Champions Tour golfers still summon some of that ol' PGA Tour magic

BLAINE, MN - AUGUST 04: Rocco Mediate lines up a putt on the 6th hole during the final round of the...

BLAINE, MN - AUGUST 04: Rocco Mediate lines up a putt on the 6th hole during the final round of the 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities on August 4, 2013 in Blaine, Minnesota. Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:48 PM ET

It’s been more than two decades since the PGA Tour launched its wildly popular ‘These guys are good’ promotional campaign.

Many of golf’s biggest stars from the 1990s are teeing it up on the Champions Tour now.

And guess what?

These guys are still good.

“Players come out here and realize it’s not quite as easy as some people thought it was going to be,” said Larry Mize, who won four times on the PGA Tour and has one victory — at the 2010 Montreal Championship — in five seasons on the senior circuit.

“I remember Kenny Perry, at his second event in San Antonio, he said ‘Man, these guys are good out here.’ And I said, ‘Yup, they are.’ I think some people just forget the fact that we all played the regular tour and we were competitive then and we still are.”

Perry, Fred Couples and Tom Lehman will likely be marquee attractions at the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic, but they’re not the only golfers capable of making a bunch of birdies.


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