Back 9: Who will win Champions Tour Charles Schwab Cup?Written by Michael Miller | Editor in Chief Emeritus | email@example.com
The Champions Tour season is winding down and only two events remain in the race for the $1 million that goes to the winner of the Charles Schwab Cup. The AT&T Championship will be held this week in San Antonio and the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship will be held Nov. 3-6 from TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
The Charles Schwab Cup is a season-long race and is presented to the golfer that has consistently performed well over the entire season. Points are allotted for each Champions Tour event and are doubled for the five major tournaments on the Champions Tour schedule as well as the Charles Schwab Championship.
Allen Doyle won the first Charles Schwab Cup awarded in 2001. Since then, it has been captured by a who’s who of the Champions Tour. Hale Irwin, Tom Watson, Jay Haas and Loren Roberts all won the Charles Schwab Cup twice and Bernhard Langer was the cup holder in 2010.
Charles Schwab Cup points leader Tom Lehman finished 4th in the rain-shortened Insperity Championship last week and was able to maintain a 400-point lead over 2nd place Mark Calcavecchia who finished in 7th place. Lehman has had a strong 2011 campaign with three wins and eleven top 10 finishes in 19 starts on the Champions Tour.
With only approximately 500 points separating the first four spots on the points list and double points available for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, 3rd place Peter Senior and 4th place John Cook are also within range of claiming the Charles Schwab Cup.
Although the golf season is winding down, on the Champions Tour there is still a little work to be done to see who can hoist the Charles Schwab Cup Trophy and pocket the $1 million first place check.