Tour Stops in Pennsylvania

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For the first time since 1980, the PGA Tour makes an official stop in the Keystone State.
 
Thursday will mark the beginning of the inaugural SEI Pennsylvania Classic at the Waynesborough Country Club in Paoli, Penn. It's the first full-field event added to the Tour schedule since the Reno-Tahoe Open in 1999.
 
Pennsylvania natives Jim Furyk and Rocco Mediate lead a field of 156. Mark Calcavecchia, John Daly, Lee Janzen, Tom Lehman, Carlos Franco, Jeff Sluman and Grant Waite will also be vying for the $576,000 first-place check.
 
Waite has finished runner-up in the previous two PGA Tour events, both of which were played in Canada. Last week, Waite played marvelously in a one-stroke defeat to Tiger Woods at the Bell Canadian Open.
 
Senior PGA Tour member Doug Tewell was the last player to win a regular Tour event in the nation's second-oldest state. He did so at the 1980 IVB-Pennsylvania Classic.
 
While Pennsylvania hasn't hosted a regular Tour stop since 1980, Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Penn. was the site of the 1994 U.S. Open.