Sanford International

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…

Jack Nicklaus and Dave Stockton to Play at 2019 Sanford International

Keeping it in the family, Gary Nicklaus and Dave Stockton Jr. will play as well for the Sanford International trophy

The legendary Jack Nicklaus and two-time PGA Championship winner Dave Stockton have announced they will be among those participating this fall in an exhibition golf event during the second annual Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club. The two will be a part of the EMC Legends Series, a nine-hole match-play exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 21. The event highlights icons from…

Golden Bear to Return to Sanford International

Golden Bear to Return to Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Record 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus and two-time PGA Championship winner Dave Stockton will be among those participating in an exhibition golf event during the Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club. The EMC Legends Series is a nine-hole match-play exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 21. Two additional golf legends will be announced later. The event highlights icons…

More Than 1000 Volunteers Sought for 2019 Sanford International

The PGA Tour Champions Event returns to Sioux Falls September 16-22

While spectators have an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with some of golf’s greatest again this fall at the Sanford International, the volunteer roles available for the 2019 PGA Tour Champions Event offer that much greater a chance. Registration recently opened for the event. Details can be found here and in the interview below. The event this year…

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…

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,, c: 303-249-6439 Chris Richards,, c: 678-644-4258   Player…

Jack Nicklaus Plays Sioux Falls & Meets Kate Wynja

PGA's Career Major Record Holder Plays Rare Round In Public At Minnehaha Country Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The greatest golfer in history is helping Sioux Falls make more history at the Sanford International. Jack Nicklaus has played all over the world, and today he played at Minnehaha Country Club.  The Golden Bear is the gold standard of professional golf, holding the record with 18 major wins and standing third all time with 73…

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…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Live With Champions Tour Pro Jerry Smith

Play Begins Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Rain washed away the remainder of the Sanford International Pro-Am on Thursday, meaning it’s time for the real tournament to begin!  KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden talked live with Champions Tour pro Jerry Smith about the tournament and more.  Click on the video viewer for that interview! Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story

Thursday’s Sanford International Pro-Am Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Officials with Sanford International cancelled Thursday’s EMC Championship Pro-Am tournament shortly after 7:00 a.m. due to the incessant round of storms passing through the Sioux Falls region. Per the event’s website, tournament officials are encouraging players to come to the golf course and receive their gift. There will be food and beverages served with a Ryder Cup round table in…

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…

Sanford International Trophy Designed With Sioux Falls Theme

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Today is second day of The Sanford International golf tournament. Crews are busy finishing up last minute preparations, and players are busy practicing before the big competition this weekend. The competition doesn’t start until this weekend, but there’s a number of events to do in the days leading up to when the players hit the greens….

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