ENDICOTT N.Y. -- The Dick's Sporting Goods Open is proud to announce that World Golf Hall of Fame members Larry Nelson (Class of 2006) and Tom Kite (2004) will join the 2012 Dick's Sporting Goods Open Field. The 2012 event will be held the week of August 13-19 at the En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, N.Y..
"To be able to further add World Golf Hall of Fame Members to our amazing Field continues to exemplify how the world's best golfers perceive our tournament." said Tournament Director John Karedes.
Nelson last appeared in Endicott in 1984, with his best finish of seventh in the 1976 B.C. Open. Larry won the PGA Championship twice (1981, '87) and the U.S. Open in 1983. Nelson has been victorious 19 times on the Champions Tour.
Tom Kite, a 10-Time Champions Tour winner, included victories at THE PLAYERS Championship (1989), U.S. Open (1992) and the B.C. Open (1978) on his way to 19 PGA TOUR titles.
Tickets are going fast, so order yours now. Weekly Ticket Booklets are $70 and include admission to the Dick's Sporting Goods Open including the Friday evening concert featuring 3-Time Grammy Award Winner TRAIN. Tickets are available at the Broome County Arena Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, the Tournament Office at En-Joie Golf Course and a Dick's Sporting Goods Store near you. For additional information please call 607-205-1500.
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