Transitions Championship For Healthy Sight

March 16-22 at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club

Transitions Championship For Healthy SightThe PGA TOUR returns to the Tampa Bay area with a new look to an already successful event as the Transitions Championship for Healthy Sight tees off on the Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor on March 16-22.

Transitions Optical, the manufacturer of photochromic lenses based in Pinellas County, is the new and committed sponsor of the tournament and they are planning a week’s worth of ancillary events that have created more excitement for the tournament.

Sean O’Hair will defend his champion-ship against a field that is expected to include many of the world’s top golfers including Vijay Singh and Jim Furyk who were unable to play last year.

The tournament moved to March from October in 2007 with Mark Cal-cavecchia taking the title. Last year, O’Hair survived windy conditions to overcome Stewart Cink on the final day.

At that time, the tournament lacked a title sponsor for 2009, but Transitions emerged last summer and also became a full partner with the PGA TOUR. The company emphasizes the need to protect your sight and sees its involvement with the TOUR as the perfect platform to promote Healthy Sight.

Transitions’ involvement has also included sponsorships of 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman and veteran star Kenny Perry who performed so well for the U.S. in the Ryder Cup. They are also among the expected field.

“We could not be more excited with recent developments concerning our tournament,” says Gerald Goodman, Tournament Director. “In 2007, Innisbrook was revitalized when Sheila Johnson and Salamander Hospitality purchased the resort. Last year, we added a great title sponsor who is in it for the long term. We’ve come a long way since 2000, when we were a secondary event in the heat of late summer. It’s going to be a great week of golf and other activities on the Copperhead in March – and it’s going to enable us to signifi cantly increase our charitable contributions.”

Tickets for the Transitions Championship are available at area Publix Super Markets. For more information on the tournament, log on to where tickets can also be purchased.

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