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Champions Tour Money Leaders

 

The Champions Tour is the pre-eminent tour in men's golf for golfers ages 50 and over. It was founded as the Senior Tour in 1980, largely on the popularity of Arnold Palmer, who was just hitting the right age.

Here is the list of Champions Tour money leaders through the years:

2012 - Bernhard Langer, $2,140,296
2011 - Tom Lehman, $2,081,526
2010 - Bernhard Langer, $2,648,939
2009 - Bernhard Langer, $2,139,451
2008 - Bernhard Langer, $2,035,073
2007 - Jay Haas, $2,581,001
2006 - Jay Haas, $2,420,227
2005 - Dana Quigley, $2,170,258
2004 - Craig Stadler, $2,306,066
2003 - Tom Watson, $1,853,108
2002 - Hale Irwin, $3,028,304
2001 - Allen Doyle, $2,553,582
2000 - Larry Nelson, $2,708,005
1999 - Bruce Fleisher, $2,515,705
1998 - Hale Irwin, $2,861,945
1997 - Hale Irwin, $2,343,364
1996 - Jim Colbert, $1,627,890
1995 - Jim Colbert, $1,444,386
1994 - Dave Stockton, $1,402,519
1993 - Dave Stockton, $1,175,944
1992 - Lee Trevino, $1,027,002
1991 - Mike Hill, $1,065,657
1990 - Lee Trevino, $1,190,518
1989 - Bob Charles, $725,887
1988 - Bob Charles, $533,929
1987 - Chi Chi Rodriguez, $509,145
1986 - Bruce Crampton, $454,299
1985 - Peter Thomson, $386,724
1984 - Don January, $328,597
1983 - Don January, $237,571
1982 - Miller Barber, $106,890
1981 - Miller Barber, $83,136
1980 - Don January, $44,100

You might have noticed that Jack Nicklaus does not appear on the list. Nicklaus was extremely successful in the senior events he played, he just never played enough of them to ever lead the tour in winnings.

Berhard Langer holds the record for most years leading the Champions Tour in money. Langer is at four years and counting. Don January and Hale Irwin each topped the senior money list three times.

 

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