Clarke and Smith returning to Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – PGA TOUR Champions golfers Darren Clarke and Jerry Smith have officially committed to the Sanford International Presented by Cambria on September 16-22 at Minnehaha Country Club, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Clarke, winner of The Open Championship in 2011, has won 21 tournaments on golf's main tours including the European Tour, PGA TOUR, Sunshine Tour and Japan Golf Tour. Clarke was also a captain for the European Ryder Cup team at Hazeltine in 2016. He finished tied for 70th at the inaugural Sanford International in 2018. Clarke is activity in charity and established the Darren Clarke Foundation, which helps further the development of junior golf in Ireland.

Smith, a Council Bluffs, Iowa, native, tied for second place at the Sanford International in 2018. The runner-up finish was his best result on the course last year. Smith joined the PGA TOUR Champions in 2015 and has one win and 12 top-10 finishes.

Tickets to the Sanford International Presented by Cambria are now on sale. Patrons may purchase tickets at or by phone at 877-748-3376. Tickets start at $10.
Volunteer registration for the Sanford International is now open. More than 1,200 volunteers are needed for the week of events. Volunteers can choose from more than 20 different committees. Visit for information.

The Sanford International Presented by Cambria, a PGA TOUR Champions event contested in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, will be played at Minnehaha Country Club the week of September 16-22, featuring a $1.8 million purse. A five-year agreement is in place through 2022. In its second year, the Sanford International will continue to focus on charitable giving and making a lasting impact in Sioux Falls. These organizations are supported through the proceeds of the tournament and via direct donations to participating charities. For more information about the tournament, please visit You can also follow the tournament on social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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