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Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs





























Overview

From 2001 until 2015, the Charles Schwab Cup was a gold trophy awarded at the conclusion of each PGA TOUR Champions season to the player who finished at the top of a season-long, points-based competition. The competition rewarded both consistency and top-10 finishes at all official PGA TOUR Champions events. Double points were awarded for top-10 finishes in major championships. Double points were also awarded to all 30 competitors at the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

In 2016, PGA TOUR Champions introduced the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, a three-tournament season-ending competition. Prior to the start of the playoffs, "Wildcard Weekend" was introduced at the SAS Championship, the season's final full-field event. This allows a player who finished in the top 10, but outside the top 72 on the money list, to advance to the playoffs.

The third edition of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will begin with 72 players at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic (Oct. 15-21). The top 54 will advance to the following week’s PowerShares QQQ Championship, and the season will conclude with the top 36 players at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Nov. 5-11), where they will compete for the Charles Schwab Cup trophy, designed by Tiffany & Co.

Prize Money

A total of $2.1 million in annuities are awared to the top-five point earners at season’s end.

Payouts

1st $1 million
2nd $500,000
3rd $300,000
4th $200,000
5th $100,000

Points Distribution

At the start of the playoffs, each player’s regular-season money total will become the equivalent number of points (e.g. $330,000 equals 330,000 points). During the three playoff events, each dollar earned is worth two points, and those points will be added to a player’s regular-season point total. After the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the top 54 players will advance, and after the PowerShares QQQ Championship, the top 36 players will qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The player with the most points at the conclusion of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship will win the Charles Schwab Cup.

Charles Schwab Cup Points Standings

Kevin Sutherland - 2017 Charles Schwab Cup Champion

In 2017, Bernhard Langer led the Charles Schwab Cup standings 23 of the first 25 weeks of the season. He won seven times, including three majors and two Charles Schwab Cup Playoff events, but was ultimately upstaged by Kevin Sutherland at the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Sutherland posted a 15-under 198 total to earn his first career PGA TOUR Champions title, as well as the Charles Schwab Cup, after moving from No. 5 to No. 1 in the standings following the points reset.

The victory was one of 15 top-10 finishes for Sutherland, who won for the first time since 2002, a span of 341 professional starts. With the win, he became just the third player to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship and the Charles Schwab Cup in the same season, joining Tom Watson (2005) and Tom Lehman (2012).

After tying for 12th in the season finale, Langer finished second in the Charles Schwab Cup, his sixth consecutive top-two finish in the season-long competition. Though he was unable to win his fourth straight Charles Schwab Cup, he set many new records during the season – he became the second player to win three senior majors in one year, he became the Tour’s all-time leader in major wins (10), he broke the single-season money record ($3,677,359), and he won his sixth straight money title. The most elusive PGA TOUR Champions record remains, however, as his 36 career victories is nine shy of Hale Irwin’s record 45 wins.

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Past Charles Schwab Cup Champions

Year Winner Points Earned Victory Margin Won At Event No. Clinching Tournament Runner-up
2001 Allen Doyle 2,382 216 37 of 37 SENIOR TOUR ChampionshipBruce Fleisher
2002 Hale Irwin 2,886 799 32 of 35 Turtle Bay ChampionshipBob Gilder
2003 Tom Watson 4,751 1,370 31 of 31 Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipJim Thorpe
2004 Hale Irwin (2)3,427 39 30 of 30 Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipCraig Stadler
2005 Tom Watson (2)2,980 247 28 of 28 Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipDana Quigley
2006 Jay Haas 3,053 20 28 of 28 Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipLoren Roberts
2007 Loren Roberts 2,716 165 29 of 29 Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipJay Haas
2008 Jay Haas (2)2,556 12 29 of 29 Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipFred Funk
2009Loren Roberts (2)2,67031925 of 25Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipJohn Cook
2010Bernhard Langer3,59782626 of 26Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipFred Couples
2011 Tom Lehman2,4227424 of 24Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipMark Calcavecchia
2012Tom Lehman (2)3,08243524 of 24Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipBernhard Langer
2013Kenny Perry3,27341226 of 26Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipBernhard Langer
2014Bernhard Langer (2)4,15284525 of 26AT&T ChampionshipColin Montgomerie
2015Bernhard Langer (3)3,52033824 of 24Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipColin Montgomerie
2016Bernhard Langer (4)3,20080026 of 26Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipColin Montgomerie
2017Kevin Sutherland3,2801,04626 of 26Charles Schwab Cup ChampionshipBernhard Langer


Leaders of the Charles Schwab Cup by Year

Year
# of Leaders
Leaders - Charles Schwab Cup champion in bold (weeks led in parentheses)
2017
3
Bernhard Langer (23), Fred Couples (2), Kevin Sutherland (1)
2016
3
Duffy Waldorf (2), Bernhard Langer (22), Woody Austin (2)
2015
7
Miguel Angel Jimenez (3), Bart Bryant (2), Olin Browne (2), Joe Durant (1), Jeff Maggert (2), Colin Montgomerie (13), Bernhard Langer (1)
2014
2
Bernhard Langer (25), Colin Montgomerie (1)
2013
4
John Cook (2), Bernhard Langer (7), David Frost (3), Kenny Perry (14)
2012
4
Dan Forsman (3), Bernhard Langer (6), Michael Allen (6), Tom Lehman (9)
2011
2
John Cook (1), Tom Lehman (23)
2010
3
Tom Watson (1), Fred Couples (12), Bernhard Langer (13)
2009
3
Bernhard Langer (15), Fred Funk (6), Loren Roberts (4)
2008
4
Fred Funk (5), Scott Hoch (3), Bernhard Langer (9), Jay Haas (12)
2007
4
Hale Irwin (3), Jay Haas (19), Loren Roberts (5), Brad Bryant (2)
2006
2
Loren Roberts (19), Jay Haas (10)
2005
3
Dana Quigley (19), Hale Irwin (8), Tom Watson (1)
2004
5
Fuzzy Zoeller (3), Dana Quigley (1), Craig Stadler (5), Gil Morgan (7), Hale Irwin (14)
2003
6
Dana Quigley (8), Gil Morgan (2), Hale Irwin (4), John Jacobs (2), Bruce Lietzke (3), Tom Watson (12)
2002
3
Tom Kite (3), John Jacobs (2), Hale Irwin (30)
2001
4
Larry Nelson (16), Hale Irwin (4), Bruce Fleisher (8), Allen Doyle (10)

Number of Weeks at No. 1 in Charles Schwab Cup (2001-2017)

Player
Weeks #1
Charles Schwab Cup Champion
Bernhard Langer
121
2010, 2014, 2015, 2016
Hale Irwin
63
2002, 2004
Jay Haas
41
2006, 2008
Tom Lehman
32
2011, 2012
Dana Quigley
28
Loren Roberts
28
2007, 2009
Larry Nelson
16
Fred Couples
14
Colin Montgomerie
14
Kenny Perry
14
2013
Tom Watson
14
2003, 2005
Fred Funk
11
Allen Doyle
10
2001
Gil Morgan
9
Bruce Fleisher
8
Michael Allen
6
Craig Stadler
5
John Jacobs
4
John Cook
3
Dan Forsman
3
David Frost
3
Scott Hoch
3
Miguel Angel Jimenez
3
Tom Kite
3
Bruce Lietzke
3
Fuzzy Zoeller
3
Woody Austin
2
Bart Bryant
2
Brad Bryant
2
Olin Browne
2
Jeff Maggert
2
Duffy Waldorf
2
Joe Durant
1
Kevin Sutherland
1
2017

Charles Schwab Cup All-Time Earnings List (through 2017)

Player
Earnings
1.Bernhard Langer
$6,000,000
2. Jay Haas
$2,900,000
3.Loren Roberts
$2,600,000
4. Hale Irwin
$2,500,000
5. Tom Watson
$2,300,000
6.Tom Lehman
$2,000,000
7.Colin Montgomerie
$1,500,000
8.Kenny Perry
$1,400,000
9. John Cook
$1,100,000
Fred Couples
$1,100,000
10.Allen Doyle
$1,000,000
Kevin Sutherland
$1,000,000
12. Tom Kite
$900,000
Fred Funk
$900,000
14.Bruce Fleisher
$800,000
15. Jim Thorpe
$550,000
16.Bob Gilder
$500,000
Mark McNulty
$500,000
Craig Stadler
$500,000
Dana Quigley
$500,000
Mark Calcavecchia
$500,000
21. Brad Bryant
$400,000
22. Bruce Lietzke
$300,000
Denis Watson
$300,000
Peter Senior
$300,000
Paul Goydos
$300,000
Jeff Maggert
$300,000
Scott McCarron
$300,000

Charles Schwab Cup Year-By-Year Results

2017
Points
Point Behind
1.Kevin Sutherland
3,280
2.Bernhard Langer
2,234
1,046
3.Scott McCarron
2,100
1,180
4.Kenny Perry
1,834
1,446
5.Vijay Singh
1,640
1,640
2016
1.Bernhard Langer
3,200
2. Colin Montgomerie
2,400
800
3.Paul Goydos
2,216
984
4.Scott McCarron
2,004
1,196
5.Joe Durant
1,658
1,542
2015
1.Bernhard Langer
3,520
2.Colin Montgomerie
3,182
338
3.Jeff Maggert
3,143
377
4.Billy Andrade
1,951
1,569
5.Joe Durant
1,466
2,054
2014
1.Bernhard Langer
4,152
2.Colin Montgomerie
3,307
845
3.Jay Haas
2,461
1,691
4.Kenny Perry
2,059
2,093
5.Tom Pernice, Jr.
1,892
2,260
2013
1.Kenny Perry
3,273
2.Bernhard Langer
2,861
412
3.Fred Couples
2,425
848
4.David Frost
2,089
1,184
5.Duffy Waldorf
1,673
1,600
2012
1.Tom Lehman
3,082
2.Bernard Langer
2,647
435
3.Fred Couples
1,846
1,236
4. Roger Chapman
1,806
1,276
5.Fred Funk
1,677
1,405
2011
1.Tom Lehman
2,422
2.Mark Calcavecchia
2,348
74
3.Peter Senior
1,874
548
4.Jay Don Blake
1,803
619
5.John Cook
1,798
624
2010
1.Bernhard Langer
3,597
2.Fred Couples
2,771
826
3.John Cook
2,451
1,146
4.Michael Allen
1,846
1,751
5.Russ Cochran
1,818
1,779
2009
1.Loren Roberts
2,670
2.John Cook
2,351
319
3.Fred Funk
2,349
321
4.Bernhard Langer
2,322
338
5.Jay Haas
1,984
686
2008
1.Jay Haas
2,556
2.Fred Funk
2,544
12
3.Bernhard Langer
2,460
96
4.Eduardo Romero
2,032
524
5.John Cook
1,867
689
2007
1.Loren Roberts
2,716
2.Jay Haas
2,551
165
3.Denis Watson
2,177
539
4.Brad Bryant
2,167
549
5.Tom Watson
2,032
684
2006
1.Jay Haas
3,053
2.Loren Roberts
3,033
20
3.Tom Kite
1,910
1,143
4.Brad Bryant
1,685
1,368
5.Jim Thorpe
1,546
1,507
Eduardo Romero
1,546
1,507
2005
1.Tom Watson
2,980
2.Dana Quigley
2,733
247
3.Mark McNulty
2,210
770
4.Hale Irwin
2,001
979
5.Loren Roberts
1,846
1,134
2004
1.Hale Irwin
3,427
2.Craig Stadler
3,388
39
3.Tom Kite
2,981
446
4.Peter Jacobsen
2,471
956
5.Mark McNulty
2,417
1,010
2003
1.Tom Watson
4,370
2.Jim Thorpe
3,046
1,324
3.Tom Kite
2,618
1,752
4.Bruce Lietzke
2,585
1,785
5.Gil Morgan
2,328
2,042
2002
1.Hale Irwin
2,886
2.Bob Gilder
2,087
799
3.Bruce Fleisher
1,582
1,304
4.Tom Watson
1,448
1,438
5.Tom Kite
1,419
1,467
2001
1.Allen Doyle
2,382
2.Bruce Fleisher
2,166
216
3.Hale Irwin
1,959
423
4.Larry Nelson
1,930
452
5.Gil Morgan
1,640
742