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Panel set to include major champions, Andy North, Craig Stadler, Hal Sutton and Tom Kite
AKRON, Ohio – Tournament officials announced today that four major champions will be spending time with fans the morning of Friday, July 12 at the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. A new event unique to the debut of the SENIOR PLAYERS at Firestone, Chat with Legends will feature a panel discussion highlighted by Andy North, Craig Stadler, Hal Sutton and Tom Kite taking place from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. in the Water Tower Club. The venue is open to all ticket holders and following the chat, the four legends will greet tournament attendees in Firestone Hall.
“As we enter our 66th year of professional golf at Firestone Country Club we can’t help but look back at the history this club has amassed throughout the years,” said Executive Director, Donald Padgett III. “The ability to hear from four storied players that have experienced great success in not only major championships, but also at Firestone, is something we are excited to offer fans. It will truly illustrate how accessible and approachable PGA TOUR Champions players are as we prepare to debut the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS.”
The foursome of legends collected five major titles and 49 PGA TOUR wins during their storied careers. During their visit with fans in the Water Tower Club, the quartet will reminiscence on years collecting victories on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.
Once on-site, families and spectators are encouraged to venture out to enjoy a number of fan features throughout Firestone South. The Ruoff Home Mortgage Fan Zone will be located behind the 18th green and is the ultimate location on course for fans looking to take a break from the golf action. While there, spectators can enjoy a range of local food trucks including Swenson’s, Nelly Belly Pizza and Hatfield’s Goode Grub.
Fans are reminded that youth age 18 and younger are admitted to the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the Kids Landing to snag an autograph from a PGA TOUR Champions player or challenge one another to a putt-putt contest on the mini golf course.
To purchase tickets to the 2019 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS, please visit bridgestoneseniorplayers.com or call 844-868-7465. For general information, you can also contact the tournament office at 330-644-2299.
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