One of the biggest names scheduled to play in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores next month will not participate.
It was announced on Tuesday that 8-time major champion Tom Watson is out for May's Senior PGA Championship because of "previous commitments and family obligations." Watson has won six senior majors including the Senior PGA Titles in 2001 and 2011. Watson finished runner-up to Colin Montgomerie at the 2014 Senior PGA Championship in Benton Harbor.
Watson was also a part of the inaugural "Champions for Change" event in August 2010 with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Johnny Miller that opened up the golf course at Harbor Shores.
Despite Watson being out, the field for this year's Senior PGA Championship remains excellent.
It's led by Montgomerie who is going after a 3rd straight Senior PGA Championship. Recently announced additions include 1992 Masters Champion Fred Couples, 2-time Masters Champ Bernhard Langer and 2-time Senior PGA Champion Jay Haas. 1991 PGA Champion John Daly will turn 50 on Thursday making him eligible for the Senior PGA Championship for the first time. He will be one of the headline names as well.
The Senior PGA Championship will be Thursday May 26-Sunday May 29. Tickets for each day are $25 for adults and kids 17 and under get in for free with a paying adult. Practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday that week are $15 for adults.
The 3rd and 4th rounds on Saturday and Sunday will be broadcast on WNDU.