Champions Tour returns to Atlanta area in 2013
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Champions Tour will return to the Atlanta area for the first time since 2000 with the Greater Gwinnett Championship on April 19-21 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga.
The inaugural $1.8 million event will be played the week after the Masters.
“We have been working on a return to the Atlanta market for a couple of years and it’s exciting to have it come to fruition," Champions Tour President Mike Stevens said in a release. "The current list of Champions Tour players entertained the Atlanta-area fans with some exciting golf at TPC Sugarloaf in the past and they’re anxious to return to a city and a golf course they’ve enjoyed so much."
The last time the Champions Tour held a tournament in the Atlanta area was 12 years ago when it hosted the final Nationwide Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta.