It's an exciting week in Sioux Falls, especially for the Minnehaha Country Club. It is that time of year when the Sioux Empire welcomes the PGA Tour Champions players for the fifth annual Sanford International.  Golf lovers rejoice!

In the past, various PGA Tour Champions players have expressed their love and appreciation for Sioux Falls and the state of South Dakota. The PGA Tour Champions players even have the opportunity to enjoy a favorite South Dakota tradition: Pheasant hunting.

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Golf fans around the Sioux Empire have been accustomed to seeing their favorite players on the course at the Sanford International. Some PGA Tour Champions players in Sioux Falls will include Scott McCarron, Tom Gillis, David Toms, and Brandt Jobe. In fact, they just went on a trip to Emery, South Dakota to relax and enjoy one of South Dakotans favorite hobbies.

Scott McCarron, Tom Gillis, David Toms, and Brandt Jobe got a taste of this pheasant hunting season a little bit early. Travel South Dakota explains, "Opening day of the pheasant hunting season in South Dakota is the third Saturday of October. The season then lasts through January 31 of the following year. Shooting hours are 10 a.m. (Central Time) to sunset for the entire season." Some players have the chance to experience the season a bit early so they can really embrace South Dakota. It's pretty neat to see some of the PGA Tour Champions players partake in South Dakota's pastime.

It's some fun, friendly competition before the real action begins at the Minnehaha Country Club.

You can check out all the exciting events happening at this year's Sanford International by clicking here. Good luck to all the players this week, and hope they're as accurate on the course as they were in the fields!

South Dakota Foods You Must Try

Some foods are distinctly South Dakota. How many of these amazing South Dakota dishes have you tried?!

If you live in South Dakota chances are you've eaten many of the items on this food list.

But if you are visiting our state or if you just haven't gotten around to chowing down on these great eats, you need to get on it.

Some foods are distinctly South Dakotan. Here are the 9 South Dakota Foods You Must Try Before You Check Out …

Best Bars in Sioux Falls

There is always something different to try when you visit a local Sioux Falls bar or brewery. There could be a specialty drink at one bar and a new beer recipe at the next. It's kind of like a smorgasbord of drinks to taste test. The only problem is deciding which bars are the best bars in Sioux Falls to explore with your family or friends?

This is a difficult decision just because there are so many great local options. Luckily, our friends at Yelp identified the top ten bars in Sioux Falls thanks to numerous reviews on each establishment.

The next time it's your turn to select a bar for a night out on the town, be sure to visit one of these ten bars highly reviewed by Yelp.

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