Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Larry Nelson, Hale Irwin and Tom Kite as well as leading money winners are scheduled to be at the event at TPC Sugarloaf in April.
Hall of Famers Larry Nelson, Hale Irwin and Tom Kite as well as recent winners such as John Cook have committed to play in the PGA Champions Tour event at TPC Sugarloaf in Gwinnett in April, according to an announcement. Officials of the Greater Gwinnett Championship announced Tuesday (January 29) that 27 of the top 30 players from the Champions Tour 2012 money list have committed for the event, which marks the return of pro golf to Gwinnett after an absence of several years. The 54-hole tourney in Duluth will be on April 19-21. Various events will be held at Sugarloaf during the week leading up to the event. -- Are you excited about pro golf returning to Gwinnett? Share your thoughts in the comments below. "Like all my fellow Champions …
Monday, January 28, 2013
UPDATE: The famous and controversial golfer won his 2013 debut in San Diego, where he last won a major tournament. Share your thoughts.
Monday, January 28
Updated January 29, 2013 Is Tiger Woods back in major championship form? Could be. The world's best-known golfer is off to a hot start in 2013. As media outlets are noting, he won Monday (January 28) in the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. The tournament was played at Torrey Pines, where Woods last won a major tournament, in 2008. And it's a reminder that the 2013 Masters, the year's first major golf tourney, will be played on April 11-14. As ESPN.com reported, Woods played 25 holes Sunday. He started with a two-shot lead and tripled it before darkness forced play to be halted. "It was a long day ... and I played well today," Woods said. "Overall, I'm very pleased that I was able to build on my lead." Now 37, Woods has won 14 major …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A news conference with some Champions Tour players is set for October at TPC Sugarloaf.
It's looking more and more like pro golf will tee up again in Gwinnett in 2013. Gwinnett tourism officials and the PGA Champions Tour have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf Course in Duluth. And Gwinnett officials already have acknowledged that they were discussing an event with the PGA Champions Tour for 2013. The invitation for Tuesday's news conference called it an "important announcement" and said that Corey Pavin and Larry Nelson -- both Champions Tour regulars -- would be in attendance. Further details were not available Thursday. In April, Stan Hall of the Gwinnett Sports Commission told Patch, "It would be great to get this tournament here in Gwinnett." The Champions Tour, …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Champions Tour is the possible visitor, officials say.
Gwinnett County may see a pro golf tour stop again after an absence of several years. Gwinnett tourism officials are discussing with the PGA Tour on getting a tournament in the county, and may release information at the end of April. It likely would be a Champions Tour event, which is for pro golfers at least 50 years old. "It would be great to get this tournament here in Gwinnett," said Stan Hall of the Gwinnett Sports Commission. The tour stop likely would be at the TPC Sugarloaf course in Duluth, which hosted the regular PGA Tour event through 2008. The event left because of the lack of a title sponsor. The Champions Tour includes some very recognizable names. Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples and Tom Kite are among the leaders in the …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Johns Creek seeks volunteers to staff the welcome center and greet exhibit visitors.
The PGA Championship returns to the Atlanta Athletic Club in 2011 for the third time in its now 93 years running. It brings with it to Johns Creek some of golf’s most legendary memorabilia, including Tiger Woods’ shoes, Walter Hagen’s walking stick and a straw hat worn by Sam Snead—and acclaimed artifacts—like Jack Nicklaus’ putter that helped him capture the 1980 PGA Championship and Phil Mickelson’s wedge that clinched his victory on the 18th hole in 2005. Recognized as "A History of the Season's Final Major,” the traveling PGA Championship History Exhibit reveals the origin, tradition and history of the PGA Championship and traces its past 92 champions from Jim Barnes capturing the Wanamaker Trophy in 1916, through Martin Kaymer’s …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
300 volunteer spots remain for PGA Championship in August.
When the 93rd PGA Championship rolls into the area Aug. 8-14, the event will depend on support from some 3,500 volunteers. Taking place at the Atlanta Athletic Club, about 300 volunteer spots remain to date. According to Ryan Cannon, open volunteer duties include player transportation, manning the merchandise tent and the leaderboard committee. "We get folks participating who are avid golfers themselves, and those who like to be part of big events in town," the championship director said. "We have something for everybody. You can be inside the ropes or inside in the air conditioning — it depends on what you are looking for. We certainly guarantee a good experience." Volunteers will work three or four four-hour shifts for the week and will…