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Major Stars to Watch at the 2016 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship

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In just a few weeks, golf’s most seasoned veterans will compete for some serious cash—and bragging rights—in a star-studded matchup you won’t want to miss.

Constellation is sponsoring the annual SENIOR PLAYERS Championship for the 10th consecutive year. The tournament will take place June 9-12 at The Philadelphia Cricket Club’s Wissahickon Course, and the total purse is at $2,700,000, with a winning share of $405,000.

In pursuit of this prize—and the Sam Snead trophy—will be top players from around the world, several of them former Championship winners and Masters champions. Whether you’re attending in person or watching from home on the Golf Channel, here are a few of the players you’ll want to keep your eye on.

Bernhard Langer

Defending champion Bernhard Langer dominated the field at the 2014 AND 2015 SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. Last year, after a surprising bogey on the third hole, he quickly rebounded and coasted into a six-stroke victory in his third Champions Tour of 2015. “I enjoy playing with a big lead,” he told PGA last year. “But you’ve still got to pay attention…You just never know what happens.” Langer’s already hot in 2016, finishing T24 at The Master’s in April, and winning the Regions Tradition on May 22.

Mark O’Meara

2010 SENIOR PLAYERS champion and 1998 Masters and Open champion Mark O’Meara will be returning this year. O’Meara spent nearly four collective years in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking from its debut in 1986 until 2000, and he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame just last year. Among SENIOR PLAYERS competitors, he holds the best finish by a player who earned his spot through the PGA Tours Champions victory, finishing 74th in 2011.

Tom Watson

Having just completed his 43rd Masters, Watson will once again compete at SENIOR PLAYERS this year. He has competed in the Championship 11 times, with five top 10s and three runner-up finishes in 2003, 2007 and 2009. He recently helped start the Tom Watson Golf Academy in his hometown of Kansas City, which provides low-cost classes to young golfers. “We’re trying to drive more kids to the game,” Watson told the Kansas City Star.

Miguel Angel Jimenez

Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez recently committed to playing in his first SENIOR PLAYERS Championship. “I am ready and excited to play in my first Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS,” he said. “I will be tested against the best players on PGA Tour Champions in Philadelphia.” Jimenez debuted on the Champions circuit in 2014 at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic, and he since played in nine total events and achieved two victories. He has also logged an impressive 667 events on the European Tour over a 20-plus year career, finishing inside the money a record 537 times.

John Daly

Turning 50 just over a month out from the competition, John Daly will also compete at the SENIOR PLAYERS Championship for the first time this year. “I’m looking forward to competing in the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship,” he said. “There is a wonderful fan base in Philadelphia, with some of the most loyal fans across all sports. It should be a great week.”

Daly quickly rose to stardom and won “Rookie of the Year” in 1991, when he famously won the PGA Championship after opening the week as ninth alternate. With one of the most recognizable personalities in the sport and several 300-yard tee shots under his belt, he is sure to be a fan favorite in his SENIOR PLAYERS debut.

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