August 5, 2019

Bernhard Langer to play in 2019 Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer will play in the 2019 Sanford International Presented by Cambria on September 16-22 at Minnehaha Country Club, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Langer, who is from Anhausen, Germany, has 113 professional wins during his 45-year career including the 1985 and 1993 Masters. He is one of the most dominant golfers to ever play on the PGA TOUR Champions, winning 40 tournaments including a record 11 senior major championships. Langer recently won the Senior Open with a five-shot victory at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Course. He has also won five Charles Schwab Cups, the most recent in 2018.

“There’s not a better combination of person and golfer on the TOUR than Bernhard Langer,” said Greg Conrad, tournament director of the Sanford International. “Bernhard’s humanitarianism and integrity are second to none, and we are excited to welcome him to Sioux Falls to play in the Sanford International this fall.”

In 2018, Langer won the Payne Stewart Award. The award is given annually in honor of Payne Stewart to a player whose values align with the character, charity and sportsmanship that Stewart showed.

1997 PGA Championship winner and two-time Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will also play in the 2019 Sanford International. Love III, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, has 21 career PGA TOUR wins and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017.

For the most up-to-date Sanford International player commitment list, visit

Tickets to the Sanford International Presented by Cambria are now on sale. Patrons may purchase tickets at or by phone at 877-748-3376. Tickets start at $10.

Volunteer registration for the Sanford International is now open. More than 1,200 volunteers are needed for the week of events. Volunteers can choose from more than 20 different committees. Visit for information.

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 16-22, featuring a $1.8 million purse. A five-year agreement is in place through 2022. In its second 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 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 2019, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Japan, England and Canada, with purses totaling nearly $58 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, at, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.


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