The British are Coming to the SAS Championship

Sir Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie set to return to Prestonwood Country Club

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CARY, N.C. (AUGUST 27, 2014) – Today, tournament officials announced the commitments of Sir Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie to play in the SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek, the annual Champions Tour event taking place Oct. 6-12 at Prestonwood Country Club.

“We are thrilled to have World Golf Hall of Fame members, Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie returning to Cary this year for the SAS Championship,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber. “The addition of these two players will ensure even tougher competition in October. Montgomerie and former SAS Champion Bernhard Langer have been leading the Charles Schwab Cup standings all season and you can never count out a six-time major winner as a contender.”

A three-time Masters Champion (1989, 1990, 1996) and three-time Open Championship (1987, 1990, 1992) winner, Faldo made his domestic Champions Tour debut at last year’s SAS Championship. He’s collected 41 professional wins between the PGA TOUR and European Tour and competed at the Greenbrier Classic, RBC Heritage and The Open Championship earlier this year. 

Montgomerie claimed his first and second career major victories this year, winning both the Senior PGA Championship and the U.S. Senior Open Championship in his first appearances at both events. He also posted a runner up finish at this year’s Senior Open Championship to Langer, who ran away with the event winning by a record 13-strokes. Montgomerie’s strong play in 2014 has put him in chase for the Charles Schwab Cup, he is currently second behind Langer with nearly a 1500 point lead over another SAS Champion, Kenny Perry, who sits at third.  

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Bernhard Langer Leads List of Former Champions in SAS Championship Field

Five-time winner leads Official Money List and Charles Schwab Cup points race

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CARY, N.C. (AUGUST 20, 2014) – World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer leads the field of former champions committed to the SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek, the official Champions Tour event taking place at Prestonwood Country Club, Oct. 6 -12.

Langer, a five-time winner through 16 events, will look to add to his remarkable 2014 season against two-time SAS champion Russ Cochran (2013 & 2010),  Kenny Perry (2011), Tom Pernice, Jr. (2009), Mark Wiebe (2007), Hale Irwin (2005), Craig Stadler (2004), and D.A. Weibring (2003).

“Our field looks very strong so far, especially with commitments from Langer, Perry and Pernice Jr., who have all won this year,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber.  “The way Bernhard is playing right now is incredible. He’s always done well at Prestonwood and if his form continues over the next few weeks, we could be seeing our third repeat champion at this year’s SAS Championship.”

Following a top-10 finish at this year’s Masters Tournament, Langer went on to capture two senior major titles, winning the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship in June and The Senior Open Championship in July with a 13-stroke margin of victory, the largest in event history. Langer’s performance equaled the second-largest in Major Championship history, regular or senior. Tiger Woods won the US Open Championship by 15 in 2000 and Old Tom Morris won The Open Championship by 13 in 1862.

Langer currently leads the Official Money List and Charles Schwab Cup points race, after earning his 23rd Champions Tour career victory last weekend at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. Langer carded three rounds without a single bogey, finishing at 16-under par and a one stroke victory over Woody Austin and Mark O'Meara. 

Of the 16 events this season, eight have been won by SAS Champions. Perry won the first senior major of the year, the Regions Tradition in May, and held off Langer at the 3M Championship last month for his seventh career victory on the Champions Tour. Pernice Jr. earned his third Champions Tour victory after winning the Principal Charity Classic in May.

To date, this group of past champions have collected over 100 wins on the Champions Tour and eight titles this season. Irwin leads the pack with an impressive 45 victories in his Champions Tour career, while Langer moves into a tie for 5th place with 23 career wins on the overall list.

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Live Fearless 5k

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SAS 13 Blue 5k box

For the fifth year running—literally, the Live Fearless 5k (formerly Blue 5k) at the SAS Championship presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will lead runners, families and golf fans along the tournament’s back nine holes on Saturday, Oct. 11 prior to the second round at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary. Enjoy the unique experience of running, jogging or walking along the official tournament course prior to the second round of play, it's perfect way to connect with friends and family or shoot for a new personal record in the competitive divisions. Running tech shirts included with race registration.

RACE AMENITIES INCLUDE: Admission to the SAS Championship, running tech shirt, Post-Race Food and Family Day Kid Zone Activities (Bounce House, Giant Slide, Face Painting)

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Adult Competitive: $30 – Youth Competitive: $20

Adult Fun Run: $25 – Youth Fun Run: $15

Family Competitive: $70 – Family Fun Run: $55

*Prices increase $5 on October 6th.

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WakeMed Families First Fun Fest


Saturday, October 11

As first aid provider since the tournament’s beginning, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is proud to continue its partnership with the SAS Championship. Fun activities for the entire family courtesy of WakeMed including Face Painting, a Teddy Bear Clinic, Arts & Crafts, Bounce Houses and much more!

About WakeMed Health & Hospitals 
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C.  The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs.  WakeMed’s team of 8,000 employees, 1,000 volunteers and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care.  For more information, visit


Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday is back! The SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek will host the second annual Food Truck Friday October 10th after the first round of the official Champions Tour event taking place Oct. 6-12 at Prestonwood Country Club. Food trucks in attendance will include: American MeltdownChirba ChirbaParlez-Vous CrepeBarone Meatball, and Deli~icious.  The trucks will start serving food at 4 p.m. and will give fans a great way to end their day after watching the legends of golf compete for the 14th annual SAS Championship title.  Parking for the SAS Championship and Food Truck Friday is free of charge and located at Bond Park. Complimentary shuttle buses will bring spectators and families to and from the parking area. Click here for information on parking.

Food Truck Friday is FREE to the public after 3 pm. We hope to see you there! 


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PGA Championship Perfect Send-Off for Kenny Perry

Perry and Defending Champion Russ Cochran Commit to SAS Championship

CARY, N.C. (AUGUST 6, 2014) – This week’s PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., will be a celebration for former SAS Championship Winner Kenny 

Perry. Tournament officials are pleased to announce that Perry and fellow Kentucky native and defending SAS Championship winner, Russ Cochran, have both committed to the Official Champions Tour event taking place Oct. 10 – 12 at Prestonwood Country Club.

“Anytime you have a former champion competing in a major tournament it is a big deal and we wish Kenny all the best this week at a place that has meant so much to him,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber. “To see players like him at the majors is a testament to the level of talent that competes every week on the Champions Tour and it will be a pleasure to welcome Kenny and Russ back to Cary.”  

After earning a special exemption from the PGA of America into the field this week, Perry returns to the site of his best major finish.  In 1996, he lost to Mark Brooks in a playoff, the first time the PGA Championship was played at Valhalla Golf Club.

“To me, this is it (Valhalla Golf Club), I’ve got way too many memories here. This place is probably number one in my heart,” said Perry. “It’s a tremendous place for me to be in my home state.  It’s one of those kinds of gifts, to be able to come back to Valhalla, to where it all kind of started for me. To be able to say goodbye, shake a lot of hands, and thank a lot of people.”

Perry has had a strong performance in the first half of the year, he claimed his third career Champions Tour major by winning the Regions Tradition in May. It was his third straight Champions Tour major following the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS and the U.S. Senior Open in 2013, the latter of which qualified him for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Perry finished tied for 28th, but hit one of the most memorable shots of the week, holing out for eagle on the 14th hole from 144 yards during the third round.

Last weekend, Perry captured his seventh career Champions Tour victory at the 3M Championship edging fellow SAS Champion Bernhard Langer. 

While Cochran is not in the field at Valhalla, he will return to Cary in October to defend his 2013 SAS Championship title and try to become the first three-time winner in the event’s 14 year history having also won in 2010. Cochran currently has five Champions Tour victories, including one major, the 2011 Senior Open Championship.

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Volunteers Gain Free Admission to Wyndham Championship and Greater Hickory Kia Classic

Tournament Volunteers Get Free Admission to All 

CARY, N.C. (July 17, 2014) – The Wyndham Championship PGA TOUR event and the Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn and SAS Championship Champions Tour events have partnered to allow volunteers from all three tournaments gain free admission to the other two, the tournaments announced today.  The 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-17, 2014 at Sedgefield Country Club.  The 14th annual SAS Championship is Oct. 6-12, 2014 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, N.C., and the 12th annual Greater Hickory Kia Classic is set for Oct. 13-19, 2014 at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C.  

These three professional golf tournaments are contested within a three hour drive of each other making it an easy drive for fans to attend all three regardless of where they live.  Volunteers from each of the three tournaments need only show their tournament credential for grounds admission to the other two.  Volunteers will be responsible for any parking charges at each tournament.

“We have been doing this exchange with the Greater Hickory Kia Classic for a few years now, and it’s a real benefit to our volunteers,” Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil said.  “This year, we are very happy to add the SAS Championship in Cary to the mix.  Now our volunteers can see North Carolina’s Champions Tour events in October, and their volunteers can see our PGA TOUR event in August.  That’s a great benefit for all of our volunteers, and we thank our friends in Hickory and Cary for agreeing to this partnership.”

“We’re have been thrilled that our volunteers have had the opportunity to attend the Wyndham Championship for the last few years as part of the benefits of being a volunteer,” Greater Hickory Kia Classic executive tournament director Jim Correll said.  “Now with the SAS Championship joining the arrangement, we have made volunteering at the Greater Hickory Kia Classic an even greater value.   We appreciate Mark Brazil at the Wyndham and Jeff Kleiber at the SAS Championship for making this possible, and we look forward to returning the favor when their volunteers can attend our event.”

“This arrangement is a fantastic added value for our SAS Championship volunteers,” SAS Championship tournament director Jeff Kleiber said.  “We all know professional golf tournaments aren’t possible without a huge contingent of volunteers, and I can’t think of a better way to thank them than provide opportunities for them to attend the Wyndham and the Greater Hickory Kia Classic as a fan so they can watch the tournaments and enjoy them.  We are very happy to join this partnership with two fantastic tournaments and look forward to telling our volunteers about this added benefit.”

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014 and contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors.  Tickets are available at or through the tournament office.  The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, New Breed Logistics, Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support.  Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.  For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit  Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.


First Female F14 Fighter Pilot Carey Lohrenz Named Keynote Speaker

Lohrenz apart of day-long forum in the Triangle focused on professional and personal development

CARY, N.C. (June 9, 2014) – Carey Lohrenz, the Navy’s first female F14 fighter pilot, will speak at Astellas presents Executive Women’s Day, a highly-successful business forum being hosted at PGA TOUR events across the country, on Tuesday, Oct. 7 as a part of the SAS Championship tournament week. An official event on the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour, the SAS Championship will host the day-long forum that focuses on leadership, career development, and network expansion.   

“We’re very excited to announce Carey as the keynote speaker at Astellas presents Executive Women’s Day,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber. “Having worked in one of the most pressure-packed environments you can imagine, to developing as a corporate leader and finding a balance as working mom of four, she will be providing an inspiring afternoon for women in the Triangle.”

Over 100 women are expected to attend the event, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary with the following agenda:

8:30-10:15 a.m. Power Panel Breakfast: A moderated speaker/discussion panel with Triangle leaders

10:30-12:30 p.m. Behind-the-Scenes: Tour of the SAS Championship

12:45-2:00 p.m. Luncheon and Keynote Speaker: Carey Lohrenz

2:30-4:30 p.m. It's About You: Your Turn to Make a Difference — an end-of-day opportunity to connect and network with other female leaders in the Triangle

For Table Information, contact: 
Paul Campion,
Director of Corporate Partnerships or 919-531-0200
or click here to view the full PDF

SAS Championship to Host Executive Women’s Day at Prestonwood Country Club

PGA TOUR tabs Triangle tournament for executive women’s event on the Champions Tour

CARY, N.C. (May 13, 2014) – The SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Businessweek has been selected by the PGA TOUR to host Astellas presents Executive Women’s Day, a highly-successful and engaging business forum being hosted at distinguished PGA TOUR events including The PLAYERS Championship. The event will take place on Tuesday of tournament week, Oct. 6-12, and will focus on topics vital to professional women, such as corporate leadership, career development, economic advancement and network expansion.   

“The SAS Championship is honored to host Astellas presents Executive Women’s Day,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber. “It will be a tremendous opportunity to bring together influential leaders in the Triangle for a dynamic day at Prestonwood. While there will be plenty of great golf throughout the weekend, the main focus of this day is to provide a unique platform that fosters meaningful business and social relationships for female leaders in the community.”  

Over 100 women are expected to attend the event, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary with the following agenda:

8:30-10:15 a.m. Power Panel Breakfast: A moderated speaker/discussion panel with Triangle leaders

10:30-12:30 p.m. Behind-the-Scenes: Tour of the SAS Championship

12:45-2:00 p.m. Luncheon and National Keynote Speaker

2:30-4:30 p.m. It's About You: Your Turn to Make a Difference — an end-of-day opportunity to connect and network with other female leaders in the Triangle

"Astellas is pleased to present a series of exciting Executive Women's Day events that engage local communities throughout the PGA TOUR season," said Gary Kaiser, Director, Urology Marketing for Astellas. "The goals for all these events are to educate and connect with the engaged and growing female fan base of the PGA TOUR in a meaningful way, and offer information that promotes overall well-being.”

The PGA TOUR and Astellas Pharma US, Inc. ("Astellas"), a U.S. subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. introduced the first Astellas Presents Executive Women's Day in 2013. The event is part of a three-year agreement between the TOUR and Astellas in which Astellas will champion the PGA TOUR's commitment to its Women's Initiative.

For Table Information, contact Paul Campion, Director of Corporate Partnerships, or 919-531-0200 or click here to view the full PDF

Champions Tour Update



Scott Dunlap outlasted Mark Brooks at the Boeing Classic, eventually winning at the first hole of sudden-death for his first career victory on the Champions Tour. Dunlap played 204 PGA TOUR events without a victory.

Marco Dawson continues his good stretch of play with a T5 at the Boeing Classic and earned a spot in the field at this week’s Shaw Charity Classic. Dawson had finished T4 and T3 at his previous two Champions Tour events.

Robin Freeman kept alive a streak of 10 straight years that at least one eagle has been made at the drivable par-4 14th hole at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge when he recorded a ‘2’ on the hole in the final round of the Boeing Classic.

For the first time in Champions Tour history, three players who shot 59s played together in the same grouping. Chip Beck, the second player in PGA TOUR history to shoot 59, Paul Goydos, the fifth player to shoot 59 on the PGA TOUR, and Kevin Sutherland, the first player in Champions Tour history to shoot 59, teed off together in round one at last week’s Boeing Classic.

Argentina’s Cesar Monasterio posted a five-stroke win over Andrew Oldcorn and Barry Lane at the English Senior Open on the European Senior Tour last week.

Bruce Devlin will be inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame on October 20 at the San Antonio CC. Devlin won 27 professional events worldwide and is known for his golf course designs and architecture and as a TV commentator.


The Shaw Charity Classic enjoyed a highly-successful inaugural event in 2013 featuring large crowds and a standout performance by Rocco Mediate, who blitzed the field for a seven-shot victory at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club. Led by a philanthropic Patron Group, including Tournament Chairman Clay Riddell, Vice Chairmen Allan Markin, Keith MacPhail, Jim Riddell, Guy Turcotte and PGA TOUR Professional and Calgary resident Stephen Ames, along with title sponsor, Shaw Communications, the Shaw Charity Classic will remain true to the Champions Tour’s goal of supporting the community.

Stephen Ames, who turned 50 in April, will compete in this year’s Shaw Charity Classic following his induction into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame on Tuesday morning in a ceremony at Canyon Meadows. In addition to four wins on the PGA TOUR, he also claimed wins on the European Tour and the Tour.

Four members of the World Golf Hall of Fame are in the Shaw Charity Classic field. They are Hale Irwin, Fred Couples, Sandy Lyle, and Bernhard Langer.


Scott Dunlap earned 300 Charles Schwab Cup points with his Boeing Classic victory and moved up to 17th in the season-long race. Charles Schwab Cup leader Bernhard Langer finished T15 at the Boeing Classic, marking the second time this year that he has not earned points (T20 – Encompass Championship). With eight events left in the season, Langer maintains a 633-point lead over Colin Montgomerie in the season-long race.


19 – After shooting a 14-over-86 to begin the Boeing Classic, Jeff Brehaut followed with a 5-under-par 67 the very next round, a 19-stroke swing, the largest improvement in scores in tournament history.


8/31/03 – Playing in an unprecedented ninth major championship for the season and the first player to do so, Tom Watson wins the JELD-WEN Tradition near Portland when he is one better than Gil Morgan, Isao Aoki and Tom Kite. Watson’s up and down birdie from a greenside bunker was the difference as he claimed back-to-back major titles.


Canyon Meadows Golf & CC was the easiest course utilized on the Champions Tour in 2013 with an average score of 69.004 for the event. The par-5, 15th hole yielded 21 eagles and 141 birdies for the three rounds and will be changed to a par-4 this year meaning the course will play to a par of 70.


"I know I can, it's just will I?" – After taking the 36-hole lead at the Boeing Classic, Scott Dunlap was asked if he could win.

"I couldn't beat all of them in any one tournament until this week." – Scott Dunlap played 204 PGATOUR events without victory before winning the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic.

“Has anybody shot 59 out here on the Champions Tour?” – Kevin Sutherland asked the question to Paul Goydos, who shot 59 on the PGA TOUR, when they were paired together at the 3M Championship. The very next week, Sutherland became the first player in Champions Tour history to shoot the magic number at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.

“You're living the dream. It's a fantasy almost to get to come places like this and the way people treat us to come and play in a tournament and every town's the same way and you've got a thousand plus volunteers that help put on a tournament out of the goodness of their heart to help raise money for charities in the local area. To be a small part of it is a true thrill. When you don't play good it's not a lot of fun, but if you take a step back and you look at what you're involved in, it's incredible.” – Mike Goodes explains what the Champions Tour is like for him after shooting 64 to hold the first-round lead at the Boeing Classic.


Bobby Clampett @BClampett  ·  1h Annual 11th hole roll w/ the kids from @BoeingClassic @ChampionsTour Great time but I can't roll like I used to!