June 3, 2019

Press Release – Calcavecchia and Harris commit to the Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – PGA TOUR Champion golfers Mark Calcavecchia and John Harris have officially committed to the Sanford International presented by Cambria on September 16-22 at Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Calcavecchia is from Laurel, Nebraska and is excited to play in front of family and friends again at this year’s tournament. According to Calcavecchia at age 14, he played a round of golf with Jack Nicklaus at Lost Tree Golf Course. Says he was so excited he didn’t fall asleep the night before. He concentrated on golf when family moved from Nebraska to Florida. Played as many as 72 holes a day during the summer months. 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.

University of Minnesota graduate, John Harris, resides in Edina, Minnesota. Harris was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Roseau, Minnesota, near the Canada–US border. Harris was the second-leading scorer on the Gophers 1974 NCAA national hockey championship team, and then two months later won the individual Big Ten championship in golf. His first win on the PGA TOUR Champions came in his fifth season at the 2006 Commerce Bank Championship.

Tickets to 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 2019 Sanford International is now open and we are excited to welcome over 1,200 volunteers both new and returning. Choose from over 20 different committees to get involved today! Visit for more 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 32 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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