Champions Tour Yearly Victory Leaders

Plus other seasonal win records on the senior tour

Bernhard Langer holds the Charles Schwab Cup at the end of the 2014 Champions Tour year, one of the seasons in which Langer led the Tour in wins.
Bernhard Langer (holding the Charles Schwab Cup) led the Champions Tour in wins in five different years. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Its very name tells us that the Champions Tour is full of golfers who know a thing or two about winning. On this page we list the golfer(s) who led the senior tour in wins during every year the tour's existence.

And we'll also take a look at a few other tour records relating to seasonal victories.

Let's start with a couple questions relating to single-season victories.

Who Holds the Record for Most Wins in a Single Year on the Champions Tour?

Two golfers share this record, both - not surprisingly - Hall of Famers: Peter Thomson and Hale Irwin.

  • Peter Thomson: 9 wins in 1985 (in 22 starts)
  • Hale Irwin: 9 wins in 1997 (in 23 starts)

Which Golfers Led the Tour in Wins Most Often?

This record-holder is Bernhard Langer, who has led the Champions Tour (or tied for the lead) in victories in seven different years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Here are the top golfers in this category:

  • Bernhard Langer - 7 years leading in wins
  • Hale Irwin - 4 times
  • Lee Trevino - 3 times
  • Miller Barber - 3 times

Now, here are the golfers who led the Champions Tour in wins each year (there are more records below the chart):

Annual Win Leaders on the Champions Tour

Year Golfer with Most Wins No. of Wins
2019 Scott McCarron, Jerry Kelly 3
2018 Paul Broadhurst, Vijay Singh, Steve Stricker 3
2017 Bernhard Langer 7
2016 Bernhard Langer 4
2015 Jeff Maggert 4
2014 Bernhard Langer 5
2013 Kenny Perry 3
2012 Michael Allen, Roger Chapman, Fred Couples,
David Frost, Fred Funk, Bernhard Langer,
Tom Lehman, Willie Wood
2
2011 John Cook, Tom Lehman 3
2010 Bernhard Langer 5
2009 Bernhard Langer 4
2008 Bernhard Langer, Eduardo Romero 3
2007 Jay Haas 4
2006 Loren Roberts, Jay Haas 4
2005 Hale Irwin 4
2004 Craig Stadler 5
2003 Craig Stadler 3
2002 Hale Irwin, Bob Gilder 4
2001 Larry Nelson 5
2000 Larry Nelson 6
1999 Bruce Fleisher 7
1998 Hale Irwin 7
1997 Hale Irwin 9
1996 Jim Colbert 5
1995 Jim Colbert, Bob Murphy 4
1994 Lee Trevino 6
1993 Dave Stockton 5
1992 Lee Trevino 5
1991 Mike Hill 5
1990 Lee Trevino 7
1989 Bob Charles 5
1988 Bob Charles, Gary Player 5
1987 Chi Chi Rodriguez 7
1986 Bruce Crampton 7
1985 Peter Thomson 9
1984 Miller Barber 4
1983 Don January 6
1982 Miller Barber 3
1981 Miller Barber 3

What about 1980? That is considered Year 1 in the history of the Champions Tour. But there were only four tournaments played in 1980, and each was won by a different golfer. So the win leaders for 1980, with one victory each, were Roberto De Vicenzo, Don January, Arnold Palmer and Charlie Sifford.

More Win Records on the Champions Tour

Hale Irwin holds the record for most career wins with 45. See our Most Career Wins on the Champions Tour page for a list of senior golf's biggest career winners.

Consecutive Seasons With at Least One Champions Tour Win
This record belongs to Irwin and Langer:

  • 12 years - Bernhard Langer (2007-17)
  • 11 years - Hale Irwin (1995-2005)
  • 9 years - Miller Barber (1981-89)
  • 9 years - Gil Morgan (1996-2004)
  • 8 years - Don January (1980-87)
  • 8 years - Chi Chi Rodriguez (1986-93)
  • 8 years - Jim Thorpe (2000-07)

Most Consecutive Wins
Chi Chi Rodriguez won four Champions Tour tournaments in a row during the 1987 season. And that is the senior record for consecutive victories. Rodriguez won the 1987 Vantage at the Dominion, United Hospitals Classic, Silver Pages Classic and Senior Players Reunion tournaments.

Most Different Winners In One Season
Twice in Champions Tour history 25 golfers posted wins during a season. It happened in 1995 and in 2003.