Charles Schwab Cup: Facts and Figures

Charles Schwab Cup: Facts and Figures

OVERVIEW: The Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs began in 2016. It is a three-tournament, season-ending competition to determine the Charles Schwab Cup Champion.

The first Playoffs event in 2019 will be the Dominion Energy Charity Classic (Oct. 12-18) at Richmond’s Country Club of Virginia James River Course. Next up is the Boca Raton Championship (Oct. 26-Nov. 1) at The Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton, Florida. The finale is the the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (Nov. 2-8), the traditional season-ending event which will be held at Phoenix Country Club.

Starting in 2018, there will be no points reset entering the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Instead, double points will be awarded to the 36 players in the finale.

The Charles Schwab Cup winner will earn a $1 million bonus and the top five finishers will also receive bonus payouts.

POINTS SYSTEM: A points system will commence starting with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Each player’s current money total before the start of the Playoffs will become the equivalent number of points ($330,000 equals 330,000 points). Double points will be earned by each player competing in all three Playoffs events, including the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

CHARLES SCHWAB CUP WINNERS

Year Winner Won at Event No. Clinched Runner-up
2001 Allen Doyle 37 of 37 SENIOR TOUR Championship Bruce Fleisher
2002 Hale Irwin 32 of 35 Turtle Bay Championship Bob Gilder
2003 Tom Watson 31 of 31 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Jim Thorpe
2004 Hale Irwin 30 of 30 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Craig Stadler
2005 Tom Watson 28 of 28 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Dana Quigley
2006 Jay Haas 28 of 28 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Loren Roberts
2007 Loren Roberts 29 of 29 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Jay Haas
2008 Jay Haas 29 of 29 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Fred Funk
2009 Loren Roberts 25 of 25 Charles Schwab Cup Championship John Cook
2010 Bernhard Langer 26 of 26 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Fred Couples
2011 Tom Lehman 24 of 24 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Mark Calcavecchia
2012 Tom Lehman 24 of 24 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Bernhard Langer
2013 Kenny Perry 26 of 26 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Bernhard Lange
2014 Bernhard Langer 25 of 26 AT&T Championship Colin Montgomerie
2015 Bernhard Langer 24 of 24 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Colin Montgomerie
2016 Bernhard Langer 26 of 26 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Colin Montgomerie
2017 Kevin Sutherland 26 of 26 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Bernhard Langer
2018 Bernhard Langer 26 of 26 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Scott McCarron
2019 Scott McCarron 26 of 26 Charles Schwab Cup Championship Jerry Kelly
 

PRIZE MONEY ($2.1 million annuity to the top-five point earners at season's end)

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