Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at TPC Tampa Bay

Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at TPC Tampa BayRecollections of the Past; Glimpses of the Future

  • Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Champions Tour at TPC Tampa Bay April 12th - 18th

Whether it is the memory of three-time major winner Nick Price taking home his first ever Champions Tour title, the emotional finish of award-winning actor Michael J. Fox as he made his final putt on the 18th green or comedian/actor Bill Murray’s hysterical attempt to make light of his accidental hook shot that hit a fan; the 2009 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am will be hard to top. Though it seems impossible, the premier Champions Tour event looks to reach new heights in 2010.

Celebrities will once again excite spectators with their “up close and personal” crowd interaction throughout the week and weekend. This year, golf legends and Champions Tour rookies, such as Paul Azinger and Corey Pavin, will join high profile celebrities, including funny man George Lopez, country songwriter/singer Vince Gill, former NFL quarterbacks Vinny Testaverde and Joe Theismann.

Tampa Bay’s own Derrick Brooks and Rondé Barber will also join up to kick off a new decade at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Other notable sports personalities and stars of movies and television are expected to participate.

The Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am puts a unique twist to its version of “Amen Corner.” The Green-Hopper Party Pass allows entrance into three different hospitality venues on Holes #11, #16 and #17. Each venue offers VIP golf viewing and spectacular hospitality including featured drinks and light Aussie-Tizers®.

Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at TPC Tampa Bay

Hole 11, a par 3, is the “Coke Zero Soda Shack”. The Par 4-16th “Red Stag by Jim Beam Stag’s Trail,” and the par-3 17th hole is the home of the “Michelob Ultra Watering Hole”.

Complimentary Coca-Cola products, Anheuser-Bush drafts and premium specialty cocktails will be featured at the VIP hospitality venues.

The party atmosphere will carry on to the final hole as the famous Billabong Club, located on the 18th green, continues to be one of the most popular choices for corporate hospitality on the Champions Tour.

New in 2010 is the Military Bunker presented by JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc. located on the 18th fairway. This complimentary venue will allow military and their families with proper identification, to enjoy reduced priced concessions and great golf viewing. (Active military receive free admission.) Spectators will feast on food from the various OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC concepts. Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill and Lee Roy Selmon’s will create the infamous “Food Court” behind the practice range where golf fans will be able to sample the various specialties from each of the restaurants.

Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at TPC Tampa Bay

In its first six years, the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Foundation, Inc. has raised over $3.4 million through corporate sponsorships and other charitable donations. This year’s benefiting charities are Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) and Operation Homefront-Florida.

The 2010 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am will be played at TPC Tampa Bay in Lutz April 12-18 and will be broadcast on the Golf Channel (Friday 4/16) and NBC Sports (Saturday 4/17 and Sunday 4/18).

TPC TAMPA BAY

So why is TPC Tampa Bay such a popular facility among locals, visitors and touring professionals alike? Legendary players including Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Tom Watson, Raymond Floyd and many others have routinely called TPC Tampa Bay “a beautiful golf course,” and “one of the better TPC courses we play” High praise, indeed, from the world’s best golfers.

TPC Tampa Bay was designed by renowned golf course architect Bobby Weed along with Champions Tour professional consultant Chi Chi Rodriguez. This signature design team not only created a golf course that tests the best players in the world, but it also provides a challenging and fun experience for golfers of all levels. With this year’s 2010 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, the course will truly put these Champions Tour professionals to the test.

The 574-yard, par-4 14th will be a key hole on the back nine Sunday.

The course’s design is highlighted by strategic bunkering, gentle undulations and a dramatic spectator mounding. Playing to 6,900 yards from the back tees, the wide fairways meander through natural lakes, wetlands and Cypress heads, which are home to abundant wildlife.

Combine unique playability with consistently exceptional PGA Tour-quality course conditioning and it’s easy to see why TPC Tampa Bay has been awarded a four and a half star rating in Golf Digest’s Places To Play. Most recently the course has been ranked the No. 13 public golf facility in the nation by Golfworld magazine’s 2010 Reader’s Choice Poll.

Now you too can enjoy TPC Tampa Bay. You’ll not only get to play a great tournament-quality golf course, but you’ll also get to enjoy the PGA Tour experience for yourself. From the well-stocked golf shop, to the Champion’s Locker Room, to the world-class practice facilities and the professionalism of the golf staff, you’ll receive the kind of service that makes TPC Tampa Bay truly memorable.

Number 6, the shortest par-3 at TPC Tampa Bay, is a birdie opportunity.

TPC Tampa Bay is more than a great place to play golf. It’s also the ideal place to hold that special party, shower, wedding or golf event you’re planning. The professional event staff currently hosts more than 100 banquets and golf outings at the club each year including the Outback Steak-house Pro-Am every spring and the Birdies for the Brave Tampa Bay fundraiser for U.S. troops and their families each fall.

While TPC Tampa Bay is a public facility, annual play plans are available. The Vantage Partner Program allows you to play TPC Tampa Bay for just cart fees year-round among other benefits and privileges. To reserve your starting time up to 60 days in advance, or for more information regarding outings or annual play plans, call toll free 1-866-PLAY-TPC or visit www.tpctampabay.com. For Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am tournament and ticket information, call the Tournament Office at (813) 265-4653 or go to www.outbackproam.com.

Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am at TPC Tampa Bay

2010 Schedule of Events
April 12th - 18th TPC Tampa Bay

Monday, April 12th

  • Monday Pro-Am.................................12:30 pm Shotgun
  • Champions Tour Professional Practice Rounds


Tuesday, April 13th

  • Champions Tour Professional Practice Rounds


Wednesday, April 14th

  • Red Stag by Jim Beam Challenge...........10:00 am Shotgun


Thursday, April 15th

  • Red Stag by Jim Beam Challenge...........10:00 am Shotgun


Friday, April 16th

  • Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Round 1.....7:20 am
  • Golf Channel Coverage: 12:30 - 2:30 pm


Saturday, April 17th

  • Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Round 2.....7:20 am
  • NBC Sports Live Coverage: 4:00-6:00 pm


Sunday, April 18th

  • Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, Round 3......7:20 am
  • NBC Sports Live Coverage: 1:00-3:00 pm
  • 18th Green Ceremony and Coca-Cola Cup Presentation immediately following play



 

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