Editor's note: Vartan Kupelian is the Champions Tour Insider and a PGATOUR.COM Contributor. Each week, Kupelian will size up the field and provide his top 5 players going into the tournament, based on factors such as the player's strengths, the course setup, recent performances, etc.
John Cook won three times on the Champions Tour in 2011. Victory No. 3 came at the Montreal Championship where he blistered the course and the field with rounds of 63-66-66 to win by 3 shots.
Cook's tournament record 21-under-par 195 performance was impressive and dominating. His goal when the final round began was 20-under but after a solid start his target went lower.
Canadian Rod Spittle, from Niagara Falls, Ontario, tied for 7th on the strength of a final-round 62.
The Montreal Championship is moving this year to the Vercheres course at La Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club. It's a 6,950-yard, par 72 layout located 30 minutes from downtown Montreal in the town of Ste-Julie. The Vercheres course was originally designed by Bill Gordon in 1965 and underwent extensive renovations which were completed in 2008. The course has been host to the Canadian Open twice (1971 and 1973). It was also the site of a Skins Game in 1994 and the 1999 Canadian Senior Open.
|Power Rankings: Montreal Championship|
This week's Champions Tour Power Rankings for the Montreal Championship: