1. Bernhard Langer of the cash register rings
Never fight in the Champions Tour (but not fulfilling its objectives) Langer won five times in the year 2010, including the British and U.S. Superior opens and Charles Schwab Cup.
2. Green makes his return
After a terrible car accident that cost Ken Green of his right leg in 2009, five times winner made his return at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, finishing 26 with teammate Mike Reid. Playing in only three events, green proved too many that the loss of a leg need not be debilitating.
Fred Couples has been a favorite of fans, but when he won consecutive events on both coasts in early 2010 the fanaticism grew at a frenetic pace. Unfortunately for couples who did not win again until late October, with many near misses on the road and very little fanfare.
4. The best left-hander since Bob Charles
In his second full season on the Champions Tour Russ Cochran won twice and recorded 11 top-10 finishes. Along the way, the left-hander from Paducah, Kent. Moved to the ranks of the elite in the senior circuit.
5. A changing of the guard?
Langer was the dominant figure in 2010, but other significant moves. With age a major factor in competitiveness on the Champions Tour, it seems that the younger couples, Cochran and Michael Allen are taking the place of Jay Haas and Loren Roberts.
6. Kenny Perry arrives
Perry has the length and the skills to compete every week on the PGA Tour, but his debut in late 2010 in the senior circuit is likely to signal the beginning of its dominance in 2011. That if PK is the desire for more.
7. Emotional British Open
As in 2009, when Tom Watson came so close to winning the Open Championship, Mark Calcavecchia in 2010 tried to hold the mantle of the Elderly at the Old Course. However, a very particular South Africa and a third round of 77 destroyed the hopes of Calc
8. Advance or aberration?
Mark O’Meara joined the Champions Tour in 2007 but had to wait until 2010 to record a victory. The first was in the case of Liberty Mutual Legends, which can be counted as a breakthrough for the main winner twice if he had not won the grand final of the year just outside Washington DC
9. Four and counting
John Cook has won each of his four years on the Champions Tour with a victory in 2010 at the season ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the Ohio native finished third on the money list behind Langer and couples.
10. Win your first style
Gary Hallberg never live up to advertising on the PGA Tour, but a final round of 61 at Rock Barn catapult past Couples and Langer was a bit of redemption for the former four-time All-American. It was without doubt the best final round in the Champions Tour in 2010.