CALCAVECCHIA, PAVIN, PRICE JOIN FIELD
July 20, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2011
CALCAVECCHIA, PAVIN, PRICE JOIN SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
HARRISON, N.Y. - A trio of major champions - Mark Calcavecchia, Corey Pavin and Nick Price - have joined the field at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, to be held August 18-21 at Westchester Country Club.
13-time 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. The fan favorite has been a member of four U.S. Ryder Cup teams and one Presidents Cup team. Calcavecchia has had six top-10 finishes this year on the Champions Tour, but remains in search of his first victory.
A 15-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Pavin found success in the form of a major title in New York at the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. The California native is a three-time Ryder Cup member and served as captain of the 2010 U.S. squad at Celtic Manor in Wales. Since turning 50 in November of 2009, Pavin has recorded 13 top-10 finishes on the Champions Tour.
"It's nice for us to be able to go back to Westchester again this year," said Pavin, who made 16 starts at the course when it hosted THE Barclays on the PGA TOUR. His best finish was T9 in 1996. Pavin continues, "It's a pretty interesting golf course. It's a course you look at and think you can shoot a pretty good score on and it's just very difficult to do. It's very tricky. The greens are very difficult to putt and hit in to. To me, it's very much of a position golf course. You really need to hit very clean iron shots into the greens from the fairway. The greens have lots of slope and it's hard to make putts there. I think it's tough to score (at Westchester), but everybody always enjoyed playing there."
2003 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Price has amassed over 50 professional wins across four decades in his career. One of the TOUR's most dominant players in the mid-1990s, Price captured three major championships including back-to-back majors at the 1994 British Open and PGA Championship and was named Player of the Year in 1993 and 94. A native of South Africa, Price has won four events on the Champions Tour since his debut in 2007, most recently at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, CA this past March.
Players announced thus far include defending champion Mark O'Meara, David Frost, Bob Gilder, Jay Haas, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Loren Roberts, Scott Simpson, Bob Tway, Bobby Wadkins, Tom Watson and D.A. Weibring. More player announcements will come as additional commitments are received leading up to the Championship.
Individual daily and weekly tickets to the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship are now on sale. Those wishing to purchase tickets to the Championship may do so by logging on to the official tournament website, www.ceseniorplayers.com, or by calling the championship office at 914-481-5900. A single-day grounds ticket is just $20 plus tax and fees. This ticket is valid for grounds admission, good any one day, from August 17-21. A weekly clubhouse-access ticket is available for $125 plus tax and fees and offers admission to the grounds and to the clubhouse every day during the competition rounds, August 18-21. Food and beverage is available in the clubhouse for additional purchase. Children 18 and under and active, retired and reserve military personnel are admitted to the grounds at no charge.
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. The 2011 event is scheduled for August 17-21 at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, NY. Mark O'Meara won the 2010 Championship at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, MD against one of the strongest fields of the season on the Champions Tour. The tournament has generated more than $8 million for charity since 1992. The 2011 event marks the 29th playing of the Senior Players Championship, making it one of the longest running events on the Champions Tour. For corporate sponsorship or volunteer information or to purchase tickets please visit the Official Tournament Website at www.ceseniorplayers.com or call the Tournament Office at 914-481-5900. Area golf fans can also follow the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship on Facebook®.
About Constellation Energy
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 9,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and is among the leading advocates for 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 many of its 29 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events and numerous other major championship winners among its members. The Champions Tour is a 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. Points earned in official Charles Schwab Cup events in 2011 will determine the Charles Schwab Cup champion, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour's leading player. The Champions Tour's primary purpose is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2010, tournaments on all three Tours (PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour) generated $120 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of charitable contributions to more than $1.6 billion. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Mike Stevens is President of the Champions Tour. The PGA TOUR's website is www.pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
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