Dick's Sporting Goods Open Holds Media Day

Published 06/16 2014 04:55PM

Updated 08/08 2014 03:37PM

With the Dick's Sporting Goods Open just 55 days away, tournament staff, sponsors, and defending champion Bart Bryant all gathered on the courthouse lawn for media day.

The layout featured information booths, a spot to buy tickets, a hitting and chipping area and the chance to win a $1,000 Dick's gift card by holing a 15 foot putt.

The field is stacked already with Hall of Fame members Bernhard Langer, Larry Nelson and Colin Montgomery committed to play.

The field also includes the 2015 US President Cup captain Jay Haas and European captain Nick Price.

The tournament is a fan favorite in the area every year but the players enjoy it just as much.

"It's exciting for them to come back, see the same people. A lot of these players stayed in other people's houses. To see those people come back out, there is friendships, there's relationships that span over four decades with some of these players and members of our community and they all remember that and appreciate it," said tournament director John Karedes.

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