October 03, 2008
October 3, 2008 - Timonium, MD - The Champions Tour made public today the full field of professionals who will compete for $2.6 million in prize money at the 2008 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, October 9-12 at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium, MD. The winner's share is $390,000.
The 78 professionals in the field represent nine countries. A total of 68 players have won previously on either the PGA TOUR or Champions Tour, and the field as a whole represents 650 PGA TOUR and Champions Tour victories. Loren Roberts is the defending champion. The full player field and alternate list is included below.
"It is quite impressive that we can say our field represents 650 PGA TOUR and Champions Tour wins," said Tournament Executive Director Steve Schoenfeld. "In addition to offering the largest purse of the year on the Champions Tour, we arguably have assembled the strongest player field of the season."
This year marks the 26th playing of the Senior Players Championship. The format will be a 72-hole (four rounds) medal-play event. The East Course at Baltimore Country Club will play to a Par 70 at 7,010 yards for the Championship. As the last of the Champions Tour majors, the double Charles Schwab Cup points awarded to the top-10 finishers in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship will be a critical factor in deciding the Charles Schwab Cup points race.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Championship, go to www.ceseniorplayers.com. Tickets will also be available each day at the main tournament gate.
Tournament Officials also made available the final schedule of events for tournament week.
Tuesday, October 7 - Championship Practice Round
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Gates open
6 p.m. McCormick Championship Pro-Am Draft Party at ESPNZone (Invitation only)
Wednesday, October 8 - McCormick Championship Pro-Am
7:00 a.m. Gates open
7:20-9:10 a.m. Morning tee times
12:00-1:50 p.m. Afternoon tee times
Thursday, October 9 - Championship Play - Round One
7:00 a.m. Gates open
7:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Tee times off 1st tee
Friday, October 10 - Championship Play - Round Two
7:00 a.m. Gates open
7:30-12:05 .m. Tee times off 1st tee
Saturday, October 11 - Championship Play - Round Three
8:00 a.m. Gates open
8:45 a.m.-1:20 p.m. Tee times off 1st tee
Sunday, October 12 - Championship Play - Final Round
8:00 a.m. Gates open
8:30 a.m.-1:05 p.m. Tee times off 1st tee
6:00 p.m. Award Ceremony (immediately following play) - 18th green
Players in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship will be competing for their share of the $2.6 million purse, which equals the largest purse on the Champions Tour this season. As the last of the Champions Tour majors, with $390,000 going to the winner, the double Charles Schwab Cup points awarded to the top-10 finishers will be a critical factor in deciding the Charles Schwab Cup points race which culminates at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Sonoma, CA, October 30 - November 2. Last year Loren Roberts' Senior Players Championship victory vaulted him into the Charles Schwab Cup points lead that he never relinquished in capturing the 2007 Charles Schwab Cup.
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. Dates for the 2008 event are October 6-12. The event will be played on the East Course at Baltimore Country Club in Timonium, MD, with a field of 78 Champions Tour players competing for a share of the $2.6 million purse, the largest of the season. The final two rounds of the event will be broadcast on NBC in high definition and aired in more than 140 countries around the world (4-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday). The first and second rounds of this final major of the season will air on the GOLF CHANNEL (1:30-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday). To purchase tickets, for information about corporate sponsorship opportunities or to become a volunteer for the 2008 tournament, please visit the Official Tournament Website at www.ceseniorplayers.com or call the Tournament Office at 410-470-3033.
About Constellation Energy Group
Constellation Energy (www.constellation.com), a FORTUNE 125 company with 2007 revenues of $21 billion, is the nation's largest competitive supplier of electricity to large commercial and industrial customers and the nation's largest wholesale power seller. Constellation Energy also manages fuels and energy services on behalf of energy intensive industries and utilities. It owns a diversified fleet of 78 generating units located throughout the United States, totaling approximately 8,700 megawatts of generating capacity. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in Central Maryland.
About the Champions Tour
The Champions Tour, a division of the PGA TOUR, Inc., 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 feature a minimum of 29 official events offering $55.6 million in prize money in 2008 and its highest average purse ever, $1.91 million. The Champions Tour operates under the umbrella of the PGA TOUR which includes the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour. The Champions Tour's primary purpose as an entity of the PGA TOUR is to provide significant competitive and earnings opportunities for players age 50 and older; 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 also 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, FL.
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2008 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship Field