Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (Sports Network) - On the Champions Tour next year, players will be competing for an average prize purse of $1.86 million -- a record-high in the senior circuit's 27th year.Oops, sorry, don't know how that last quote slipped in. Here's his actual carefully sculpted line...
Announced on Monday, the 2007 schedule features 29 official Charles Schwab Cup events worth a combined $54 million. Twenty-four of those tournaments have commitments extending at least through the 2008 season.
"The Champions Tour has made great strides working with our tournaments and title sponsors to strengthen our sponsorship foundation, the courses we play and the look, feel and dates of our tournaments," said tour president Rick George.
"As a result, we hope to add spectators in 2007 to take the look and feel of our events to a new level."
"As a result, we feel the 2007 schedule is one of the strongest in the history of this tour and that we are well positioned for the next few years."