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Jay Don Blake One of 30 In Schwab Cup Finale

Utah’s Hall of Famer Jay Don Blake is one of only 30 players eligible for the PGA Champions Tour final event of the year, the annual Schwab Cup. Blake ranks 13th in the Scwab Cup point standings. The event will be held November 3-6 at Harding Park in San Francisco.
Dan Forsman got off to a good start this year, but an injury has hampered his performance in the last part of the season and he slipped to 56th in the standings.
The 30 players eligible for the event are:

RankThisWeek
RankLastWeek
Player
Events
Points
Pts. Behind Leader
Wins
Top 10s

1
1
Tom Lehman
20
2,338

3
12

2
2
Mark Calcavecchia
21
1,956
382
1
14

3
3
Peter Senior
21
1,782
556

12

4
4
John Cook
22
1,726
612
3
8

5
5
Russ Cochran
17
1,508
830
1
10

6
6
Olin Browne
22
1,454
884
1
8

7
7
Mark O’Meara
19
1,385
953

9

8
11
Fred Couples
9
1,288
1,050
2
5

9
8
Nick Price
20
1,252
1,086
1
10

10
9
Jeff Sluman
23
1,225
1,113
1
10

11
10
Tom Watson
11
1,131
1,207
1
4

12
13
Michael Allen
18
954
1,384

9

13
12
Jay Don Blake
19
923
1,415
1
8

T14
17
John Huston
13
871
1,467
1
7

T14
14
Kenny Perry
9
871
1,467
1
6

16
15
David Eger
21
862
1,476
1
5

17
16
Corey Pavin
17
859
1,479

9

18
18
Jay Haas
20
735
1,603
1
6

19
19
Mark Wiebe
19
721
1,617
1
6

20
20
Hale Irwin
20
662
1,676

7

21
21
Joey Sindelar
18
577
1,761

6

22
22
Bernhard Langer
13
536
1,802
1
3

23
23
Loren Roberts
18
501
1,837

3

24
24
Chip Beck
20
467
1,871

4

25
25
David Frost
22
466
1,872

6

26
26
Tom Pernice, Jr.
15
441
1,897

6

27
27
Eduardo Romero
15
426
1,912

3

28
32
Chien Soon Lu
22
404
1,934

5

29
28
Tommy Armour III
22
401
1,937

4

T30
T29
Fred Funk
14
400
1,938

4

T30
T29
Bob Gilder
21
400
1,938
1
3

Charles Schwab Cup: Facts and Figures

OVERVIEW The Charles Schwab Cup is a season-long, points-based competition launched in 2001 to determine the Champions Tour’s leading player. The program rewards both consistency and top-10 finishes week-in and week-out at all official/Charles Schwab Cup events.
PRIZE MONEY $2.1-million annuity to the top-five point earners at season’s end.
PAYOUTS

Finish
Money

1st
$1 million

2nd
$500,000

3rd
$300,000

4th
$200,000

5th
$100,000

POINTS DISTRIBUTION Points are awarded to the top-10 finishers and ties in all official tournaments and are based on the money distribution for each tournament, with every $1,000 earned being the equivalent of one Charles Schwab Cup point. Points are doubled at the Champions Tour’s five major championships and to the entire 30-player field at the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in November.
MAGIC NUMBER To earn a spot in the 2010 Charles Schwab Cup Championship, players needed $593,125. Below are the earnings for the last player in the field in each of the last 10 years. Note: These figures vary due to increased purse structures and the number of events during that particular season; for instance in 2005 and 2006 there were 27 events prior to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship compared to 29 in 2004, 30 in 2003; 34 in 2002, 36 in 2001, etc.

Year
Money needed

2001
$651,864

2002
$650,626

2003
$680,895

2004
$620,367

2005
$550,595

2006
$614,459

2007
$605,038

2008
$614,783

2009
$517,313

2010
$593,125