Blog

FRYS.COM OPEN NAMES ROBERT TRENT JONES JR. 2010 TOURNAMENT HONOREE

  |   Frys.com Open

NEWS

www.frysopengolf.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Aug. 25, 2010

MEDIA CONTACT:

Chris Kaplan, (480) 348-7540

ckaplan@commlinks.com

FRYS.COM OPEN NAMES ROBERT TRENT JONES JR.

2010 TOURNAMENT HONOREE

SAN MARTIN, Calif. – Frys.com Open tournament chairperson Kathy Kolder announced today that Robert Trent Jones, Jr., has been named 2010 tournament honoree of the Frys.com Open, scheduled to be played at CordeValle, located in San Martin, Calif., October 13-17.

“The tournament couldn’t be happier with our selection for the 2010 honoree,” said Kolder. “Jones Jr. designed the wonderful CordeValle golf course in 1999 and it is fitting that we announce it this week during the U.S. Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay another one of Jones Jr.’s creations.”

CordeValle was recently named the No. 8th ranked golf course in California according to Golf Magazine’s “Best Public Golf Courses in California 2010.”

Jones Jr., will be present during the first half of the week for a number of different activities. He will be introduced to the participants of the Official Pro-Am during the Tuesday night pairings party at Clos LaChance Winery. He will also visit with the TOUR professionals and the amateur players on Wednesday during their pro-am rounds. It is at that time when spectators will have an opportunity to say hello to the legendary golf course designer. Jones Jr. will also spend time at the Official Pro-Am awards luncheon on Wednesday from 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) is one of the world’s most prominent golf architects, having created more than 270 courses in more than 40 countries on six continents. Trustee of a great tradition of golf course architecture, RTJ II is committed to working in harmony with nature to craft the best golf course on each unique site. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, but with satellite offices across the globe, the RTJ II design team has experience in every aspect of golf course development, and the ability to provide support and expertise from conception through completion of any project. The firm delivers state-of-the-art, sustainable golf course projects for exceptional clients worldwide. For additional information contact RTJ II at 650-475-0329.

The Frys.com 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 www.frysopengolf.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/frysopengolf.

-30-