GOLF ELITE SET TO COMPETE IN STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR DURING BASS PRO SHOPS LEGENDS OF GOLF AT BIG CEDAR LODGE

April 11, 2017

 

GOLF ELITE SET TO COMPETE IN STAR-STUDDED AFFAIR DURING BASS PRO SHOPS LEGENDS OF GOLF AT BIG CEDAR LODGE

 

The Legends are coming back to the Ozarks in what is sure to be a tournament to remember. Competition commences on Friday, April 21 at Big Cedar Lodge for the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, and welcomes a field of competitors that includes Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino and a cavalcade of golf royalty.

The distinguished group will play rounds at Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve, the only Par-3 course to host a PGA TOUR tournament, and Buffalo Ridge Springs, recently named the number one ranked public golf course in the state of Missouri by Golf Magazine. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Legends of Golf and the fourth year that Big Cedar Lodge has played host.

PGA TOUR Champions participants will play 54 holes at the Legends of Golf, and the field includes notable newcomers John Daly, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal, along with fan favorites Tom Watson and Fred Couples. The Legends Tour will crown a champion after 36 holes, making way for a special Sunday Skins match between greats Nicklaus, Player, Trevino and a few special guests.

Collectively, competitors in the 2017 Legends of Golf have a laundry list of remarkable accomplishments, including:

  • 86 major championship wins on the PGA TOUR
  • 80 major titles on PGA TOUR Champions
  • 16 current World Golf Hall of Fame members with two set to be inducted later this year (Love III, Woosnam)
  • 778 PGA TOUR titles and 549 PGA TOUR Champions victories
  • Nine players in the field have served as captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team and two have been captains of the European squad
  • Five players have been captains or will captain the U.S. Presidents Cup team, while two others led the International team

Tickets for the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf are still available with $25 daily passes and discounts for military, veterans and first responders. To purchase or more a full schedule of tournament activities, visit www.BassProLegends.com.

BASS PRO SHOPS LEGENDS OF GOLF FINAL FIELD/PAIRINGS LIST

CHAMPIONS DIVISION

  1. Michael Allen / John Daly
  2. Jay Haas / Fred Couples
  3. Tom Purtzer / Brad Bryant
  4. Dan Forsman / Mike Reid
  5. Roger Chapman / David Frost
  6. Tom Jenkins / Mark O’Meara
  7. Woody Austin / Mark Calcavecchia
  8. Brad Faxon / Scott McCarron
  9. Miguel A. Jimenez* / Jose Maria Olazabal
  10. Steve Lowery /Tim Petrovic
  11. Tom Lehman / Loren Roberts
  12. Paul Goydos / Kevin Sutherland
  13. Ben Crenshaw* / Jerry Pate
  14. Sandy Lyle / Ian Woosnam*
  15. Jerry Kelly / Steve Stricker
  16. Tommy Armour/Jesper Parnevik
  17. Lee Janzen/Rocco Mediate
  18. Scott Hoch / Kenny Perry
  19. Larry Mize / Hal Sutton
  20. Olin Browne / Steve Pate
  21. Craig Stadler / Kirk Triplett
  22. Tom Pernice /Bob Tway
  23. John Cook / Joey Sindelar
  24. Davis Love / Scott Verplank
  25. Fred Funk / Jeff Sluman
  26. Corey Pavin / Duffy Waldorf
  27. Billy Andrade / Joe Durant
  28. Tom Kite / Gil Morgan
  29. Andy North / Tom Watson
  30. David Toms / Jeff Maggert
  31. Hale Irwin / Wes Short*
  32. Bob Gilder / Billy Mayfair
  33. Russ Cochran / Jay Don Blake
  34. John Huston / Mark Brooks
  35. Scott Simpson / Wayne Levi
  36. Jim Thorpe / Dana Quigley
  37. Carlos Franco / Vijay Singh

* INDICATES SPONSOR EXEMPTION

Sponsor Exemptions to date:

  1. Ben Crenshaw
  2. Miguel A. Jimenez
  3. Ian Woosnam
  4. Wes Short

LEGENDS DIVISION

  1. Mike Hill / Lee Trevino
  2. Tom Wieskopf / Tony Jacklin
  3. Tommy Jacobs / Jim Ferree
  4. Gary Player / Jack Nicklaus
  5. John Bland / Graham Marsh
  6. Charles Coody / Dale Douglass
  7. Bruce Fleisher / Larry Nelson
  8. Butch Baird / Al Geiberger
  9. Dave Eichelberger / Jim Colbert
  10. Allen Doyle / Hubert Green
  11. Bob Murphy / David Graham

 

 

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About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops is a leading destination retailer offering outdoor gear and apparel in an immersive setting. Founded in 1972 when avid young angler Johnny Morris began selling tackle out of his father’s liquor store in Springfield, Missouri, today more than 100 retail and marine centers host 120 million people annually. Bass Pro Shops also operates White River Marine Group, offering an unsurpassed collection of industry-leading boat brands, and Big Cedar Lodge, America’s Premier Wilderness Resort. Under the visionary conservation leadership of Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops is known as a national leader in protecting habitat and introducing families to the outdoors and has been named by Forbes as “one of America’s Best Employers.”

 

About Big Cedar® Lodge 
Located in the heart of Missouri’s Ozark Mountains, Big Cedar Lodge is America’s premier wilderness resort. A passion of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, the 4,600-acre lakeside retreat connects families to the outdoors with a variety of nature-based experiences including fishing, boating, hiking, spa and wellness offerings, hosting over 1.5 million guests annually. Signature attractions include Top of the Rock, home to world-class golf, dining, and entertainment; and Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, a 10,000-acre nonprofit wildlife preserve. Named “Number One Resort in the Midwest” by the readers of Travel + Leisure, the resort offers genuine Ozarks hospitality and a convenient location just south of Branson. Learn more at www.bigcedar.com.

 

About the PGA TOUR® Champions 
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totaling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

 

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