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Senior Major Moving To Beantown

The Constellation Senior Players Championship is moving to the Boston area.

The Champions Tour major, which late next month will be played at Pittsburgh’s Fox Chapel Golf Club for the third consecutive year, in 2015 will shift to Belmont Country Club, a Donald Ross layout just west of Boston, the PGA Tour announced today. With its Fox Chapel contract set to expire after this year’s event, the tournament struck a one-year deal with Belmont with an option to return in 2016, said John Fields, Belmont’s director of golf.

Belmont’s 6,855-yard, par-71 layout has undergone various upgrades through the years, with the most recent completed by Craig Schreiner in 2006. The course has hosted several prominent state and regional tournaments during its history, but it last hosted the PGA Tour in 1937, when Byron Nelson won the Belmont Country Club Match Play there.

The 2015 event, scheduled for the week of June 8-14, will mark the Champions Tour’s return to Greater Boston after a seven-year absence. The over-50 set played annually at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, Mass., from 1984 to 2008 after a three-year run at Marlborough (Mass.) Country Club.


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