Charles Schwab Cup: Facts and Figures

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June 16, 2014
By Champions Tour staff

OVERVIEW The Charles Schwab Cup is a season-long, points-based competition launched in 2001 to determine the Champions Tour's leading player. The program rewards both consistency and top-10 finishes week-in and week-out at all official/Charles Schwab Cup events.

PRIZE MONEY $2.1-million annuity to the top-five point earners at season's end.

First $1 million
Second $500,000
Third $300,000
Fourth $200,000
Fifth $100,000

POINTS DISTRIBUTION Points are awarded to the top-10 finishers and ties in all official tournaments and are based on the money distribution for each tournament, with every $1,000 earned being the equivalent of one Charles Schwab Cup point. Points are doubled at the Champions Tour's five major championships and to the entire 30-player field at the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in November.

MAGIC NUMBER To earn a spot in the 2013 Charles Schwab Cup Championship, players needed $484,431. Below are the earnings for the last player in the field in each of the last 13 years. Note: These figures vary due to increased purse structures and the number of events during that particular season; for instance in 2005 and 2006 there were 27 events prior to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship compared to 29 in 2004, 30 in 2003; 34 in 2002, 36 in 2001, etc.

2013 $484,431
2012 $543,169
2011 $552,390
2010 $593,125
2009 $517,313
2008 $614,783
2007 $605,038
2006 $614,459
2005 $550,595
2004 $620,367
2003 $680,895
2002 $650,626
2001 $651,864
 
Year Winner Pts. earned Victory margin Won at Event No. Clinched Runner-up
2001 Allen Doyle 2,382 216 37 of 37
SENIOR TOUR Championship Bruce Fleisher
2002 Hale Irwin 2,886 799 32 of 35
Turtle Bay Championship
Bob Gilder
2003 Tom Watson
4,751 1,370 31 of 31 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Jim Thorpe
2004 Hale Irwin 3,427 39 30 of 30 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Craig Stadler
2005 Tom Watson 2,980 247 28 of 28 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Dana Quigley
2006 Jay Haas 3,053 20 28 of 28 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Loren Roberts
2007 Loren Roberts 2,716 165 29 of 29 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Jay Haas
2008 Jay Haas 2,556 12 29 of 29 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Fred Funk
2009 Loren Roberts 2,670 319 25 of 25 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
John Cook
2010 Bernhard Langer
3,597 826 26 of 26 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Fred Couples
2011 Tom Lehman 2,422 74 24 of 24 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Mark Calcavecchia
2012 Tom Lehman 3,082 435 24 of 24 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Bernhard Langer
2013 Kenny Perry 3,273 412 26 of 26 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Bernhard Langer
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