Tom Lehman (54 on March 7): Became the first to win back-to-back Schwab Cup titles by shooting 63-62-65 in the final three rounds of the season-ending Schwab Cup Championship. He's won a senior major each of the past three years. The past two years, it's been the Tradition. Was second on the 2012 money list.
Bernhard Langer (55): Last year's Champions Tour leading money winner, who captured the Arnold Palmer Award for the fourth time, has won on the tour each of the past six seasons. He finished in the top 10 in 14 of his last 15 events in 2012, including tying for second at the U.S. Senior Open.
Fred Couples (53): As always, Couples will be as good as his back allows. Had the lowest scoring average in 2012 (68.52) on the Champions Tour while winning twice but he made it through only 11 tournaments. He was the oldest 36-hole leader at the Masters before tying for 12th. Will captain the U.S. Presidents Cup team for the third time and enters the World Golf Hall of Fame in May.
Tom Watson (63): The next U.S. Ryder Cup captain will be very busy the next two seasons, but his limited Champions Tour schedule includes the senior majors. Made five of six cuts in 2012, but didn't have a top-10 finish after the season-opening event in Hawaii.
Fred Funk (57 on June 14): Healthy again after surgery to repair thumb and knee injuries, he won twice in 2012 and played in 29 events spread across the Champions, PGA and Web.com Tours.
— Steven Pivovar