Dick's Open Earns Prestigious Award

By wbng sports

December 7, 2012 Updated Dec 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) The 2012 Dick's Sporting Goods Open is given the highest honor by the Champions Tour.

At an awards dinner last night, the tournament was given the prestigious Presidents Award.

The Champions Tour President said the 2012 Dick's Sporting Goods Open was an exceptional event and had one of the best fields in Champions tour history.

Tournament director John Karedes says he's very proud of the honor, adding it was a total team effort by everyone who helped out with this year's event.

The Dick's Open was honored as the Fan Favorite on the tour in 2011.

Karedes and his staff are already working on next year's event which will run August 12th through the 18th at the En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott.