Power Rankings: Principal Charity Classic
May 26, 2014
By Vartan Kupelian, PGATOUR.COM
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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.
After back-to-back majors, it’s on to the Principal Charity Classic for the Champions Tour. Russ Cochran will defend the title he won last year at the Wakonda Club, where he outlasted Jay Don Blake.
It was the fourth career Champions Tour victory for Cochran, who shot a final-round 67. Cochran’s 11-under-par 205 total was the highest winning score at the Principal Charity Classic since Mark McNulty won the 2009 event in a playoff after shooting 10-under 203 at Glen Oaks Country Club.
Blake was a shot behind Cochran with Mark Calcavecchia, Kirk Triplett and Duffy Waldorf finishing in a tie for third.
This week’s Power Rankings for the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic:
And another to keep an eye on:
Russ Cochran – The defending champion put together four good rounds at Harbor Shores to finish 12th … a sign of better things to come, perhaps?