Pavin, Langer and Sutton join Senior Players fieldSeptember 14, 2010
Champions Tour staff
POTOMAC, Md. -- 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Corey Pavin, as well as former captains Bernhard Langer and Hal Sutton, have committed to the final major of the 2010 season, the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, to be held Oct. 5-10 at the redesigned TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac.
Pavin, who turned 50 last November, has collected 27 international titles during his career including the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. A 15-time PGA TOUR winner and three-time Ryder Cup team member, Pavin will serve as captain of the U.S. squad when the 38th Ryder Cup heads to Celtic Manor in Wales, September 28-October 3. The following week he will make his first appearance at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship.
Current Charles Schwab Cup leader Langer is a two-time Masters champion with 58 international victories on his resume. A 2002 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee and German native, Langer has been a member of 10 European Ryder Cup teams and served as captain of the 2004 winning team at Oakland Hills Country Club in Birmingham, Mich. Langer has found continued success on the Champions Tour since his debut in August 2007, winning 13 events and sweeping the Champions Tour end-of-year awards in 2008 and 2009. Making his fourth start at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, Langer finished T5 last year.
Sutton is a 14-time PGA TOUR winner with a career stretched that from 1982-2006. A native of Shreveport, La., Sutton served as captain of the 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup team at Oakland Hills and has been a member of four Ryder Cup teams. A two-time PLAYERS Championship winner, Sutton earned a major title at the 1983 PGA Championship after defeating Jack Nicklaus by one stroke at Riviera Country Club. He will be making his second appearance at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship.
As previously announced, grounds admission to the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship will be complimentary for all spectators courtesy of Constellation Energy, Golf Galaxy, the Telos Corporation and OMNITEC Solutions, Inc.
Other players committed to the 2010 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship field including defending champion Jay Haas, Takoma Park native Fred Funk, major champions Jeff Sluman and Mark Calcavecchia, World Golf Hall of Fame members Hale Irwin, Tom Watson and Nick Price and PGA TOUR veterans David Frost and Tommy Armour III.