Field and Tournament Updates
For Immediate Release: February 5, 2015
Adam Scott And Matt Kuchar Join Expected Valspar Championship Field
With just over a month remaining until the start of the 2015 Valspar Championship presented by BB&T, one of the strongest fields in tournament history is forming.
In the last few days, Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar, both currently in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, added their names to the tournament commitment list. Other recent additions include Joost Luiten of the Netherlands (OWGR #34) who will play on an exemption and Marc Leishman (OWGR #46).
Scott, the 2013 Masters champion who is currently ranked fourth in the OWGR, has played five times previously on the Copperhead, including two years ago just a few weeks before his dramatic playoff win at The Masters. He also enjoyed a strong season in 2014, with a victory at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial that boosted him for a nine-week run as the world’s top-ranked player. Since his Crowne Plaza win, he has 14 finishes in the top 16 in his last 15 worldwide starts. Scott has only played in one PGA TOUR tournament so far this season as his wife Marie is expecting the couple’s first child.
Kuchar has played in the Valspar Championship seven times, including five top 20 finishes. A three-time member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, he has a total of seven PGA TOUR victories including the 2013 WGC Accenture Match Play and THE PLAYERS in ’12. He has been in strong form this season with a top 30 in all six starts including a second at the Humana Challenge.
With the addition of Scott and Kuchar, the Valspar Championship now lists four of the top 10 players in the OWGR (also #2 Henrik Stenson and #7 Jim Furyk).
Luiten is a rising star on the European Tour with three victories since the start of 2013, most recently the 2014 ISPS Handa Wales Open.
Hooters Owl’s Nest Tickets Now On Sale
Tickets are now on sale for the popular Hooters Owl’s Nest which has been expanded to cover action on two greens in 2015. It’s the same great fun at a new location. Tickets can be purchased at all area Hooters or at ValsparChampionship.com.
Jabil Family Fun Zone Presented By Publix
An added bonus for fans attending the Valspar Championship is the Jabil Family Fun Zone presented by Publix. Located between the eighth green and ninth tee, this new area features a 16-foot climbing wall as well as a nine-hole putting course. It also will be the congregating spot for mascots from various area sports teams, such as the Lightning’s Thunderbug. The Valspar Championship offers free admission for all of those aged 15 and under if accompanied by a ticketed adult.