Activities Sports & Athletics Champions Tour Yearly Money Leaders Golfers who led the Champions Tour in winnings each year Share PINTEREST Email Print Boris Streubel/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Golf Golf Tournaments Basics History Gear Golf Courses Famous Golfers Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cheerleading Cricket Extreme Sports Football Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Brent Kelley Brent Kelley is an award-winning sports journalist and golf expert with over 30 years in print and online journalism. our editorial process Brent Kelley Updated November 11, 2019 The golfer who leads the Champions Tour in earnings each year is referred to as the money list leader. Win the most money, you wind up as the money list winner. And the golfer who finishes the year with the most money is presented with the Arnold Palmer Trophy. (Palmer himself never led the Champions Tour money list. But he did lead the PGA Tour in earnings multiple times, and the same trophy goes to the PGA Tour's annual money leader.) Key Takeaways The Champions Tour crowns its money-list leader every year at the end of the season, and that winner receives the Arnold Palmer Award. Bernhard Langer has led the senior tour in earnings far more often than anyone else. The tour's first money-list leader was Don January in 1980. One golfer has dominated the history of the Champions Tour money list: Bernhard Langer is a 10-time money leader on the senior tour. Hale Irwin and Don January are the only other golfers who've won it at least three times. Several other golfers won lead the tour in money in consecutive seasons, however. Bob Charles, Dave Stockton, Jim Colbert and Jay Haas all led the money list in back-to-back seasons. Langer has both a three-year streak and a seven-year streak of leading the Champions Tour money list. Champions Tour Money List Leaders By Year The senior circuit's money list goes back to 1980. Here are the season-ending leaders for each year of the tour's existence: 2019 — Scott McCarron, $2,534,0902018 — Bernhard Langer, $2,222,1542017 — Bernhard Langer, $3,677,3592016 — Bernhard Langer, $3,016,9592015 — Bernhard Langer, $2,340,2882014 — Bernhard Langer, $3,074,1892013 — Bernhard Langer, $2,448,4282012 — Bernhard Langer, $2,140,2962011 — Tom Lehman, $2,081,5262010 — Bernhard Langer, $2,648,9392009 — Bernhard Langer, $2,139,4512008 — Bernhard Langer, $2,035,0732007 — Jay Haas, $2,581,0012006 — Jay Haas, $2,420,2272005 — Dana Quigley, $2,170,2582004 — Craig Stadler, $2,306,0662003 — Tom Watson, $1,853,1082002 — Hale Irwin, $3,028,3042001 — Allen Doyle, $2,553,5822000 — Larry Nelson, $2,708,0051999 — Bruce Fleisher, $2,515,7051998 — Hale Irwin, $2,861,9451997 — Hale Irwin, $2,343,3641996 — Jim Colbert, $1,627,8901995 — Jim Colbert, $1,444,3861994 — Dave Stockton, $1,402,5191993 — Dave Stockton, $1,175,9441992 — Lee Trevino, $1,027,0021991 — Mike Hill, $1,065,6571990 — Lee Trevino, $1,190,5181989 — Bob Charles, $725,8871988 — Bob Charles, $533,9291987 — Chi Chi Rodriguez, $509,1451986 — Bruce Crampton, $454,2991985 — Peter Thomson, $386,7241984 — Don January, $328,5971983 — Don January, $237,5711982 — Miller Barber, $106,8901981 — Miller Barber, $83,1361980 — Don January, $44,100 The current-season money list standings and the senior career money list can both be viewed within the Champions Tour stats section on PGATour.com.