The season-finale has arrived. After 18 events on the Staysure Tour International Schedule, the 2019 season concludes at the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius. Here are five things to know ahead of the year’s final tournament.
The MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius marks the final event of the 2019 Staysure Tour season. During the year, the Staysure Tour stars have played on four different continents and teed it up at five new events.
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 all made their debuts in 2019, with Madagascar hosting its first European Tour-sanctioned event.
The MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius will bring a close to another thrilling season on the over 50s circuit with everything still to play for with 54 holes left.
John Jacobs Trophy
The battle for the Staysure Tour Number One will go down to the wire with the season’s leading player to be awarded the John Jacobs Trophy at the conclusion of the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius. The prestigious trophy, of course, named after the creator of the European Tour.
Last year Paul Broadhurst won his second John Jacobs Trophy, two years after his first, in a year where he claimed the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship triumph and three further top tens, including a share of third place at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship.
The 2019 season-long fight will be decided over the final 54 holes with six players in the mix to win their first John Jacobs Trophy with Phillip Price leading the way followed by James Kingston, Barry Lane, David Shacklady, Peter Fowler and José Coceres.
King of the Swing
After the addition of the MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles 12 months ago, the King of the Swing was awarded to the top-performing player in the Indian Ocean. Roger Chapman claimed the inaugural title last year following his third place finish in Mauritius and his victory at the MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles.
With the MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar joining the ‘Indian Ocean Swing’ in 2019, there are three counting events and Peter Fowler currently leads the way after finishing tied 20th in Madagascar and winning in Seychelles.
The Staysure Tour returns to the picturesque Constance Belle Mare Plage for the 11th consecutive season and the ninth staging of the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius. The world-class venue has seen several iconic victories, where players from five different countries have come out on top.
American Clark Dennis tied the lowest 54-hole score in Staysure Tour history with his thrilling 23 under par total last year after rounds of 63-66-64 for an eight-shot victory.
Places at stake
There is more than the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius title, the John Jacobs Trophy and King of the Swing to be decided this week.
The top 20 players on the Order of Merit at the end of the season will secure their playing privileges for next year’s Staysure Tour season. Those 20 will also gain entry into the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores Golf Club, Michigan.
The leading ten players at the end of the campaign will also qualify for the U.S. Senior Open Championship at Newport Country Club, Rhode Island, while the top 30 players will tee it up at the Old Course at Sunningdale Golf Club from July 23-26 for the 2020 Senior Open Presented by Rolex.