The Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the season-ending event on the Champions Tour, returns to Desert Mountain.
The Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the season-ending event on the Champions Tour, returns to Desert Mountain Club’s award-winning Cochise course November 2-8, 2015.
Fans of the game can watch the 30 top players on the Tour’s official money list (and some of the most accomplished players in PGA Tour history), compete for two coveted trophies—the Charles Schwab Cup Championship trophy and the Charles Schwab Cup, a points-based competition launched in 2001 to determine the Champions Tour’s leading player.
The program rewards both consistency and top-10 finishes week- in and week-out, at all official Charles Schwab Cup events. In 2014, Bernhard Langer won the season-long Charles Schwab Cup, the second of his career, closing with a final-round 5-under 65. Tom Pernice Jr. took the championship over Jay Haas after a four-hole playoff with an up-and-down birdie at the par-5 18th.
“Once again, it’s great to be back at Desert Mountain,” said Gerald Goodman, executive director of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. “This tournament is a celebration because every player has earned a spot in this field. When you play on a course that is as beautiful as Cochise and pair it with the club’s outstanding amenities, it makes the players feel they have accomplished something by playing in this event”.
“We’re all about great golf so it’s fantastic to be back hosting the event for the third time” said Desert Mountain Club COO and General Manager, Robert Jones. “The national and international exposure the club, Scottsdale and the immediate areas of Carefree and Cave Creek received in 2014 from broadcasts of the tournament on the Golf Channel was incredible,” he explained. “Last year, we reached 225 million households which gave Desert Mountain an opportunity to showcase the club, the amenities and our outstanding location. It also provided a venue for many of our club members, who have a deep respect for and are great stewards of the game, to serve as volunteers during tournament week”.
Aside from golf, Jones added that the event helps to raise funds for local charities which received more than $118,000 in 2014.
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Note: the tournament will also return to Desert Mountain in 2016. For more information about the Cup or to inquire about tickets, please contact Cheryl D’Anna, Donna Legate or Bob Terry.