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Reno-Tahoe Open adds 2 PGA Championship winners to roster

By ThisIsReno

RENO-TAHOE OPEN NEWS RELEASE

rto_logoThe Reno-Tahoe Open has added two prestigious PGA Tour golfers to the 2013 event, with David Toms and Davis Love III officially committing to the event. Both Toms and Love III are PGA Championship winners, taking one of golf’s top prizes in 2001 and 1997 respectively.

“We are excited to add these world class players to our roster,” said Chris Hoff, executive director of the Reno-Tahoe Open. “Their legacies bring even more excitement to what is shaping up to be a deep and impressive field of golfers at this year’s Reno-Tahoe Open.”

In addition to the 2001 PGA Championship, Toms has won 12 other events on the PGA TOUR, including two consecutive wins of the FedEx St. Jude Classic in 2003 and 2004. He is currently ranked number one for Smash Factor and Launch Angle among 190 professional golfers.

Toms also owns a golf course design business in Louisiana, and the David Toms Foundation, which assists underprivileged, abused, and abandoned children. His foundations raised more than $1.5 million for Hurricane Katrina relief, which earned him the 2006 Golf Writers Association of America’s “Charlie Bennett Award.” Toms has not played at the Reno-Tahoe Open since 2000 when he tied for 7th.

Love III has won 20 events on the PGA TOUR, including the 1997 PGA Championship, the prominent Players Championship in 1992 and 2003, and the Children’s Miracle Network Classic in 2008. His 1997 win was the last major championship victory achieved with a wooden-headed driver. In 2012 he was named the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, a golfing competition between teams from Europe and the United States.

Love III has also developed and designed his own golf course in North Carolina, which won an award for “Best New Course” in 2001. He currently ranks 6th in career earnings on the PGA Tour.

For more information on the 15th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux,including participation in the Pro-Ams, ticket sales, vacation packages, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit online or contact the tournament office at 775-322-3900.

The 15th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montrêux, an official PGA TOUR event, takes place July 29-August 4, 2013 at Montrêux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. The tournament is one of just 45 full-field stops during the PGA TOUR Season and is part of the FedExCup series, a points competition for PGA TOUR professionals. The internationally-televised event brings in millions of dollars in coverage for the Reno-Tahoe region through its affiliation with The Golf Channel as it follows 132 PGA TOUR professionals competing for a share of the tournament’s $3 million purse. The Reno-Tahoe Open is managed and operated by the Reno-Tahoe Open Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, comprised of key sponsors including the Eldorado Hotel Reno, Montrêux Development Group and NV Energy.

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