The CVS Health Charity Classic recently announced some big changes to its annual golf tournament at Rhode Island Country Club, including an exciting new format.
This year’s Charity Classic event series will kick off in Downtown Providence at the Dunkin Donuts Center with Crave RI, a two-day food festival – Thursday and Friday (6/15-16).
The food festival will be followed by the first ever Pepsi Celebrity Pro-Am on Sunday, June 18. The CVS Health Charity Classic has partnered up with New England sports teams. Members of the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox will all be represented at the event’s first ever celeb pro-am.
“We are proud to be celebrating the 19th year of the CVS Health Charity Classic with unique, new enhancements for golf fans and introducing a world-class food event for families and foodies across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts to enjoy,” said Larry Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Health. “Year after year, the world’s best golfers come out to help us support our charity partners, and this year, we’re looking forward to introducing a new format that will add even more excitement to the tournament.”
The tournament will be played on Monday, June 19th, and will feature 18 professional golfers, comprised of six PGA Tour, six LPGA Tour and six Champions Tour players for a total of six teams.
Teams will be comprised of one player from each of the three tours.
The format is something of an expanded better ball with the team’s two lowest scores per hole being counted for its official score. The team with the lowest team score at the end of 18 holes will be named the Champions of the 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic.
The teams for the 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic include:
- Keegan Bradley, Paula Creamer, Billy Andrade
- Jon Curran, Brooke Henderson, Brad Faxon
- Tony Finau, Cristie Kerr, Jay Haas
- Bill Haas, Gerina Piller, Bernhard Langer
- Billy Horschel, Morgan Pressel, Colin Montgomorie
- Smylie Kaufman, Lexi Thompson, Mark O’Meara
Single day tickets for the 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic are now on sale at ticketmaster.com/CharityClassic for $10 each. Children 17 and under are free with a ticketed adult. For additional information on tickets, visit CVSHealthCharityClassic.com.