This tournament is the last event on the Champions Tour for the year. Not only will a tournament winner be determined, but the Charles Schwab Cup Champion will also be named. The Champions Tour used to be known as the Seniors Tour.
When is the Charles Schwab Cup Championship Tournament?
This tournament returned to the Valley of the Sun in 2016, and moves to Phoenix in 2017. The dates are Monday, November 6 - Sunday, November 12, 2017. It will be televised on The Golf Channel.
How do I get tickets?
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com. Daily grounds tickets and 'any day' tickets are sold online and at the gate. Week-long grounds tickets, and tickets to hospitality areas may also be available.
Ticket scalping on the grounds and in the parking lots is not permitted.
Are there any ticket discounts or deals?
Active duty, reserve, military retirees, their dependents, and non-retired veterans may show valid military ID along with voucher from Birdies For the Brave at the tournament for free admission. A $1 verification fee per military individual order will be charged.
People 18 years old and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
Where does the tournament take place?
The Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale hosted the event for several years, and in 2017 and 2018 it moves to Phoenix Country Club near Downtown Phoenix. The address is 2901 N. 7th Street, Phoenix. That's the northeast corner of 7th Street and Thomas Road. Here is an estimate of how long it will take you to drive there.
Directions to Phoenix Country Club
From the south: take I-10 to the 7th Street exit. Drive north to Thomas Road.
From the north: take I-17 to Grand Ave./Thomas Road exit. Turn left (east) on Thomas Road to 7th Street.
Note: these directions take you to the Phoenix Country Club, but there may be special parking instructions for the tournament. Check online before you get into the car and drive. Assume there will be a charge to park, so bring cash.
Yes, you can also take Valley Metro Rail. The Central/Thomas station is about 1/2 mile from the Intersection of 7th Street and Thomas.
The top 30 money leaders on the Champions Tour are invited to participate.
Will Phil Mickelson or Tiger Woods be playing?
No, they don't play on the Champions Tour. This tour is for golfers age 50 and older. They don't have to be 'retired' from the PGA Tour to compete in this tour. The top 30 money winners on the Champions Tour are invited to attend. Some of the names that might be familiar if you follow golf are Bernhard Langer, Dan Forsman, Tom Watson, Colin Montgomery, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Mark Calcavecchia, Kenny Perry, Larry Mize, just to name a few.
What else should I know about this tournament?
There is no cut in this tournament. All 30 players play all four days.
Can I Play Phoenix Country Club?
Phoenix Country Club is a private club, so you must be a member or a guest of a member in order to play golf there.
Are There Hotels or Resorts Nearby?
If you are looking for a place to stay nearby there are some lovely resorts in the area. Approximate distance from Phoenix Country Club is shown.
- Hampton Inn (.8 miles)
- Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown (1.2 miles)
- Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown (1.3 miles)