PGA Tour to Honor September 11 Tragedy


The PGA Tour will remember the Sept. 11 terrorist tragedy this week at tournaments on all three of its tours.
The PGA Tour's SEI Pennsylvania Classic, the Senior Tour's RJR Championship and the Buy.Com Oregon Classic will be played this week.
Plans include a charity walk, moments of silence during Wednesdays pro-am play, United States lapel pins to be worn by the tournament participants and U.S. pin flags on all 18 greens, among other displays of remembrance, as part of the first anniversary.
The 2001 WGC-American Express Championship, Tampa Bay Classic, Vantage Championship and Oregon Classic were canceled after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the United States.
The wives and families of PGA Tour players at the SEI Pennsylvania Classic will support the American Red Cross and other charities on Wednesday by participating in a benefit walk through Valley Forge (Pa.) National Park.
Tour Wives Association Board member Selena Nobilo has been instrumental in organizing this walk as a tribute to the memory of the 9/11 victims.
'This is a celebration of the courage of all the heroes who worked endlessly in the days and months following the tragedy to rescue, heal and comfort,' said Mrs. Nobilo.
'The Tour wives also are walking together for the American Red Cross to remember and honor the victims and families of those who perished on that fateful day.'
The SEI Pennsylvania Classic will also provide complimentary week-long admission to active duty and retired military, reservists called to active duty, local law enforcement personnel, Emergency Medical Technicians and local firefighters.