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    The Champions Tour will once again stage events throughout the United States and beyond the mainland. Events will be held from Hawaii to Florida, from Texas to Calgary. A sampling of players were asked a series of questions ranging from their travel habits to their must-have travel items. Here are their answers ...

    How many days a year do you spend on the road?

    Corey Pavin 180
    Steve Elkington 180
    Curtis Strange 124
    Jeff Sluman 200
    Rocco Mediate 200
    Russ Cochran 175
    Olin Browne 180

    How long does it take to pack for a tournament?

    Corey Pavin I've got it down to a science, less than an hour if I have clean clothes.
    Steve Elkington Probably around two hours, one hour for clubs, one hour for clothes.
    Curtis Strange 10 minutes and it makes my wife mad.
    Jeff Sluman 10 minutes
    Rocco Mediate Less than an hour
    Russ Cochran Just over an hour: 45 minutes for clubs and 30 minutes for everything else.
    Olin Browne 15 minutes

    I never travel to a tournament without...

    Corey Pavin Underwear and my golf clubs
    Steve Elkington Allergy medicine
    Curtis Strange Stomach medicine
    Jeff Sluman My golf clubs. You can replace anything else.
    Rocco Mediate My golf clubs
    Russ Cochran Rain suit
    Olin Browne My golf clubs

    Biggest travel headache?

    Corey Pavin Delayed flights or not being able to get home on Sunday. That’s bothersome.
    Steve Elkington It’s always the connecting flights.
    Curtis Strange The whole TSA experience. I don’t like undressing going through the radar detector.
    Jeff Sluman Losing your luggage and golf clubs in particular. I know I’m  on vacation when I’m traveling without my golf clubs.
    Rocco Mediate Sitting in airports.
    Russ Cochran Delayed flights and making connections.
    Olin Browne All airports.

    Least favorite airport?

    Corey Pavin All of them
    Steve Elkington New York LaGuardia
    Curtis Strange All of them
    Jeff Sluman All of them
    Rocco Mediate Atlanta
    Russ Cochran Ft. Lauderdale
    Olin Browne Whichever one has the biggest delay of the year

    Aisle or window?

    Corey Pavin It depends on the length of the flight. Long flights I like the window so I can sleep.
    Steve Elkington Window
    Curtis Strange Aisle every time
    Jeff Sluman I don’t really care, as long as I’m not in a middle seat or a bulkhead seat.
    Rocco Mediate Window seat
    Russ Cochran I like a window seat on the left side of the plane.
    Olin Browne It depends on the length of the flight.

    I pass the time on long flights by...

    Corey Pavin I play games on my iPad or do some reading.
    Steve Elkington Sleeping or reading a book
    Curtis Strange Reading
    Jeff Sluman I either read a good book or watch the entertainment on the plane.
    Rocco Mediate I listen to music.
    Russ Cochran I'm lucky. I can sleep anywhere, any time.
    Olin Browne Reading

    Favorite Champions Tour city to visit?

    Corey Pavin Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
    Steve Elkington Des Moines was a real sleeper last year. I really enjoyed going there.
    Curtis Strange Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
    Jeff Sluman Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
    Rocco Mediate Calgary
    Russ Cochran Calgary
    Olin Browne Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

    Most underrated Champions Tour city?

    Corey Pavin I don’t think any of our stops are really underrated.
    Steve Elkington Omaha. There had to be 40,000 people there last year for the final day of the U.S. Senior Open.
    Curtis Strange None on the Champions Tour. On the PGA TOUR, it was always Columbus, Ohio.
    Jeff Sluman Des Moines, Iowa. I like everything about the place.
    Rocco Mediate Newport Beach
    Russ Cochran Birmingham, Alabama
    Olin Browne Calgary

    Most important hotel amenity?

    Corey Pavin Cable television with ESPN and TNT when it’s basketball season.
    Steve Elkington I don’t stay in many hotels because I have my bus.
    Curtis Strange Room service
    Jeff Sluman Room service
    Rocco Mediate Valet parking
    Russ Cochran A light top cover on the bed. Heavy covers kill my legs.
    Olin Browne Free internet access
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