Former Ryder Cup captain Pavin coming to Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – PGA TOUR Champions golfers Corey Pavin and Rocco Mediate have officially committed to the Sanford International presented by Cambria on September 16-22 at Minnehaha Country Club, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A member of the 1991, 1993 and 1995 Ryder Cup teams and the 2010 Ryder Cup Captain, Pavin returns to the Sanford International for a second year. Pavin won 15 events on the PGA TOUR during his career, including the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Since joining the PGA TOUR Champions in 2010, Pavin has won one title, the Allianz Championship in 2012.

One of the best putters in golf, Mediate returns to Sioux Falls where he finished tied for ninth at the 2018 Sanford International. At the 2008 U.S. Open, Mediate finished runner-up after losing the first sudden death hole after an 18-hole playoff to Tiger Woods. It was only the third time a U.S. Open playoff had gone to sudden death. Mediate won six times on the PGA TOUR and has three titles on the TOUR Champions.
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Tickets to 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 2019 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.

About the Sanford International
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.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 33 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2019, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 27 tournaments across the United States, Japan, England and Canada, with purses totaling nearly $58 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 170 countries and territories, reaching more than 340 million potential households, and distributed in 15+ markets via GOLFTV. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at, at, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.