Senior Players Championship headed to Pittsburgh in 2012

The Senior Players Championship will be played in Pittsburgh in 2012, the tournament and Champions Tour announced Wednesday.

Fox Chapel Golf Club will host the tournament from June 28-July 1. The mid- summer scheduling is a change from the last five years, in which the major has been played in the fall or late summer.

"It is with great pride that Fox Chapel Golf Club welcomes championship golf back to the Pittsburgh area," said club president Arthur Scully. "We are honored and excited to host the Constellation Senior Players Championship and to welcome many of the game's greatest champions."

Fred Couples captured the 2011 event at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York, defeating John Cook in a playoff.

Next year marks the 30th playing of the Senior Players.