PGA Golfers to Compete in 2017 Diamond Resorts Invitational
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
PGA TOUR Champions and Diamond Resorts International announced that the second annual Diamond Resorts invitational will be held January 13th-15th at the Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. The Invitational will feature Champions Tour professionals competing with sports and entertainment celebrities, and the tournament will benefit the Florida Hospital for Children.
“We are excited to offer our players a chance to compete alongside some of the most recognizable names in entertainment and sports in this unique ‘Challenge Season’ event,” said PGA TOUR Champions President Greg McLaughlin. “Proceeds from the tournament’s live and silent auctions will benefit Florida Hospital for Children and leave a lasting charitable impact.”
So far, those announced as competing for the 2017 event include: Marcus Allen, Roger Clemens, Josh Donaldson, Colt Ford, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Brian McCann, Kevin Millar, Mark Mulder, Blair O’Neal, Alfonso Ribeiro, Jeremy Roenick, Mark Rypien, John Smoltz, Brian Urlacher, Justin Verlander, Larry the Cable Guy and defending champion Mardy Fish.
The tournament is expected to feature around 30 PGA Tour Champions and up to 50 top-tier athlete and entertainment celebrities between the two competitions.
Over the 54-hole tournament, The PGA TOUR Champions players will compete for $750,000 while the celebrities could win $500,000. Threesomes will include on Champions Tour professional and two celebrities.
Learn more about the Diamond Resorts Invitational by visting their website.