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Five things to know: Staysure PGA Seniors 

Five things to know: Staysure PGA Seniors 

The Staysure Tour heads to London Golf Club for the second successive season as it hosts the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship.

London Golf Club

Major feel

There is a Major feel about the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, as two Major champions and two Senior Major winners tee it up on the International Course.

The 2005 U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell and 2003 US PGA victor Shaun Micheel both tee it up outside of a Senior Major for the first time on the Staysure Tour. The duo are joined in the star-studded field by three-time Senior Major winner Colin Montgomerie and Roger Chapman, a two-time Senior Major champion.

Michael Campbell in 2005

Golding gunning for double

Philip Golding will look to defend his Staysure PGA Seniors Championship title this week, having clinched it with a final round of 63, nine under par, 12 months ago. The Englishman could follow in the footsteps of compatriot Paul Wesselingh who won back-to-back PGA Seniors Championships in 2012 and 2013.

The five-time Staysure Tour winner would become the fourth player to win consecutive PGA Seniors titles on the Staysure Tour after Sam Torrance triumphed in 2005 and 2006 and John Morgan, who was the first player to accomplish the feat following his victories in 1994 and 1995.

Philip Golding

PGA pros in action

Also teeing it up at London Golf Club will be the leading 15 players in the 2019 Senior PGA Professional Championship, as the PGA of Great Britain joins forces with the Staysure Tour.

Neil Cheetham, winner of the Senior PGA Professional Championship event at Foxhills Golf Club, tops the list and will be hoping for more success when he tests his game on the Kent course.

PGA history makers?

Chapman and Montgomerie will both aim to become the second player in history to win both PGA titles on the over-50s circuit.

Chapman claimed his US KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in 2012, while Montgomerie triumphed in the event across the Atlantic in 2014 and 2015.

The late Peter Thomson is the only player to have won both Championships after he claimed the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in 1984 before lifting the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship four years later in 1988.

Both players have the chance to join Thomson in the history books should they claim the title at London Golf Club.

Colin Montgomerie

Cancer charity support

Prostate Cancer UK are the Official Charity for the championship, cementing their relationship with the Staysure Tour having been closely aligned with the Tour at number of events since 2015.

Prostate cancer affects one in eight men across the UK, and representatives from the charity will also be present on the tee of the par three eighth hole at the International Course during Wednesday’s Pro-Am.