2017 Tournament
Pairings & Results

Champions Division

  1. Michael Allen / John Daly
  2. Jay Haas / TBD
  3. TBD / Brad Bryant
  4. Dan Forsman / Mike Reid
  5. Roger Chapman / David Frost
  6. Colin Montgomerie / Mark O’Meara
  7. Woody Austin / Mark Calcavecchia
  8. Brad Faxon / Scott McCarron
  9. Miguel A. Jimenez / Jose Maria Olazabal
  10. Steve Lowery /Tim Petrovic
  11. Tom Lehman / Loren Roberts
  12. Paul Goydos / Kevin Sutherland
  13. Ben Crenshaw / Jerry Pate
  14. Sandy Lyle / Ian Woosnam
  15. Jerry Kelly / Steve Stricker
  16. Tommy Armour / Jesper Parnevik
  17. Lee Janzen / Rocco Mediate
  18. Scott Hoch / Kenny Perry
  19. Larry Mize / Hal Sutton
  20. Olin Browne / Steve Pate
  21. Craig Stadler / Kirk Triplett
  22. Tom Pernice / Bob Tway
  23. John Cook / Joey Sindelar
  24. Davis Love / Scott Verplank
  25. Tom Purtzer / D.A. Weibring
  26. Fred Funk / Jeff Sluman
  27. Corey Pavin / Duffy Waldorf
  28. Billy Andrade / Joe Durant
  29. Tom Kite / Gil Morgan
  30. Andy North / Tom Watson
  31. David Toms / Jeff Maggert
  32. Hale Irwin /  Wes Short
  33. Bob Gilder / Billy Mayfair
  34. Russ Cochran / Jay Don Blake
  35. John Huston / Mark Brooks


Legends Division

  1. Mike Hill / Lee Trevino
  2. Tom Wieskopf / Tony Jacklin
  3. Tommy Jacobs / Jim Ferree
  4. Dave Stockton / TBD
  5. Gary Player / Jack Nicklaus
  6. John Bland / Graham Marsh
  7. Charles Coody / Dale Douglas
  8. Bruce Fleisher / Larry Nelson
  9. Butch Baird / Al Geiberger
  10. Dave Eichelberger / Jim Colbert
  11. Allen Doyle / Hubert Green
  12. Jim Thorpe / Doug Tewell
  13. Bob Murphy / David Graham

Because this is the only tournament on Tour using a Par-3 course, the format is a little bit different at Top of the Rock:

Top of The Rock Format

CHAMPIONS DIVISION: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY
Holes #1 through #9 Modified Alternate Shot
Holes #10 through #18 Four-Ball
LEGENDS DIVISION: FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Holes #1 through #9 Modified Alternate Shot
Holes #10 through #18 Four-Ball
SUNDAY
Holes #1 through #9 NEW: Skins Game featuring
Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player,
Lee Trevino, and celebrities

Modified Alternate Shot

  • Both partners make strokes from the teeing ground, choose a ball, and play alternate strokes with that ball until it is holed
  • The player whose ball was NOT chosen MUST play the second stroke
  • The ball that is chosen must be played until holed unless the provisions of another rule apply

First Round Groupings and Starting Times

Groupings and tee times will be published as soon as they are available during tournament week. All times are CST.

Gates open at 8:00am.

Top of the Rock

Friday April 21, 2017.

1st Wave
8:30        
8:42        
8:54        
9:06        
9:18        
9:30                                        
2nd Wave
12:00        
12:12        
12:24        
12:36        
12:48        
1:00        
1:12        
1:24        
1:36                                        

Buffalo Ridge

Friday April 21, 2017.

11:00        
11:13        
11:26        
11:39        
11:52        
12:05        
12:18        
12:31        
12:44        
12:57                                        

Second Round Groupings and Starting Times

Groupings and tee times will be published as soon as they are available during tournament week. All times are CST.

Legends Division play concludes today (Skins Game on Sunday).

Gates open at 8:00am.

Top of the Rock

Saturday April 22, 2017.

1st Wave
8:30        
8:42        
8:54        
9:06        
9:18        
9:30                                        
2nd Wave
12:00        
12:12        
12:24        
12:36        
12:48        
1:00        
1:12        
1:24        
1:36        
1:48                                        

Buffalo Ridge

Saturday April 22, 2017.

11:00        
11:13        
11:26        
11:39        
11:52        
12:05        
12:18        
12:31        
12:44                                        

Championship Sunday at Top of the Rock

Sunday April 23, 2017.

Gates open at 7:00am, Champions Division play starts at 7:30am.

7:30        
7:40        
7:50        
8:00        
8:10        
10:20        
10:31        
10:42        
10:53        
11:04        
11:15        
11:30        
11:40        
11:50        
12:00        
12:10        
12:20        
12:30        
12:40        
12:50        
1:00                                        

2016 Final Results (Champions Division):

Allen / Austin 49-59-48--156 (-23)
Frost / Chapman 48-61-48--157 (-22)
Durant / Andrade 63-46-49--158 (-21)
Bryant / Bryant 64-50-47--161 (-18)
O'Meara / Montgomerie 66-47-48--161 (-18)
Irwin / Short 65-49-47--161 (-18)
Pavin / Waldorf 63-50-48--161 (-18)
Goydos / Sutherland 63-50-49--162 (-17)
Lehman / Langer 60-50-52--162 (-17)

 

2016 Final Results (Legends Division):

Nelson / Fleisher 45-48-23--116 (-19)
Bland / Marsh 48-47-23--118 (-17)
Doyle / Green 51-46-23--120 (-15)
Thorpe / Tewell 47-48-25--120 (-15)
Snead / Eichelberger 50-47-25--122 (-13)
Nicklaus / Player 53-51-22--126  (-9)

 

2016 Event Summary:

RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Woody Austin and Michael Allen won the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge on Sunday, giving Austin two straight victories and three in the last four events on PGA TOUR Champions.

Allen made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory over David Frost and Roger Chapman.

"Woody's given me confidence all week," Allen said. "He's been reading these greens so well, better than I do, and he told me it was just like a right-edge putt. He's been right all week and really for once I kind of hit one where I was supposed to and got it to the hole."

Austin and Allen closed with a 6-under 48 in breezy conditions, playing nine holes of modified alternate shot and nine of better ball on the par-3 Top of the Rock course. They finished at 23-under 156.

"The key is making a few putts here and there, and this week I had a partner who was able to make some that I couldn't make and we had the absolute perfect partnership this week," Austin said. "Three days where both of us were right there with each other with our caddies, everything jelled. We never had a moment where one was so far in trouble that it messed with the other one. It was absolutely a perfect simple week really. It really was simple."

Austin won the Tucson Conquistadores Classic last month in Arizona for his first PGA TOUR Champions title and took the Mitsubishi Electric Classic last week in a playoff in Georgia. Allen has eight PGA TOUR Champions titles.

"As far as hot streaks, like I've always said, it's all about putting," Austin said. "This game has turned into nothing but a putting contest. I've just putted well for a few days these last few weeks or this last month and I'm getting the results that I could have gotten all last year and the year before, it's just the ball's going in the hole more often, that's all."

Austin and Allen each earned $230,000.

Frost and Chapman also shot a 48. "Just fell short, but we had a great week," Chapman said. "I thoroughly enjoyed playing with David."

Billy Andrade and Joe Durant, the winners last year, were third at 21 under after a 49.

Larry Nelson and Bruce Fleisher completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Legends Division for players 65 and older, beating John Bland and Graham Marsh by two strokes. Nelson and Fleisher shot a 4-under 23 in a better-ball nine to finish at 19-under 116. Bland and Marsh also had a 23.

"We figured we would probably need to shoot 3 under to really kind of close it out and ended up shooting 4 under, which is kind of nice," Nelson said.
Fleisher was playing for the first time since the tournament last year.

"When you don't play for a year, let me tell you, you're not comfortable," Fleisher said. "I was wired this morning, to be honest with you." Fleisher and Nelson each earned $60,000.