Transitions Championship Update - March 12

Popular golfers Fred Funk, Corey Pavin and J.B. Holmes were the final three commitments on Friday as the Transitions Championship added to the strongest field in tournament history.
 
The official commitment deadline has passed, but there still is the possibility of further adjustment by players who finish in the top 10 in the rain-delayed Puerto Rico Open knocking out members of the QSchool/Nationwide category.  There also will be the addition of four golfers from the open qualifying tournament to be held Monday at Fox Hollow Golf Club.  That tournament is conducted by the North Florida chapter of the PGA of America.
 
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Transitions Championship Week gets underway on Sunday at 4 p.m. with the Live Your Vision Family Walk benefiting Prevent Blindness of Florida and will be followed Monday, March 15 by the first of two Youth Wellness Days which will bring more than 2,000 Tampa Bay area elementary school students to Innisbrook.  The kids will participate in a range of activities reinforcing the connection between healthy sight and an overall healthy lifestyle, including sports/vision clinics, free eye screenings, a chance to see the Pro-Am and much more.
 
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The first golf event is the Shelton Quarles Celebrity Pro-Am Benefiting The IMPACT Foundation with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm also on Monday.  John Daly, John Huston and Rocco Mediate are among the professionals expected to compete along with a top field of more than 20 local sports celebrities.
 
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The Transitions Championship is March 15-21, 2010 at Innisbrook Resort in Innisbrook, Fla., and will include a week of tournament-related activities reinforcing the connection between healthy sight and an overall healthy lifestyle. Advance discount admission tickets are on sale at participating Publix Super Markets and www.transitionschampionship.com.

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