Amid all the intrigue of the Tour Championship/FEDEX Cup and the hoopla of the Ryder Cup it is easy to forget about the upcoming Senior Players Championship.
BUT DON’T! It’s this coming week.
The final major of the Champions Tour season is headed to the newly renovated and renamed TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms from October 7th through 10th. This is your chance to see some of the best Senior players up close and in person. We’ve always enjoyed the PGA events at Avenel and this should be no exception.
For now, this is a one time event at TPC Potomac. The Senior Players Championship has been at Baltimore Country Club for the past 3 years and will head back there again in 2011.
The big question will be how the players react to the newly renovated course. TPC Avenel was never a favorite among PGA Tour players and had a difficult time drawing a strong field for the Kemper Open/Booz Allen Classic. In the fall of 2007 Avenel closed and underwent a $23 million makeover that has significantly changed the course. The new design reopened in May 2009 and has received positive reviews. TPC Potomac was named No. 12 on Golfweek’s list of the “Best New Courses for 2009”, so let’s hope the pros like it as much as the magazine reviewers.
Complimentary admission to the championship is being offered to all fans for the entire week and includes a performance by Better Than Ezra at the Birdies for the Brave Military Appreciation Concert presented by the USO of Metropolitan Washington on Saturday, October 9.
Players committed to the 2010 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship field include defending champion Jay Haas, Takoma Park native Fred Funk, major champions Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Jeff Sluman and Hal Sutton, World Golf Hall of Fame members Hale Irwin, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson and Nick Price and PGA TOUR veterans David Frost and Tommy Armour III.
Visit the Senior Players Championship page for more info.