Purse increased for ACE Group Classic


Tournament officials announced on Monday that the purse for the ACE Group Classic has increased $200,000 from last year. Players will now be competing for $1.4 million in prize money.
'We are pleased to offer players the opportunity to compete for a larger purse at the 2001 ACE Group Classic,' said Bob Buriss, tournament director. 'The $200,000 increase gives added weight to the quality of this event and intensifies the competition.'
In the 2000 ACE Group Classic, Lanny Wadkins earned his first Senior Tour victory when he outlasted Jose Maria Canizares, Tom Watson and Walter Hall in a playoff.
The 2001 ACE Group Classic will take place Feb 9-11 at Pelican Marsh in Naples, Fla.