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August 17, 2010


Chris Kaplan, (480) 348-7540




SAN MARTIN, Calif. – Open tournament director Ian Knight announced today that 2009 Open co-runner-up, Jamie Lovemark, will receive the second sponsor exemption for the 2010 Open.  Knight will hand out a total of eight sponsor exemptions for the tournament, scheduled to be played, October 11-17 at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif.

“Lovemark is a talented California native who currently sits atop the Nationwide Tour money list,” said Knight, “His achievements in 2010 alone make him the perfect candidate for a sponsor exemption, not to mention he was runner-up at the 2009 Open.”

Lovemark, who turned pro in 2009, plays full-time on the Nationwide Tour. He captured his first title earlier this year at the 2010 Mexico Open Bicentenary subsequently placing him at the top of the money list with $393,288. He has eight career PGA TOUR starts dating back to the summer of 2009. His best PGA TOUR finish came at the 2009 Open where he found himself in a sudden death playoff with Rickie Fowler and eventual champ Troy Matteson. Lovemark, who grew up in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif, graduated from the University of Southern California where he was a two-time All-American first teamer and captured the 2007 NCAA Championship title.

The tournament has also received an updated commitment list that includes eight-time PGA TOUR winner Brad Faxon and 2009 Bob Hope Classic winner Pat Perez.

The list of committed players also includes a number top PGA TOUR players including the 46th ranked player on the Official World Golf Rankings list Ben Crane; three-time PGA TOUR winner and 2002 PGA Championship winner Rich Beem; four-time PGA TOUR winner Steve Flesch and two-time PGA TOUR winner and the 29th ranked player on the 2010 FedExCup list Jason Bohn.

PGA TOUR members have until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, to commit to play in the Open.  Eligible players are assigned one of 38 PGA TOUR priority rankings based on past performances on the PGA TOUR.  The field will continue to change as players with better priority rankings commit to play in the Open.

The Open is part of the PGA TOUR’s Fall Series and features a full-field (132 players), four-day tournament with a $5 million purse and $900,000 payout to the winner.  The tournament will be played Oct. 11-17 at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., located just 25 minutes south of title sponsor Fry’s Electronics headquarters in San Jose, Calif.  For more information go to or find us on Facebook at


The following is an alphabetical list of the current entries as of 8/10/2010:

Blake Adams
Briny Baird
Rich Barcelo
Craig Barlow
Ricky Barnes
Cameron Beckman
Rich Beem
Matt Bettencourt
Henrik Bjornstad
Kris Blanks
Jason Bohn
Justin Bolli
Guy Boros
Craig Bowden
Mark Brooks
Jim Carter
Alex Cejka
Kevin Chappell
Chad Collins
Ben Crane
John Daly
Brian Davis
Marco Dawson
Glen Day
Brendon de Jonge
Graham DeLaet
Brent Delahoussaye
Chris DiMarco
James Driscoll
Joe Durant
David Duval
Brad Faxon
Steve Flesch
Martin Flores
Rickie Fowler
Robert Gamez
Robert Garrigus
Tom Gillis
Mathew Goggin
Jason Gore
Jeff Gove
Paul Goydos
Nathan Green
Mathias Gronberg
J.J. Henry
Mark Hensby
Charley Hoffman
John Huston
Ryuji Imada
Kevin Johnson
Richard S. Johnson
Kent Jones
Matt Jones
Jonathan Kaye
Jerry Kelly
Cliff Kresge
Derek Lamely
Michael Letzig
Spencer Levin
Frank Lickliter II
Jamie Lovemark
Bill Lunde
David Lutterus
Jarrod Lyle
Will MacKenzie
John Mallinger
Troy Matteson
Len Mattiace
Billy Mayfair
Scott McCarron
Andrew McLardy
Rocco Mediate
Troy Merritt
Shaun Micheel
John Morse
Garth Mulroy
James Nitties
Joe Ogilvie
Brenden Pappas
Cameron Percy
Pat Perez
Tom Pernice, Jr.
Tim Petrovic
Carl Pettersson
Scott Piercy
D.A. Points
Aron Price
Dicky Pride
Alex Prugh
Ted Purdy
Brett Quigley
Fran Quinn
Jeff Quinney
Chris Riley
John Rollins
John Senden
Jeev Milkha Singh
Chris Smith
Paul Stankowski
Brian Stuard
Roger Tambellini
Phil Tataurangi
Josh Teater
Roland Thatcher
Nicholas Thompson
Chris Tidland
D.J. Trahan
Cameron Tringale
Kirk Triplett
Jerod Turner
Marc Turnesa
Omar Uresti
Bo Van Pelt
Vance Veazey
Charles Warren
Brett Wetterich
Steve Wheatcroft
Jay Williamson
Chris Wilson
Dean Wilson
Mark Wilson