champions Tour officials debate a younger look   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The PGA Tour, which runs senior golf, has stopped short of the Ferris wheel, but it continues to change almost every aspect of its 50-and-older age group tour.
Bob Murphy, an 11-time winner on the Champions Tour, says there would be no guarantee that a 40-something golfer would play a full schedule on the Tour.
Kizziar, who ran The Tradition for 16 years, knows the issue of lifting the senior tour's TV ratings and improving fan interest is more complex than just lowering the age of the players.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/champions/2003-01-29-age-limit_x.htm   (620 words)

 Sports: Champions Tour allows some to turn pro at 50
LUTZ - The Champions Tour is about the names of the past, the stars who shined on the PGA Tour, the golfers who drew a crowd in their prime and still attract attention as 50-something players.
But there are still plenty of dreamers, and it takes a vivid imagination to believe that a player of no pedigree could manage to find his way among the legends.
So Masingill returned to the Champions Tour Qualifying Tournament last fall and managed to finish tied for fourth in the grueling 108-hole event.
www.sptimes.com /2006/02/23/Sports/Champions_Tour_allows.shtml   (1022 words)

The Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament will be held Nov. 14-17, 2007 at TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Fla. For more information about q-school, click here.
Was Bernhard Langer's leave-no-doubt victory on Sunday merely the first of many on the Champions Tour?
Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour and the swinging golfer logo are registered trademarks.
www.pgatour.com /s   (351 words)

 Champions Tour Tickets - Champions Tour Golf - Champions Tour Events
If the Champions Tour tickets you are looking for are not available, please check back as our inventory is constantly updated.
All Champions Tour tickets are shipped via Federal Express.
While we are proud to offer our customers an industry-leading selection of Champions Tour Golf tickets at competitive prices, we are equally committed to providing extensive Champions Tour information.
www.coasttocoasttickets.com /golf/championstour_tickets.shtml   (0 words)

 Grady sets out plan for Champions Tour - Breaking News - Sport - Breaking News
Former US PGA champion Wayne Grady is giving himself five years to achieve what he can on the lucrative US Champions Tour from next year.
He has already purchased a house in Orlando as a base and he's planning a five year campaign to "get rich" on the circuit, where tournament prize money fluctuates between $1 million and $2.5 million - a far cry from the $50,000 and $100,000 purses he played for when he started out as a professional.
Cleaning up in the US won't be that easy though with the Champions Tour welcoming several impressive new members, including Mark O'Meara, Nick Price, John Cook and Nick Faldo.
www.smh.com.au /news/Sport/Grady-sets-out-plan-for-Champions-Tour/2006/12/11/1165685598047.html   (0 words)

 PGA PGA, Hal Sutton, Champions Tour - CBSSports.com
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The PGA TOUR announced Friday that Rick George, president and CEO of Fore!Kids Foundation, the host organization of the PGA TOUR's HP Classic of New Orleans, has been named to the newly created position of president of the Champions Tour (formerly the Senior PGA Tour).
In the new position, George will be responsible for all aspects of the Champions Tour, including marketing, tournament operations, player relations and title sponsor relations.
According to Champions Tour member Larry Nelson, "I worked closely with Jeff during my years on the Champions Tour Division Board, as we examined how to improve all aspects of this Tour.
www.sportsline.com /golf/story/6147226   (0 words)

 American Challenge Golf Tour |"Live the Dream - Be a Champion!"
The American Challenge Golf Tour is a member organization providing avid golfers the opportunity to compete for cash in a professional style tournament environment.
As a American Challenge Golf Tour member, you have access to a fair and equitable tournament format, where you can compete for large prize money purses at top courses throughout the country.
The American Challenge Golf Tour is a nationwide organization headquartered in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area.
www.championsgolftour.com   (0 words)

 World Golf News - In defense of the Champions Tour
Just take the Champions Tour for what it is - a fascinating human-interest story that unfolds each week with golf as the backdrop.
Head to any regular Tour event and you’ll be lucky to get within 150 yards of the average pro.
At a Champions Tour event, Gary Player may come right up to you and share the recipe for his newest nutrition shake.
www.worldgolf.com /newswire/browse/1975-In-defense-of-the-Champions-Tour   (0 words)

 New Champions Tour Qualifying Plan Stinks Ron Mon
The q-school participants be joined in the qualifier by former PGA TOUR and Champions Tour players who meet pre-determined criteria.
I've always found the Champs Tour to be the most restrictive, least accomodating of the three PGA tours.
I have been a long time supporter of the various tours but this latest manipulation by the powers to be to make sure the old guard gets to play is unbelievable.
www.travelgolf.com /blogs/ron.mon/2006/10/24/new_champions_tour_qualifying_plan_stink   (826 words)

 The Official Site of The New York Yankees: Ballpark: Yankee Stadium Tours
Group tours are booked based on availability from 10:00am-4:00pm, and must be reserved in advance by calling 718-579-4531 or 718-579-4594, or by email at tmorante@yankees.com.
The Champions Plus Tour lasts about 1 hr and 35 minutes, and there will be a promotional souvenir issued at the end of the tour.
Tours will be held daily through March 11, 2007, resume April 9 and run through September 21, 2007, at which time they will shut down and continue after postseason play.
newyork.yankees.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/nyy/ballpark/stadium_tours.jsp   (942 words)

 GolfDigest.com - Champions Tour lifts ban on use of carts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Tour officials, led by PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem and Champions Tour president Rick George, saw getting rid of carts as as a way to enhance the tour's "fan friendly" approach, improve its image on television and emphasize competition over nostalgia.
In a statement released today, George said: "The tour continues to believe the presentation of our tournaments and the on-site fan experience is enhanced when competitions don't features carts and players walk.
The matter became a hot-button issue on tour, with polls that showed a majority of players in favor of allowing carts in contrast to the stand of their executive leadership.
www.golfdigest.com /newsandtour/index.ssf?/newsandtour/20060308carts.html   (752 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Former PGA Tour official wins second Champions Tour title
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Former PGA Tour and USGA administrator David Eger won his second Champions Tour title, shooting a final-round 67 Sunday in the inaugural Boeing Greater Seattle Classic.
He has played in the final group in the past four Champions Tour events but still is seeking his first win of the season.
The Walrus was a study in contrasts: calm and charming as he scratched his back with an iron on the second fairway, then unsettled and angry on his way to a bogey at No. 8, a 529-yard par-5 that offered a good birdie opportunity.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20050821-1728-glf-championstour.html   (636 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Purtzer riding in style on Champions Tour
Carts have been all but banned from the 50-and-over tour, although exceptions have been made when it's too hot or hilly for the seniors.
A member of the PGA Tour's players board, Purtzer has been one of the most vocal opponents of the move, and he promised to try to change it at the next opportunity.
Now he saves his energy for taking on tour officials who are making it difficult for some of golf's elder statesmen to play.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/golf/20050625-1337-glf-championstour.html   (635 words)

 China to stage Champions Diving Tour
Sponsored by international big-name enterprises Nokia and Ford,the inaugural Champions Diving Tour plans to stage three legs thisyear: April 2-3 in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, May 21-23 in Shanghai and September 28-30 in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.
The Champions Diving Tour, which schedules three legs in the first two years and five stages starting from 2006 to 2008, sets eight events in both men's and women's as the 10 meter platform, synchronized platform, 3m springboard and synchronized springboard.
The opening Tour in April in Zhuhai will be combined with FINA World Cup series at the same time, which is expected to have 130 divers to compete.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2004-03/02/content_310856.htm   (307 words)

 Funk earns first Champions Tour win   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chip Beck, also a newcomer on the Champions Tour, closed with a 65 to finish second.
Beck became eligible for the Champions Tour two months ago, but he hasn't won a tournament in more than 14 years.
One of three players to shoot a 59 on the PGA Tour, Beck took a two-shot lead to the clubhouse after his bogey-free round.
www.golf.com /gdc/news/article.asp?id=41942   (419 words)

 Champions Tour targeted   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The tour, however, awarded the event to Boston, choosing a bigger market that comes with a tie-in to Tiger Woods' charity foundation.
The monetary end is less intrusive, with Champions Tour title sponsorship running between $1.8 million and $2 million, far less than the $6 million to $7 million required for a regular stop.
A local Champions Tour event would be held at the Tournament Players Course at Snoqualmie Ridge, which has waited patiently for four years for a contracted tour event to come on line.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /golf/112449_champgolf14.shtml   (826 words)

 PGATOUR.com - Champions Tour Players
PGA TOUR · Champions Tour · Nationwide Tour
A 10-time winner on the PGA TOUR, McCumber won the BMW Championship (then the Western Open) in both 1983 and 1989.
Levi's two Champions Tour victories came at the 2003 3M Championship and 2004 Constellation Energy Classic.
www.pgatour.com /s/players   (0 words)

 Grady sets out plan for Champions Tour - Breaking News - Sport - Breaking News
Former US PGA champion Wayne Grady is giving himself five years to achieve what he can on the lucrative US Champions Tour from next year.
He has already purchased a house in Orlando as a base and he's planning a five year campaign to "get rich" on the circuit, where tournament prize money fluctuates between $1 million and $2.5 million - a far cry from the $50,000 and $100,000 purses he played for when he started out as a professional.
Cleaning up in the US won't be that easy though with the Champions Tour welcoming several impressive new members, including Mark O'Meara, Nick Price, John Cook and Nick Faldo.
www.theage.com.au /news/Sport/Grady-sets-out-plan-for-Champions-Tour/2006/12/11/1165685598047.html   (454 words)

 Simpson wins Champions Tour at Pebble Beach
The former U.S. Open champion made an 8-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 4-under 68 Sunday and a one-stroke victory over Jay Haas and Danny Edwards at the First Tee Open.
Kuramoto, who was 7 under for the round through nine holes, briefly was tied for the lead at 10 under after nine holes but finished with nine straight pars on the back nine.
Defending champion Hale Irwin, who has won on either the PGA Tour or Champions Tour every year since 1993, shot a final-round 72 and finished at 4-under 212.
www.azcentral.com /sports/golf/articles/0903champions-ON.html   (563 words)

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