Calcavecchia and Harris commit to the Sanford International

Midwestern natives return to Sioux Falls for PGA TOUR Champions events

Mark Calcavecchia swings a golf club over his shoulder with trees in the background.

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

Calcavecchia, from Laurel, Nebraska, is a 13-time winner on the PGA TOUR and a four-time winner on the Champions Tour, including the 2018 Boca Raton Championship. Calcavecchia captured the 1989 Open Championship at Royal Troon defeating Greg Norman and Wayne Grady in a playoff. Calcavecchia shot an opening-round 69 at the Sanford International in 2018.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, native John Harris captured his first victory on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2006 at the Commerce Bank Championship. The University of Minnesota graduate 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.

Tickets to Sanford International Presented by Cambria are now on sale. Patrons may purchase tickets online or by phone at (877) 748-3376. Tickets start at $10.

Volunteer registration for the 2019 Sanford International is now open. More than 1,200 volunteers will be needed for the week of events. Volunteers can choose from more than 20 different committees. Find out how to volunteer.

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 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 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 PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

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