Golfers and Schedule Set for the 2021 Ally Challenge Presented by McLaren

The field for the Ally Challenge includes nine of the top-10 in the Charles Schwab Cup and nine past winners of the Buick Open

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Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, Grand Blanc, MI — August 21, 2021

Tournament Officials have announced the final field for the fourth playing of The Ally
Challenge presented by McLaren at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich. This elite roster of 82* players collectively represent 254 PGA TOUR Champions victories, including 53 senior major championship titles from 24 different players.

The field, arguably the best of the season, also contains nine World Golf Hall of Fame members and nine of the top-10 players in the Charles Schwab Cup ranking, including 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Steve Stricker.

Buick Open Winners Returning

Past winners of the Buick Open will be well represented again this year for The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren. Nine members of that esteemed fraternity will be competing at Warwick Hills, including Woody Austin, Fred Couples, Jim Furyk (2020 The Ally Challenge champion), Billy Mayfair, Rocco Mediate, Tom Pernice, Jr., Kenny Perry, Vijay Singh, and Scott Verplank.

2020 Ally Challenge Winner, Jim Furyk

2021 FIELD OF COMPETITORS AS OF FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021 AT 6:45 PM

Allen, Michael
Allenby, Robert
Ames, Stephen
Andrade, Billy
Austin, Woody
Barron, Doug
Beckman, Cameron
Bertsch, Shane
Bowman, George +
Broadhurst, Paul
Browne, Olin
Byrum, Tom
Choi, K.J.
Clarke, Darren
Couples, Fred
Daly, John
Dawson, Marco
Day, Glen
DiMarco, Chris
Dodd, Stephen
Duke, Ken
Dunlap, Scott
Durant, Joe
Els, Ernie
Estes, Bob
Flesch, Steve
Frost, David
Funk, Fred
Furyk, Jim

Goosen, Retief
Goydos, Paul
Haas, Jay
Hebert, Scott +
Herron, Tim
Huston, John
Janzen, Lee
Jobe, Brandt
Jones, Kent
Jones, Steve
Karlsson, Robert
Kelly, Jerry
Langer, Bernhard
Leaney, Stephen
Lehman, Tom
Love III, Davis
Maggert, Jeff
Mayfair, Billy
McKenzie, David
Mediate, Rocco
Micheel, Shaun
Montgomerie, Colin
Meara, Mark
Olazábal, José María
Pampling, Rod
Parel, Scott
Parnevik, Jesper
Pavin, Corey
Pernice Jr., Tom

Perry, Kenny
Petrovic, Tim
Pride, Dicky
Quigley, Brett
Roberts, Loren
Sauers, Gene
Senden, John
Short, Jr., Wes
Sindelar, Joey
Singh, Vijay
Sluman, Jeff
Stricker, Steve
Sutherland, Kevin
Tanigawa, Ken
Toms, David
Triplett, Kirk
Verplank, Scott
Waldorf, Duffy
Weir, Mike

4 Event Qualifiers(4)
1 Top-10 from the Previous Event
82 Players in Field

* – Open Qualifier / + – Sponsor Exemption

Alternates

Gillis, Tom
Brooks, Mark
Mize, Larry
Pate, Steve

Forsman, Dan
McCallister, Blaine
Cochran, Russ
Armour III, Tommy
Hart, Dudley
Toledo, Esteban
Franco, Carlos
Wood, Willie
Quinn, Fran
Smith, Jerry
Gilbert III, Gibby

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND BROADCAST TIMES

(Note: Schedule times and events subject to change)

FRIDAY, August 27

 Gates open at 9 am
 Opening Ceremony 9:50 am (estimated)
 First Round Official Tournament Competition: 10:15 am start time(estimated)
 Family Fun Night: 5 pm – 7 pm, located in the Fan Zone and Hole No. 17

Daily Activities
 Fan Zone presented by C&L Ward: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., located next to Hole No. 17 green
 Kids Zone: 9:30 am – 7 pm, located in the Fan Zone
 Birdie Time is Miller Time on 17
 Ally Deck at 17: Open all-day
 Miller Lite Beer Garden: located on Hole No. 17 and open all-day
 Dow VETDen: 9 am – 5 pm, located on Hole No. 18
 Live Music on the lawn presented by Faygo/Absopure (Open to the Public): 1 pm – 4 pm
Broadcast
Golf Channel: 1 pm – 3 pm

SATURDAY, August 28

 Gates open at 7 am
 Second Round Official Tournament Competition: 7:20 am start time (estimated)
 Celebrity Shootout – featuring Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Izzo, and Jeff Blashill: 3 pm start time (estimated) on the 10th tee following final tournament grouping
 The Ally Challenge Community Concert – Headlined by Little Big Town: Gates open at 5 pm
 Fireworks Display: Immediately following Community Concert

Daily Activities
 Fan Zone presented by C&L Ward: 9:30 am – 5 pm, located next to Hole No. 17 green
 Kids Zone: 9:30 am – 5 pm, located in the Fan Zone
 Birdie Time is Miller Time on 17
 Ally Deck at 17: Open all-day
 Miller Lite Beer Garden: located on Hole No. 17 and open all-day
 Dow VETDen: 7 am – 5 pm, located on Hole No. 18
 Live Music on the lawn presented by Faygo/Absopure (Open to the Public): 11:30 am – 2 pm

Broadcast

Golf Channel: 3 pm – 5 pm

SUNDAY, August 29

 Gates open at 8:30 am
 Pancake Breakfast: 8:30 am – 11 am
 Final Round Official Tournament Competition: 9:45 am start time(estimated)
 Awards Ceremony: Following Play of Final Round

Daily Activities
 Fan Zone presented by C&L Ward: 9:30 am– 4 pm, located next to Hole No. 17 green
 Kids Zone: 9:30 am – 4 pm, located in the Fan Zone
 Birdie Time is Miller Time on 17
 Ally Deck at 17: Open all-day
 Miller Lite Beer Garden: located on Hole No. 17 and open all-day
 Dow VETDen: 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m., located on Hole No. 18
 Live Music on the lawn presented by Faygo/Absopure (Open to the Public): 12 pm – 4:30 pm

Broadcast

Golf Channel: 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Ally Challenge will be one of the premier Regular Season events on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2021, which will give way to the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, a season-ending, three-tournament series used to determine the TOUR’s season-long champion.

Due to the circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, PGA TOUR Champions has combined its tournaments in 2020 and 2021 to form one season, and the next Charles
Schwab Cup champion will be crowned Nov. 11-14, 2021 at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club.

All three rounds of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will be broadcast on Golf Channel. For more information about The Ally Challenge, please visit theallychallenge.com.

For the latest Ally Challenge news and updates on social media, follow the tournament on Twitter and Instagram at @AllyChallenge and on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllyChallenge.

*The 2021 field for The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren includes four event qualifiers. The qualifying tournament will be held on Tuesday, August 24, at Flint Golf Club. The final spot in the field will be determined at the conclusion of the Boeing Classic this Sunday, August 22.