September 15, 2010
Threesome of current and former Ryder Cup captains to compete in 2010 event
POTOMAC, Md., September 14, 2010 - 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Corey Pavin, as well as former captains Bernhard Langer and Hal Sutton, have committed to the final major of the 2010 season, the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, to be held October 5-10 at the redesigned TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac.
Pavin, who turned 50 last November, has collected 27 international titles during his career including the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. A 15-time PGA TOUR winner and three-time Ryder Cup team member, Pavin will serve as captain of the U.S. squad when the 38th Ryder Cup heads to Celtic Manor in Wales, September 28-October 3. He will make his first appearance at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship the following week.
Current Charles Schwab Cup leader Langer is a two-time Masters champion with 58 international victories on his resume. A 2002 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee and German native, Langer has been a member of 10 European Ryder Cup teams and served as captain of the 2004 winning team at Oakland Hills Country Club in Birmingham, MI. Langer has found continued success on the Champions Tour since his debut in August 2007, winning 13 events and sweeping the Champions Tour end-of-year awards in 2008 and 2009. Making his fourth start at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, Langer finished T5 last year.
Sutton is a 14-time PGA TOUR winner with a career stretched that from 1982-2006. A native of Shreveport, LA, Sutton served as captain of the 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup team at Oakland Hills and has been a member of four Ryder Cup teams. A two-time PLAYERS Championship winner, Sutton earned a major title at the 1983 PGA Championship after defeating Jack Nicklaus by one stroke at Riviera Country Club. He will be making his second appearance at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship.
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, Takoma Park native Fred Funk, major champions Jeff Sluman and Mark Calcavecchia, World Golf Hall of Fame members Hale Irwin, 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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