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    NEWS R ELEASE
    Contact:
    Craig Smith
    Director, Media and Promotions
    Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
    csmith@brunoeventteam.com
    228-896-6365 office
    228-236-7709 cell

    Biloxi, Miss. (April 2) - The following players are currently committed to the field for the inaugural Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic set for April 28-May 2 at Fallen Oak. This list will fluctuate slightly each week based upon new commitments and player ranking order.

    Fulton Allem
    Tommy Armour III
    *Paul Azinger
    Andy Bean
    Ronnie Black
    Olin Browne
    Brad Bryant
    Bobby Clampett
    Russ Cochran
    Jim Colbert
    John Cook
    *Ben Crenshaw
    Jim Dent
    Allen Doyle
    David Eger
    Keith Fergus
    Vicente Fernandez
    Bruce Fleisher
    Dan Forsman
    David Frost
    Fred Funk
    Bob Gilder
    Mike Goodes
    Jay Haas
    Gary Hallberg
    Kirk Hanefeld
    Steve Haskins
    Morris Hatalsky
    Scott Hoch
    *Hale Irwin
    John Jacobs
    Peter Jacobsen
    Mark James
    Tom Jenkins
    Gene Jones
    *Tom Kite
    *Bernhard Langer
    Wayne Levi
    Bruce Lietzke
    Graham Marsh
    Blaine McCallister
    Mike McCullough
    Gil Morgan
    Bob Murphy
    *Larry Nelson
    Lonnie Nielsen
    Joe Ozaki
    *Jerry Pate
    David Peoples
    Don Pooley
    *Nick Price
    Tom Purtzer
    Mike Reid
    Loren Roberts
    Jim Roy
    Peter Senior
    Jay Sigel
    *Scott Simpson
    Tim Simpson
    Joey Sindelar
    Jeff Sluman
    *Craig Stadler
    Bruce Summerhays
    *Hal Sutton
    Doug Tewell
    *Lee Trevino
    *Bob Tway
    Bobby Wadkins
    *Lanny Wadkins
    Tom Wargo
    D.A. Weibring
    Mark Wiebe
    *Ian Woosnam
     
    *-- major champions (15)
    Bold - World Golf Hall of Fame member (6)
    Note: Six spots are being held open - four for qualifiers and two for sponsor exemptions.

    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 also generates significant monies for charity.

    About the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
    This Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is one of three new tournaments on the Champions Tour for 2010. It will be played April 28-May 2 at Fallen Oak. The tournament is uniquely funded by a dozen title sponsors, who see this event as an ideal way to showcase the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The tournament will be administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc. The tournament will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Inc.

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