Champions Golf Tour
CHAMPIONS - Montreal Championship
From The Sports Network

DATES: Friday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th
SITE: Vallee du Richelieu Vercheres, Sainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada
COURSE ARCHITECT: William F. Gordon (1965), Graham Cooke & Associates (2010)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 6,894
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 384 Yds10 - Par 4 379 Yds
2 - Par 4 441 Yds11 - Par 5 542 Yds
3 - Par 4 388 Yds12 - Par 4 372 Yds
4 - Par 4 362 Yds13 - Par 3 227 Yds
5 - Par 5 563 Yds14 - Par 4 391 Yds
6 - Par 3 189 Yds15 - Par 3 155 Yds
7 - Par 5 535 Yds16 - Par 5 513 Yds
8 - Par 3 169 Yds17 - Par 4 393 Yds
9 - Par 4 432 Yds18 - Par 4 459 Yds
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36 3,463 Yds36 3,431 Yds
 
Annual:  3rd
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et) - taped,
  - Saturday -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. (et) - taped,
  - Sunday -- 7-9:30 p.m. (et) - taped
Defending Champion:  John Cook
Runner-Up:  Chien Soon Lu
Tournament Record:  195 (John Cook, 2011)
36-Hole Record:  128 (Chien Soon Lu, 2011)
Course Record:  62 (Rod Spittle, 2011)
Total Purse:  $1,800,000
Shares:  1st Place - $270,000; 2nd Place - $158,400; 3rd Place - $129,600
 
2011 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
John Cook195Corey Pavin200
Chien Soon Lu198Larry Mize201
Joey Sindelar199Jeff Sluman201
Dan Forsman200Rod Spittle201
Bill Glasson200Six players at202
 
Past Montreal Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2011John Cook (195) -- Chien Soon Lu
2010Larry Mize (199) -- John Cook

Top Contenders in the Field
Player20102011
John Cook2ndWon
Chien Soon LuT-442nd
Joey SindelarT-103rd
Dan ForsmanT-3T-4
Corey PavinT-3T-4
Bill GlassonT-10T-4
Larry MizeWonT-7
Jeff SlumanT-29T-7
Rod Spittle---T-7
Jay HaasT-6T-10
John Huston---T-10
Michael Allen---T-16
David Eger---T-16
David FrostT-20T-20
Brad BryantT-18T-23
Peter SeniorT-20T-23
Hale IrwinT-34T-28
Roger Chapman---T-35
Bob GilderT-6T-47
Loren RobertsT-5---
Mark CalcavecchiaT-16---
Fred FunkT-44---
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Fred Funk
Darkhorse - Russ Cochran
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Bernhard Langer) - Finished tied for 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Kirk Triplett) - Finished tied for 33rd
 
NOTES:
The Champions Tour travels to Canada this week for the Montreal Championship in Quebec. Three of the top 5 players on the money list are in the field - Michael Allen (1), John Cook (4) and Jay Haas (5).

Allen is the only two-time winner on tour in 2012. He captured the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am and the Legends of Golf with partner David Frost. Allen is the only player to eclipse the $1 million mark so far this season. He finished tied for 56th at the U.S. Open Championship last week.

Last year, John Cook posted rounds of 63-66-66 to win by three shots over Chien Soon Lu. Cook finished the tournament at 21-under-par 195 of his third win of 2011 and eighth tour victory. He easily set a new tournament scoring record with his total of 195. Larry Mize established the old mark of 199 in 2010. It was the second time that Cook won in Canada, as he captured the 1983 Canadian Open on the PGA Tour.

In 2010, former Masters champion Mize fired an 8-under 64 in the final round to win his first title on the Champions Tour. He finished 54 holes at 17-under 199, good for a one-shot win over second-round leader Cook. It was his first win at a PGA Tour-sanctioned event in 16 years, 10 months and 26 days.

The 2010 tournament was the first time that the Champions Tour has played in Canada since the 2002 AT&T Senior Open Championship in Ontario, won by Tom Jenkins. The only other time a Champions Tour event was held in Quebec was the 1999 AT&T Senior Open Championship, won by Jim Ahern at Vallee du Richelieu, the site of this week's tournament.

The Champions Tour moves to Pennsylvania next week for the third major of the season, the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, where Fred Couples is the defending champion.

06/19 17:01:36 ET

As of June 19, 2012, at 05:01 PM ET