Tom Watson among former major winners in Senior PGA field
Two-time Senior PGA Champion and 2014 Team USA Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson is among 12 major championship winners who have committed to play in the 2013 Senior PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club.
ST. LOUIS – PGA of America officials announced Wednesday the new player commitments to the 74th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, which will be contested May 21-26, 2013, at Bellerive Country Club. This is the first time Bellerive has played host to the Senior PGA Championship, the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf.
The additions are highlighted by 2014 United States Ryder Cup Captain and two-time Senior PGA Champion Tom Watson, who still calls the Kanas City area home. Other notable commitments are two-time PGA Champion – including the 1992 PGA Championship played at Bellerive – and British Open winner Nick Price, as well as two-time U.S. Open winner and current ESPN analyst, Andy North.
Of the 93 players committed to play, 23 participated in the 1992 PGA Championship, which was played at Bellerive: Nick Price, 1; John Cook, T-2; Jim Gallagher Jr. T-2; Russ Cochran, T-7; Dan Forsman, T-7; Jeff Sluman, T-12; Brad Faxon, T-15; Anders Forsbrand, T-9; Josh Huston, T-18; Bill Britton, T-21; Tom Kite, T-21; Peter Jacobsen, T-28; Joe Ozaki, T-28; Tom Wargo, T-28; Mark James, T-40; Bernhard Langer, T-40; Mark Calcavecchia, T-48; Steve Pate, T-48; Peter Senior, T-48; Andrew Magee, T-56; Tom Watson, T-62; Hale Irwin, T-66; and David Frost T-73.