McCarron and Tanigawa commit to Sanford International

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Sanford International) — PGA TOUR Champions golfers Scott McCarron and Ken Tanigawa have officially committed to the Sanford International Presented by Cambria on September 16-22 at Minnehaha Country Club, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. 

McCarron, a native of Sacramento, California, is leading the Charles Schwab Cup Money List. He has won three times on tour in 2019, including the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Insperity Invitational and Mastercard Japan Championship. McCarron also has eight top-10 finishes this year. He has won 11 times on the PGA TOUR Champions since joining the tour in 2015. He won three times on the PGA TOUR during his career. McCarron finished tied for 14th at the 2018 Sanford International.

Born in Kobe, Japan, Tanigawa grew up in southern California, and played golf at UCLA with McCarron and Brandt Jobe. Tanigawa is currently ranked third in the Schwab Cup standings thanks to his victory at the Kitchen Aid Senior PGA Championship in May. He became the fifth first-time major champion in the last seven majors, and he is the 13th Q-School graduate to win a major in PGA TOUR Champions history. Tanigawa finished tied for 56th at the 2018 Sanford International.

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. More than 1,200 volunteers are needed for the week of events. Volunteers can choose from more than 20 different committees. Visit for 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 FacebookTwitter, 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,, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram@pgatourchampions.

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