Champions Tour changes name subtly to PGA Tour Champions
Champions Tour

Champions Tour changes name subtly to PGA Tour Champions


The Champions Tour -- the 50-plus men's circuit owned by the PGA Tour -- has changed its name, ever so slightly. It's now referred to as PGA Tour Champions.

The name is clearly meant to invoke the relationship between the two tours, as it also makes a more direct connection to the PGA Tour careers most of these players enjoyed which made them automatically eligible for status when the turned 50. The new name also reflects the nomenclature used for the PGA Tour's feeder tours, which is has rolled out in the last half-dozen years, including PGA Tour Latinoamerica, PGA Tour China and the Mackenzie Tour, which is also still referred to with PGA Tour Canada on the end of it.

Ultimately, the name change has no real bearing on the tour itself, but it does come as the tour will enjoy its first season of the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs, a three-event series that will culminate in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.


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