Tournament officials announced that major championship winners Vijay Singh, David Toms and Ángel Cabrera have committed to play in the second edition of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, scheduled for Sept. 9-15 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc.
The tournament has also accepted commitments from five players receiving sponsor exemptions into this year’s field: Open Champion Darren Clarke, PGA TOUR Champions rookie Gary Nicklaus, PGA TOUR winner and current Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, four-time PGA TOUR Champions winner David Eger and Gary Hallberg holder three PGA TOUR titles.
Singh, 56, is a three-time major champion. He grabbed his first major title in 1998 at The PGA Championship before winning The Masters Tournament in 2000.
Toms, 52, is coming off a successful PGA TOUR Champions sophomore campaign that included 11 Top 10 finishes and his first career PGA TOUR Champions victory and first senior major at the U.S. Senior Open Championship.
Cabrera, will be celebrating his 50th birthday at Warwick by making his PGA TOUR Champions debut.
Clarke, 51, has recorded three PGA TOUR victories, including the 2011 Open Championship, and 15 international wins.
Nicklaus, 50, played professionally for 17 years, including parts of three years on the PGA TOUR, where his best finish was second in the 2000 BellSouth Classic after losing to Phil Mickelson in a playoff.
Chamblee, 57, enjoyed a 15-year professional playing career that included one PGA TOUR victory and over $4 million in earnings.
Eger, 67, joined PGA TOUR Champions in 2002, and has since tallied four senior titles and 50 Top 10 finishes.
Hallberg, 61, has recorded three PGA TOUR wins, one Korn Ferry Tour title and one PGA TOUR Champions victory during his nearly 40-year professional career.
The Ally Challenge will be one of the premier regular season events on PGA TOUR Champions in 2019, which will give way to the third-annual Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs — a season-ending, three tournament series used to determine the Tour’s season-long champion.