Major Winners Michael Campbell, Shaun Micheel along with Brandel Chamblee Round Out Stellar Field Confirmed for 2019 Shaw Charity Classic
Shaw Charity Classic —Six World Golf Hall of Famers, 13 PGA TOUR major winners bring 290 PGA TOUR titles to Calgary—
CALGARY—Two PGA TOUR Champions rookies, Michael Campbell and Shaun Micheel, along with outspoken Golf Channel analyst, Brandel Chamblee, will round out the 78-man field that is now set for the seventh annual Shaw Charity Classic at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, August 28 – September 1, 2019.
Campbell and Micheel, who are both most recognized for their lone PGA TOUR major victories when Tiger Woods was dominating the golf world. Campbell became just the second New Zealander ever to win one of golf’s majors when he finished on top at the 2005 U.S. Open. His breakthrough season ended with a victory at the HSBC World Match Play Championship.
One of just a few players in history to have a major as his lone PGA TOUR victory, Shaun Micheel shocked the world in 2003 when he raised the Wanamaker Trophy at Oak Hill Country Club making him one of the biggest underdogs to win one of golf’s most prestigious events. Micheel went on to post two runner-up finishes, including the 2006 PGA Championship.
Brandel Chamblee will also make his first trip to Calgary. Chamblee, who has gained notoriety more for his outspoken opinions on the game’s biggest stars as an analyst on the Golf Channel than for his lone victory in his 15-year career on the PGA TOUR at the 1998 Greater Vancouver Open, will make one of a handful of starts on the PGA TOUR Champions at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.
“Michael, Shaun and Brandel have all played a role in some of the greatest and most memorable moments in the game – be it inside the ropes or providing commentary to the fans on television. Having them with us in Calgary for the first time adds three more storylines to our strong international field next week,” said Sean Van Kesteren, executive director, Shaw Charity Classic.
The trio of players will join six World Golf Hall of Fame members at the Shaw Charity Classic including: Bernhard Langer, Davis Love III, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara, Vijay Singh and Retief Goosen. The lineup of players in 2019 also boasts four of the tournament’s five previous winners including: two-time defending champion, Scott McCarron (2018, 2017); Carlos Franco (2016); Jeff Maggert (2015); and Rocco Mediate (2013).
Other notables include: Darren Clarke; Stephen Ames; Mark Calcavecchia; Chris DiMarco; Fred Funk; Jay Haas; Lee Janzen; Larry Mize; Jesper Parnevik; Esteban Toledo; and Corey Pavin.
“This impressive list confirmed to play bring 13 PGA TOUR major title wins, 19 PGA TOUR Champions major wins, and the field has combined to win 290 times on the PGA TOUR. Even more special is we will have players from 14 different countries represented on our tee sheet,” added Van Kesteren.
For a complete list of the field to date, please visit www.pgatour.com/champions/tournaments/shaw-charity-classic/field.html
NOTE: the final four spots will be filled following Tuesday’s qualifying round at Elbow Springs Golf Club.
Join us for Super Saturday presented by Freedom Mobile at the Shaw Charity Classic, August 31, where a full range of range of fun activities will be dedicated to families to enjoy including a Celebrity Shootout and Chad Brownlee concert.
Canadian country music star, Chad Brownlee, will be amongst one dozen current and former NHL and CFL stars, along with three of the country’s most decorated Olympians and a four-time Calgary Stampede Bareback champion, who will battle for $40,000 in prize money while playing for one of the 200 charities participating in the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink program in the first unique exhibition “horse race” format ever held during at PGA TOUR Champions event. Athletes include Lanny McDonald, Grant Fuhr, Mike Vernon, Colin Patterson, Mark Jankowski, Dillon Dube, Davey Shields, Scott Coe, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Kerrin Lee-Gartner, and Ben Hebert.
Chad Brownlee will cap off the memorable day at the award-winning tournament with a live concert on a stage that will be set up on the 10th fairway immediately following the second round of tournament play and the Celebrity Shootout.
Music and sport fans will have the opportunity to meet each of the stars during a short autograph appearance in the HSBC Fan Experience Area at 12:30 p.m. as part of the TD Kids’ Day activities that will feature visits from local mascots including: Buddy the Beaver – official mascot of the 107th Grey Cup; the Grey Cup; interactive sport exhibits; a bouncy castle, arts and craft stations; scavenger hunts; carnival games; and giveaways.
Fans planning on attending the 2019 Shaw Charity Classic can take advantage of discounted tickets until August 28th. Join us Saturday, August 31 for Kids’ Day and enjoy a range of fun activities dedicated to the junior spectators!
About the Shaw Charity Classic
The Shaw Charity Classic will host some of the greatest names in the game of golf in Calgary at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club, August 28 – September 1, 2019. The field, which will consist of 78 stars on the PGA TOUR Champions, will compete for US $2.35 million in a three-round, 54-hole stroke-play tournament. The winner will receive US $352,500. The annual PGA TOUR Champions stop in Canada showcases Calgary to the world through its broadcast on the Golf Channel. Led by a philanthropic Patron Group including Tournament Chairman – Jim Riddell, Allan Markin, Keith MacPhail, Guy Turcotte, Gary Peddle, Mike Culbert and PGA Tour Professional – Stephen Ames, along with title sponsor, Shaw Communications, the Shaw Charity Classic won the prestigious President’s Award as the top event on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2017, 2015 and 2014. The Tournament has raised more than $34 million in its first six years, with a PGA TOUR Champions record-setting donation of $12,357,863 raised in 2018 that was distributed amongst 182 youth-based charities in Alberta. For more information on the event, please visit www.shawcharityclassic.com. Follow the Shaw Charity Classic at facebook.com/shawcharityclassic and on Twitter @shawclassic.
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