The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament returns to Savannah April 22nd through April 28th. The tournament takes place at the Savannah Harbor Golf Resort . The tournament has been held in Savannah since 2003 and it is one of the founding tournaments of the PGA Champions Tour for players over 50 years old. The Club at Savannah Harbor golf course, which opened in 1999, was designed by Robert Cupp and Sam Snead. The well designed course is a test to skilled golfers, but can be “eased” for golfers at different levels.
This year, two legends of golf, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, will be teaming up to compete in the Demaret Division of the tournament. They will be playing on April 22nd and April 23rd. The admission will be free for those two days, so go out and see two golf greats! The 2012 Legends of Golf Tournament winners, David Frost and Michael Allen, will be back to defend their titles. The list of other players is still being determined as this blog is being written.
The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament is split into 3 divisions: Legends, Raphael and Demaret. The Legends Division is the official 2 man team competition that runs Friday through Sunday with a $2 Million prize. The Golf Channel and CBS affiliates will be broadcasting Friday through Sunday during the afternoon of the tournament. (Check your local listings for time). The Raphael Division is also a 2 man better ball team event that is held Friday and Saturday. The Demaret Division is the 2 man team competition for players that are 70 years old and older. This part of the tournament will be played Monday and Tuesday. There is also a Pro-Am tournament being held April 24th and April 25th.
There are special local events that are held throughout the tournament including a free concert at the Westin driving range on Friday, April 26th, by Lonestar. Military personnel and their dependents will be offered complimentary admission throughout the tournament week. Since 2003, the event has raised over $1.65 Million for charities in the Savannah area.
For tickets and other information go to the tournament website. Stop N Stor wishes all of the players good luck in the tournament and welcomes the visitors who are in town to enjoy the city and watch a great golf tournament! See you on the links!