Despite the recent troubles at Jeremy Ranch, the 1989 Showdown Classic will go on as scheduled.
Gov. Norm Bangerter announced Tuesday that all contracts for the eighth annual Senior PGA Tour tournament have been signed. The event is scheduled for July 29 through Aug. 6.The Showdown Classic will again have a purse of $350,000. All major sponsors from 1988 have indicated they will return this year, Bangerter said. Verbal commitments and checks already received total more than $400,000.
Showdown Classic events will kick off with a charity gala on July 29, followed by the amateur scramble and derby for Pro-Am participants and sponsors on July 30. July 31 is qualifying day, while Aug. 1 will feature a skins game - with four senior players invited to compete for a purse of $25,000 - and a nine-hole shootout featuring 10 of the top money winners on the senior tour.
The Pro-Am is scheduled for Aug. 2-3, followed by a new event on Aug. 4 - the Premier Cup. This one-day pro-am will involve more than 60 pros in Utah for the tournament and will be played on a course other than Jeremy Ranch.
The tournament itself will run Aug. 5-7.