Boasts 25 of the Top 30 on Schwab Cup Money List, Includes Four World Golf
Hall of Famers and 15 PGA TOUR Champions Major Winners
Des Moines, Iowa (May 24) – The Principal Charity Classic announced the final field list for next week’s tournament. With four World Golf Hall of Famers, 15 PGA TOUR Champions Tour major winners and 12 PGA TOUR major championship winners overall, the 2019 Principal Charity Classic will boast one of the strongest fields ever visiting Des Moines. 25 of the Top 30 on the Charles Schwab Cup Money List will be competing May 30 – June 2 at Wakonda Club.
Defending champion Tom Lehman will defend his title against some of the best players in the world, including former champions Brandt Jobe, Scott McCarron, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Pernice, Jr., Russ Cochran and Jay Haas.
Vijay Singh, winner of 34 PGA TOUR events and three majors, will compete in the Principal Charity Classic for the first time. He has won four PGA TOUR Champions events, including one major.
Singh is joined in the field by fellow World Golf Hall of Fame members Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle and 2019 inductee Retief Goosen.
The 15 PGA TOUR Champions major winners account for 31 major wins on tour. In addition, 12 players hold a total of 19 major wins on the PGA.
About the Principal Charity Classic
The Principal Charity Classic is an annual and award-winning PGA TOUR Champions event dedicated to investing in the future of Iowa kids. In 2018, the Principal Charity Classic raised a record $4,356,321 for charity, bringing the tournament’s giving total to more than $17.7 million since 2007. Tournament funds benefit organizations that provide a broad level of support to Iowa kids in the areas of education and culture, financial security and stability, and/or health and wellness. Last year, the tournament touched the lives of more than 130,000 children statewide.
The 2019 Principal Charity Classic tournament will take place May 28-June 2, 2019, at the historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit principalcharityclassic.com and connect with the tournament on social media at facebook.com/principalcharityclassic, on Twitter @PCCTourneyand on Instagram @principalcharityclassic.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 32 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 PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.