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April 19, 2010

Legendary golfer Tom Watson to speak at Wright State event on Wednesday, April 28

Eight-time major champion to be keynote speaker at Boonshoft School of Medicine dinner program

DAYTON, Ohio-Just over two weeks after a remarkable opening round and solid overall performance at the 2010 Masters Tournament, hall-of-fame golfer Tom Watson will be in Dayton for a special event on Wednesday, April 28.

Watson will be the featured speaker for the 2010 Academy of Medicine Dinner, an annual event hosted by the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine to honor outstanding medical students, residents and faculty; recognize the contributions of academy members; and provide an occasion for camaraderie and celebration.

The event will be held in the Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College and will include a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., in addition to the evening's program. The event is sponsored by MorganStanley Smith Barney-The Lauterbach Moran Group. WDTN-TV 2 NBC is the media sponsor for the event.

A true golf legend, Tom Watson has won eight major golf championships, was the PGA Tour's leading money winner five times, and was named the U.S. PGA Player of the Year on six occasions. The U.S. PGA awarded Watson the annual Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average three times, and in 1986, the U.S. Golf Association selected him for its highest honor, the Bob Jones Award recognizing distinguished sportsmanship. In 1988, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Nearly 40 years into his storied career, Tom Watson is proving he is still a world-class competitor. In addition to his recent success at the Masters Tournament, he made headlines with an unforgettable run and second-place finish at the British Open in 2009 and claimed victory in the opening event of the 2010 PGA Champions Tour in January.

The Academy of Medicine Dinner is open to the public. Registration is free for academy members, $50 for a member's first guest and $100 for each additional guest. General admission for non-members is also $100. The registration deadline is April 21. Proceeds will benefit Wright State medical students.

The WSU Academy of Medicine is a community-based service organization dedicated to supporting excellence in medicine through education, research and service. The Academy contributes to student loans and scholarships, recognizes outstanding examples of professionalism and provides opportunities for fellowship in the medical community.