VALENCIA – At least 89 players are ready to tee off in March at the AT&T Classic tournament, including returning champion Des Smyth, organizers said Monday. The annual PGA Champions Tour stop is scheduled for March 6-12 at the Valencia Country Club. Additional players are being added in the coming weeks, tournament executive director Brian Fitzgerald said. “The AT&T Classic has grown into one of the top Champions Tour events,” he said in a statement. “We’re anticipating our roster of golfers to expand in the coming weeks and look forward to hosting another exciting tournament in 2006.” In 2005, winner Smyth had the luck of the Irish on his side as he scored a 4-under 68 on the final day of the seniors tournament to win by one stroke. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Other notable players scheduled to compete include three-time winner Gil Morgan, 2002 winner Tom Kite, seven-time PGA Tour winner Peter Jacobsen, and 2003 winner Tom Purtzer. Also attending are Ben Crenshaw and Curtis Strange. This will be the first year the golf tournament – formerly the SBC Classic – will carry the AT&T moniker. Sponsor SBC Communications changed names last year following its $16 billion purchase of AT&T Inc. The annual golf classic was held at sites throughout the Los Angeles region, including Rancho Park Golf Course and Wilshire Country Club, before settling in Santa Clarita in 2001. Its contract with Valencia expires 2007. Each day of tournament play will air on The Golf Channel. Tickets are available for purchase through the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation at (661) 253-8082 and the Los Angeles County Junior Golf Foundation at (213) 738-2972. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!