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Arnold Palmer was a 2-time winner of the Senior Players Championship

Arnold Palmer was a 2-time winner of the Senior Players Championship.

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About the Senior Players Championship:

One of the five majors on the Champions Tour (but not counted as a major by the European Senior Tour), the event's full, current title is Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship. Constellation Energy has been the title sponsor since 2007.

The tournament was founded in 1983, joining the pre-existing Senior PGA Championship and U.S. Senior Open as senior majors at that time. This tourney is the senior golf version of The Players Championship on the PGA Tour, and the Senior Players Championship winner receives an exemption into the following year's Players Championship.

2014 Senior Players Championship
Bernhard Langer won a playoff to claim the championship, his 21st career Champions Tour win and his third career win in a senior major. Langer and Jeff Sluman finished regulation tied at 15-under 265. They both made 5 on the first playoff, then Langer won it on the second when he made 4 to Sluman's 5.

2013 Tournament
Kenny Perry matched the tournament scoring record in winning by two strokes. Perry shot 64 in the final round to finish at 19-under 261, matching the 261 Jack Nicklaus shot in 1990. Perry won by two strokes over Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf.

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Senior Players Championship Scoring Records:

  • 72 holes: 261 - Jack Nicklaus, 1990; Kenny Perry, 2013
  • 18 holes: 62 - Olin Browne, 2012

Senior Players Championship Golf Courses:

The tournament is currently played at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York, but has changed venues several times throughout its history. From 1993-2006, TPC Michigan was the event site. From 1983-86, it was played at Canterbury Golf Club. Other courses to host the Senior Players Championship include Sawgrass Country Club, the Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, Dearborn Country Club, Baltimore Country Club and TPC Potomoc.

Senior Players Championship Trivia and Notes:

  • Only three golfers have won the Senior Players Championship more than once: Arnold Palmer (1984-85), Dave Stockton (1992, 1994) and Raymond Floyd (1996, 2000).

  • Jack Nicklaus came close to adding a second. After winning in 1990, Nicklaus lost the 1995 tournament in a playoff to J.C. Snead.

  • When Nicklaus won in 1990, he set the 72-hole tournament scoring record of 261. That was 10 strokes better than the previous record at that time. In 2013, Kenny Perry matched Nicklaus' record.

  • Three golfers have won both The Players Championship on the PGA Tour and the Senior Players Championship on the Champions Tour: Nicklaus, Floyd and Fred Couples.

Senior Players Championship Winners:

(p-won playoff; w-shortened by weather)

Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship
2014 - Bernhard Langer-p, 265
2013 - Kenny Perry, 261
2012 - Joe Daley, 266
2011 - Fred Couples-p, 273
2010 - Mark O'Meara-p, 273
2009 - Jay Haas, 267
2008 - D.A. Weibring, 271
2007 - Loren Roberts, 267

Ford Senior Players Championship
2006 - Bobby Wadkins, 274
2005 - Peter Jacobsen, 273
2004 - Mark James, 275
2003 - Craig Stadler, 271
2002 - Stewart Ginn, 274
2001 - Allen Doyle-p, 273
2000 - Raymond Floyd, 273
1999 - Hale Irwin, 267
1998 - Gil Morgan, 267
1997 - Larry Gilbert, 274
1996 - Raymond Floyd, 275
1995 - J.C. Snead-p, 272
1994 - Dave Stockton, 271
1993 - Jim Colbert, 278

Mazda Presents The Senior Players Championship
1992 - Dave Stockton, 277
1991 - Jim Albus, 279

Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship
1990 - Jack Nicklaus, 261
1989 - Orville Moody, 271
1988 - Billy Casper, 278
1987 - Gary Player, 280

Senior Tournament Players Championship
1986 - Chi Chi Rodriguez-w, 206
1985 - Arnold Palmer, 274
1984 - Arnold Palmer, 276
1983 - Miller Barber, 278

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