Sanford International

Rocco Mediate’s Final Round One To Remember At Sanford International

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Professional golf is fraught with pressure packed moments. You just wouldn’t know it if you followed Rocco Mediate. “I like talking, I like being talked to, I like talking to people out here. They were great. We had really good crowds here, exceptional crowds.” PGA Champions Tour Pro Rocco Mediate says. Which has helped in both…

Sanford Cleanup Crews Put the Finishing Touches on a Successful Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, SD—The Sanford International may have concluded with Rocco Mediate hoisting the trophy, but now starts a cleanup process that won’t be finished for almost a month. “I would say cleanup is my least favorite of it,” said Josh Brewster, assistant tournament director at Sanford International. “Obviously we had a great event we’re excited for next year. But the…

More Magic From Jack Nicklaus At Sanford International

Golden Bear With Birdie In Exhibition Match

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the second straight year Jack Nicklaus thrilled fans at the Sanford International with his putter. The Golden Bear, winner of a PGA record 18 majors, sunk a long birdie on the fifth hole of a nine hole of the EMI Legends at the Sanford International. Nicklaus, teamed with Andy North, would lose to the team…

Triplett Still Atop A Crowded Sanford International Leaderboard

Final Round Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Kirk Triplett is still on top of the Sanford International, but he’s got plenty of company heading into the final round on Sunday. Ken Duke joins Triplett atop the leaderboard after round two with plenty of others in contention. Click on the video viewer for highlights! SANFORD INTERNATIONAL LEADERBOARD T1.  Kirk Triplett (-6) T1.  Ken Duke…

Triplett With Lead After Round One Of Sanford International

Several In Contention Heading Into Round Two

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  As promised, Minnehaha Country Club is proving to be more difficult for PGA Champions Tour pros in year two. And the South Dakota winds are also making things rough. Kirk Triplett came out of the opening round with a one shot lead after shooting a four under par 66.  The leaderboard is below and you can…

Love and Goosen Talk Champions Tour

Love and Goosen Talk Champions Tour

SIOUX FALLS, SD…. Two new faces at the Sanford International are Davis Love III and Retief Goosen. In fact, Goosen is a rookie on the Champions Tour at age 50. We talked with them both on Thursday about the draw of the tour and the difference between the Champions and PGA Tours. Davis Love III says: “The difference is that…

New Faces in Second Year of Sanford International

New Faces in Second Year of Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… There will always be new players turning 50 and joining the Champions Tour. Jim Furyk, Ernie Els and even Phil Mickelson are right around the corner. But in 2019 it’s names like Retief Goosen. And Davis Love III is new to playing in Sioux Falls at age 55. They talked about what it will be like to…

Byrum and North Know How Tough it is To Win on Champions Tour

Byrum and North Know How Tough it is To Win on Champions Tour

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The 2nd annual Sanford International starts Friday morning at Minnehaha CC in Sioux Falls and will feature some brand new faces like Bernhard Langer, Davis Love II and Retief Goosen who’s a Champions Tour rookie at age 50. Tournament host Andy North and veteran Tom Byrum who’s 59, know it’s not as easy as you might think…

Byrum Playing Good Golf As He Prepares for Sanford International

Byrum Playing Good Golf As He Prepares for Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Onida native Tom Byrum is excited to be playing in the 2nd Annual Sanford International that starts Friday at Minnehaha C.C. He’s had back to back top ten finishes heading into the event in his home state which is very exciting for him after all these years on the PGA Tour and now the Champions Tour. “It…

Tom Byrum Happy To Be Back Home For Sanford International

Tom Byrum Happy To Be Back Home For Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… It’s a homecoming for Onida native Tom Byrum who’s back to play the Sanford International at Minnehaha C.C. in Sioux Falls this week. Last year was a little bit more distracting for the South Dakota native, but he’s focused and ready for this week after top 10 finishes in his last 2 tournaments on the Champions Tour….

David Swift’s Course is Ready for Sanford International

David Swift's Course is Ready for Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Sanford International starts officially with the first round on Friday, although pro-ams will keep the course busy Wednesday and Thursday. And it was those 2 days that got washed out last year, taking miraculous efforts to get the course into playing shape for Friday morning. With tornadoes and flooding last week, Course Superintendent Dave Swift is…

Kelly Really Enjoying Time on Champions Tour

Kelly Really Enjoying Time on Champions Tour

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Madison, WI native Jerry Kelly is 2nd on the money list on the Champions Tour heading into the Sanford International. But that’s not why you’ll see him smiling this week at Minnehaha C.C.  He’s having the time of his life and wouldn’t even consider going back to play on the regular PGA Tour. “I mean I love…

Sanford International Title Sponsor Weighs In on Why Company is Involved

An ambassador for Cambria, the Minnesota-based producer of engineered quartz surfaces in the United States, visited with our morning show team as to why the company is a proud sponsor of The Sanford International golf tournament. Former host of HGTV’s Bath Crashers, Matt Muenster talked about the tournament, the company, and why he grew to love what the company stands…

Kaufman and Olson Excited For Sanford International This Week

Kaufman and Olson Excited For Sanford International This Week

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The 2nd Annual Sanford International is this week at Minnehaha C.C.. And for a pair of Dakota girls they realize it’s a chance for both the game of golf and Sioux Falls to be showcased on a world-wide basis with the coverage the Champions Tour event will get from Golf Channel. Both Kim Kaufman (Clark, SD) and…

Opening Day of 2019 Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s opening day for the 2019 Sanford International. Officials called the inaugural year a success, and are looking to take this year to another level. KDLT News Today got a preview of the week this morning. For more information, click here. Categories: Community, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today – Top Stories, KDLT News Today Interviews,…

North Talks Quality of Play at Sanford International

North Talks Quality of Play at Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The 2nd Annual Sanford International is next week at Minnehaha C.C. and tournament host Andy North can’t speak highly enough of the quality of play you will see from these Champions Tour players. Defending champion Steve Stricker won’t be back because of a prior commitment (hunting trip) but the field is incredibly strong with the addition of…

Langer Excited to Play in New Venue

Langer Excited to Play in New Venue

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Champions Tour star Bernhard Langer stopped by Sioux Falls Monday to confirm that he will be playing in the 2nd annual Sanford International in September. At age 60 he’s still playing the most dominant golf of his career that’s take him all over the world. And he’s excited to play in a new venue. “Well it’s always…

Bernhard Langer Excited to Play in Sanford International

Bernhard Langer Excited to Play in Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The top player on the Champions Tour missed the inaugural Sanford International in 2018.  But Berhard Langer will be in Sioux Falls in 4 weeks for this year’s event. He made a quick stop in Sioux Falls today and was very impressed with everything he saw about the tournament and about the main sponsor. “I missed the…

North Excited That Jack’s Returning to Sanford International

North Excited That Jack's Returning to Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… We recently told you that Jack Nicklaus was returning for the 2019 Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club. Tournament host Andy North is thrilled to get to play with The Golden Bear against Dave Stockton and Hale Irwin knowing that it was the big draw on the weekend for area golf fans. “Yeah it’s pretty neat to…