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Miller Brady, PGA TOUR Champions President poses on balcony overlooking the 18th hole at the 2020 Sanford International.

PGA Tour partnership with Sanford Health is more than golf

Health system provides COVID-19 testing for PGA, safety advice for spectators
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 6 min read
Sanford worker in stocking cap, coat and Sanford International face mask stands outside a pavilion at the golf course.

Sanford International volunteers are backbone of tournament

Flexibility and can-do attitude of volunteers make PGA Champions Tour stop run
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read
A white sandwich board sign says "Thank you for practicing social distancing. Please help us be mindful and maintain at least 6 feet distance." A graphic of two stick men with arrows adds "at least 6 ft."

COVID-19 preparedness allows for fans at golf tournament

Expect masks and temperature checks among Sanford International safety measures
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read

Make-A-Wish, Great Shots tee up a teen’s golf dream

Heart condition put Keisha Merrill on Wish Kid list for shopping & golfing spree
Simon Floss Simon Floss 8 min read
Cindy Rarick smiles and waves to the crowd on the golf course. She and two others are in identical blue blazers for the golf tournament.

LPGA great joins Sanford POWER Golf Academy team

Cindy Rarick has played golf worldwide. Now golfers in South Dakota will benefit
Mick Garry Mick Garry 9 min read
John Daly swings for a crowd at the Sanford International golf tournament. He's wearing white pants patterned with blue folded flags.

You want colorful golfers? Come to the Sanford International

Meet a few golfers who are famous beyond their playing proficiency
Mick Garry Mick Garry 10 min read

Setting the stage for the Sanford International

Tournament's new policies aim to keep spectators, players safe from COVID-19
Simon Floss Simon Floss 9 min read

Sanford is official mobile COVID-19 testing partner of PGA

Health system will test golfers, caddies and staff at each tournament stop
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read
Golfer in silhouette swings a golf club on artificial turf surrounded by snow.

Looking for another reason to get in a round of golf?

Study shows it helps reduce chances of early death in older adults
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Lisa MacFadden stands in front of a Sanford Sports Science Institute sign. She serves as director of the institute.

Lisa MacFadden makes research look like a game

Biomechanical engineer oversees studies on golf, other sports for Sanford Health
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 16 min read