Dick's Open adds two Hall of Famers

By wbng sports

August 2, 2014 Updated Aug 2, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT

Endicott (WBNG BINGHAMTON) The DICK’S Sporting Goods Open is proud to announce the addition of World Golf Hall of Fame Members Sandy Lyle and Tom Kite to the 2014 Champions Tour Event Field, bringing the total of members to six.

The event will take place at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, New York.

“In no other sport are you able to see Hall of Fame Members still competing at the highest level,” said Tournament Director John Karedes. “It’ll be great to have both Tom and Sandy joining the previously-announced commitments of World Golf Hall of Fame Members Bernhard Langer, Nick Price, Larry Nelson, and Colin Montgomerie.”

Sandy Lyle joins the field with 6 PGA TOUR victories and three 2nd Place finishes on the PGA TOUR. The Scottish-born golfer has also has claimed 22 international victories. He has been a part of five Ryder Cup Teams (1979-1987), securing victories in 1985 & 1987. He is also the first Briton to wear the green jacket, winning The Masters in 1988. Since joining the Champions Tour, Lyle has racked up five top 10 finishes and currently ranks 73rd on the Money List.

Tom Kite joins us again this year boasting 19 PGA Tour Wins, including the 1978 B.C. Open, and 10 Champions Tour victories. Kite recently competed at the U.S. Senior Open Championship, tying for 14th place. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004 at age 53.

The 2014 DICK’S Sporting Goods Open will be hosted at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott, NY August 11th-17th. Weekly ticket packages are available at DICK’S Sporting Goods stores and the Tournament Office at En-Joie Golf Course. For additional information, please call the Tournament Office at (607) 205-1500.

(Courtesy: Dick's Sporting Goods Open)

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