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Byrums Glad to Be Home For Orion Classic

Byrums Glad to Be Home For Orion Classic

SIOUX FALLS, SD… There are very few fund raisers that have lasted the way the Orion Classic has. 24 years ago Mark Amundson and Graham Marsh started inviting their friends from the Senior Tour to visit Sioux Falls to help raise money for the Children’s Home Society. South Dakota natives Tom Byrum (Champions Tour) and Curt Byrum (Golf Channel) were…

Defending Champ Stricker Out, Langer & Love III In For 2019 Sanford International

Media Day At Minnehaha Country Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The second Sanford International has quite the opening act to follow after last year’s incredibly successful inaugural event, and with 41 days to go till the first tee shot we do know that there will be a new champion. Today was media day at Minnehaha Country Club with Andy North and defending champion Steve Stricker on…

Stricker Wins First Sanford International

Stricker Wins First Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Steve Stricker’s week in Sioux Falls at the Sanford International began in anonymity. “I went down to the Duluth Trading Company today, that’s where I was shopping, and the lady was like yeah, we’ve got a big golf tournament in town, who’s your favorite? And I looked at my wife and I’m like Nikki, who’s your favorite?…

Byrum Pleased With Tourney in Home State

Byrum Pleased With Tourney in Home State

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Onida native Tom Byrum was very happy with the first-ever PGA tournament in his home state of South Dakota. The 78 members of the Champions Tour who played at Minnehaha CC over the weekend were very impressed with the course and the hospitality. Even though he didn’t play as well as he would have liked, Byrum was…

Steve Stricker Wins Inaugural Sanford International

Fires Final Round 67 To Win By Four Shots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —   While passing the time during the rainy early part of the week at the Sanford International, Steve Stricker wasn’t recognized as a professional golfer while out shopping in Sioux Falls. It’s safe to say that might change if he returns next year. Stricker fired a final round 67 to pull away and win the inaugural Sanford…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Tournament Director Greg Conrad Puts A Wrap On The Inaugural Week

Big Crowds & Jack Nicklaus Highlight First Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The inaugural Sanford International is in the books, and it’ll be a tough act to follow in years to come!  Tournament director Greg Conrad is already looking ahead to next year and chatted with sports director Mark Ovenden after Sunday’s final round to look back at the weekend and look ahead.  Click on the video viewer…

Stricker & Jobe Share Lead Entering Final Round Of Sanford International

Several Others Within Striking Distance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  RECAP COURTESY PGA CHAMPIONS TOUR Course Setup: Par 70 / 6,629 yards (R2 Scoring average: 71.079, Cumulative: 69.687) Weather: Mostly sunny skies with a high of 57. Winds 8-15 mph out of the north. Note: Lift, clean and place was in effect. Media Contacts: Jackie Servais, JackieServais@pgatourhq.com, c: 303-249-6439 Chris Richards, ChrisRichards@pgatourhq.com, c: 678-644-4258   Player…

Jerry Smith & Three Others Lead After First Round Of Sanford International

Iowa Native Shoots 7-Under Par 63

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The first ever PGA Tournament event in South Dakota got off to a rousing start on Friday afternoon, with four players sharing the lead after the opening round of the Sanford International.  Click on the video viewer for first round highlights and interviews with Jerry Smith and Onida native Tom Byrum.  You can view the leaderboard…

PGA Champions Tour Pros Enjoying Sioux Falls In Rain (And Some Anonymity)!

Soggy Weather Prompting Pros To Explore Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  If there’s been one benefit to all the rain, it’s that PGA Champions Tour pros are getting a chance to explore more of Sioux Falls. For John Daly that meant a trip to the casinos. For others it’s meant checking out shops and restaurants.  Pros like Steve Stricker are impressed with how excited everyone in the area…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Live With Minnehaha Superintendent David Swift

Groundskeepers Trying To Dry Out Course

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Rain has turned the inaugural Sanford International into a soggy mess.  Fortunately, clear skies and calm weather is expected when the tournament tees off tomorrow, and course officials are scrambling to dry out Minnehaha Country Club.  KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden spoke live with superintendent David Swift to see what is being done to get the…

Someone You Should Know: The Champion Behind The Scenes

Meet the man who's working hard to make the Sanford International a success

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Running the biggest golf tournament in South Dakota has become one man’s full-time job.  He’s made sacrifices for the Sanford International, but you rarely see him without a smile and positive attitude. “It’s just like how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” says Sanford International Tournament Director Greg Conrad. If that’s the…

KDLT Sanford International Preview Show

A Look Inside The First Ever PGA Champions Tour Event In Sioux Falls!

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the first time ever, Sioux Falls is hosting a PGA Champions Tour event.  The Sanford International tees off on Friday, and KDLT has you covered with all you need to know about the tournament in our special Sanford International Preview Show!  We’ll have a look inside the ropes at the key holes, personalities, and…

John Daly Hoping To Play Sanford International Through Back Pain

Two-Time Major Champion Amongst First To Practice Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  One of the biggest fan favorites on the PGA Champions Tour, two-time major champion John Daly, was amongst the first golfers on the course practicing at the Sanford International on Monday. He’s hoping to play through the full weekend with treatment at Sanford for his bad back. Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Golf,…

Excited Champions Tour Pros Begin Practice At Sanford International

Players Eager To Meet New Fans

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  One of the most anticipated weeks in Sioux Falls history is underway as Champions Tour players are arriving and practicing at Minnehaha Country Club ahead of this weekend’s Sanford International. The pros began arriving last night and have been out and about today on the course or at the driving range.  Playing in a new event…

Marsh excited for Champions Tour to come to Sioux Falls

Marsh excited for Champions Tour to come to Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, SD…. When the Champions Tour comes to Sioux Falls for the Sanford International in September no-one will be more excited than Graham Marsh for area golf fans to see how great these players really are. Afterall, he spent years playing against many of these guys all over the world and he brings back several of them every year…

Orion Classic Flourishing As Champions Tour Brings New Event To Sioux Falls

Classic Has Raised 5.7 Million In 21 Years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the 22nd year the Orion Classic is bringing Champions Tour pros to Sioux Falls for the benefit of the Children’s Home Society. Next year things could look a bit different when Sioux Falls will also have a stop on the Tour in September. Onida native Tom Byrum and Graham Marsh were among the pros out…

Nicklaus and North are excited for Sioux Falls hosting Champions Tour event

Sanford International coming to Sioux Falls in 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – PGA TOUR Champions and Sanford Health announced today a new event to be contested in Sioux Falls beginning in 2018. The Sanford International Presented by Cambria, the first ever PGA TOUR Champions event to be contested in South Dakota, will be played at Minnehaha Country Club the week of September 17-23, and will feature a $1.8…

Champions Tour Comes to Sioux Falls

Champions Tour Comes to Sioux Falls

The Champions Tour is coming to Sioux Falls in September of 2018 with the Sanford International. The Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus was at Minnehaha Country Club Thursday to make the announcement. He says it will bring plenty of great things to Sioux Falls. LPGA golfers Kim Kaufman and Kris Tschetter (who grew up playing at Minnehaha) are both thrilled what…

PGA Champions Tour To Make Major Event Announcement In Sioux Falls Thursday

Jack Nicklaus & Andy North Will Be In Attendance For Press Conference At Minnehaha Country Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Fitting that on the day South Dakota’s high school state golf meets begin comes word that the PGA Champions Tour is coming to Sioux Falls….for a press conference. Along with Sanford Health they’ve called a press conference on Thursday at Minnehaha Country Club to announce details of a major sporting event coming to Sioux Falls.  Among…