September 10, 2010
POTOMAC, Md., September 10, 2010 - Three standout members from the 2010 Champions Tour rookie class - Tommy Armour III, Mark Calcavecchia and David Frost - have joined the line-up of players expected to compete when the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship heads to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm on October 5-10.
A fixture on the professional golf circuit for over 20 years, Armour is a two-time winner on both the PGA TOUR and Nationwide Tour. Armour made his Champions Tour debut at the start of the 2010 season and has racked up three runner-up finishes and nine top-10s in 16 starts. He is currently ranked seventh on both the 2010 money list and Charles Schwab Cup points list.
13-time PGA TOUR winner Calcavecchia captured his most notable victory at the 1989 British Open at Royal Troon where he defeated Wayne Grady and Greg Norman on the fourth playoff hole. A resident of Tequesta, FL, Calcavecchia has been a member of four U.S. Ryder Cup teams and one Presidents Cup team. Since his arrival on the Champions Tour in June, he has finished in the top-10 at four events, including runner-up to Frost at the 3M Championship, and inside the top-25 in all eight starts.
South African native Frost was ranked among the top-25 players in the world every year but one from 1987-1996 and won nine of his 10 PGA TOUR titles during that timeframe. He collected another 12 victories around the globe before joining the over-50 circuit last September. Frost has enjoyed a successful rookie season on the Champions Tour, winning the 3M Championship and finishing in the top-10 a total of eight times in 20 starts.
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, Jeff Sluman, Takoma Park native Fred Funk, as well as World Golf Hall of Fame members Hale Irwin, Tom Watson and Nick Price.
About the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship
The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship is one of five major championships on the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour for eligible professionals age 50 and over. Jay Haas won the 2009 event on the East Course at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium, MD, against a field of 78 Champions Tour players, one of the strongest of the year. Grounds admission to the 2010 Championship is complimentary to all spectators, courtesy of Constellation Energy, Golf Galaxy, the Telos Corporation and OMNITEC Solutions, Inc. The Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship has generated more than $7.5 million for charity since 1992. Since Constellation Energy became the host sponsor of Champions Tour-affiliated tournaments in 2003, more than $3 million has been raised for Maryland charitable organizations. To purchase weekly hospitality tickets or for more information about the 2010 event please visit the Official Tournament Website at www.ceseniorplayers.com or call the Tournament Office at 410-853-7064.
About Constellation Energy Group
Constellation Energy (www.constellation.com) is a leading supplier of energy products and services to wholesale and retail electric and natural gas customers. It owns a diversified fleet of generating units located in the United States and Canada, totaling approximately 8,900 megawatts of generating capacity, and is among the leaders pursuing the development of new nuclear plants in the United States. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy had revenues of $15.6 billion in 2009.
About the Champions Tour
Collectively, the Champions Tour has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game with 16 World Golf Hall of Fame members actively competing in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The Champions Tour will conduct 26 official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2010 offering $51.5 million in official prize money, with the average tournament purse of $1.98 million. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide significant competitive and earnings opportunities for its members, to protect the integrity of the game; and to help grow the reach of the game in the U.S. and around the world. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, Champions Tour events generate significant sums of money for charity. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. TOUR headquarters is in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The web site address is PGATOUR.com.
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