Jeff Maggert, who won the U.S. Senior Open this year and leads the Champions Tour’s Charles Schwab points race, has committed to play in the SAS Championship, it was announced Wednesday.
Former SAS winner Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie, both members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, also have committed to compete in the event, set Oct. 9-11 at Cary’s Prestonwood Country Club.
Maggert holds the top position in the points race with 2,992 points through 16 events after claiming four titles this season including two majors — the Regions Tradition and the Senior Open. Montgomerie is 119 points behind, winning the Senior PGA Championship in May and finishing runner-up to Maggert twice during his major victories.
Langer, the 2012 SAS champion, is 388 points behind Maggert after recording 10 top-10 finishes this season.
Other players in the top 10 and committed to play include former Wake Forest star Billy Andrade, Marco Dawson, Kevin Sutherland, Joe Durant, Woody Austin, Lee Janzen and Esteban Toledo. Dawson has won twice this season and Andrade has won once.
The SAS Championship is celebrating its 15th year and tournament director Jeff Kleiber said, “With how our event falls on the calendar, it’s a crucial event in the Charles Schwab Cup points race that players need to do well in if they want to make a run at the season-long points title.”