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Greater Gwinnett Championship Will Have Strong Masters Flavor

Langer, Couples among 7 Masters participants expected at TPC Sugarloaf.

Bernhard Langer won the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship in 2013. Patch file
Bernhard Langer won the inaugural Greater Gwinnett Championship in 2013. Patch file

Seven golfers who competed in the Masters last week in Augusta will be in the field for the Greater Gwinnett Championship this week at TPC Sugarloaf near Duluth.

Included in the $1.8 million Champions Tour event is defending champion Bernhard Langer, who finished tied for eighth at this year’s Masters.

Other Masters participants expected this week: Miguel Angel Jimenez, Fred Couples, Mark O’Meara, Larry Mize, Sandy Lyle and Ben Crenshaw. Jimenez was fourth at the Masters, Couples was tied for 20th.

“We are thrilled to have another strong field at year’s championship,” said Executive Director Stan Hall in a press release. “To be able to showcase professional golf to the Gwinnett and Atlanta communities, coming off the heels of The Masters, will create great buzz and help us make a positive impact on our charities.”

Play in the 54-hole tournament begins Friday, April 18.

For tickets or more information visit GreaterGwinnettChampionship.com

 

About the Greater Gwinnett Championship
The Greater Gwinnett Championship Presented by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating is an official event on the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament features 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for a $1.8 million purse on April 14-20, 2014 at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA. All three official rounds will be nationally televised on the Golf Channel. The 2014 benefitting charities are Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation, and Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. For sponsorship, ticket or volunteer information, visitGreaterGwinnettChampionship.com.

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