SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Record 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus and two-time U.S. Open winner Andy North will be among those who participate in an exhibition golf event during the Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club.
The EMC Legends Series is a nine-hole match-play exhibition that will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Two additional golf legends will be announced later. The event highlights icons from the world of golf who have made an impact in the game and in communities at home and worldwide. The Sanford Legends Series will benefit charities supported by the Sanford International.
“The EMC Legends Series should be a special event, and although I don’t play much golf any more, I’m excited to swing the clubs once again with my good friend Andy,” Nicklaus said. “This event is one piece of what promises to be a wonderful week for the community of Sioux Falls. The Sanford International should have a tremendous reach on golf fans and the game itself in the region. We hope the real impact of the money raised is the lasting impact Sanford is trying to make on Sioux Falls, the Dakotas and worldwide.”
Following the exhibition, Nicklaus and North will host a golf clinic for kids. The Wells Fargo Kids Clinic is free for tournament attendees.
“What better way to finish a fun day on the golf course than to teach the game you love to children?” North said. “The kids clinic will be one of the many highlights of the week, and to have the greatest golfer of all time sharing advice and tips about the game is something everyone in attendance will remember.”
Tickets to the inaugural Sanford International Presented by Cambria are now on sale. Patrons may purchase tickets at www.sanfordinternational.com, Austand’s Golf, Hy-Vee or by phone at 877-748-3376. Tickets start at $10. The prices listed on the Sanford International website are what you pay during checkout because all facility and processing fees are included.
About the Sanford International
The Sanford International Presented by Cambria, the first ever PGA TOUR Champions event to be contested in South Dakota, will be played at Minnehaha Country Club the week of September 17-23, and will feature a $1.8 million purse. A five-year agreement is in place through 2022. In its inaugural year, the Sanford International will focus on charitable giving and making a lasting impact in Sioux Falls. For more information about the tournament, please visit www.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 35 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 2018, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Scotland and Canada, with purses totaling more than $56 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 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.