Champions Golf Tour
CHAMPIONS - Shaw Charity Classic Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Friday, August 29th through Sunday, August 31st
SITE: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
COURSE ARCHITECT: Otto Anderson (1957), Olson Beatty Golf (redesign, 2007),
         Gary Browning (2010)
PAR: 70
YARDAGE: 7,086
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 468 Yds10 - Par 4 421 Yds
2 - Par 4 442 Yds11 - Par 5 532 Yds
3 - Par 4 370 Yds12 - Par 3 206 Yds
4 - Par 5 600 Yds13 - Par 4 454 Yds
5 - Par 3 165 Yds14 - Par 3 163 Yds
6 - Par 4 384 Yds15 - Par 4 492 Yds
7 - Par 4 469 Yds16 - Par 3 210 Yds
8 - Par 4 440 Yds17 - Par 4 480 Yds
9 - Par 3 205 Yds18 - Par 5 585 Yds
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35 3,543 Yds36 3,543 Yds
 
Annual:  2nd
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday/Saturday -- 9:30-11:30 p.m. (et) - taped,
  - Sunday -- 9-11 p.m. (et) - taped
Defending Champion:  Rocco Mediate
Runner-Up:  Tom Byrum
Tournament Record:  191 (Rocco Mediate, 2013)
36-Hole Record:  127 (Rocco Mediate, 2013)
Course Record:  62 (Bill Glasson, 2013)
Total Purse:  $2,250,000
Shares:  1st Place - $337,500; 2nd Place - $206,400; 3rd Place - $158,600
 
2013 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Rocco Mediate191Bobby Clampett200
Tom Byrum198Jeff Freeman200
Kirk Triplett199Scott Hoch200
Duffy Waldorf199Tom Pernice Jr.200
Michael Allen200Five players at201
 
Past Shaw Charity Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2013Rocco Mediate (191) -- Tom Byrum

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2013
Rocco MediateWon
Tom Byrum2nd
Kirk TriplettT-3
Duffy WaldorfT-3
Michael AllenT-5
Tom Pernice Jr.T-5
Fred CouplesT-10
Jeff SlumanT-15
Mark BrooksT-29
Jay HaasT-42
Scott Dunlap---
Bernhard Langer---
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Fred Couples
Darkhorse - Mark Brooks
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Bernhard Langer) - Finished tied for 15th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Woody Austin) - Finished tied for 5th
 
NOTES:
The Champions Tour travels to Canada this week for the Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary, Alberta. Seven of the top-10 players on the money list are in the field, including money leader Bernhard Langer.

Langer leads Colin Montgomerie by more than $800,000 for the top spot. Langer can increase his lead this week, as Montgomerie is not teeing it up. Langer has five victories this season and is the only player with more than two wins. He finished tied for 15th last week at the Boeing Classic, which broke a string of five straight top-10 finishes.

This is the 18th official Champions Tour event to be staged in Canada, and fourth in Calgary. Two Canadian golfers are in the field - Jim Rutledge and Rod Spittle.

Last year, Rocco Mediate carded rounds of 63-64-64 and cruised to a 7-stroke win over Tom Byrum. Mediate finished at 22-under-par 191 for his second Champions Tour win of 2013. His total of 191 matched the lowest 54-hole score in Champions Tour history. Mediate became the first rookie with multiple wins in a season since Fred Couples in 2010.

The Champions Tour remains in Canada next week for the Quebec Championship, where Esteban Toledo is the defending champion.

08/26 18:29:23 ET

As of August 26, 2014, at 06:29 PM ET