Senior Tour Tackles NFL Golf Classic


Lee Trevino ended a 27-month victory drought by defeating Walter Hall by two strokes in the 2000 NFL Golf Classic.
The then-60-year-old became the first two-time winner of the tournament. He also won the inaugural event in 1993.
It was Trevinos 29th-career Senior title. The win also made him the second player in Senior PGA Tour history to win an official event in five different decades (Gary Player).
This years field at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, N.J., will include Trevino, Player, Larry Nelson, Jim Colbert, 1999 champion Allen Doyle, Jim Thorpe and Tom Watson.
Watson is making his first start since winning his first PGA title at the Senior PGA Championship.
A total of 56 players from the National Football League will compete in a four-day, 72-hole event featuring a 36-hole qualifier and two separate 18-hole stroke-play events.
After the pro-am competition on Wednesday and Thursday, the field of NFL players will be cut to the low-26 men. The 12 players with the lowest 18-hole scores after the third round will advance into Saturdays final round. The player with the lowest 18-hole score on Saturday will be crowned champion.
Last year, Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich fired a final-round 3-over-par 75 to beat Carolina Panthers tight end Brian Kinchen by three strokes.
Hentrich won $30,000 for his charity, the Marquette Catholic High School.
The professional purse is $1,200,000; with $180,000 going to the winner.
Full field and tee times for the NFL Golf Classic