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Greater Gwinnett Championship returns to TPC Sugarloaf

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DULUTH, GA (CBS46) -

The Greater Gwinnett Championship returns to TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. April 15-21, 2013.

The Gwinnett Sports Commission will operate the 54-hole stroke play tournament with 81 Champions Tour professionals competing for the $1.8 million purse.

"We have been working on a return to the Atlanta market for a couple of years and it's exciting to have it come to fruition. The current list of Champions Tour players entertained the Atlanta-area fans with some exciting golf at TPC Sugarloaf in the past and they're anxious to return to a city and a golf course they've enjoyed so much," said Champions Tour President Mike Stevens.

The last time a Champions Tour event was played in the Atlanta area was 12 years ago when Hale Irwin won the Nationwide Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, an event that lasted a decade from 1991-2000.

TPC Sugarloaf opened in 1997 and was Champions Tour star Greg Norman's first foray into golf course design in the United States.

The course will host the tournament through 2016.

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