Yearly Champions Tour Scoring Average Leaders

The name of Bernhard Langer appears often on the list of Champions Tour scoring leaders
Which golfers have led the Champions Tour in scoring average each year? That's the question we answer here, and the full list of the tour's annual scoring leaders is below. First, let's point out a few facts about the senior tour's best scorers:
  • Bernhard Langer has led the tour in scoring average more than anyone else, a total of seven different years. Those years were 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  • The lowest scoring average yet posted in Champions Tour history is the 67.96 average by Fred Couples in 2010.
  • Both Langer (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) and Don January (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985) had streaks of four consecutive years leading the tour in scoring.
Unlike with the PGA Tour's yearly scoring leaders, who are chosen using a weighted formula that takes into account both golf course degree of difficulty plus field strength, the Champions Tour uses actual scoring average. That means a golfer's total strokes played during the year divided by his rounds played.

The List: Champions Tour Scoring Leaders

2019 — Retief Goosen, 69.14
2018 — Bernhard Langer, 69.01
2017 — Bernhard Langer, 68.03
2016 — Bernhard Langer, 68.31
2015 — Bernhard Langer, 68.69
2014 — Bernhard Langer, 68.03
2013 — Fred Couples, 68.64
2012 — Fred Couples, 68.52
2011 — Mark Calcavecchia, 69.04
2010 — Fred Couples, 67.96
2009 — Bernhard Langer, 68.92
2008 — Bernhard Langer, 69.65
2007 — Loren Roberts, 69.31
2006 — Loren Roberts, 69.01
2005 — Mark McNulty, 69.41
2004 — Craig Stadler, 69.30
2003 — Tom Watson, 68.81
2002 — Hale Irwin, 68.93
2001 — Gil Morgan, 69.20
2000 — Gil Morgan, 68.83
1999 — Bruce Fleisher, 69.19
1998 — Hale Irwin, 68.59
1997 — Hale Irwin, 68.92
1996 — Hale Irwin, 69.47
1995 — Raymond Floyd, 69.47
1994 — Raymond Floyd, 69.08
1993 — Bob Charles, 69.59
1992 — Lee Trevino, 69.46
1991 — Lee Trevino, 69.50
1990 — Lee Trevino, 68.89
1989 — Bob Charles, 69.78
1988 — Bob Charles, 70.05
1987 — Chi Chi Rodriguez, 70.07
1986 — Chi Chi Rodriguez, 69.65
1985 — Don January, 70.11
1984 — Don January, 70.68
1983 — Don January, 69.46
1982 — Don January, 70.03
1981 — Miller Barber, 69.57
1980 — Don January, 71.00

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Photo credit: Bernhard Langer photographed by Keith Allison [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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