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CHAMPIONS - Principal Charity Classic Preview
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DATES: Friday, June 5th through Sunday, June 7th
SITE: Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa
COURSE ARCHITECT: William B. Langford (1922)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,859
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 431 Yds10 - Par 4 441 Yds
2 - Par 3 128 Yds11 - Par 4 408 Yds
3 - Par 4 431 Yds12 - Par 4 361 Yds
4 - Par 4 421 Yds13 - Par 5 529 Yds
5 - Par 5 549 Yds14 - Par 3 201 Yds
6 - Par 4 418 Yds15 - Par 5 510 Yds
7 - Par 4 365 Yds16 - Par 4 430 Yds
8 - Par 5 549 Yds17 - Par 3 188 Yds
9 - Par 3 188 Yds18 - Par 4 311 Yds
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36 3,480 Yds36 3,379 Yds
 
Annual:  15th
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 5:30-7:30 p.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 5-7 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Tom Pernice Jr.
Runner-Up:  Doug Garwood
Tournament Record:  197 (Gil Morgan, 2006; Jay Haas, 2012)
36-Hole Record:  130 (Gil Morgan, 2006)
18-Hole Record:  62 (Kirk Triplett, 2012 - Glen Oaks Country Club)
Course Record:  64 (Bart Bryant, 2013; Bill Glasson, 2014)
Total Purse:  $1,750,000
Shares:  1st Place - $262,500; 2nd Place - $154,000; 3rd Place - $126,000
 
2014 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Tom Pernice Jr. *204Jay Haas205
Doug Garwood204Joe Durant205
Michael Allen205Bobby Clampett207
Mark Calcavecchia205Tom Lehman207
Bill Glasson205Three players at208

* - Won in Playoff

 
Past Principal Charity Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2014*Tom Pernice Jr. (204) -- Doug Garwood
2013Russ Cochran (205) -- Jay Don Blake
2012Jay Haas (197) -- Larry Mize, Kirk Triplett
2011Bob Gilder (199) -- Mark Brooks
2010Nick Price (199) -- Tommy Armour III
2009*Mark McNulty (203) -- Fred Funk, Nick Price
2008Jay Haas (203) -- Andy Bean
2007Jay Haas (201) -- Brad Bryant, R.W. Eaks
2006Gil Morgan (197) -- Loren Roberts
2005*Tom Jenkins (204) -- D.A. Weibring
2004D.A. Weibring (204) -- Tom Jenkins
2003Don Pooley (200) -- Bruce Fleisher, Bruce Lietzke, Jim Thorpe
2002Bob Gilder (200) -- John Bland
2001Jim Thorpe (199) -- Gil Morgan

* - Won in Playoff

Note:Formerly called Allianz Championship (2001-06).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player200620072008200920102011201220132014
Tom Pernice Jr.---------------T-35T-14T-39Won
Jay Haas---WonWonT-17T-30T-52WonT-7T-3
Michael Allen---------------T-9---T-7T-3
Joe Durant------------------------7th
Kirk Triplett------------------T-2T-3T-17
Rocco Mediate---------------------T-27T-17
Mark McNulty---T-16T-36Won---T-52T-34T-31T-17
Dan Forsman---------T-24T-5T-68T-21T-21T-22
Jeff Sluman------T-50T-12T-5T-28T-18T-27T-22
Esteban Toledo---------------------T-31T-33
Gil MorganWonT-47T-36T-38T-48T-28T-51T-51T-33
Bob Gilder---T-31T-22T-17T-52WonT-14T-72T-39
Peter Senior------------T-11T-9T-376thT-50
Loren Roberts2nd---T-5T-6T-3T-25T-18T-15T-50
Olin Browne---------T-50T-11T-46T-37---T-50
Russ Cochran---------T-50T-5---T-18Wonwd
Davis Love III---------------------------
Jeff Maggert---------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Tom Pernice Jr.
Darkhorse - Woody Austin
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Bernhard Langer) - Finished 6th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Gene Sauers) - Missed the cut
 
NOTES:
The Champions Tour travels to Iowa this week for the Principal Charity Classic. Five of the top-10 players on the money list are expected to play, along with 3-time champion Jay Haas. Haas captured this title in 2007, 2008 and 2012.

Last year, Tom Pernice Jr. birdied the second playoff hole to defeat Doug Garwood. Pernice carded three rounds in the 60s and finished at 12-under-par 204 with Garwood. It was Pernice's third career Champions tour title.

In 2012, Haas fired rounds of 66-65-66 in 2012 for a 5-stroke victory over Larry Mize and Kirk Triplett. Haas finished at 16-under par 197, matching the tournament record set by Gil Morgan in 2006. He also earned his 16th Champions Tour title.

In 2011, Bob Gilder fired a bogey-free, 6-under 65 in the final round to come from behind and win by one stroke over second-round leader Mark Brooks. Gilder finished his 10th Champions Tour title at 14-under-par 199 at Glen Oaks Country Club. He became the oldest winner in tournament history at 60 years, 6 months and 5 days old. It was Gilder's first win since the 2006 Constellation Energy Classic.

Nick Price won for the second time in the 2010 season after rounds of 67-65-67. Price finished at 14-under 199 to beat Tommy Armour III by four shots. It marked the first time Price captured multiple wins in a season since 1994, when he won six times and was named PGA Tour Player of the Year.

Haas opened with a first-round 65 in 2007 and cruised to a wire-to-wire victory as he won by three strokes over Brad Bryant and R.W. Eaks. Haas closed with a 2-under 69 in the final round to finish at 12-under-par 201. The win was his third of four in 2007. Haas joined D.A. Weibring (2004) as the only wire-to-wire winners in tournament history.

When Morgan won in 2006, he established a new tournament record of 197, breaking the old mark of 199 set by Jim Thorpe in 2001. He also set a new 36-hole record of 130, breaking the mark of 131 established by John Bland in 2002.

The Champions Tour moves to Massachusetts next week for the third major of the season, the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Belmont Country Club, where Bernhard Langer will defend his title.

06/02 14:24:40 ET

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