Tuesday, April 27, 2021

World-renowned golfer Darren Clarke among legends in this year’s Mitsubishi Electric Classic

One of the most recognizable faces in golf will be joined by David Toms, Rich Beem and more

(ATLANTA) — Golf fans will get to see fan-favorite Darren Clarke at TPC Sugarloaf when Georgia’s only PGA TOUR Champions event returns to Duluth May 10-16.

Clarke recently claimed a second successive PGA TOUR Champions event with a victory at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in January. This was his first start since he secured his first PGA TOUR Champions win at the TimberTech Championship at Boca Raton in November 2020. 

In addition to his two PGA TOUR Champions wins, Clarke boasts three PGA TOUR victories, including the 2011 Open Championship and 15 international victories. 

Clarke, along with Ernie Els (who was previously announced as part of this year’s Mitsubishi Electric Classic field) and Jim Furyk, will serve as captains in the new World Champions Cup which will debut in 2022. 

“Every spring we’re able to bring our patrons a who’s who of golfing legends, and this year is no exception,” says Monte Ortel, executive director of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. “Thanks to the amazing facilities and golf history here at TPC Sugarloaf, we continue to draw one of the best PGA TOUR Champions player fields on our Tour.”

In addition to Clarke, golf legends David Toms and Rich Beem are also among the 81 PGA TOUR Champions professionals competing in this year’s event.

Toms, who won the PGA Championship in 2001, has 13 PGA TOUR victories and was the 2018 U.S. Senior Open Championship winner. 

Beem won the 2002 PGA Championship with a one-stroke victory over Tiger Woods. He shared the lead through 36 holes with four other players and was three strokes behind Justin Leonard in the final pairing on Sunday. With a 66, Beem became the first final-round, come-from-behind winner in a major since the 1999 Open Championship. This is Beem’s first Mitsubishi Electric Classic. 

The remaining field will be released in the coming weeks. 

In response to COVID-19, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic is following all State of Georgia and PGA TOUR health guidelines to ensure the safety of athletes, fans, staff and everyone else involved with the tournament. 

The 2021 Mitsubishi Electric Classic is scheduled for May 10-16 at TPC Sugarloaf. A limited number of tickets are available for the public to purchase online. Kids 16 and under can attend for free with a ticketed adult, and daily tickets start at just $20. 

The Mitsubishi Electric Classic is proud to offer active duty, military reserve, National Guard, military retirees and veterans up to four complimentary tickets (Friday - Sunday) for themselves and their dependents. For more details and to verify your service, visit: https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/.

For more information, visit: www.mitsubishielectricclassic.com.

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