CHAMPIONS - Montreal Championship
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DATES: Friday, July 1st through Sunday, July 3rd
SITE: Club de Golf Fontainebleau, Montreal, 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
36 3,490 Yds36 3,580 Yds
Annual:  2nd
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday -- 12:30-2:30 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 6:30-9:30 p.m. (et) - taped,
  - Sunday -- 7-9:30 p.m. (et) - taped
Defending Champion:  Larry Mize
Runner-Up:  John Cook
Tournament Record:  199 (Larry Mize, 2010)
36-Hole Record:  132 (John Cook, 2010)
Course Record:  63 (D.A. Weibring, 2010)
Total Purse:  $1,800,000
Shares:  1st Place - $270,000; 2nd Place - $158,400; 3rd Place - $129,600
2010 Finish
Larry Mize199Bob Gilder203
John Cook200Jay Haas203
Dan Forsman202Loren Roberts203
Corey Pavin202D.A. Weibring203
Fred Couples203Six players at204
Past Montreal Championship Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2010Larry Mize (199) -- John Cook

Top Contenders in the Field
Larry MizeWon
John Cook2nd
Dan ForsmanT-3
Corey PavinT-3
Bob GilderT-6
Jay HaasT-6
Tom LehmanT-10
Joey SindelarT-10
David FrostT-20
Jeff SlumanT-29
Hale IrwinT-34
Tommy Armour IIIT-38
Mark WiebeT-61
Michael Allen---
David Eger---
John Huston---
Mark McNulty---
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Mark Wiebe
Darkhorse - Jim Gallagher, Jr.
Last Week's Pick to Win (Nick Price) - Finished 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Mike Goodes) - Finished tied for 33rd
The Champions Tour travels to Canada this week for the Montreal Championship in Quebec. Six of the top-seven players on the money list are in the field, led by money leader and three-time winner Tom Lehman. He is joined by two-time winner John Cook, Mark Wiebe, David Eger, Jeff Sluman and Michael Allen. Lehman and Cook are the only multiple winners in 2011. Four Canadians are in the field - Rod Spittle, Jim Rutledge, Yvan Beauchemin and Daniel Talbot.

John Huston captured his first Champions Tour title last week at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open in only his third start on the circuit. Huston, who turned 50 on June 1st, has won seven PGA Tour titles.

Last year, former Masters champion Larry Mize fired an eight-under 64 in the final round to win his first title on the Champions Tour. He finished 54 holes on the Fontainebleau course at 17-under 199, good for a one-shot win over second-round leader Cook, who couldn't make a birdie on any of his last three holes to catch Mize. It was his first win at a PGA Tour-sanctioned event in 16 years, 10 months and 26 days.

Le Club de golf Le Fountainebleau opened in 2003 and one year later hosted the Telus Skins Game won by Phil Mickelson. Fontainebleau was the second-easiest course on tour last year, with a scoring average of 70.013 (-1.187). The par-five, seventh hole was the third-easiest hole on tour in 2010, with a scoring average of 4.362.

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 Richelieu Valley Golf Club in Sainte-Julie.

The Champions Tour moves to California next week for the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, where Ted Schulz is the defending champion.

06/28 18:05:06 ET

As of June 28, 2011, at 06:05 PM ET
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