Power Rankings: AT&T Championship

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.

The Charles Schwab Cup points race is going down to the wire.


With two events left on the Champions Tour schedule, including this week’s AT&T Championship at TPC San Antonio, the list of potential winners has been whittled to three players: Kenny Perry, Bernhard Langer and David Frost.

Frost and Langer will be looking forward to the return to San Antonio, where they engaged in a playoff last year after tying at 6-under-par through 54 holes. Frost won the playoff on the second hole after overcoming a six-stroke deficit in the final round.

The final event of the season for the Champions Tour is next week’s Charles Schwab Cup Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

This week’s Champions Tour Power Rankings:

Power Rankings: AT&T Championship
Rank Player   Comment
Bernhard LANGER Bernhard LANGER T3 finish at Greater Hickory Kia Classic was his eighth straight top 10 and put him over the $2 million mark in season earnings, the fifth time in six seasons he’s done that. Closed the gap in the Charles Schwab Cup race, moving to within 494 points of leader Kenny Perry.
Michael ALLEN Michael ALLEN He joined the ranks of two-time winners this year on the Champions Tour with back-to-back 65s at Rock Barn, then made birdie on the first extra hole to defeat Olin Browne in a playoff. Allen is No. 4 on the Money List with $1,382,208.
Kenny PERRY Kenny PERRY His once-formidable lead in CSC points has narrowed after he failed to add to his total with a T20 finish at Rock Barn. (The top 10 earn points). Perry is No. 2 on the Money List and front-runner for Player of the Year honors with his two major victories.
David FROST David FROST He’s got 13 top 10 finishes in 22 events and only Langer (16) has more this season. No. 1 in Putting Average (1.730) and No. 10 in Greens in Regulation at almost 72 percent. Frost is No. 3 on both the Money List and CSC points list.
Tom PERNICE JR. Tom PERNICE JR. Returned to the top 10 at Rock Barn (T9). It was his 11th of the season, which included a victory at the 3M Championship. He’s No. 5 on the Money List, No. 8 in Scoring Average (69.67) and among the putting leaders.