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French Lick Resort to Host 2015 Senior PGA Championship
French Lick Resort in Indiana has been selected to host the 76th Senior PGA Championship in 2015.
French Lick Resort's Pete Dye Course, which opened in 2009, will serve as the site of the event May 21-24, 2015. The Senior PGA Championship becomes the fourth major championship at the resort, following the 1924 PGA Championship, played on the Donald Ross Course, won by Walter Hagen. French Lick Resort also hosted the 1959 and '60 LPGA Championships, while the Pete Dye Course also held the 2010 PGA Professional National Championship.
The 2015 Senior PGA Championship will take place in Indiana for the first time. The 156-player field will compete on the par-72, 7,400-yard Pete Dye Course, designed by its namesake and native Hoosier.
"The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid has demonstrated its ability to attract and establish a tradition of bringing this premier event to many of the premier courses in the country," said PGA of America president Ted Bishop. "It is exciting to have the opportunity to bring the Championship to French Lick, which most recognize as the hometown of basketball legend Larry Bird, but also became a site of golf history when Walter Hagen, one of our association founders, enhanced his legendary career. The connection is now alive again in 2015 when the finest senior professionals in the world, including some of legendary status, compete for the Alfred S. Bourne trophy in Indiana."
"On behalf of all the dedicated Cook employees from around the world and the fine residents of Southern Indiana, we are pleased to once again be partnering with the PGA of America and bringing the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid to French Lick Resort," said Steve Ferguson, Chairman of the Board for the Cook Group.
"Our resort is enthusiastic and energized to again serve as the host site for championship golf, and to help the PGA stage the most historic and prestigious championship in senior golf. We are looking forward to a long successful relationship with two great organizations the PGA of America and KitchenAid."
Corporate Hospitality packages, Tickets sales and volunteer opportunities will begin this fall for the 76th Senior PGA Championship.
The above report is courtesy of the PGA of America. For more information, visit www.pga.com.
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