G. Player commits to Columbia stop

May 04, 2000|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Gary Player, winner of six major championships on the Senior PGA Tour and nine majors on the PGA Tour, has committed to play in the State Farm Senior Classic on July 3-9 at Hobbit's Glen Golf Club in Columbia.

Since joining the Senior Tour in 1985, Player has recorded 19 wins and 115 Top 10 finishes and has earned more than $5 million. He is one of only four golfers to win all four Grand Slam events, joining Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus.

This will be Player's first appearance at the State Farm Senior Classic. He last competed in the Baltimore area in the Greater Baltimore Open at Hillendale Country Club in the early 1980s.

Defending champion Christy O'Connor, winner of the Senior British Open last year, has also committed along with former U.S. Ryder Cup team captain and player Dave Stockton. Players have until June 30 to commit to the tournament. For more information or to order tickets, call 410-964-0900.

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