PGA Tour Tribute to America


The PGA Tour will honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the East Coast in a special ceremony tonight at San Antonio, Tx., site of this weeks Texas Open. The ceremony will be telecast by The Golf Channel beginning at 7 p.m.
In attendance will be Americas Ryder Cup captain, Curtis Strange, as well as U.S. Ryder Cuppers Paul Azinger, David Toms and Hal Sutton. Also joining in will be European Ryder Cup member Jesper Parnevik. All have committed to play in this weeks event in San Antonio.
The hour-long rally, organized by the PGA Tour as A Tribute to America, will include various entertainers and dignitaries, an address by PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, and a special message from President George W. Bush delivered by satellite by Washington. Also speaking will be PGA of America President Jack Connelly.
The whole idea of the event is to show the support of mens professional golf for victims of the tragedy, said Bob Combs, the senior vice-president of public relations and communications of the PGA Tour. People will come away feeling inspired and will feel a sense of unity.
The memorial tribute will include musical guests Willie Nelson, Lee Greenwood, the Air Force Band of the West, and the San Antonio Trinity Baptist Church Choir. The PGA Tour, the PGA of America and the World Golf Foundation will announce a substantial donation to the disaster relief effort.
The event will be held at the 5,000-seat Lone Star Lils Amphitheater at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.
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