Eight World Golf Hall of Famers Take Aim at 2022 Insperity Invitational Title
THE WOODLANDS, TX — Eight World Golf Hall of Fame Members have added their names to the tee sheet at the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare, April 25 – May 1, 2022.
Ernie Els, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011, will be back for his second-straight trip to The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course along with Retief Goosen, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara, and Vijay Singh.
“This incredible group of legends in our game have combined to win more than 90 times on the PGA TOUR and more than 60 times on the PGA TOUR Champions in addition to providing us with countless memorable Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup appearances,” added Naugle. “They rekindle special moments for all of our spectators, but equally as important, they create new memories for young golf fans who take our event in each year.”
This marquee group brings with them seven Green Jackets, two U.S. Open titles, six Claret Jugs, and two Wanamaker Trophies.
Last week, the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare announced Langer will be one of eight former champions who will also tee it up in 2022. The impressive list includes Mike Weir (2021), Scott McCarron (2019), Bernhard Langer (2018, 2014, 2008, 2007), John Daly (2017), Jesper Parnevik (2016), Esteban Toledeo (2013), Fred Funk (2012), and Jay Haas (2006).
3M Greats of Golf Headline Special Saturday Competition
Jack is coming back, and he is bringing 15 legends of golf with him to battle once again in The Woodlands.
Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino along with 10 fellow World Golf Hall of Famers including lady legends – Annika Sorenstam, Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster and Laura Davies – will be showcased in the ninth edition of the 3M Greats of Golf on Saturday, April 30.
The distinguished group of 16 has combined for 232 PGA TOUR victories, 155 LPGA TOUR victories, 78 major championship titles, and 158 PGA TOUR Champions wins.
“We are so thrilled to be able to welcome this incredible group of golfers, who are equally remarkable people and special role models for all of us, back to The Woodlands,” said Naugle. “Reuniting these extraordinary ambassadors of our game has become a staple of tournament week for us. I know they are going to put on another great show and will once again be a highlight of tournament week.”
The 16 players will be grouped in the following foursomes and will play an 18-hole scramble format.
|Team 1||Team 2||Team 3||Team 4|
|Annika Sorenstam*||Pat Bradley*||Laura Davies*||Juli Inkster*|
|Jack Nicklaus*||David Graham*||Dave Stockton||Ben Crenshaw*|
|Gary Player*||Tony Jacklin*||Larry Nelson*||Bill Rogers|
|Lee Trevino*||Tom Kite*||Hale Irwin*||Fuzzy Zoeller|
*Denotes World Golf Hall of Fame Member
Seven of these players have won four or more major championships: Nicklaus (18); Sorenstam (10); Player (9); Inkster (7); both Bradley and Trevino (6); and Davies (4).
The 3M Greats of Golf will tee off following the last official tee time of Saturday’s second round of the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare offers free grounds only admission tickets courtesy of Insperity, Woodforest National Bank, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Spectators are encouraged to “Fill the Hill” around the 18th green.
The grounds ticket also includes free parking and shuttle service. General public parking will be as follows: WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY – The Church Project 602 Pruitt Road in The Woodlands, and SATURDAY & SUNDAY – the Green, Yellow and Orange lots on Timberloch between Six Pines Drive and Grogan’s Mill in The Woodlands. For updated information on all aspects of the Insperity Invitational, fans are encouraged to visit www.insperityinvitational.com.
A PGA TOUR Champions event, the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare features the world’s premier golfers age 50 and older. With the support of its Official Sponsors: Woodforest National Bank, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 3M, Alfa Romeo, Pepsi, Sports Radio 610, National Car Rental, Vander Dys Fine Jewelers and Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey, the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare is managed and operated by Pro Links Sports. In 2008, the tournament received the prestigious Presidents Award as the best event on the Champions Tour, and in 2011 received the President’s Award for Excellence in Achievement. In 2012 and 2015, the tournament received The Players Award for having the “best of everything” for the players, sponsors and spectators. Interfaith of The Woodlands, one of the local charities benefitting from the tournament, was named the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions Charity of the Year. Past champions include Larry Nelson, Jay Haas, Mark McNulty, four-time winner Bernhard Langer, John Cook, Fred Couples, Brad Faxon, Fred Funk, Esteban Toledo, Ian Woosnam, John Daly, Scott McCarron and Mike Weir. For more information about the Tradition of Excellence at the Insperity Invitational, visit www.insperityinvitational.com, on Instagram @insperityinvitational, Twitter @InsperityInvtnl, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InsperityInvitational.
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