Players

FEBRUARY 21 - 28, 2021
Omni Tucson National Resort Tucson, Arizona
Players

The Boys are Back in Town

2021 Cologuard Classic, an Official PGA TOUR Champions Event

 

What the Players are Saying

“All the players on the Champions Tour are enthusiastic about returning to Tucson…After all, I was the last one to claim that Conquistador helmet.” – Kirk Triplett – Played in Tucson 1990-95, 1997-99, 2000-03; won the 2006 Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

"Many of us now playing on the Champions Tour who have played in Tucson in the past are very excited to be coming back for a new tournament …The opportunity to be a part of the rich history of golf in Tucson is quite rewarding, and we all look forward to rekindling our involvement with your community." – Hale Irwin - Played in Tucson 1981-83, 1987-88. 

"I'm pleased to hear the PGA TOUR Champions is coming to Tucson. The Conquistadores do so much for the young people in the community and it's great news that professional golf retains a presence in the city." - Tom Lehman - Played in Tucson 1998, 2004 and won the Cologuard Classic in 2017.

 

Notable Players

Bernhard Langer 

Turned Pro: 1972

Birthplace: Anhausen, Germany 

Achievements: 41 PGA TOUR Champions Victories; 2020 Cologuard Classic Champion; 5-time Charles Schwab Cup winner; Member of World Golf Hall of Fame 

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Jerry Kelly

Turned Pro: 1989

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin

College: University of Hartford 

Achievements: 6 PGA TOUR Champions Victories

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Fred Couples 

Turned Pro: 1980

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington 

College: University of Houston

Achievements: 13 PGA TOUR Champions Victories;15-time winner on PGA Tour; Member of World Golf Hall of Fame 

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Colin Montgomerie

Turned Pro: 1987

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

College: Houston Baptist University

Achievements: 7 PGA TOUR Champions Victories; 42 International Victories; Member of World Golf Hall of Fame 

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Ernie Els

Turned Pro: 1989

Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Achievements: 1 PGA TOUR Champions Victory; 19 PGA TOUR Victories; 47 International Victories; Member of World Golf Hall of Fame 

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Darren Clarke

Turned Pro: 1990

Birthplace: Dungannon, Northern Ireland

Achievements: 3 PGA TOUR Victories; 15 International Victories 

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Tom Lehman

Turned Pro: 1982

Birthplace: Austin, Minnesota

College: University of Minnesota

Achievements: 12 PGA TOUR Champions Tour; 5 PGA TOUR Victories; 2017 Tucson Conquistadores Classic Champion

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Mark O'Meara

Turned Pro: 1980

Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina

College: Long Beach State University

Achievements: 3 PGA TOUR Champions Victories; 16 PGA Tour Victories; 2019 Cologuard Classic Champion; Member of World Golf Hall of Fame 

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Rocco Mediate

Turned Pro: 1985

Birthplace: Greensburg, Pennsylvania

College: Florida Southern College

Achievements: 4 PGA TOUR Champions Victories; 6 PGA Tour Victories

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Woody Austin

Turned Pro: 1986

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

College: University of Miami 

Achievements: 4 PGA TOUR Champions Victories; 4 PGA Tour Victories

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Retief Goosen

Turned Pro: 1991

Birthplace: Pietersburg, South Africa

Achievements: 1 PGA TOUR Champions Victory; 7 PGA TOUR Victories; 24 International Victories; Member of World Golf Hall of Fame 

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Miguel Angel Jiménez

Turned Pro: 1982

Birthplace: Malaga, Spain

Achievements: 9 PGA TOUR Champions Victories; 21 International Victories 

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Vijay Singh

Turned Pro: 1982

Birthplace: Lautoka, Fiji

Achievements: 4 PGA TOUR Champions Victories; 34 PGA TOUR Victories, 22 International Victories; Member of World Golf Hall of Fame

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Corey Pavin

Turned Pro: 1982

Birthplace: Oxnard, California

College: UCLA

Achievements: 1 PGA TOUR Champions Victories; 15 PGA Tour Victories

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Jesper Parnevik

Turned Pro: 1986

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Achievements: 1 PGA TOUR Champions Victory; 5 PGA TOUR Victories

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Larry Mize

Turned Pro: 1980

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia

College: Georgia Tech

Achievements: 1 PGA TOUR Champions Victory; 4 PGA Tour Victories

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John Daly

Turned Pro: 1987

Birthplace: Carmichael, California

College: University of Arkansas

Achievements: 1 PGA TOUR Champions Victory; 5 PGA TOUR Victories

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David Toms

Turned Pro: 1989

Birthplace: Monroe, Louisiana

College: Louisiana State University

Achievements: 1 PGA TOUR Champions Victory; 13 PGA TOUR Victories

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Tucson Open* Champions Competing on the PGA TOUR Champions Event
Kirk Triplett (2006), Jim Carter (2000), Jeff Sluman (1997), Andrew Magee (1994), Larry Mize (1993), David Frost (1988), Mike Reid (1987), Jim Thorpe (1986, 1985), Tom Watson (1984, 1978), Gil Morgan (1983), Craig Stadler (1982), Lee Janzen (1992).

*Tucson's PGA TOUR tournaments, commonly known as the Tucson Open, carried various title sponsor names throughout its 61-year history.