Blog about the Southwest Missouri Ozarks and Branson region including Joplin-Carthage and Springfield with posts submitted by the state association's regional members of Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri.
Friday, May 9, 2014
PGA Champions Tour Legends of Golf Coming to Missouri
Legends of Golf, the PGA's longest running Champions Tour event debuts in Branson, Missouri June 4-8, 2014.
The event is a two-man team competition conducted over 54-holes on Top of the Rock course and the 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Golf Course. It will be the first ever Par-3 course to host this world-class event. Top of the Rock, designed by golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Tom Watson, combines natural Ozarks topography and magnificent views of Table Rock Lake for an exceptional golf experience. Buffalo Ridge (formerly known as Branson Creek) features a demanding layout designed by course architect Tom Fazio sculpted in the Ozarks landscape. The course has been rated the Number One Public Course in Missouri by Golf Magazine and named one of the Top 10 Missouri Courses by Golf Digest for eleven consecutive years.
Several World Golf Hall of Fame members have indicated they will play in the event, including Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Tom Watson, and others. Complete player listings will be released at a later date. In addition to the golf competition the event will include Bass fishing and Skeet Shooting. Celebrity sports legends outside of golf expected to attend include bass fishermen Bill Dance, Kevin VanDam, and Roland Martin among others. NASCAR driver Tony Stewart, Hunting pro Jerry Martin, and "The Black Widow", Jeanette Lee are also expected to attend.