Golf Legends Watson, Price and O’Meara Commit to 27th Annual AT&T Championship
- AT&T Championship announces key early commitments for the 2011 tournament
- Golf legends Nick Price and Mark O’Meara will join Watson in the field of players
- The tournament is slated for October 10-16 at TPC San Antonio AT&T Canyons Course
SAN ANTONIO (September 8, 2011) – The AT&T Championship announced today that golf legend Tom Watson has committed to play in the 2011 tournament. Along with Watson, Nick Price and Mark O’Meara have also committed to play in the Champions Tour event, October 10-16 at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course.
“Tom Watson has been one of the most complete players ever to play golf,” said tournament director Colby Callaway. “The commitments we have received from some of golf’s greatest legends are going to make the field extremely enjoyable to watch. The TPC San Antonio is definitely the place to be this October.”
Watson has been named PGA Player of the Year six times. He joined the Champions Tour in 1999, the same year he earned an honorary membership of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland. He has won 8 major championships and 39 other events during his PGA Tour Career. On the Champions Tour, he has 14 titles to his name including six senior majors.
Price, a two-time PGA Player of the Year and three-time major champion, heads to the AT&T Championship for the first time. He won the Toshiba Classic in March, where he shot the lowest round in Champions Tour history. Price has had nine top 10 finishes in the 2011 Champions Tour.
With 34 professional wins and two major championship victories, Mark O’Meara joins the AT&T Championship playing field as a repeat player, but along with all participating golfers, will be playing at the AT&T Canyons course for the first time. O’Meara began on the Champions Tour in 2007 and inked his first Champions win at Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf with Price, followed by his first senior major victory in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship.
For the second year in a row, all tickets and parking is free courtesy of Snapple Gate Days. San Antonio area non-profit organizations will be distributing tickets to the general public before the tournament as a part of the Champions “FORE” Charities Ticket Program. Fans may also pick up tickets at the gate during tournament days.