Monday, March 19, 2007

Exelon bags Charles Howell III

This just in from the Exelon Invy people...

# 2 Ranked Player in 2007 PGA Tour FedExCup Rankings
Joins Jim Furyk at The ACE Club

Organizers of the Exelon Invitational hosted by Jim Furyk are pleased to announce PGA Tour star Charles Howell III as the first player confirmed to play in the annual golf match to be held on Monday, June 4 at The ACE Club in Lafayette Hill, PA.

Howell III, 27, is currently ranked #2 in the new PGA Tour FedExCup rankings after a first place finish at the Nissan Open in February. Prior to his first Tour victory at the Nissan Open this year, Howell III finished tied for second at the Sony Open in Hawaii in mid-January, and finished only one stroke behind winner Tiger Woods to take second place at the Buick Invitational just two weeks later.

“Charles is one of the hottest players this season,” said Exelon Invitational host Jim Furyk. “With major championships right around the corner, he is playing as well as anybody on the Tour.” A native of Augusta, GA, Howell III looks to claim his first major championship at The Masters beginning April 5.

Howell III joins the ranks of countless other PGA Tour stars to play alongside Furyk at the Exelon Invitational. “Charles is a great fit for this event,” said Ian McLean, president, Exelon PowerTeam and executive vice president, Exelon Corporation. “With his exciting start to the season, I know we’ll be hearing a lot more about him when June comes around. Exelon is proud to have him join the list of top-ranked players at this event.” Other PGA Tour stars who have played in the Exelon Invitational include: Stuart Appleby, Chad Campbell, John Daly, Chris DiMarco, David Duval, Sergio Garcia, Retief Goosen, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Nick Price, Adam Scott, Vijay Singh, David Toms, Mike Weir and 2004 Winner Phil Mickelson.

Today’s player announcement marks the ninth year that Furyk, a West Chester, PA-native and twelve-time PGA Tour winner, returns to the area to host the competition sponsored by Exelon Corporation. Once again the event will be played at The ACE Club in Lafayette Hill, PA. This Gary Player signature-designed course plays almost 7500 yards from the back tees, while offering breathtaking views and a state-of-the-art clubhouse.

The Exelon Invitational last year signed a new four-year deal with The ACE Club to host the annual Philadelphia golf tournament. The 2007 Exelon Invitational golf match at The ACE Club will take place on June 4. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling 215-336-2000. For more information or to learn about how your company can partner with the Exelon Invitational hosted by Jim Furyk visit or contact Bryan Furey at 609.393.5838 or