Sluman back to defend First Tee Open


Champions TourPEBBLE BEACH, California – Two-time defending champion Jeff Sluman will be joined Champions Tour money leader Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson and three other tournament winners at the First Tee Open.

Gil Morgan, Hale Irwin and Scott Simpson will be in the field of 78 pros matched with a select group of juniors ages 15-18 and 156 amateurs in the seventh annual event.

The field will rotate between the Del Monte Golf Course and Pebble Beach Golf Links starting on Friday. The final round will be played Sunday at Pebble Beach, which hosted the U.S. Open for the fifth time in June.

Sluman overcame a six-stroke deficit to successfully defend his title. He aced the fifth hole and finished with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Gene Jones.