Champions Golf Tour
CHAMPIONS - Montreal Championship
From The Sports Network

DATES: Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September 8th
SITE: La Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club (Rouville Course), Quebec, Canada
COURSE ARCHITECT: William F. Gordon (1967), Neil Haworth (renovated, 2012)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,789
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 374 Yds10 - Par 3 214 Yds
2 - Par 4 417 Yds11 - Par 4 342 Yds
3 - Par 5 528 Yds12 - Par 5 556 Yds
4 - Par 3 188 Yds13 - Par 4 396 Yds
5 - Par 4 375 Yds14 - Par 5 521 Yds
6 - Par 3 182 Yds15 - Par 4 373 Yds
7 - Par 4 419 Yds16 - Par 4 374 Yds
8 - Par 4 415 Yds17 - Par 3 159 Yds
9 - Par 5 526 Yds18 - Par 4 430 Yds
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36 3,424 Yds36 3,365 Yds
 
Annual:  4th
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday/Saturday -- 8:30-10:30 p.m. (et) - taped,
  - Sunday -- 5-7 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Mark Calcavecchia
Runner-Up:  Brad Bryant
Tournament Record:  195 (John Cook, 2011)
36-Hole Record:  128 (Chien Soon Lu, 2011)
18-Hole Record:  62 (Rod Spittle, 2011 - Club de Golf Fontainebleau)
Total Purse:  $1,600,000
Shares:  1st Place - $240,000; 2nd Place - $140,800; 3rd Place - $115,200
 
2012 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Mark Calcavecchia200Jay Don Blake206
Brad Bryant204Craig Stadler208
Russ Cochran205Olin Browne210
Bob Tway205David Frost210
Michael Allen206Gary Hallberg210
 
Past Montreal Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2012Mark Calcavecchia (200) -- Brad Bryant
2011John Cook (195) -- Chien Soon Lu
2010Larry Mize (199) -- John Cook

Top Contenders in the Field
Player201020112012
Mark CalcavecchiaT-16---Won
Michael Allen---T-16T-5
David FrostT-20T-20T-8
David Eger---T-16T-11
Peter SeniorT-20T-23T-11
John Cook2ndWonT-15
John Huston---T-10T-15
Fred FunkT-44---T-15
Bill GlassonT-10T-4T-20
Larry MizeWonT-7T-20
Jeff SlumanT-29T-7T-20
Dan ForsmanT-3T-4T-28
Chien Soon LuT-442ndT-34
Jay HaasT-6T-10T-34
Rod Spittle---T-7T-39
Loren RobertsT-5---T-39
Tom Byrum------T-57
Tom Pernice, Jr.---T-35---
Bernhard Langer---------
Rocco Mediate---------
Kenny Perry---------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Rocco Mediate
Darkhorse - Kirk Triplett
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (John Cook) - Finished tied for 22nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Duffy Waldorf) - Finished tied for 3rd
 
NOTES:
The Champions Tour travels to Canada this week for the Montreal Championship in Quebec. The top four players on the money list are in the field -- Kenny Perry, Bernhard Langer, David Frost and Tom Pernice, Jr.

Perry, Langer, Frost and Rocco Mediate are the only two-time winners on tour this season. Perry currently leads Langer by $4,098 for the money lead. He also leads Langer by 789 points in the Charles Schwab Cup Standings.

The 2010 tournament was the first time that the Champions Tour has played in Canada since the 2002 AT&T Senior Open Championship in Ontario, won by Tom Jenkins. The only other time a Champions Tour event was held in Quebec was the 1999 AT&T Senior Open Championship, won by Jim Ahern at Vallee du Richelieu, the site of this week's tournament.

The Rouville Course at La Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club will host this season's tournament. William F. Gordon designed the layout in 1967 and was renovated by Neil Haworth in 2012.

Last year, Mark Calcavecchia fired an 8-under 64 in the final round to come from behind and win for the second time on the Champions Tour. Calcavecchia finished at 16-under 200 and won by four shots over Brad Bryant at La Vallee du Richelieu Golf Club's Vercheres Course.

John Cook posted rounds of 63-66-66 in 2011 to win by three shots over Chien Soon Lu. Cook finished the tournament at 21-under-par 195 for his third win of 2011 and eighth tour victory. He easily set a new tournament scoring record with his total of 195. Larry Mize established the old mark of 199 in 2010. It was the second time that Cook won in Canada, as he captured the 1983 Canadian Open on the PGA Tour.

In 2010, former Masters champion Mize fired an 8-under 64 in the final round to win his first title on the Champions Tour. He finished 54 holes at 17-under 199, good for a 1-shot win over second-round leader Cook. It was his first win at a PGA Tour-sanctioned event in 16 years, 10 months and 26 days.

The Champions Tour moves to Hawaii in two weeks for the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship at Kapolei Golf Club, where Willie Wood is the defending champion.

09/03 18:47:23 ET

As of September 3, 2013, at 06:47 PM ET