The New England golf scene will get a major boost this weekend.
The PGA Tour’s senior division, the Champions Tour, will set up shop at Belmont Country Club for the Constellation Players Championship, one of the tour’s five majors.
All eyes will be on Bernhard Langer, who won the 2014 event held at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh last season. Langer is looking to become the first player since the legendary Arnold Palmer to win back-to-back Senior Players championships.
Another name to watch will be Mark Calcavecchia. The 13-time winner on the PGA Tour has been one of the best players on the Champions Tour since making the jump. The 52-year-old is coming into the tournament on a winning note after taking the win Sunday with a 3-under 69 at the Principal Charity Classic.
The four-round tournament is slated to begin Thursday afternoon at Belmont CC. Here’s some more information on the Champions Tour’s return to the Boston area.
Tuesday: Championship practice round (Gates open at 9 a.m. ET)
Wednesday: Accenture Championship Pro-Am (Gates open at 6:30 a.m., with the first groups teeing off at 7 a.m.)
Thursday: Round 1 play (Gates open at 6:45 a.m.)
Friday: Round 2 play (Gates open at 6:45 a.m.)
Saturday: Round 3 play (Gates open at 7:45 a.m.)
Sunday: Round 4 play (Gates open at 7:45 a.m.)
The entire field can be found here.
Tickets to the event can be purchased here.
Thursday and Friday: Golf Channel, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Golf Channel, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The winner of the Senior Players Championship gets an exemption into the following year’s PGA Tour Players Championship. … The tournament will have a bit of a local flare, as Rhode Island natives Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade are expected to be part of the field. … PGA Tour veteran Kenny Perry declared this past weekend’s Memorial Tournament will be his final PGA Tour event.
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