Ally Challenge announces more player commits

GRAND BLANC – Ally Challenge tournament officials announced Aug. 16 that Charles Schwab Cup leader Jerry Kelly, four-time major champion Kenny Perry and seven-time PGA TOUR Champions winner Scott McCarron have committed to play in the inaugural Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, scheduled for September 10 – 16 at historic Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club.

Schwab Cup leader, Kelly, has amassed 10 top-10 finishes in 15 events this season. The total matches the number of top-10 finishes the 51-year-old posted during his entire 2017 rookie campaign. Kelly has only finished outside the top-25 twice this season, the last time coming in March at the Toshiba Classic. Perry, 58, currently ranks 19th in Charles Schwab Cup points on strength of three top-10 finishes, including his tenth-career PGA TOUR Champions victory at the 3M Championship. The 2013 Charles Schwab Cup champ has recorded at least one PGA TOUR Champions win in seven of the past eight seasons on Tour.

McCarron is coming off a breakout PGA TOUR Champions year with four wins, including his first major title at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, 14 top-10 finishes, more than $2.6 million in earnings and a third-place finish in the Charles Schwab Cup rankings. The 53-year-old California native has continued his impressive play this season, adding a seventh PGA TOUR Champions title at the American Family Insurance Championship to go with nine top- 10 finishes and a No. 5 Charles Schwab Cup ranking.

All three rounds of The Ally Challenge presented by McLaren will be broadcast on Golf Channel.

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