Hall of Famers highlight elite field for the event in 2017
“Nick and Colin, in addition to being Hall of Fame golfers, are fan favorites that will be sure to entertain everyone attending the SAS Championship in October,” Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber said. “They will add to an already elite field, including Bernhard Langer, John Daly and other legends of golf.”
Faldo, a six-time Major Champion, was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1998. He has collected 39 total victories in his playing career, and spent 97 weeks ranked number one in the Official Golf World Rankings. Faldo’s career also includes 12 appearances as part of the Ryder Cup, including his captaincy of the European team in 2008.
Since 2006, Faldo has been the lead golf analyst for CBS. He has competed in three events on the PGA Tour Champions this season, including the U.S. Senior Open Championship and The Senior Open championship. In October, Faldo will make his first appearance at the SAS Championship since 2014.
“The old Nick Faldo played some real consistent golf. That’s my goal,” Faldo said. “I would love to play like that again.”
Montgomerie has continued the consistency that was a trademark of his career to the PGA Tour Champions. He has finished in the top-3 of the Charles Schwab Money List the last three seasons. The commitment marks Montgomerie’s fifth appearance in the SAS Championship, following a T7 finish in 2016. He has never finished outside of the top 20 in Cary.
In 2013, Montgomerie was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He won the European Tour’s Order of Merit a total of eight times, including a streak of seven consecutive titles from 1993 – 1999. Montgomerie represented Europe in a total of eight Ryder Cups, including as Captain in 2010.
Faldo (25 points), Langer (24 points), and Montgomerie (23.5 points) are first, second, and third in total points earned for team Europe in the history of the Ryder Cup.
Tickets to see Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie at the SAS Championship, including access to the all-inclusive Mellow Mushroom Chill Club on the 17th Green, are available at www.SASChampionship.com.