Champions Tour returns to Atlanta area in 2013

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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.

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