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MLB Legend John Smoltz To Play Three PGA TOUR Champions Events
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Hall-of-Fame pitcher John Smoltz to play three PGA TOUR Champions tournaments
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher to compete in Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – Hall-of-Fame pitcher John Smoltz will play three PGA TOUR Champions tournaments on sponsor exemptions during the 2019 season. The 51-year-old will begin at the Cologuard Classic (March 1-3) in Tucson, Arizona, within driving distance of the Major League Baseball Spring Training Cactus League. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher will make his second start in metro-Atlanta at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic (April 19-21), and his third start will be in Madison, Wisconsin, at the American Family Insurance Championship(June 21-23).

“I got some calls with these opportunities, looked at my schedule, and besides being super excited, looked at how I could fit it in. That is exactly what has worked out,” Smoltz said. “I have a lot of guys that I know, a lot of friends on the TOUR, and I have the upmost respect for every single one of them that have played this game their whole career. I just look forward to the challenge.”

On the golf course, Smoltz most recently won the 2019 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, where he defeated another former pitcher, Mark Mulder, in the 72-hole event in…

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