Couples, Nelson And Daly Join 2019 DSGO TournamentPosted: Updated:
Endicott, N.Y. - The 2019 Dick's Sporting Goods Open field keeps getting greater and greater. Tournament Director John Karedes announced on Tuesday that all-time greats, Fred Couples, John Daly and Larry Nelson will all be at En-Joie Golf Course come August 16.
World Golf Hall of Famer and 1991 BC Open Champion Fred Couples has committed to make his DSGO debut. Although, he's quite familiar with En-Joie Golf Course, as he won a title on the PGA Tour years ago. He's never golfed in the DSGO.
Couple has won 13 PGA Tour Championships, 15 PGA Championships and is a four-time President's Cup Champion and a five-time member of the Ryder Cup Team.
"He's a great guy" said Karedes. " He's personable, people watched him growing up, they see that effortless swing and how far he hits the ball. I hope the phones gonna be ringing and people will look to buy tickets from all over. This is Fred's only upstate New York appearance this year, so it's gonna be exciting for the fans."
John Daly returns to Endicott after not returning for the final day of the tournament due to an injury. However, the 1992 BC Open Champion still remains a fan favorite, known as one of the game's longest drivers,as well as known for his crazy clothes and crazy antics.
A third additional commitment is World Golf Hall of Famer Larry Nelson. Nelson has won ten PGA Tour events and 19 PGA Tour Champions. He will also be making his Dick's Sporting Goods Open debut.
"It is the best field we've ever had" said Karedes." Hopefully we'll add a couple more great names to it. When you look at the field we have today, if you're a golf fan, you want to see these names. "
"World Golf Hall of Fame members are going to be here this year. You're going to see them play in person right here in En-joie."
DSGO will have seven World Golf Hall of Famers playing in the tournament. John Karedes believes that's the most they have ever had.
Tournament week is Monday August 12 - Sunday August 18.