2013 Dick's Sporting Goods Open Scheduled For August

By WBNG News

October 3, 2012 Updated Oct 3, 2012 at 12:17 AM EDT

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Broome County Community Charities, Inc. is proud to announce that the 2013 Dick’s Sporting Goods Open will be played August 12th through 18th at the En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, New York.

"The success of the 2012 Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, driven by the commitment of the Top 60 Players on the Money List, generated some of the largest galleries on the Champions Tour,” said Tournament Director John Karedes. “By establishing our event as a part of the home stretch in the Charles Schwab Cup race, we have increased our chance of duplicating the quality of play that our sponsors and fans enjoyed this year,” added Karedes.

Broome County Community Charities, Inc., the host entity for the tournament, will operate the 54-hole stroke play tournament with 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for the $1.8 million purse. The top-10 finishers in the tournament will also be awarded Charles Schwab Cup points. The Charles Schwab Cup is the season-long, points-based competition launched in 2001 to determine the Champions Tour’s leading player.

All three rounds of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open will be televised by the Golf Channel, the Champions Tour’s exclusive cable-television partner, which reaches 83 million homes. The telecast will also be distributed internationally through various partners to 174 countries and territories, reaching more than 95 million households.

Weekly Ticket Booklets will go on sale on Friday November 23rd. Tickets will available online at www.dsgopen.com and at Dick’s Sporting Goods Stores.

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