July 19, 2018

Press Release – Open champions Daly, Calcavecchia and PGA TOUR Champions rookie DiMarco commit to Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – PGA TOUR Champions golfers John Daly, Mark Calcavecchia and Chris DiMarco, have officially committed to playing in the inaugural Sanford International Presented by Cambria.

Daly, a native of Carmichael, California, has 5 career PGA TOUR wins, including his improbable win at the 1991 PGA Championship (which was recently named the 2nd greatest PGA Championship moment by CBS Sports). In 1995 Daly was “the golfer of the year” because of his 1995 Open victory at St. Andrews. His long drives and infamous guitar playing will make him an exciting addition to the growing Sanford International field.

Calcavecchia is from Laurel, Nebraska and is excited to play for family and friends at this year’s inaugural event. He is a 13-time winner on the PGA TOUR and a 4-time winner on the Champions Tour, including this year’s Boca Raton Championship. 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.

DiMarco is a notable PGA TOUR Champions rookie this year. The Orlando, Florida native has 3 PGA TOUR Victories and 1 International Victory at the 2006 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. DiMarco may be best remembered for his epic battle and 2nd place finish behind Tiger Woods at the 2005 Masters. DiMarco was a member of the 2003 and 2005 President’s Cup team, as well as a member of the 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup Team.

Tickets to the inaugural 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. 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 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, at, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.


« Back to News