Bernhard Langer Leads Distinguished Group of Former Champions in SAS Championship Field

List includes Hall of Fame members, major champions, and Tour winners

 

Charles Schwab Cup front-runner Bernhard Langer leads a list of former champions committed to the 2016 SAS Championship, presented by Bloomberg Media.  The Championship, which takes place October 14 – 16 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, will be host to Wildcard Weekend for the PGA Tour Champions in 2016, the last chance for players to qualify for the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs.

Langer, who has secured three victories in 2016, including two majors, has 28 total victories on the PGA TOUR Champions in his career.  He won the 2012 SAS Championship after shooting a final round 63 (-9) to win by two strokes over Jay Don Blake.

Langer is joined in the field by former SAS Champions Tom Lehman (2015), Kirk Triplett (2014), Russ Cochran (2013, 2010), Kenny Perry (2011), Tom Pernice (2009), Mark Wiebe (2007), and Tom Jenkins (2006).

“The field at the SAS Championship is as strong as ever, led by a large list of former champions,” said Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber. “Bernhard Langer has once again set a high bar, and we look forward to the competition in Cary among former champions and fan favorites.”

Langer, who currently leads the Charles Schwab Cup money list, added the 2016 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship and Regions Tradition to his major resume earlier this season.  His total of seven senior major titles ties Hale Irwin for second place on the career list, a victory behind Jack Nicklaus.

Triplett joins Langer in the 2016 winner’s circle, following his victory at the inaugural American Family Insurance Championship in June. The victory in Wisconsin gave Triplett a total of five for his PGA TOUR Champions career.

Combined, the group of SAS champions has combined for over 100 victories, including 22 major championships, on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Tickets are available for the SAS Championship and can be purchased online at saschampionship.com or by calling 919-531-4653. A limited number of volunteer positions are also still available, to register visit saschampionship.com.

Bernhard Langer during the SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, North Carolina on October 7, 2012.

Bernhard Langer during the SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, North Carolina on October 7, 2012.