Power Rankings: Montreal Championship

June 27, 2011
Vartan Kupelian, PGATOUR.COM Contributor

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.


A final-round 8-under 64 gave Larry Mize his first Champions Tour victory last year at the inaugural Montreal Championship.

Mize's 17-under 199 total was good for a 1-shot victory over John Cook. The victory was Mize's first since the 1993 Buick Open on the PGA TOUR.

The Montreal Championship attracted large, enthusiastic galleries at Fontainebleau Golf Club, with an estimated 22,000 for Sunday's final round. The golfers noticed and responded with solid play, treating the crowds to plenty of birdies. Corey Pavin (67) and Dan Forsman (65) finished 14 under with five golfers at 13 under. That group included Jay Haas, Bob Gilder, D.A. Weibring, Loren Roberts and Fred Couples.

Power Rankings: Montreal Championship
Rank Player   Comment
Is rested and ready to add to his win total and his impressive points lead in the Charles Schwab Cup points list. A three-time winner, he tops the Champions Tour in Greens in Regulation at 78.21 percent and is also No. 1 in Total Driving.
Its always interesting to see how a rookie backs up a first victory. Huston cruised to a 3-stroke victory at Dick's with a final round 65. Looked comfortable and confident and everybody knows hes a birdie machine when he gets on a roll.
Let last week's tournment slip away, finishing T3, on the heels of his playoff victory at Rock Barn but five of last six rounds have been in the 60s, including a 64 and a pair of 65s. No. 1 in putting average with 1.676.
Earned his sixth top-10 last week at Dick's, doubling the total from his rookie 2010 season. Only missed a top-10 finish once in his last seven starts to move to 4th on Charles Schwab Cup points list.
His T10 last week was the 203rd of his career, tying him with Bob Charles for the most top-10s in Champions Tour history, and fifth this year (compared to three in previous three years). Is this the week he surpasses Charles?

This week's Champions Tour Power Rankings for the Montreal Championship.