FRED COUPLES TO PLAY SENIOR PLAYERS
September 23, 2010
September 21, 2010, POTOMAC, Md. - Major champion Fred Couples added his name to the stellar field expected to compete at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship when it heads to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm on October 5-10.
A Champions Tour fan-favorite, Couples is one of the leading contenders for Rookie of the Year honors after three consecutive victories earlier this season at The ACE Group Classic, Toshiba Classic and The Cap Cana Championship. The 15-time PGA TOUR winner is one of just three multiple winners on the Champions Tour this year, joining Bernhard Langer and Nick Price, who have five and two wins respectively this year and are also in the field.
In 12 Champions Tour events this year, Couples has finished in the top-five in all but two tournaments. He also finished 6th at the 2010 Masters Tournament, the major championship he captured in 1992.
Couples is currently in second-place behind Langer in the race for the Charles Schwab Cup, the season-long competition designed to recognize the Champions Tour's leading player. Double points for the Charles Schwab Cup will be awarded at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, the fifth and final major of the Champions Tour season.
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.
Players committed to the 2010 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship field include defending champion Jay Haas, Takoma Park native Fred Funk, major champions Mark Calcavecchia, Corey Pavin, Jeff Sluman and Hal Sutton, World Golf Hall of Fame members Hale Irwin, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson and Nick Price and PGA TOUR veterans David Frost and Tommy Armour III.
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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