Apr 19, 2016

Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge - Unique Team Event

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  4/19/2016 09:04:00 PM   No comments

The event this week on the Champions Tour is like no other professional event out there and I can see why it's so popular with the players. Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge is a unique team event. 14 current members of the World Golf Hall of Fame are in the field. The biggest of the bunch is that of Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus who with 27 majors between them don't regularly compete on tour. So what a treat to be able to see these two legends.

 

 

There's nothing better than having Jack Nicklaus," tournament director Kirk Elmquist said, "the greatest of all time … and certainly his partner, Gary Player, the two great Masters champions and the two great majors champions, and to me, the two most internationally recognized golf names, outside of our friend Arnold Palmer, that we could have."

 

The pairing I'd love to watch would be Jesper Parnevik one of my favourite players to follow and his partner Tommy Armour III and Montgomerie. Just the stories from that group would be amazing.

 

The unique team event on starts with practice rounds on Monday at Buffalo Ridge and Top of the Rock courses south of Branson, features two divisions. The Champions Division is a 54-hole competition that is played in a two-man, better-ball and modified alternate shot format, and the Legends Division is the same format, covering 45 holes and for players ages 65 and over.

 

This is one area that I've added to my list of places to play very soon. I may even try to attend next season especially if I don't attend the Masters. The courses look amazing and I'll defintely be tuning in to see how the legends of the game play.

 

 

 

BUFFALO RIDGE (FULL COURSE, 18 HOLES) FORMAT

Friday and Saturday (Champions Division only)
Four-Ball

TOP OF THE ROCK (PAR-3) FORMAT

CHAMPIONS DIVISION
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Holes No. 1-9: Modified Alternate Shot
Holes No. 10-18: Four-Ball

LEGENDS DIVISION
Friday, Saturday
Holes No. 1-9: Modified Alternate Shot
Holes No. 10-18: Four-Ball

Sunday
Holes No. 1-9: Four-Ball

MODIFIED ALTERNATE SHOT
• Both partners make strokes from the teeing ground, choose a ball, and play alternate strokes with that ball until it is holed.
• The player whose ball was NOT chosen MUST play the second stroke.
• The ball that is chosen must be played until holed unless the provisions of another rule apply.


CHAMPIONS DIVISION
1. Michael Allen/ Woody Austin
2. Tommy Armour III/ Jesper Parnevik
3. Jay Don Blake/ Russ Cochran
4. Mark Brooks/ John Huston
5. Olin Browne/ Steve Pate
6. Bart Bryant/ Brad Bryant
7. Joe Durant/ Billy Andrade
8. David Frost/ Roger Chapman
9. Fred Funk/ Jeff Sluman
10. Bob Gilder/ Bobby Wadkins
11. Paul Goydos/ Kevin Sutherland
12. Morris Hatalsky/ Don Pooley
13. Hale Irwin/ Wes Short *
14. Peter Jacobsen/ Jay Haas
15. Lee Janzen/ Rocco Mediate
16. Tom Kite/ Gil Morgan
17. Tom Lehman/ Bernhard Langer
18. Wayne Levi/ Scott Simpson
19. Steve Lowery/ Mark Calcavecchia
20. Jeff Maggert/ Sandy Lyle
21. Scott McCarron/ Brad Faxon
22. Andy North/ Tom Watson
23. Mark O’Meara/ Colin Montgomerie
24. Jerry Pate/ Ben Crenshaw *
25. Corey Pavin/ Duffy Waldorf
26. Tom Pernice/ Bob Tway
27. Kenny Perry/ Scott Hoch
28. Mike Reid/ Dan Forsman
29. Loren Roberts/ Mark Wiebe
30. Chi Chi Rodriguez/ Dana Quigley
31. Joey Sindelar/ John Cook
32. Craig Stadler/ Kirk Triplett
33. Curtis Strange/ Bill Rogers *
34. Hal Sutton/ Larry Mize
35. Scott Verplank/ Davis Love III
36. D.A. Weibring/ Tom Purtzer
37. Fuzzy Zoeller/ John Jacobs *
38. Tom Jenkins

*Sponsor Exemption


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

About Sean Crogie

Father of 3, #golf writer, full-time mail carrier, part-time @RideauViewGolf Turf Team #PJ20 fan, golfing nomad.
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