Champions Golf Tour
CHAMPIONS - Montreal Championship
From The Sports Network

DATES: Friday, July 2nd through Sunday, July 4th
SITE: Club de Golf Fontainebleau, Blainville, Quebec, Canada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Darrell Huxham and Graham Cooke (2003)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,070
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 405 Yds10 - Par 5 540 Yds
2 - Par 4 340 Yds11 - Par 4 430 Yds
3 - Par 4 430 Yds12 - Par 4 410 Yds
4 - Par 3 195 Yds13 - Par 3 190 Yds
5 - Par 5 595 Yds14 - Par 5 585 Yds
6 - Par 3 205 Yds15 - Par 4 455 Yds
7 - Par 5 515 Yds16 - Par 4 360 Yds
8 - Par 4 410 Yds17 - Par 3 170 Yds
9 - Par 4 395 Yds18 - Par 4 440 Yds
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36 3,490 Yds36 3,580 Yds
 
Annual:  1st
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 12-2 a.m. (et) - replay,
  - Saturday -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 12-2 a.m. (et) - replay,
  - Sunday -- 7-9:30 p.m. (et),
  - Monday -- 12-2 a.m. (et) - replay
Total Purse:  $1,800,000
Shares:  1st Place - $270,000; 2nd Place - $158,400; 3rd Place - $129,600
 
Past Montreal Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
1stYear of the Event

Top Players in the Field
Tommy Armour III8th on money list, 3 runner-up finishes in 2010
Mark CalcavecchiaT-6 last week in first Champions Tour start
John Cook9th on money list, 3 top-3 finishes in 2010
Fred Couples1st on money list, 3 victories in 2010
Dan ForsmanWon Regions Charity Classic, 4th on money list
David Frost12th on money list, 4 top-10 finishes in 2010
Fred Funk5 Champions Tour wins, Won 2009 U.S. Senior Open
Jay Haas14 Champions Tour wins, Won 2009 Senior Players
Tom LehmanWon Senior PGA Championship, 5th on money list
Hale IrwinAll-time leader in Champions Tour wins with 45
Corey PavinT-2 last week at Travelers Championship on PGA Tour
Loren RobertsWon Dick's Sporting Goods Open, 6th on money list
Joey Sindelar11th on money list, 5 top-10 finishes in 2010

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Dan Forsman
Darkhorse - Fred Funk
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Loren Roberts) - Finished 1st
Last Week's Darkhorse (Chip Beck) - Finished tied for 57th
 
NOTES:
The Champions Tour travels to Canada this week for the inaugural Montreal Championship in Quebec. Six of the top-10 players on the money list are in the field this week - Fred Couples (1), Dan Forsman (4), Tom Lehman (5), Loren Roberts (6), Tommy Armour III (8) and John Cook (9). Couples leads the money list by $285,000 over Nick Price. Couples is the only three-time winner in 2010 and the only player who has earned over $1 million this season ($1,260,852). In addition, 23 of the top-30 playes on the Charles Schwab Cup points list are competing this week. This event marks the halfway point of the 26 week Champions Tour season.

Corey Pavin, the 2010 United States Ryder Cup captain, is in the field this week. Pavin lost in a playoff last week to Bubba Watson at the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour. He is 21st on the Champions Tour money list in his rookie season. Along with Pavin, three other Ryder Cup captains are playing this week, Mark James, Tom Lehman and Tom Kite.

This is the first time the Champions Tour has played in Canada since the 2002 AT&T Senior Open Championship in Ontario, won by Tom Jenkins. The only time a Champions Tour event was held in Quebec was the 1999 AT&T Senior Open Championship, won by Jim Ahern at Richelieu Valley Golf Club in Sainte-Julie.

This is the second of three new tournaments on the Champions Tour schedule for 2010. David Eger captured the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in May. The final new event for 2010 will be the New Songdo City Championship in South Korea in September.

Le Club de golf Le Fountainebleau opened in 2003 and one year later hosted the Telus Skins Game won by Phil Mickelson.

Quebec professional Yvan Beauchemin claimed a spot in the starting field by winning the 36-hole qualifier at Club de golf Joliette on June 10-11. Beauchemin joins fellow Canadians Jim Rutledge, Daniel Talbot and Dave Barr who all gained access into the tournament through a sponsor's exemption.

The Champions Tour moves to Scotland in three weeks for the Senior British Open Championship at Carnoustie, where Roberts is the defending champion.

06/30 09:36:40 ET

As of June 30, 2010, at 09:36 AM ET