AT&T Championship Secures the Top Thirty Charles Schwab Cup Points Leaders on the Champions Tour for October Tournament

AT&T Championship announces the commitment of the current top thirty Charles Schwab Cup points leaders on the Champions Tour;Most recent commitments are Charles Schwab Cup Points leader, Tom Lehman, and defending champion of the AT&T Championship, Fred Couples; The tournament will be held on Oct. 22-28 at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course.

San Antonio, TX, September 27, 2012 --( The AT&T Championship announced that the current top thirty players on the Charles Schwab Cup points list have all committed to play in its tournament in October. The most recent commitments include Fred Couples and Tom Lehman. The Champions Tour event will tee off at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course from Oct. 22-28, with days of championship play Friday through Sunday.

“This is the first time we have had the top thirty on the tour committed, which is fantastic for the tournament and all of our attendees,” said tournament director Colby Callaway. “Fred Couples led an impeccably-played three days of golf last year. Having the best of the best to play along with him is everything we could have imagined.”

Couples, the AT&T Championship defending champion, has won two tournaments in this year’s Champions Tour, the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic and The Senior Open Championship. He currently sits at the fifth spot in the Charles Schwab Cup Points list. Lehman, who is atop the leaderboard, holds a 246-point lead over Bernhard Langer on the list.

The current top thirty on the Charles Schwab Cup points list is as follows:
1 Tom Lehman 2,139
2 Bernhard Langer 1,893
3 Roger Chapman 1,756
4 Michael Allen 1,531
5 Fred Couples 1,530
6 John Cook 1,122
7 Mark Calcavecchia 1,108
8 Fred Funk 1,009
9 Joe Daley 958
10 Kenny Perry 933
11 Corey Pavin 911
12 Peter Senior 875
13 Bill Glasson 862
14 Jay Haas 797
15 Brad Bryant 763
16 Gary Hallberg 737
17 Olin Browne 693
18 Willie Wood 684
19 David Frost 653
20 Jeff Sluman 644
21 Kirk Triplett 643
22 Jay Don Blake 631
23 Chien Soon Lu 493
24 Russ Cochran 455
25 Hale Irwin 384
26 Dan Forsman 380
27 Joey Sindelar 344
28 Mark O'Meara 313
29 Mark Wiebe 300
30 Tom Kite 284

For the third year in a row, tickets are free to the public at the gates. San Antonio area non-profit organizations will be distributing tickets to the general public leading up to the tournament as a part of the Champions “FORE” Charities Ticket Program. Each of the thirty participating charities will receive a donation as a part of the program. Fans may also pick up tickets at the gate during tournament days. Days of tournament play are October 26-28.

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