Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger To Play Reno-Tahoe Open

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger has agreed to play this week at the 11th Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.

Azinger was a late addition to the group of 132 golfers who will tee off Thursday at Montreux Golf & Country Club on the edge of the Sierra while the top-ranked players compete in the World Golf Championship event at the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.

Azinger's 12 career victories on tour include the 1993 PGA Championship. He's one of five past majors champs who is in the Reno field along with Steve Elkington, Rich Beem, Mark Brooks and Shaun Micheel.

Others committed include Rocco Mediate, Ricky Barnes, Brian Davis, Charley Hoffman, Kevin Na, Bryce Molder, Brandt Snedeker and Chris DiMarco.