Elkington to start on Champions Tour in 2013


As Steve Elkington entered his 40s, he didn't want to play the Champions Tour. 

Now 49, the 1995 PGA champion has decided to tee it up with the 50-plus set in 2013. More of his career-long peers are going there, which Elkington finds better than the current crop of young PGA Tour players.

'Some of them are not very interesting,' Elkington said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, 'they've got the IQ of a mouse.'

The Aussie will tee it up with the 50-plus set next season after he turns 50 on December 8.

'I'm not missing it after 25 years on Tour but we'll get after it next year,' said Elkington. 'I told everyone about eight years ago if they ever saw me on the Champions Tour to just shoot me.'

Elkington is enjoying a year-long sabbatical this season, spending more time tweeting than playing tournament golf. He has made just two PGA Tour starts. He withdrew from both the Humana Challenge and AT&T National Pro-Am.

Before he returns to competition, Elkington will knock off some rust later this summer.

'I'll maybe play the PGA Championship and a couple of events,' he said, 'as a (Champions Tour) lead-in.'