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The 2016 season of the Champions Tour has been announced, with a full list of all the tournaments below.
We’ll see a whole new playoff system which is really cool – the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs. It will be held at the end of the season and will take place over three tournaments with the winner of it the Charles Schwab Cup Champion. It’s a really neat idea and it means even those who aren’t consistently good will have a chance to walk away with a trophy and some nice prize money.
The playoffs also bring two new tournaments to us which are the PowerShares QQQ Championship and the Dominion Charity Classic. They will be held in LA and Virginia respectively, in the last two weeks of October.
The final event of course will be held in Arizona at the Desert Mountain Club.
An additional event added is the American Family Insurance Championship. Taking place in the middle of June it’s host is Steve Stricker, and will be in Madison, Wisconsin. Stricker is from Wisconsin.
Here’s the beginning dates of each tournament in the 2016 Champions Tour:
January 21st: Mitsubishi Electric Championship (Hualalai)
February 5th: Allianz Championship (Florida)
February 12th: ACE Group Classic (TwinEagles – Florida)
March 18th: Tucson Conquistadores Classic (Arizona)
April 1st: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (Mississippi)
April 15th: Mitsubishi Electric Classic (Georgia)
April 22nd: Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (Missouri)
May 6th: Insperity Invitational (Texas)
May 19th: Regions Tradition (Alabama)
May 26th: Senior PGA Championship (Michigan)
June 3rd: Principal Charity Classic (Iowa)
June 9th: Constellation Senior Players Championship (Pennsylvania)
June 24th: American Family Insurance Championship (Wisconsin)
July 8th: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open (New York)
July 21st: The Senior Open Championship (Scotland)
August 5th: 3M Championship (Minnesota)
August 11th: U.S. Senior Open Championship (Ohio)
August 26th: Boeing Classic (Washington)
September 2nd: Shaw Charity Classic (Canada)
September 16th: Nature Valley First Tee Open (California)
September 23rd: Pacific Links China Championship (China)
October 7th: Toshiba Classic (California)
October 14th: SAS Championship (North Carolina)
October 28th: Powershares QQQ Championship (Los Angeles)
November 4th: Dominion Charity Classic (Virginia)
November 10th: Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Arizona)
November 29th: Champions Tour Q-School (Florida)
December 9th: PNC Father Son Challenge (Florida)
It should be quite the season and we’re looking forward to it. The new playoff structure is really cool and something to really add a spark into the Champions Tour. All of the players interviewed seem to really appreciate it and have acknowledged it should be more exciting.
Would be cool to see something like match play though – and I wonder if the sportsbooks will offer betting lines prior to the three tournaments on who will win the entire thing.
Stay tuned as we have Champions Tour betting tips all season long in 2016!