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June 1, 2020

2019 Charles Schwab Cup Champion McCarron Commits to Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – PGA TOUR Champions golfers Scott McCarron, Mark Calcavecchia, and David Toms have officially committed to Sanford International presented by Cambria September 7-13 at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

After leading the Charles Schwab Cup standings for 21 consecutive weeks and earning his first Charles Schwab Cup title, Scott McCarron was named the recipient of the 2019 Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA TOUR Champions Player of the Year. McCarron recorded three victories in 2019 at Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Insperity Invitational, and Mastercard Japan Championship during the season.

Born in Laurel, Nebraska, Calcavecchia is a 13-time winner on the PGA TOUR and a 4-time winner on the PGA TOUR Champions. Calcavecchia’s most notable victory may be his Open Championship in 1989 at Royal Troon when he beat Greg Norman and Wayne Grady in a playoff. While playing in junior tournaments, Calcavecchia often competed against Jack Nicklaus’ son, Jackie, and as a result began a lifelong friendship at the age of 14 with the legendary pro.

David Toms posted three runner-up finishes in 2019 at the U.S. Senior Open Championship, Regions Tradition, and Mitsubishi Electric Championship. In June 2012, Toms recorded his best-ever performance in a U.S. Open when he finished T-4. Toms had been one of the co-leaders after 36 holes at one under par alongside fellow Americans Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk.

Tickets to the Sanford International are on sale now! Patrons may purchase tickets at sanfordinternational.com or by phone at 877-748-3376. Kids 15 and under are FREE with a paid adult. Proceeds from your ticket purchase will help bring state-of-the-art medical care to the children in our communities who need it most.

About the Sanford International
The Sanford International Presented by Cambria, a PGA TOUR Champions event contested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will be played at Minnehaha Country Club the week of September 7-13, featuring a $1.8 million purse. A five-year agreement is in place through 2022. In its third year, the Sanford International will continue to focus on charitable giving and making a lasting impact in Sioux Falls. These organizations are supported through the proceeds of the tournament and via direct donations to participating charities. For more information about the tournament, please visit sanfordinternational.com. You can also follow the tournament on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 33 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2020, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Morocco, Japan, England and Canada, with purses totaling nearly $59 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 170 countries and territories, reaching more than 340 million potential households, and distributed in 15+ markets via GOLFTV. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

 

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