Tag Archives: Champions Tour

Apr
28
2016

Before some of you get all fired up over my use of “legend” and “John Daly” in the same sentence, relax. I don’t mean it in the way that I would when I’m referring to Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, etc. But, Daly is indeed a “legend’ in his own right. Well, maybe “folk hero” is more accurate, but the guy did win two majors, including the 1995 Open Championship at St Andrews (aside: I love hearing stories from reporters that were present for the trophy presentation and ensuing celebration).

Daly is like golf’s Everyman in a sport that’s known for its rigid, uptight and exclusionary practices. So, happy 50th birthday, John Daly!

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Aug
5
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Championship

 

Kenny Perry won ten times on the PGA TOUR between 2003-2009, and has a total of 14 TOUR wins. At the 1996 PGA Championship at Valhalla, Perry lost in a playoff to Mark Brooks, and described the loss as a “heartache.” He is currently playing on the Champions Tour where he has seven career wins, including three majors.

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Nov
4
2010
By Stephanie Wei under General

Freddie: "I wonder how the Seahawks are doing against the Giants..can we speed this up?"

Fred Couples says he’s “done with the regular tour,” Golf.com’s Mike Walker reports. “Absolutely done.”

The Champions Tour rookie entered some PGA Tour events this season, like the Wyndham Championship, which he almost won it last year. If he “played well and maybe had a shot at winning,” then it’d be neat if Corey Pavin called him to play the Ryder Cup. But Freddie missed the cut, so now, he sure of his decision to focus his energies on the senior tour.

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Oct
10
2010

Technically, Mark O’Meara paired up with Nick Price to win the Legends of Golf in April. But the 53-year-old O’Meara broke through for his first individual win on the Champions Tour today, beating Michael Allen on the opening playoff hole after sinking a four-footer for par.

And it wasn’t just any tournament. It was the last Champions Tour major of the year: the Senior Players Championship.

“It’s a thrill. It’s been a long time coming,” O’Meara said of his first individual win since the Dubai Desert Classic in 2004. “This is a demanding course. It’s a class field. It’s a senior major championship. So I feel like I hit the jackpot.”

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