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The Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge is an unofficial golf event held every November at the Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, Nevada. The tournament is a unique stroke play event, and, as the name suggests, pits three-member teams from the PGA Tour, the LPGA Tour, and Champions Tour (known as the Senior PGA Tour prior to 2001) against each other for a purse of $900,000. In 2008, the event was played at Rio Secco Golf Club [1] in Henderson.

The event takes one day to complete, and is usually held on a Tuesday. It supports the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a charity established by the founder of Wendy's, the fastfood restaurant that sponsors the tournament. In 2005 the tournament raised a record $3.8 million, and, since it was founded in 1992, it has raised more than $21 million overall for adoption.

ABC broadcasts the event, but tape-delays it until a weekend in December just before Christmas, and spreads it out over two days, with the first nine holes broadcast on Saturday, and the final nine holes on Sunday. Terry Gannon does the on-air play-by-play.

The event is handicapped to level the playing field. The PGA Tour players play the course at its full length, while the Champions Tour players hit from tees that make the course shorter and the LPGA players from shorter tees still.

Winners

Year Winning Tour Players representing winning Tour Other teams
2009 LPGA Natalie Gulbis, Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen Champions: Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Nick Price PGA: Stewart Cink, Fred Couples, Bubba Watson
2008 Champions Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Nick Price LPGA: Helen Alfredsson, Natalie Gulbis, Cristie Kerr PGA: Stewart Cink, Rocco Mediate, Kenny Perry
2007 LPGA Natalie Gulbis, Cristie Kerr, Morgan Pressel Champions: Fred Funk, Jay Haas, Nick Price PGA: Chris DiMarco, Camilo Villegas, Bubba Watson
2006 PGA Stewart Cink, Zach Johnson, Scott Verplank Champions: Jay Haas, Tom Kite, Craig Stadler LPGA: Natalie Gulbis, Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr
2005 Champions Jay Haas, Hale Irwin, Craig Stadler LPGA: Grace Park, Lorena Ochoa, Cristie Kerr PGA: Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, John Daly
2004 LPGA Grace Park, Juli Inkster, Cristie Kerr Champions: Peter Jacobsen, Tom Kite, Craig Stadler PGA: Jay Haas, Fred Couples, John Daly
2003 PGA Mark Calcavecchia, Peter Jacobsen, John Daly LPGA: Grace Park, Juli Inkster, Rachel Teske Champions: Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Craig Stadler
2002 PGA Rich Beem, John Daly, Jim Furyk LPGA: Juli Inkster, Laura Diaz, Karrie Webb Senior:
2001 LPGA Dottie Pepper, Annika Sörenstam, Karrie Webb Senior: Jack Nicklaus, Fuzzy Zoeller, Tom Kite PGA: Mark Calcavecchia , John Daly, Fred Couples
2000 PGA Notah Begay III, Rocco Mediate, Phil Mickelson LPGA: Karrie Webb, Juli Inkster, Dottie Pepper Senior: Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite
1999 Senior PGA Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson LPGA: Annika Sörenstam, Donna Andrews, Se Ri Pak PGA: Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Justin Leonard
1998 Senior PGA Hale Irwin, Gil Morgan, Larry Nelson
1997 PGA Fred Couples, Tom Lehman, Phil Mickelson
1996 PGA Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Payne Stewart
1995 Senior PGA Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus
1994 PGA Paul Azinger, Fred Couples, Greg Norman
1993 Senior PGA Raymond Floyd, Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez
1992 LPGA Nancy Lopez, Dottie Pepper, Patty Sheehan

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