2019 Dick's Sporting Goods Open Media DayPosted: Updated:
Endicott, N.Y. - Believe it or not, the 2019 Dicks Sporting Goods Open is less than two months away. The event kicks off with the Event Qualifier at Links Hiawatha Landing on Monday August 12. The PGA Tour Champions 1st round begins Thursday August 15 and goes through Sunday August 18.
On Monday, Dick's Sporting Goods Open organizers held media day at En-Joie golf course in Endicott to announce the official PGA Tour Champions field list.
Tournament Director John Karedes released a list of 68 players who have committed to the tournament.
"The field that we announced today is definitely one of the best that we've ever had" said John Karedes. "We're very happy with where we are at right now and excited that Dick's Sporting Goods week is right around the corner."
This year's rookies include World Golf Hall of Famer and two-time U.S. Open champion, Retief Goosen. As well as Chris DiMarco.
Jerry Kelly and 2001 PGA Champion David Toms will also be making their DSGO debut's.
"Your always going to have a rookie class" said Karedes. "There are always guys that just turned fifty have memories of the old B.C. Open."
Local favorite Joey Sindelar is on the 2019 field list, as well as former Dick's Sporting Goods Open champions Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Paul Goydos, Jeff Maggert and John Huston.
Scheduled events throughout the week were also re introduced. Including UHS Golf Expo featuring 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus on Wednesday August 14. As well as country music star Keith Urban who will be performing on Friday August 16th. Also, on Saturday after the 2nd round, DSGO organizers are teaming up with Guthrie for the first ever 5K held as part of the week long schedule of event.
"There is something for everybody" said Karedes. "That's what we always look to do. Put together a week of events that our area can celebrate."