Champions Golf Tour
CHAMPIONS - Songdo IBD Championship
From The Sports Network

DATES: Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 18th
SITE: Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, Songdo, South Korea
COURSE ARCHITECT: Jack Nicklaus (2010)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,087
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 418 Yds10 - Par 4 425 Yds
2 - Par 4 409 Yds11 - Par 4 415 Yds
3 - Par 5 550 Yds12 - Par 4 454 Yds
4 - Par 4 396 Yds13 - Par 3 212 Yds
5 - Par 3 165 Yds14 - Par 4 359 Yds
6 - Par 4 447 Yds15 - Par 5 528 Yds
7 - Par 5 535 Yds16 - Par 4 425 Yds
8 - Par 3 200 Yds17 - Par 3 185 Yds
9 - Par 4 430 Yds18 - Par 5 534 Yds
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36 3,550 Yds36 3,537 Yds
 
Annual:  2nd
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday -- 1-3 a.m. (et),
  - Friday -- 5-6:30 a.m. (et) - replay,
  - Saturday - 1-3 a.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 6-8 a.m. (et) - replay,
  - Saturday -- 1-3 a.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 6-8 a.m. (et) - replay
Defending Champion:  Russ Cochran
Runner-Up:  Fred Funk
Tournament Record:  204 (Russ Cochran, Fred Funk, 2010)
36-Hole Record:  136 (Fred Funk, 2010)
Course Record:  64 (Tom Pernice, Jr., 2010)
Total Purse:  $3,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $456,000; 2nd Place - $270,000; 3rd Place - $222,400
 
2010 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Russ Cochran *204Mark Calcavecchia209
Fred Funk204Michael Allen210
Tom Pernice, Jr.205John Cook210
Joe Ozaki208Tim Simpson210
D.A. Weibring208Four players at211

* - Won in Playoff

 
Past Songdo IBD Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2010Russ Cochran (204) -- Fred Funk
NOTE:Formerly called Posco E&C Songdo Championship (2010).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2010
Russ CochranWon
Tom Pernice, Jr.3rd
Joe OzakiT-4
D.A. WeibringT-4
Mark Calcavecchia6th
Michael AllenT-7
John CookT-7
Tim SimpsonT-7
David FrostT-10
Tom WatsonT-18
Tommy Armour IIIT-23
Jeff Sluman30th
Olin BrowneT-31
Mark O'MearaT-36
David EgerT-39
Bernhard LangerT-42
Tom Lehman---
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Jeff Sluman
Darkhorse - Chip Beck
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Tom Lehman) - Finished tied for 49th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Peter Senior) - Finished tied for 37th
 
NOTES:
The Champions Tour travels to Korea this week for the Songdo IBD Championship. The top-five players on the money list are in the field - Tom Lehman, John Cook, Mark Calcavecchia, defending champion Russ Cochran and Jeff Sluman. Lehman leads the money list by $315,213 over Cook. The winner this week receives $456,000. Lehman and Cook are the only multiple winners on tour this year, with both players winning three times. Calcavecchia, a 13-time winner on the PGA Tour, is coming off his first Champions Tour title three weeks ago at the Boeing Classic.

The 2010 tournament was the first official Champions Tour event held in Asia. The tournament is played at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, which was designed by the legendary golfer himself and opened for play in 2010.

Last year, Cochran birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Fred Funk. Cochran earned his first Champions Tour victory after winning Rookie of the Year honors in 2009. Cochran only won once on the PGA Tour and that came at the 1991 Western Open. It was the first by a left-hander on the Champions Tour since Bob Charles won the 1996 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic.

The Champions Tour moves back to the United States in two weeks for the SAS Championship in North Carolina, where Cochran is also the defending champion.

09/13 16:25:55 ET

As of September 13, 2011, at 04:26 PM ET