Defending champ Daley, major winners commit to Constellation SENIOR PLAYERSMay 02, 2013
By Champions Tour staff
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Defending champion Joe Daley, Champions Tour major winners Roger Chapman
and Bernhard Langer, and rookie Steve Elkington are committed to play the 2013 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS returns to Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Pa., from June 25-30.
Joe Daley claimed his first Champions Tour victory and major title at the 2012 Constellation SENIOR
PLAYERS. After competing briefly on both the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour, Daley began his
Champions Tour career after turning 50 in October of 2010. In 2012, Daley was coming off a Champions Tour career-best T4 finish at the Senior PGA Championship, and carried that momentum into the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. He made a tournament-leading 24 birdies and finished two strokes ahead of runner up Tom Lehman for the win.
Two-time major champion Roger Chapman will be seeking his first Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS
victory this June. Chapman won both of his major titles during the 2012 season, at the Senior PGA
Championship and the U.S. Senior Open Championship. Chapman’s best finish of the 2013 season is
T10 at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in March.
Champions Tour rookie Steve Elkington has played in seven events during the 2013 season, with three top-20 finishes. His season-best was T8 at the Toshiba Classic in March. Elkington is a 10-time PGA TOUR winner, including two PLAYERS Championship titles, and 10 additional worldwide victories. Elkington currently ranks 26th in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship race and will make his Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS debut in June.
“We’re pleased to have such a strong group of competitors in the 2013 field,” said Joe Rotellini, Executive Director of the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS. “All of these players have been successful on the Champions Tour and will make it an exciting and memorable tournament for the fans.”
Other commitments include Bernhard Langer, a multiple winner this season. Langer was victorious at the ACE Group Classic earlier in the year, and earned his second win of the 2013 season at the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship in April. The recent victory was Langer’s 18th career Champions Tour victory, and helped maintain his No. 1 position on the Charles Schwab Cup points list. Langer has won two majors on the Champions Tour and will be competing for his first Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS title when the tournament returns to Pittsburgh in June.