Industry News

Senior Players touts early ticket pricing

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (Dec. 13, 2017) – Chicagoland golf fans who act quickly will be able to take advantage of exclusive presale pricing on tickets to the 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, which will be played July 9-15 at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park.

From now through Jan. 5, special pricing is being offered at www.cspgolf.com for all tickets and ticket packages. The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship is one of the PGA TOUR Champions’ five majors, with 78 of the top Champions players vying for the win and to secure their spot at THE PLAYERS Championship.

Former champions include Jay Haas, Fred Couples, Kenny Perry, Bernhard Langer, and Scott McCarron. Among other top Champions stars expected to be competing at Exmoor are Vijay Singh, John Daly, Colin Montgomerie, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Lee Janzen.

The four daily ticket options, each of which includes access to tournament grounds, are:

Wednesday Practice Round Ticket ($15)
For use Wednesday, July 11.

Any-Day Tournament Round Ticket ($28)
For use any one day, Thursday through Sunday, July 12-15.

Wednesday Practice Round Egan Pavilion Ticket ($20)
Provides entry on Wednesday, July 11, and includes access to the Egan Pavilion, a hospitality tent located near the 15th green that offers upscale food and beverages for purchase, table seating and stadium-style seating for ticketholders. The Egan Pavilion offers superior views of tournament play in a comfortable, reserved setting.

Any-Day Tournament Round Egan Pavilion Ticket ($48)
Provides entry any day of your choice, July 12-15, to the Egan Pavilion and its unique amenities.

Patrons also have two options for purchasing weekly tickets that include grounds access:
                                  
Weekly Booklet ($69)
Provides entry each day July 11-15.

Egan Pavilion Weekly Booklet ($109)
Provides entry each day July 11-15 and Egan Pavilion access.

Patrons who purchase either of the two weekly packages by Jan. 5 will receive a complimentary 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship commemorative coin. Attendees will be issued a special voucher to receive their coin upon arrival at the championship in July. Ticket prices will increase by $7-$10 after Jan. 5.

The event, conducted by the WGA and PGA TOUR Champions, will mark the first time since 1997 that one of the five senior major championships has been contested in the greater Chicago area.

“We’re pleased to be bringing some of the game’s legends to Exmoor and Chicago’s North Shore,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA senior vice president of tournaments. “We know first-hand how much fans in Chicago love golf, and we’re looking forward to the energy and excitement the 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship will generate.”

Exmoor is one of the more storied clubs in the greater Chicago area, with a history dating back to 1896. The club was one of 11 charter clubs that established the WGA in 1899 and is one of just seven WGA founding clubs remaining.

In 1914, famed architect Donald Ross redesigned the original H.J. Tweedie design, allowing for his trademark green contours and strategic bunkering to bring the course up to early 20th century standards for one of Chicago’s most prominent clubs.

The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship has raised more than $11 million for charity since 1992. The WGA-supported Evans Scholars Foundation has been selected as a primary beneficiary of the 2018 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. 

About the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship
The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship is one of the five majors on the PGA TOUR Champions. 78 players will compete in the event, the winner gaining a spot at THE PLAYERS Championship that same year. As one of the five majors, it plays a large role in determining Charles Schwab Cup points and who will be the Charles Schwab Cup Champion at the end of the year. To learn more, visit www.cspgolf.com.

About Constellation
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's family of retail businesses serves approximately 2.2 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with 2016 revenues of approximately $31.4 billion, and more than 35,500 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.

About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 35 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

About the Western Golf Association
In 2018, the Western Golf Association will conduct four national golf championships. Headquartered in Golf, Illinois, the organization was founded in 1899 by 11 Chicago-area golf clubs to promote their interests in golf. In addition to the Constellation Senior Players Championship, the WGA conducts the BMW Championship – the penultimate event in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs – and two prestigious amateur championships, the Western Amateur and the Western Junior. To learn more, visit www.wgaesf.org.

About the Evans Scholars Foundation
Established by famed amateur golfer Charles Chick Evans Jr., the Evans Scholars Foundation provides full housing and tuition college scholarships to high-achieving caddies from across the country. The Program, supported by the Western Golf Association, is funded by contributions from more than 30,000 donors nationwide, including Evans Scholars Alumni, as well as proceeds from WGA championships. Since the Program’s inception in 1930, more than 10,600 caddies nationwide have graduated as Evans Scholars. To learn more, visit www.wgaesf.org.

Contact:

Gary Holaway
Western Golf Association
847-724-4600, ext. 3724
holaway@wgaesf.org

Patrick Donohue
Western Golf Association
847-724-4600, ext. 3752
donohue@wgaesf.org