FROST, GILDER, TWAY JOIN FIELD
June 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2011
FROST, GILDER, TWAY JOIN FIELD FOR CONSTELLATION ENERGY SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
HARRISON, N.Y. - David Frost, Bob Gilder and Bob Tway have committed to play in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, to be held on August 17-21 at Westchester Country Club.
Frost secured his first Champions Tour victory last year when he won the 3M Championship. The South African native won 10 times on the PGA TOUR and finished in the top ten on the TOUR's money list in 1988 and 1993. He also competed in the first Presidents Cup in 1994 and made the team again in 1996 (both held at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club).
Coming off of his 10th Champions Tour win just a few weeks ago at the Principal Charity Classic, Gilder battled for his first win since 2006 by making birdie on three of the final four holes. The Arizona State University grad won six times on the PGA TOUR before finding immediate success on the Champions Tour in 2001, earning two victories and a Rookie of the Year award. Gilder was also selected to compete in the 1983 Ryder Cup (PGA National Golf Club).
Tway is seeking his first Champions Tour win. The eight-time PGA TOUR winner had an opening round 63 at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn two weeks ago and finished tied for eighth. The Oklahoma City native had top ten finishes in three of the four majors in just his second season on TOUR in 1986, including a victory at the PGA Championship. He was named Player of the Year that same season, collecting four first place finishes.
Frost, Gilder and Tway have all won at Westchester Country Club while on the PGA TOUR and are looking to win again on familiar ground.
"It's a tough course because of the ups and downs and you get some different lies," said Gilder, who won there in 1982. "I enjoy playing there and look forward to going back." He astonishingly carded a double eagle on the 18th hole in the third round to help him earn the victory.
Four years later, Tway captured his title at Westchester. "I remember the year I won there (1986), you just had to do everything very, very well," he said. "I'm excited about going back because I've always loved playing there."
Frost grabbed his fifth PGA TOUR win at Westchester in 1992, winning by eight shots in dominant fashion.
Frost, Gilder and Tway join previously announced players including defending champion Mark O'Meara, Jay Haas, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Loren Roberts, Scott Simpson, Bobby Wadkins 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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