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Pavin, Goydos, Pernice Jr., & Verplank Commit To Sanford International

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KELO Sanford International PGA champions

PGA TOUR Champions golfers Corey Pavin, Paul Goydos, Tom Pernice Jr., and Scott Verplank have officially committed to playing in the inaugural Sanford International Presented by Cambria.

Pavin, a native of Oxnard, California, has 15 career wins on the PGA TOUR, including the 1995 U.S. Open Championship. Pavin spent more than 150 weeks in the top-10 of the official World Golf Rankings from 1986-1997. He played on three Ryder Cup teams and was named PGA Player of the Year in 1991.

Goydos, who hails from Long Beach, California, has five career PGA TOUR Champions victories, including last year’s 3M Championship. Goydos won the 1996 EA Sports Golf Challenge champion and donated the $10,000 prize to Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital.

Pernice Jr., who was born in Kansas City, Missouri, is a five-time winner on the PGA TOUR Champions. He finished in sixth place at this year’s Senior Open. Pernice Jr. was an All-American golfer at UCLA where his teammates included future professional golfers Jay Delsing, Pavin, Steve Pate and Duffy Waldorf.

Verplank, a native of Dallas, Texas, won five times on the PGA TOUR and was a member of two Ryder Cup teams and two Presidents Cup teams. Verplank was the recipient of the Ben Hogan Award in 2002 and the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 2011.

Ticket Prices Increase
On September 5, ticket prices to the Sanford International will increase. Tickets are available online at sanfordinternational.com, by calling 877-748-3376, at all Sioux Falls, Hy-Vee locations and at Austad’s Golf locations in Sioux Falls, Sioux City, Fargo, and Omaha. For more information on Sanford International tickets, please visit sanfordinternational.com.

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 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.

Courtesy: Sanford Health

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