Fred Couples has confirmed he will return to Calgary to compete in the second annual Shaw Charity Classic at next month’s Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club.
The Champions Tour event will be played Aug. 27-31.
“Freddie definitely played a huge role in drawing thousands of golf fans out to our inaugural tournament one year ago and we are thrilled to have him join us again this year in Calgary,” said tournament director Sean Van Kesteren.
“Adding Freddie’s name to the list of high-profiled players making their first trip to Calgary like Bernhard Langer, Kenny Perry and Mark Calcavecchia definitely helps us achieve our goal,” said Van Kesteren of the tournament’s commitment to raising funds for children’s charities.
The winner of the 1992 Masters won 15 PGA Tour events and has 10 Champions Tour victories since joining in 2010.
He also has two major championship victories on the Champions Tour, including the 2011 Senior Players Championship and the Senior Open Championship in 2012.
“I really enjoyed playing up in Calgary last year so I’m looking forward to getting back to the Shaw Charity Classic this summer,” said Couples.
“This was one of the top events on tour last year. The crowds were huge, the golf course was in great shape and we were able to raise some significant money for the wonderful youth charities in the area,” he said.
It was also announced that Randy Bachman and Fred Turner will be joined by Canadian band, the Sheepdogs, to celebrate the Shaw Charity Classic with a free concert at Shaw Millennium Park on Thursday, Aug. 28.