Champions Golf Tour
CHAMPIONS - Shaw Charity Classic Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Friday, August 30th through Sunday, September 1st
SITE: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Otto Anderson (1957), Olson Beatty Golf (redesign, 2007),
         Gary Browning (2010)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,117
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 468 Yds10 - Par 4 421 Yds
2 - Par 4 442 Yds11 - Par 5 532 Yds
3 - Par 4 370 Yds12 - Par 3 206 Yds
4 - Par 5 600 Yds13 - Par 4 454 Yds
5 - Par 3 165 Yds14 - Par 3 163 Yds
6 - Par 4 384 Yds15 - Par 5 523 Yds
7 - Par 4 469 Yds16 - Par 3 210 Yds
8 - Par 4 440 Yds17 - Par 4 480 Yds
9 - Par 3 205 Yds18 - Par 5 585 Yds
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35 3,543 Yds36 3,574 Yds
 
Annual:  1st
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday/Saturday -- 8:30-10:30 p.m. (et)
  - Sunday -- 9:30-11:30 p.m. (et)
Course Record:  65 (J.K. Kim, 2013)
Total Purse:  $2,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $300,000; 2nd Place - $176,000; 3rd Place - $144,000
 
Past Shaw Charity Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
1stYear of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Michael AllenWon Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, 8th on money list
Russ CochranWon Principal Charity Classic, 11th on money list
John CookWon Mitsubishi Electric Championship, 6th on money list
Fred Couples5th on money list, 4 runner-up finishes in 2013
David FrostWon twice in 2013, 3rd on money list
Rocco MediateWon Allianz Championship, 13th on money list
Tom Pernice, Jr.Won 3M Championship, 4th on money list
John RieggerWon last week at Boeing Classic
Jeff SlumanWon Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf with Brad Faxon
Duffy Waldorf7th on money list, 9 top-10 finishes in 2013

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - John Cook
Darkhorse - Duffy Waldorf
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Russ Cochran) - Finished 19th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Gene Sauers) - Finished tied for 4th
 
NOTES:
The Champions Tour travels to Canada this week for the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, Alberta. Seven of the top-9 players on the money list are in the field. However, the top-2 players, Kenny Perry and Bernhard Langer, are taking the week off. David Frost, who is third on the money list, can jump into the money lead with a victory this week.

This is the third and final new event on the Champions Tour schedule for 2013. Bernhard Langer captured the Greater Gwinnett Championship in April and Craig Stadler won the Encompass Championship in June.

This is the 16th official Champions Tour event to be staged in Canada, and third in Calgary. Three Canadian golfers are in the field - Dave Barr, Jim Rutledge and Rod Spittle.

The Champions Tour remains in Canada next week for the Montreal Championship, where Mark Calcavecchia is the defending champion.

08/29 13:14:23 ET

As of August 29, 2013, at 01:14 PM ET