• The Rise, Canada
  • Pronghorn (Fazio)
  • Marco Simone GC (Italy); host of the Ryder Cup 2023
  • Terras da Comporta, Dunas
  • Pebble Beach host of the US Open; US Women's Open; Pebble Beach Pro-Am
  • Prince's GC, England
  • Torrey Pines - South course, host of the Farmers Insurance Open
  • Torrey Pines - South course, host of the Farmers Insurance Open

Tournament results: Grand Champions Ch'ship

Results for the Grand Champions Ch'ship are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2006
America
Hawks Ridge
134 (-10)
$85,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sigel, Jay

Venue

Hawks Ridge

Score

134 (-10)

Prize money

$85,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions Championship (Sept 8-9; unofficial Champions Tr event for 60+ age group; played as the final event of their season). Second-placed and defending champion Mike McCullough (USA) finished 2 shots behind Sigel (USA). [Hawks Ridge GC, Free Home, nr Atlanta, Georgia].

2005
America
McCullough, Mike
Hawks Ridge
133 (-11)
$85,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McCullough, Mike

Venue

Hawks Ridge

Score

133 (-11)

Prize money

$85,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions Championship (Sept 22/23; unofficial Champions Tr event for 60+ age group; played as the final event of their season). Second-placed Bruce Summerhays (USA) finished 2 shots behind McCullough (USA). [Hawks Ridge GC, Free Home, nr Atlanta, Georgia].

2004
America
207 (-9)
$85,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hill, Mike

Venue

Sonoma

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$85,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions Championship (Oct 21-23; unofficial Champions Tr event for 60+ age group; played as part of the Champions Tour season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hill (USA). [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].

2003
America
208 (-8)
$86,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Aoki, Isao

Venue

Sonoma

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$86,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Grand Champions Championship (Oct 23-25; unofficial Champions Tr event for 60+ age group; played as part of the Champions Tour season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship). Second-placed Tom Wargo (USA) and Raymond Floyd (USA) finished 6 shots behind Aoki (Jpn). [Sonoma GC, Sonoma, California].

2002
America
Gaillardia G&CC
$150,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Gilbert, Gibby

Venue

Gaillardia G&CC

Score

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors Championship (Oct 25-27; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship at Gaillardia). Second-placed Mike Hill (USA) and Dave Stockton (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gilbert (USA). [Gaillardia G&CC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma].

2001
America
Gaillardia G&CC
214 (-2)
$142,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Venue

Gaillardia G&CC

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

$142,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors Championship (Oct 26-28; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for the top 16 golfers aged 60 and above; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Archer (USA). [Gaillardia G&CC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma].

2000
America
209 (-7)
$138,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geiberger, Al

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$138,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors Championship (Nov 3-5; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Geiberger (USA) beat Jim Albus (USA) at the second playoff hole. [TPC Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina].

1999
America
210 (-6)
$128,000
Georgia-Pacific

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hill, Mike

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$128,000

Title sponsor

Georgia-Pacific

Played as the Georgia-Pacific Super Seniors Championship (Nov 5-7; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Second-placed Jim Dent (USA) finished 5 shots behind Hill (USA). [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Charles, Bob

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$85,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Champions Championship (Nov 5-7; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 2 shots behind Charles (NZ). [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Coody, Charles

Score

Prize money

$85,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Champions Championship (Nov 7-9; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Won by Coody (USA). [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Charles, Bob

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$85,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Champions Championship (Nov 8-10; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Won by Charles (NZ). [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Brewer, Gay

Score

Prize money

$85,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the MasterCard Champions Championship (Nov 10-12; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event for 60+ age group; played as part of the season-ending Senior Tour Championship). Won by Brewer (USA). [The Dunes G&BC, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina].

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