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BERENBERG GARY PLAYER INVITATIONAL ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANT LINE UP FOR NEW YORK CHARITY EVENT

Gary Player, Bernhard Langer, Lee Trevino, Branden Grace, Cristie Kerr and Paige Spiranac to play at GlenArbor Golf Club

Black Knight International and title sponsor Berenberg today announced the outstanding line-up celebrating the Union of Golf and Giving at the Berenberg Gary Player Invitational on October 1-2, following the Presidents Cup. The event will take place for the third consecutive year at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, New York. GPI US PR2 2017

The all-star participant list includes Presidents Cup player and the first male golfer to score sub-63 in a major, Branden Grace; two-time Masters champion and winner of 10 senior major championships, Bernhard Langer; and 19-time winner on the LPGA Tour, including two major championships, Cristie Kerr.

Recent World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Mark O’Meara; 1987 Masters Champion Larry Mize; six-time PGA Tour winner and PGA Champion, Jeff Sluman; and 2018 Masters qualifier, Tony Finau will also join the event.

In addition, rising golf talent Paige Spiranac will be participating alongside other top players from the PGA, LPGA and Champions tours including: Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Morgan Pressel, Bill and Jay Haas, Blair O’Neal, Billy Horschel, Tom Lehman, Mike Weir, Alison Lee, Trevor Immelman, Kristy McPherson, Gerina Piller, Nicole Hage, Mallory Blackwelder, Victoria Elizabeth, Victoria Lovelady, Briana Mao, Ginger Howard, Juli Inkster and Alexandra O’Laughlin.

“We are incredibly grateful for all of the participants who are taking the time to help support The Player Foundation,” said Gary Player. “We look forward to the gathering of our golf friends and colleagues all for a great cause.”

“We are proud to call Gary Player our Brand Ambassador, as he is truly a great Ambassador for the game of golf,” says Hendrik Riehmer, Managing Partner of Berenberg. “This must be measured not just in terms of his career achievements as a Grand Slam Champion, but also in driving such outstanding philanthropic initiatives as the Gary Player Invitational series.”

The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational, sponsored by Berenberg, the German private and investment bank that was founded in 1590, forms part of the world-leading charity golf event series, which has raised more than $63 million for charities worldwide. The benefiting charity for the U.S. event will be The Player Foundation, whose goal is to donate $100 million by 2025 to the support of children’s charities, the betterment of impoverished communities and the expansion of educational opportunities.

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