Irwin, Player commit to play in Constellation


August 19, 2005|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF

Hale Irwin and Gary Player, two of the most accomplished men in the history of golf, were added to the field for the 2005 Constellation Energy Classic yesterday. The Champions Tour event will be played Sept. 16-18 at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley.

One of five players to win the U.S. Open as many as three times, Irwin, 60, has been the most dominant figure on the 50-and-over circuit. He has 42 wins on the Champions Tour, where no one else has 30; two have come this year.

Wayne Levi held off a late Irwin charge in the 2004 Constellation Energy Classic.

Player, 69, has 19 Champions Tour wins, 16 in his first seven years on that circuit. The South African won nine majors in the 1960s and 1970s and was the third player to win all four Grand Slam events.

Tom Watson, Peter Jacobsen, Curtis Strange and Raymond Floyd also are committed to play in the Constellation Energy Classic.

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