2019 Insperity Invitational: History, TV, Field, Odds

Bernard Langer
Bernard Langer tees off during the first round of the 2015 Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands CC. Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images

For the 16th consecutive year, the Champions Tour returns to The Woodlands Country Club for the Insperity Invitational. The 78-player field is headlined by defending champion Bernhard Langer.

Langer captured his fourth Insperity title last year, posting a final-round 70 to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in Texas.

Here’s all the information you need to stay on top of this week’s Insperity Invitational.


THE SKINNY

Tournament: Insperity Invitational
Dates: May 3-5, 2019
Where: The Woodlands, Texas
Course: The Woodlands Country Club
Distance: Par 72, 7,018 yards
Architect:: Robert Von Hagge / Bruce Devlin (1978)
Format: 54-holes, stroke play, no cut
Purse: $2,200,000
Winning Share: $330,000
Defending Champions: Bernhard Langer


TV AND ONLINE

Round 1: Fri 6-8:00 pm (GOLF)
Round 2: Sat 3-5:30 pm (GOLF)
Round 3: Sun 3-5:30 pm (GOLF)
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HISTORY

The Insperity Invitational debuted in 2004 as the Administaff Small Business Classic, and is played in suburban Houston. The first four editions were at Augusta Pines Golf Club in Spring, Texas, then moved to The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands in 2008, the former home of the Houston Open on the PGA Tour

Insperity Invitational
Gary Player putts at the 18th hole as Jack Nicklaus (l) and Lee Trevino (r) look on during the 3M Greats of Golf exhibition, played during the second round of the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands CC on May 6, 2017 in The Woodlands, TX. Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images

For the first eight editions, the then Administaff tournament was contested in October, but switched to early May in 2012.

The sponsor has been the same since its inception, as Insperity was previously known as Administaff. The purse for 2019 is $2.2 million, with a winner’s share of $330,000.

HISTORY: TOURNAMENT NAMES

2014-19: Insperity Invitational
2011-13: Insperity Championship
2004-10: Administaff Small Business Classic

HISTORY: RECENT WINNERS

2018: Bernhard Langer (−14)
2017: John Daly (−14)
2016: Jesper Parnevik (−12)
2015: Ian Woosnam (−11)
2014: Bernhard Langer (−11)
2013: Esteban Toledo (−6)
2012: Fred Funk (−14)
2011: Brad Faxon (−10)


DEFENDING CHAMPION

Bernhard Langer tees off during the second round of the 2018 Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands CC in Texas. Credit: Getty Images/Michael Cohen

Bernhard Langer shot a final-round 70 to complete a wire-to-wire win at the Insperity Invitational.

Langer entered Sunday’s finale at TPC Woodlands with a one-shot lead, but after going 2-over par through eight holes, the German star fell three off the pace.

Langer recovered nicely, though, making birdies on hole Nos. 9, 10, 13 and 15 en route to a 2-under 70 and three-day total of 11-under par, good for a one-shot victory over Paul Goydos, Bart Bryant and Jeff Maggert.

FINAL TOP 5

1. Bernhard Langer -11
2. Paul Goydos -10
2. Jeff Maggert -10
2. Bart Bryant -10
5. David Frost -9
5. Brandt Jobe -9
5. Tom Lehman -9
5. Kenny Perry -9
5. Tom Pernice Jr. -9


THE FIELD

John Daly
John Daly acknowledges the fans at the 18th hole during the final round of the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands CC on May 7, 2017 in The Woodlands, TX. Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images

The field at The Woodlands is headlined by defending champion Bernhard Langer. The German star picked up his fourth Insperity trophy last year, finishing one clear of Paul Goydos.

Some of the other past champions in Texas include John Daly, Jesper Parnevik, Ian Woosnam, Jay Haas, and Esteban Toledo.

In addition to Langer, who captured this year’s Oasis Championship, all nine of the 2019 Champions Tour winners will be in the field this week, including Tom Lehman (Mitsubishi Championship), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Chubb Classic), Mark O’Meara (Cologuard Classic), Kirk Triplett (Hoag Classic), Kevin Sutherland (Rapiscan Classic), and Scott McCarron (Mitsubishi Classic), along with last week’s two-man champions Tom Pernice Jr. and Scott Hoch (Bass Pro Shops legends).


TOP-10 BETTING ODDS

1. Bernhard Langer 5-1
2. Scott McCarron 10-1
3. Kevin Sutherland 12-1
4. Vijay Singh 14-1
5. Jerry Kelly 16-1
5. Miguel Angel Jimenez 16-1
7. Kenny Perry 20-1
7. Kirk Triplett 20-1
9. David Toms 22-1
10. Jeff Maggert 25-1
10. Scott Parel 25-1


FULL FIELD & ODDS

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