Pair of Events Start Tournament Week!
Valspar Championship Week is so big now it needs an extra day.
Activity on the Copperhead will begin this year on Sunday, March 8 with the finals of the 3M $1 Million Hole-in-One Challenge. Qualifying is now on-going at nearly 100 Tampa Bay area golf courses with anyone making an ace in a 45-day period up to March 1st eligible to compete. There have been 14 qualifiers so far at the midway point of the competition.
If any of the finalists can duplicate their hole in one on the 17th hole of the Copperhead at 4:30 p.m. on the 8th, they will win $1 million. All finalists will receive prizes with a special prize for the golfer closest to the pin.
Then, on Monday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m., a field of 26 teams will take to the Copperhead for the Trinity Pharma Group Pro-Celeb-Am presented by BB&T. In addition to a PGA TOUR pro, each group of three amateurs will also welcome a top celebrity. Former Buccaneers Ronde Barber and Derrick Brooks are the hosts with a partial list of other expected celebrities including Vincent Jackson, Mike Alstott, Fred McGriff, Johnny Bench, Mike Schmidt, Dave Andreychuk, auto racing’s Nigel Mansell and boxer Antonio Tarver.
Admission to the course on Monday is free of charge.