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June 15, 2020

International PGA TOUR Champion players Langer, Parnevik and Clarke commit to Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – PGA TOUR Champions golfers Bernhard Langer, Jesper Parnevik and Darren Clarke have officially committed to the Sanford International presented by Cambria September 7-13 at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Born in Anhausen, Germany, Langer is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and has 113 worldwide victories during his five-decade career including two major championships – the 1985 and 1993 Masters. He represented Europe on the Ryder Cup team 10 times and captained the team to victory in 2004. Langer holds the record for most major victories on the PGA TOUR Champions with 11 and is second all-time in wins with 40. Langer also serves as a member of the Sanford International Board, a team of leaders involved in the guidance, direction, oversight and promotion of Sanford Health’s global efforts to improve the human condition, which includes oversight of Sanford World Clinic and selection of the Sanford Lorraine Cross Award winner.

Parnevik, born in Stockholm, Sweden, joined the PGA TOUR in 1994 and collected five victories from 1998-2001. He played on three consecutive European Ryder Cup teams from 1997-2002. In 2015, Parnevik joined the PGA TOUR Champions after overcoming several injuries. His first victory was in 2016 at the Insperity Invitational. He finished T-25 at the 2019 Sanford International.

Originally from Northern Ireland, Clarke’s biggest victory came in 2011 when he won The Open Championship. He has won more than 20 tournaments worldwide on the European Tour, PGA TOUR, Sunshine Tour and Japan Golf Tour. He was a member of five consecutive European Ryder Cup teams from 1997-2006, winning on four occasions. The 2016 Ryder Cup captain finished T-21 at the 2019 Sanford International.

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 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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