Six-pack Of U.S. Open Champs To Tee It Up At Shaw Charity Classic

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Corey Pavin of the United States hits a shot shaw charity classic from the 3rd fairway during the first round of the Shaw Charity Classic at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club on August 31, 2018 in Calgary, Canada. Photo by Vaughn Ridley /Getty ImagesArticle content

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With the U.S. Open set to tee off, two of that major’s champions — Retief Goosen and Corey Pavin — have thrown their hat in the ring for a shot at the title at the Calgary stop in early August.

And four kings of the U.S. Senior Open — Colin Montgomerie, Olin Browne, Jeff Maggert and David Toms — have also announced their intention to swing for the win in the Shaw Charity Classic presented by Suncor, slated for Aug. 1-7 at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club.Article content

“This is an incredible lineup of players who have helped create some of the most memorable moments in the game,” said Shaw Charity Classic executive director Sean Van Kesteren. “And they are sure to do their part in putting on another great show for all Calgary golf fans to enjoy.”Advertisement 3

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Goosen, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame during the 2019 U.S. Open, will make his third trip to Calgary. Most recognized for winning seven times on the PGA Tour, including his U.S. Open triumphs in 2001 and 2004, ‘The Goose’ was awarded the European Tour Player of the Year in 2001. A two-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions, he was also awarded the European Tour Order of Merit in both 2001 and ’02. Goosen was part of the International Presidents Cup squad six times and represented South Africa at four World Cups.

“I played in Canada many times over the years, so it is nice to come out to this part of the world,” Goosen said. “I spent time out at Lake Louise and did a bit of the sightseeing stuff and climbing up and down the glaciers when I was there last. It’s a wonderful part of the country, and the golf course was in great condition, so I am very much looking forward to getting out back up there.”Advertisement 4

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Fellow World Golf Hall of Fame member Montgomerie will be back in Calgary. The Scotsman, who is one of Europe’s greatest players ever, will be on a birdie-seeking mission when he makes his sixth trip to Canyon Meadows. A second-place finisher at the 2015 Shaw Charity Classic, Montgomerie is arguably the greatest Ryder Cup player ever. A winner of 53 professional tournaments, Montgomerie’s first three of six PGA Tour Champions victories were major wins, including a take of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open.

“I enjoy all of the PGA Tour Champions events, but Calgary is a special one,” Montgomerie said. “The course is absolutely perfect, and the tournament has had a tremendous impact on the community. It has been voted the No. 1 tour event three times for a reason, and I have always said as long as I’m on this tour, I’ll be participating in the Shaw Charity Classic.”Advertisement 5

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Pavin, who won the 1995 U.S. Open, will take a fifth crack at winning a white stetson in Calgary. Pavin delivered one of the best pressure shots in the history of the U.S. Open with his 228-yard, four-wood on the final hole at Shinnecock 27 years ago to capture his lone major title.

“It’s by far the most pressure I’ve ever felt on a golf course,” Pavin said. “I have never had a feeling like that on a golf course. I had been trying for 12 years to win a major championship. I had opportunities and didn’t do it so it was a huge relief, but to win the national open was an absolute thrill beyond words.”

Pavin is a 15-time winner on the PGA Tour. The California native spent more than 150 weeks in the top-10 on the official world golf rankings from 1986-97. A three-time Ryder Cup Team member, Pavin also captained the 2010 squad — the same year he joined the PGA Tour Champions. His lone victory on the 50-and-over swing came in 2012.Advertisement 6

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Browne, Maggert and Toms will round out the six-player announcement.

Maggert won the 2015 U.S. Senior Open — the same summer he won the Shaw Charity Classic. Maggert blitzed the field and the greatest names in the game with a final round 6-under-par 64, sparking a four-shot win in Calgary. The Texan looked right at home putting on the winner’s cowboy hat on the 18th green.

“I’ve lived in Texas for 40 years, so I’ve seen a few cowboy hats in my time. It felt good to put it on, and I definitely cherish that one,” said Maggert, a six-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions including two majors. “Winning in Calgary was the icing on the cake in my first full year on the PGA Tour Champions. It is such a great event, and I’m looking forward to coming back.”

Three-time PGA Tour winner, Browne, won the 2011 U.S. Senior Open.

A three-time U.S. Ryder Cup Team member, Toms will be hunting for his third PGA Tour Champions title when he arrives in Canada. The 13-time winner on the PGA Tour, including a victory in the 2001 PGA Championship, celebrated his first senior title at the 2018 U.S. Open.

The six players will join previously announced major winners, Fred Couples, John Daly and Padraig Harrington.Share this article in your social network Advertisement 1

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Shaw Marks Shaw Charity Classic 10th Anniversary With $1 Million To Support 260 Kids And Youth Charities In Alberta

        Shaw’s donation will help support charities through the PGA TOUR Champions tournament’s charitable giving platform, Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink

Shaw also matching donations made through Chip in for Kids text-to-donate initiative

CALGARY, Alberta, May 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shaw Communications Inc. Today announced it is kicking off the 10th anniversary of the Shaw Charity Classic with a $1 million donation to the tournament’s charitable platform.

The $1 million donation will support 260 charities in Alberta through Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink, helping to create a lasting and life-changing impact on hundreds of thousands of kids and their families.

“As we look back on the past decade, it is humbling and inspiring to see the impact the Shaw Charity Classic has had on the lives of children and families over the years,” said Brad Shaw, Executive Chair and CEO, Shaw Communications. “There is now a generation of kids from Calgary and across Alberta who have grown up with the backdrop of the Shaw Charity Classic supporting the charities and community organizations that are close to them. These organizations have come to rely on the funds raised through our tournament, and this donation will help ensure that even more kids and more families get the support and resources they need for years to come.”

In its first nine years, the PGA TOUR Champions’ only Canadian stop has raised over $76 million for over 230 children and youth charities in Alberta, smashing charitable giving records nearly every year since its inception.

To support this legacy of giving, Shaw is bringing back its text-to-donate initiative, Chip in for Kids, which allows all Canadians to make a $10 donation to the participating charity of their choice by texting a unique code to 30333. Shaw will match every donation made through the campaign, up to a total of $150,000.

Each donation made directly to a participating charity by Aug. 31 will also be matched by the Shaw Charity Classic Foundation – meaning a $10 donation has the potential to grow into $30. A full list of participating charities and their specific text-to-donate codes can be found at shaw.Ca/scc. Standard message and data rates may apply.

“During the pandemic, we built Shaw Chip in for Kids to be a platform to continue supporting the charitable organizations that needed it more than ever,” Mr. Shaw said. “With the tournament only a couple months away, we want to ensure Canadians have every opportunity to show their support for the organizations that continue to make our communities better for everyone.”

The Shaw Charity Classic returns to Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club in Calgary August 1-7. For additional information on the Shaw Charity Classic and Chip in for Kids, please visit shaw.Ca/scc.

About Shaw Communications Inc. Shaw is a leading Canadian connectivity company. The Wireline division consists of Consumer and Business services. Consumer serves residential customers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video and digital phone. Business provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, digital phone, and video services. The Wireless division provides wireless voice and LTE data services.

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