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Champions Tour releases 25-event schedule for 2021

Because of COVID-19’s effects, the 2020 and 2021 seasons will be combined to determine a champion on the 50-and-older tour

Released: By the Champions Tour, a 25-event schedule with a combined $55 million for 2021, officials announced Monday. The 50-and-older tour will begin play in January in Hawaii and make stops in 19 U.S. states, Canada and England next year, culminating with the three-tournament Charles Schwab Cup playoffs in the fall. Because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 schedule, 14 Champions Tour events were canceled this year. Thus, the tour decided to combine the 2020 and 2021 seasons – 15 tournaments from 2020 and the 25 in 2021 – to preserve the integrity of the Charles Schwab Cup season-long points competition. Ireland’s Padraig Harrington, a three-time major champion who will turn 50 on Aug. 31, will lead the rookies who are expected to compete in 2021. Australia’s Stuart Appleby (May 1), a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour, and countryman Robert Allenby (July 12), who won four times on the big tour, also are expected to play the Champions Tour upon becoming eligible.

DatesTournamentCourseLocationPurse
Jan. 22-24Mitsubishi Electric ChampionshipHualalai G.C.Ka'upulehu, Hawaii$1,800,000 
Feb. 26-28Cologuard ClassicOmni Tucson National (Catalina)Tucson, Ariz.$1,700,000 
Mar. 5-7Hoag ClassicNewport Beach C.C.Newport Beach, Calif.$1,800,000 
Apr. 16-18Chubb ClassicTiburon G.C. (Black)Naples, Fla.$1,600,000 
A30-May 2Insperity InvitationalThe Woodlands C.C. (Tournament)The Woodlands, Texas$2,250,000 
May 6-9Regions Tradition Greystone G&CCBirmingham, Ala.$2,500,000 
May 14-16Mitsubishi Electric ClassicTPC SugarloafDuluth, Ga.$1,800,000 
May 27-30KitchenAid Senior PGA ChampionshipSouthern Hills C.C.Tulsa, Okla.$3,500,000 
June 4-6Principal Charity ClassicWakonda ClubDes Moines, Iowa$1,850,000 
June 11-13American Family Insurance ChampionshipUniversity Ridge G.C.Madison, Wis.$2,400,000 
June 24-27Bridgestone Senior PlayersFirestone C.C.Akron, Ohio$3,000,000 
July 2-4Dick’s Sporting Goods OpenEn-Joie G.C.Endicott, N.Y.$2,050,000 
July 8-11U.S. Senior OpenOmaha C.C.Omaha, Neb.$4,000,000 
July 22-25Senior British OpenSunningdale G.C. (Old)Berkshire, EnglandTBD
Aug. 13-15Shaw Charity ClassicCanyon Meadows G&CCCalgary, Alberta$2,350,000 
Aug. 20-22Boeing ClassicThe Club at Snoqualmie RidgeSnoqualmie, Wash.$2,100,000 
Aug. 27-29The Ally ChallengeWarwick Hills G&CCGrand Blanc, Mich.$2,000,000 
Sept. 10-12Ascension Charity ClassicNorwood Hills C.C.St. Louis$2,000,000 
Sept. 17-19Sanford InternationalMinnehaha C.C.Sioux Falls, S.D.$1,800,000 
Sept. 24-26PURE Insurance ChampionshipPebble Beach Golf Links Pebble Beach, Calif.$2,200,000 
Oct. 8-10Constellation Furyk & FriendsTimuquana C.C.Jacksonville, Fla.$2,000,000 
Oct. 15-17SAS Championship Prestonwood C.C.Cary, N.C.$2,100,000 
Oct. 21-24Dominion Energy Charity ClassicC.C. of Virginia (James River)Richmond, Va.$2,000,000 
Nov. 4-72nd playoff eventTBDTBD$2,000,000 
Nov. 11-14Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipPhoenix C.C.Phoenix$2,500,000 
Dec. 7-10Champions Tour QualifyingTPC Tampa BayLutz, Fla.$200,000 
Dec TBDPNC ChampionshipRitz-Carlton G.C.Orlando, Fla.TBD

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