Champions Tour announces its 2014 schedule

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Champions Tour announced its 2014 schedule on Friday and it includes 25 tournaments.

The season opens in Hawaii the third weekend in January as the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai runs from Jan. 17-19, and the season runs through the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, which will be contested Oct. 30 - Nov. 2.

The Insperity Championship has been renamed the Insperity Invitational, and it will become the tour's first Invitational format. The event in Montreal moves further north in Canada and was renamed the Quebec City Championship.

Insperity will be the seventh event of the season and will be followed by the year's first major championship, the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek.

The Tradition will be followed by the Senior PGA Championship, which will be played at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores.

The weekend of June 6-8 is an open spot on the schedule, but the tour hopes to announce a new event in the coming weeks.

Three weeks after that open date is major No. 3, the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel. After a week off, the fourth major, the U.S. Senior Open Championship, will be contested at Oak Tree National in Edmund, Okla.

There is another week off prior to the Senior Open Championship, the fifth and final major. The Senior Open will be played at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.

Following the Senior Open, there are 10 more event prior to the season-ending Schwab Cup, which shifts to the Cochise Course at Desert Mountain.

The Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf, one of the longest running events on the tour, is not on the schedule for 2014.

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