Bernhard Langer will return to Calgary this summer for the fourth playing of the Shaw Charity Classic, which takes place Sept. 2-4 at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.
“There is no doubt this is one of the best tournaments we play on tour and there was no way I was going to miss it again this year,” said Langer, who added a conflict in his schedule prevented him from playing the Champions Tour event a year ago.
“I enjoyed playing in Calgary two years ago. It is a very impressive, beautiful golf course,” he added.
“I’m an outdoors enthusiast and this part of the world is equally stunning. The fans were fantastic – some of the largest galleries we see on tour – and I am excited to get back to Canada and try to win another golf tournament,” he said.
Langer is currently chasing his fourth Charles Schwab Cup where and sits second in the overall standings, thanks to his victory at the Chubb Classic along with six, top-10 finishes in seven starts in 2016.
Langer became the first player to win the title three times last year when he locked up his second straight Charles Schwab Cup.
Langer has won 26 times on the PGA Tour Champions circuit including five senior majors titles.
He also won the 1993 and 1985 Masters and was in contention at age 58 going into the final round at August this year just before World Golf Hall of Fame member Tom Watson announced he will make his first start at the Shaw Charity Classic this summer.
“The names Bernhard Langer and Tom Watson are synonymous with the greatest in the game. Having two of the most respected guys on our tour commit to the Shaw Charity Classic this early in the year proves the players have great admiration for our event, Calgary and Canada,” said tournament executive director Sean Van Kesteren.
“We are continuously seeking ways to improve the fan experience each year, but one thing is for certain, with Bernhard and Tom leading the way, we will for sure have a world-leading field to entertain Calgarians this summer,” he said