PITTSBURGH, Pa. (Nov. 2, 2012) -- The Champions Tour and energy leader Constellation announced a five-year extension of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship through 2017. The announcement comes on the heels of the tournament's first staging at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh and its move to a mid-summer date for the first time since 2006.
Constellation has been a title sponsor on the Champions Tour since 2003 and title sponsor of the SENIOR PLAYERS since 2007.
"The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship is one of the premiere events on the Champions Tour, a tournament that consistently features exceptional golf and also generates significant contributions to worthy charitable institutions," said Kenneth W. Cornew, chief executive officer and president of Constellation and executive vice president of Exelon, Constellation's parent company. "We're excited to be looking ahead to the 2013 tournament at the wonderful venue at Fox Chapel and to five more years of championship golf."
Since 1992, the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS has generated more than $8 million for charity. In 2012, The First Tee of Greater Pittsburgh was the primary charitable beneficiary of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS.
"Constellation has been a valuable partner and tremendous supporter of the Champions Tour since 2003 and has played an integral role in helping the SENIOR PLAYERS positively impact the communities in which the tournament has been staged since 2007," said Champions Tour President Mike Stevens. "With today's announcement, both with the extension of Constellation as title sponsor and Fox Chapel Golf Club as host venue, the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS will continue its positive influence throughout Western Pennsylvania and maintain its prestigious position on the Champions Tour schedule, a major championship."
In 2012, the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS moved to a mid-summer date for the first time since 2006 and was held at historic Fox Chapel Golf Club for the first time. Designed by renowned architect Seth Raynor and opened in 1923, Fox Chapel proved to be a challenging test for the Champions Tour's best as Joe Daley outlasted reigning Champions Tour Player of the Year Tom Lehman by one stroke to claim his first Champions Tour victory. Champions Tour players raved about both Fox Chapel's design and conditioning during tournament week.
"We're proud of our golf course and the response it received from the best players on the Champions Tour this past summer and are excited to serve as host venue for the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS through 2014," said Fox Chapel Golf Club President Arthur M. Scully lll. "Fox Chapel Golf Club made a tremendous debut in 2012 and we look forward to even better events in 2013 and 2014, as well as investing the proceeds of the tournament into several wonderful charities that positively impact the lives of children and adults in Western Pennsylvania."
Dates for the 2013 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS will be announced in the coming months when the complete 2013 Champions Tour schedule is released. For more information on the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS please visit www.cspgolf.com.