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.