The top player on the Champions Tour has committed to play in a tournament in West Des Moines next month. Jay Haas will take part in the Principal Charity Classic at the Glen Oaks Country Club. Tournament director Jeff Starr called Haas "the premiere player" on the Champions Tour the last two years. It’ll be Haas’ first time playing in the Iowa event.
Haas has already won two tournaments this year. Haas leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings. The calculations are made in a similar way to what’s done in NASCAR and the P-G-A Tour. Golfers get points based on their winnings and their scores. Starr, the tournament director, says the winner of last year’s Champions Tour Cup was decided on the last put on the last hole of the last tournament of the year.
Starr says they are pleased with how the tournament field is shaping up for the event at Glenn Oaks. Starr is waiting on a couple of golfers, like Hale Irwin and Fuzzy Zoeller, to decide whether to play in the tournament. The Principal Charity Classic is June 5th through the 10th.