The 2019 Staysure Tour season came to a close at the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius last week. We have gone through the numbers to bring you some of the most eye-catching stats from another enthralling campaign on the over 50s circuit.
14 – different countries visited on the 2019 Staysure Tour International Schedule, including four continents
Five – events made their debuts in 2019, including the Jordan Mixed Open presented by Ayla, the Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean van de Velde, the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship hosted by Ian Woosnam, the Murhof Legends – Austrian Senior Open and the MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar
Eight – first time winners (included Tanigawa and Stricker) on the over 50s circuit. They were; Ken Tanigawa, Peter Baker, Steve Stricker, José Coceres, José Manuel Carriles, Paul Lawrie, Thomas Levet and Jarmo Sandelin
Three – two-time winners during 2019. Barry Lane won the Senior Italian Open in June before winning the inaugural MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar in November. José Coceres lifted his first Staysure Tour trophy at the Swiss Seniors Open and triumphed in the neighbouring country two months later at the Murhof Legends – Austrian Senior Open.
David Shacklady enjoyed a successful September when he won back-to-back events at The Sinclair Invitational and the Druh Belts presents Paris Legends Championship by Renault Z.E.
556.2 – points separated Phillip Price in first place and James Kingston in second on the Order of Merit ahead of the season-finale, MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius. There were six players in the mix who could have clinched the John Jacobs Trophy at the final event of the season.
12 – top tens recorded by Price in his stunning season, including victory at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship at London Golf Club
313 – senior appearances made by Nick Job. The Englishman surpassed the previous record of 306, set by Denis O’Sullivan, at the WINSTONgolf Senior Open in July before teeing it up a further six times to reach 313, the most senior appearances ever made.
33 – out of 56 rounds under par. That’s how consistent Price was throughout the 2019 season.
Four – Senior Open Presented by Rolex titles for Bernhard Langer after he won at Royal Lytham and St Annes. His 11th Senior Major victory.
Six – holes in one during the year, including one each for Major Champions Ian Woosnam and José María Olazábal. The Welshman aced the tenth hole at the Senior Open Hauts de France by Jean van de Velde while the Spaniard found the bottom of the cup at the fourth hole at the WINSTONgolf Senior Open.