Experience the SAS Championship in 2018

Tickets Go On-Sale Thursday, April 5 at 12 PM
Don't miss the lowest prices of the year as the legends of golf return to Cary this Fall. Last year’s field featured eventual champion and hall of fame member Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh, Nick Faldo, and fan favorite John Daly.
 
Daily Grounds Passes, normally $20 per pass, will be BOGO through Sunday. Discounts on the all-inclusive Mellow Mushroom Chill Club and VIP Clubhouse Parking will also be offered for a limited time. Fans may use the following promo codes for exclusive discounts:
        Daily Grounds Passes = MastersBOGO
        Mellow Mushroom Chill Club = Masters20
        VIP Parking Pass = Masters25
 
Visit SASChampionship.com/tickets for more information, and to get your tickets on Thursday!
 
Volunteer Registration Opens Monday, April 9 at 9 AM
Join over 700 volunteers for the experience of a lifetime, as a part of the action at the SAS Championship, October 8 – 14 at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.
 
Registration opens today, and there are a number of different volunteer committees to serve. Popular committees and time slots will go fast, so visit SASChampionship.com/Volunteers to register today!
As part of their registration, each volunteer will receive:
  • SAS Championship performance golf shirt
  • SAS Championship hat or visor
  • SAS Championship pin
  • Complimentary food and beverages throughout the week
  • Two (2) weekly Grounds Passes 
  • Invitation for you and a (1) guest to the Volunteer Appreciation Party 
  • Round of Golf at Prestonwood Country Club for 3+ shifts worked (Some seasonal restrictions do apply)
“Each year the SAS Championship and our community events continue to grow in size and scale thanks to the tremendous amount of support we receive from our group of dedicated volunteers,” Tournament Director Jeff Kleiber said. “We thank each volunteer for their support, and look forward to creating lasting memories for all of those involved with the Championship in 2017.”

Yvonne Camus Highlights Executive Women’s Day

Camus, a business woman, mother and competitive athlete, will provide her personal insight of creating a high-performance life

Yvonne Camus, the COO of the fitness club World Health, will provide the keynote address for the 2017 Executive Women’s Day presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The annual event takes place on Tuesday, October 10, as a part of the SAS Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions event at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.

For many years, Camus competed internationally in Adventure Racing. At Eco-Challenge, the World Championships of Expedition Racing, Camus and her team became the first all-rookie team to complete the world’s toughest race. Her fascination with the creation of performance excellence and twenty years’ experience as senior business executive led Camus to deliver presentations that have benefited people and companies all over North America. Experience as a competitive athlete, a working executive and the mother of three gave Camus insight into the fact that true success isn’t the result of creating high performance for an instant – it is the result of creating a high-performance life.

“We are excited to have Yvonne Camus as the 2017 keynote speaker and are confident that her experience relates well to building one’s personal advisory board, our theme of the day,” said Jeff Kleiber, tournament director, SAS Championship. “This will be our most well attended Executive Women’s Day and we look forward to creating a great experience for attendees.”

Executive Women’s Day presented by Blue Cross NC brings over 250 Triangle-area professionals together with the theme this year focusing on one’s personal advisory board – the team that supports you both personally and professionally. The day-long forum features breakfast, networking, a panel discussion, and lunch in addition to the keynote address. For more information visit www.saschampionship.com.

Doug Garwood wins 2016 SAS Championship

After one of the great final rounds in tournament history, Doug Garwood (65-71-64=200) beat out Bernhard Langer to win the SAS Championship presented by Bloomberg Media title. The win marks Garwood’s first victory at any level on the PGA Tour.

“It hasn't really settled in yet.  Someone asked me last week when my last tournament win was and I blanked, I couldn't think of one, so now I won't have so much trouble.  It feels great.  It was a great day, I played well”.

Coming into the day two shots behind 2012 SAS Champion Bernhard Langer, Garwood played a nearly flawless round, finishing with an 8-under 64 – good for 16-under overall. Garwood posted nine birdies during his second round, while only giving up one bogey – on the 18th hole.

“The putter was obviously hot today” said Garwood. A 40-foot birdie on the third hole set the tone for the rest of the day and was the start of his dominant performance.

Bernhard Langer, leader after round two, shot a final-round 70 to finish solo second at twelve-under par – four strokes behind Garwood.

“Doug just played phenomenal.  His putter was hot.  He just hit it and went in, hit it and went in.  He started walking after it and it dropped.  He was like 9 under after 16 holes.  That's pretty amazing golf,” Langer said.

Garwood’s stellar play the first two days positioned him in the final pairing with former Masters winner Larry Mize and World Golf Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer.

“I made a conscious effort today to stay in the now.  My mind started going towards the finish and this and that.  I kept telling myself stay in the now, even left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot just to get me focused on staying there and in the moment,” Garwood said.

With the win, Garwood moved up eighteen places to No. 19 in the Charles Schwab Cup Standings and collected $315,000 in prize money.

Garwood’s victory capped of an incredible week at Prestonwood Country Club. In addition to the golf, the community was involved in a number of special events including Executives Women’s Day presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Food Truck Friday, and the PNC Family Challenge Clinic, among others. Proceeds from the SAS Championship will be directed to the YMCA of the Triangle’s Annual Campaign with funds specifically benefitting the Y Learning Program – the YMCA’s after school, academic assistance programs.

Langer Leads Heading into Final Round

Current Leaderboard:
1. Bernhard Langer 67/67 (-10)
T2. Doug Garwood 65/71 (-8)
T2. Larry Mize 67/69 (-8)
T4. Jeff Sluman 70/67 (-7)
T4. Paul Broadhurst 68/69 (-7)

Bernhard Langer continued his strong play at the SAS Championship with his second consecutive 5-under 67. He holds a two shot lead over first round leader Doug Garwood and Larry Mize.

Currently in a commanding lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, Langer once again finds himself in the final pairing on a Sunday after a four-hole birdie streak to finish out his round. This was Langer’s 18th consecutive sub-par round.

Garwood got off to a shaky start with a double bogey on the first hole, and was up and down the rest of the day. He ended up shooting a 1-under 71.

Mize played nearly flawless golf, his only mistake was missing an easy par putt on the par-3 seventeenth hole. Before that bogey Mize had a streak of 60 straight bogey-less holes.

Playing in his tenth SAS Championship, Jeff Sluman bounced back from a first hole bogey with a birdie on the par-4 second hole, which lead to a streak of four straight birdies. A miss on a very short par putt on the par-3 seventeenth hole put a damper on his round, but is only three shots back of Langer.

Sitting in a tie for eighth place, Dan Forsman has played himself into a Wildcard spot. If he can stay in the top ten tomorrow and finish higher than both Brad Faxon or Michael Bradley, he will be playing at the QQQ PowerShares Championship next week.

Coming into the day in second place, Faxon dropped all the way down to 16th place after shooting a 3-over par 75. He has put himself in jeopardy of missing the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs unless he can sneak into the top ten and finish above Dan Forsman tomorrow.

The first hole proved once again to be the hardest hole on the golf course with a scoring average of 4.350. The par-5 fourth hole was the easiest with a total of twenty seven birdies and an eagle from Mike Springer.

Follow the live leaderboard at http://www.pgatour.com/champions/leaderboard.html

Thursday Pro-Am Results

Thursday Morning Pro-Am Results
First Place Team (45)
Professional: Colin Montgomerie
Amateurs: Mark Clare, David MacDonald, Jim Candelmo, Craig Riffe

Second Place Team (47)
Professional: Tim Petrovic
Amateurs: Jack David Colescott, Gene Gsell, Tom Cole, Jason Gautereaux

Third Place Team (48)
Professional: Brandt Jobe
Amateurs: Greg Soussloff, Mike Allen, Cameron Davies, Christopher Clark

Proximity Awards
Men’s Long Drive Hole 16 – Tony Heyna
Closest to the Pin Hole 17 – Larry Conner
Ladies’ Longest Drive Hole 4 – Elaine Beeman

 

Thursday Afternoon Pro-Am Results
First Place Team (45)  
Professional: Mike Springer
Amateurs: Michael Hamilton, Jennette Rafetto, Larry, Mike

Second Place Team (48)
Professional: James Mason
Amateurs: Michael Rosenthal, Scott Valkenburgh, Mark Urbanczyk, Jeff Paul

Third Place Team (48)
Professional: Larry Mize
Amateurs: Kristien Thiebaud, Samir Thiebaud, Jamie Powers, Wayne Walker

Proximity Awards
Men’s Long Drive Hole 16 – Bryan Nieman
Closest to the Pin Hole 17 – Craig Hall
Ladies’ Longest Drive Hole 4 – Virginia Edwards