GWINNETT – METRO ATLANTA – April 7, 2017 – Tournament officials today announced the final playing field for the 2017 Mitsubishi Electric Classic. This elite roster of 78 players, headed to TPC Sugarloaf April 10-16, features 29 major championship winners, representing a combined 67 professional major titles. The field also includes 18 of the top-20 from the 2016 Charles Schwab Cup points standings and 17 of the top-20 from the current Charles Schwab Cup money list.
Six players from the Classic’s field are making a stop at Augusta National this week to compete in the Masters Tournament before traveling west to Duluth. All six – headlined by reigning Charles Schwab Cup champion and 2013 winner of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Bernhard Langer – own at least one famed green jacket. Langer is joined in Augusta by Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Mark O’Meara, José María Olazábal, and Ian Woosnam.
The World Golf Hall of Fame will also be well represented next week for the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. Seven members of the esteemed Hall will be competing at TPC Sugarloaf, including Tom Watson, Larry Nelson, Langer, Lyle, O’Meara, Olazábal and Woosnam.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Electric Classic is April 10-16, 2017 at TPC Sugarloaf. The public may visit www.MitsubishiElectricClassic.com to purchase tickets. Kids 16 and under can attend for free with a ticketed adult. Daily tickets start at just $20.
About the Mitsubishi Electric Classic
The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is an official event on the PGA TOUR Champions scheduled for April 10-16, 2017. This 54-hole stroke play golf tournament features 78 PGA TOUR Champions professionals competing for a $1.8 million purse at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia. The event, which will benefit local charities through the Gwinnett Championship Foundation, Inc., has raised more than $1 million since its first tournament in 2013. All three official rounds will be internationally televised on the Golf Channel. For more information, visit MitsubishiElectricClassic.com.