The 2004 Senior PGA Championship
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Senior PGA Championship at Valhalla to expand to 156-player field

The Senior PGA joins the PGA Championship, British Open and the U.S., Senior and Women's Open with 156-player fields. news services

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. ? The 65th Senior PGA Championship, May 26-30, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., will expand to a 156-player field, joining the PGA Championship, U.S. Open, British Open, U.S. Senior Open and U.S. Women's Open as having one of the six largest fields for any major golf championship.

The oldest and most prestigious event in senior golf, the Senior PGA Championship began in 1937 at Augusta National Golf Club at the invitation of legendary golfer Bobby Jones.

"It is a pleasure to announce that the PGA of America Board of Directors have elected to make this year's Senior PGA Championship an even deeper field with the expansion to 156 players," said PGA of America President M.G. Orender. "As the talented ranks of players 50 years and older grows, we anticipate an even more exciting Championship and look forward to celebrating this year's 65th edition of senior golf's grandest event."

The Senior PGA Championship has featured the legends of the game and many premier Championship moments. Past Champions include Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd and Tom Watson.

Last year, the Senior PGA Championship featured 22 players who have won a combined 73 major championships, and 30 contestants representing 12 countries.

Tickets to the 65th Senior PGA Championship are available by calling 1-800-PGA-TCKT (742-8258) or by visiting the official web site.

The PGA of America, founded in 1916, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The Association is comprised of more than 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals who are dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.

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