Oldest Winners Ever on the Champions Tour

In the history of the Champions Tour, the PGA Tour's circuit for golfers 50 and older, only seven golfers have won past the age of 62. Three of those were 63. So far, only one golfer aged 64 or older has won on the Champions Tour, and that golfer appears multiple times on the list of oldest winners.

The Overall Record-Holder: Bernhard Langer, Age 65

In 2021, Bernhard Langer became the first 64-year-old to win on the Champions Tour, then won again at age 64. In 2022, he became the first Champions Tour golfer to win at age 65. Then, in 2023, he broke his own record again by winning again as a 65-year-old.

For now, Langer's record stands at 65 years, 5 months, 23 days. That's how old he was when he won the 2023 Champions Tour Chubb Classic on February 19, 2023. Langer opened that tournament by bettering his age with a first-round 64. He shared the second-round lead. In the final round, he birdied the 17th hole en route to a 65, finishing at 17-under-par 199. That was good for a three-stroke victory over runners-up Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington.

That win was even more impressive in another way, however: It was Langer's 45th career win on the senior circuit. That put him into a tie with Hale Irwin for the all-time Champions Tour lead in wins — a record by Irwin that once seemed unassailable.

The List of Oldest Champions Tour Winners

These are the golfers who've won at age 62 and older:

  • Bernhard Langer: 65 years, 5 months, 23 days, 2023 Chubb Classic
  • Bernhard Langer: 65 years, 2 months, 10 days, 2022 TimberTech Championship
  • Bernhard Langer: 64 years, 5 months, 23 days, 2022 Chubb Classic
  • Bernhard Langer: 64 years, 1 month, 27 days, 2021 Dominion Energy Charity Classic
  • Scott Hoch: 63 years, 5 months, 4 days, 2019 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge (2-man team tournament)
  • Fred Couples: 63 years, 14 days, 2022 SAS Championship
  • Mike Fetchick: 63 years to the day, 1985 Hilton Head Seniors Invitational
  • Jay Haas: 62 years, 10 months, 7 days, 2016 Toshiba Classic
  • Gary Player: 62 years, 9 months, 22 days, 1998 Northville Long Island Classic
  • Bernhard Langer: 62 years, 6 months, 3 days, 2020 Cologuard Classic
  • Mark O'Meara: 62 years, 1 month, 18 days, 2019 Cologuard Classic
Mike Fetchick's record of 63 years old set in 1985 stood for 34 years until Hoch beat it in 2019 as part of a 2-man team. Langer's win at age 64 finally bettered Fetchick's 36-year-old record for an individual, stroke-play tournament.

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