Monthly Archives: November 2014

For four days, Desert Mountain’s Cochise Course, swirling winds and the best 50-and-older golfers in the world took their best shots at Tom Pernice Jr. Somehow, some way, he answered them all. Pernice stubbornly won the battle of attrition Sunday, finishing off a victory at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship by beating Jay Haas on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday to win the Champion Tour’s season finale.

After winning the 2013 Charles Schwab Cup Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Fred Couples started off the 2014 tournament at Desert Mountain Club at 1-over 71 in the first round Thursday. He was even through nine holes on Friday, before catching fire on the back nine, making birdie six times, including four in a row from holes 12 to 15. He two-putted only one hole on the back nine.

It’s hard to imagine someone having a better season on the Champions Tour than Britain’s Colin Montgomerie did in 2014. He won the Senior U.S. Open, the Senior PGA Championship, finished second in the Senior Open Championship and recorded 10 top-10 finishes in 17 events.