Calcavecchia, Pavin, Price join Senior Players fieldtext sizeJuly 20, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
HARRISON, N.Y. -- A trio of major champions- Mark Calcavecchia, Corey Pavin and Nick Price- have joined the field at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, to be held August 18-21 at Westchester Country Club.
Thirteen-time PGA TOUR winner Calcavecchia captured his most notable victory at the 1989 British Open at Royal Troon where he defeated Wayne Grady and Greg Norman on the fourth playoff hole. The fan favorite has been a member of four U.S. Ryder Cup teams and one Presidents Cup team. Calcavecchia has had six top-10 finishes this year on the Champions Tour, but remains in search of his first victory.
A 15-time winner TOUR, Pavin found success in the form of a major title in New York at the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. The California native is a three-time Ryder Cup member and served as captain of the 2010 U.S. squad at Celtic Manor in Wales. Since turning 50 in November of 2009, Pavin has recorded 13 top-10 finishes on the Champions Tour.
"It's nice for us to be able to go back to Westchester again this year," said Pavin, who made 15 starts at the course when it hosted The Barclays on the PGA TOUR. His best finish was T9 in 1996. Pavin continues, "It's a pretty interesting golf course. It's a course you look at and think you can shoot a pretty good score on and it's just very difficult to do. It's very tricky. The greens are very difficult to putt and hit in to. To me, it's very much of a position golf course. You really need to hit very clean iron shots into the greens from the fairway. The greens have lots of slope and it's hard to make putts there. I think it's tough to score (at Westchester), but everybody always enjoyed playing there."
2003 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Price has amassed over 50 professional wins across four decades in his career. One of the TOUR's most dominant players in the mid-1990s, Price captured three major championships including back-to-back majors at the 1994 British Open and PGA Championship and was named Player of the Year in 1993 and '94. A native of South Africa, Price has won four events on the Champions Tour since his debut in 2007, most recently at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, CA this past March.
Players announced thus far include defending champion Mark O'Meara, David Frost, Bob Gilder, Jay Haas, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Loren Roberts, Scott Simpson, Bob Tway, Bobby Wadkins, Tom Watson 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.