Thomas Bjørn joins Staysure PGA Seniors Championship field at Formby Golf Club this month
Thomas Bjørn, the 2018 Ryder Cup winning captain and 15-time European Tour winner, will make his first appearance at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship from July 29 - August 1, 2021. Bjørn made his Legends Tour debut at the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship hosted by Ian Woosnam last month and finished in a tie for third place with 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie, who will also tee it up at Formby Golf Club later this month. The most successful Danish golfer of all-time joins an already impressive field containing Major Champions and fellow Ryder Cup Captains in one of the biggest tournaments on the Legends Tour International Schedule. "I have heard very positive things about the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship and I am looking forward to making my first appearance in the event close to a place which means a lot to me," he said. "Most people know of my love for Liverpool and, although I am not a native, I hope the fans will make me feel at home at Formby Golf Club.” "I am grateful to Ryan Howsam and his team at Staysure for making this event such a highlight on the schedule, and I can't wait to see everybody later this month." Joining Bjørn and Lawrie on the English links is New Zealander and 2005 U.S. Open Champion Michael Campbell, 1991 Masters Tournament winner and 2006 Ryder Cup captain Woosnam, 2014 Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley and defending champion Phillip Price. Chris Williams, who claimed his first victory on European soil at Trevose Golf & Country Club last month, will tee it up at Formby along with countryman James Kingston and Senior Major Champions Paul Broadhurst and Roger Chapman. The Staysure PGA Seniors Championship is set to be a week-long extravaganza of golf, starting with the Championship Pro-Am on Tuesday July 27, followed by the star-studded Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday July 28 where some of the biggest names from sport and screen will join the Legends of the game at Formby Golf Club. The tournament gets under way on Thursday July 29 in the popular Alliance Pro-Am format, where amateur players are given the opportunity to tee it up alongside stars of the Legends Tour in competitive play for the first three days, before the professionals battle it out on the final day to be crowned Staysure PGA Seniors Champion. Tickets are on sale now for the 2021 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, beginning at £10 for the first event of the innovative Celebrity Series Pro-Am, increasing to £15 for adults and £10 for concessions (over 50s) for each day of the tournament. Under 16s will be admitted free of charge and car parking is priced at £5 per car. Spectators who are intending to use the Park and Ride service must purchase a parking pass. Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://staysurepgaseniors2021.eventbrite.co.uk. Please note, tickets are limited and are available in advance only. Tickets will not be sold on the day. The only official sales channel to purchase tickets for the 2021 Staysure PGA Seniors Championship is via the ticketing platform Eventbrite. The resale of tickets on unofficial platforms contravenes the European Tour's ticket terms and conditions and such sales render the ticket void.
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About the Legends Tour The Legends Tour, formerly known as the European Senior Tour and most recently the Staysure Tour, is the men's professional golf Tour for members aged 50 and older. Five years after the first edition of The Senior Open, won by Neil Coles in 1987, more than 60 professionals called for a formally-structured Tour, which was then created in 1992. Many of the pioneering champions who played on the European Tour during the 1970s, 80s and 90s make up the Legends Tour's active membership. Former Ryder Cup Captains Colin Montgomerie, Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam are among the winners of the John Jacobs Trophy, which is awarded to the golfer who finishes first on the Legends Tour Order of Merit presented by Rolex each season. United Kingdom-based insurance company Staysure became the first ever title sponsor of the European Senior Tour on January 2, 2018 at the start of the Tour's 27th season. In September 2020, Ryan Howsam, Staysure Group CEO, acquired a majority equity share in the Tour in a ground-breaking joint venture with the European Tour. The Legends Tour supports the European Tour in 'Driving Golf Further' through the guiding principles of being innovative, inclusive and global.