Navigation Links
Transitions Championship Announces Strongest Field to Date and a Vision Like No Other on the PGA TOUR(R)
Date:2/16/2010

INNISBROOK, Fla., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Transitions Optical, The Copperheads and Innisbrook Resort today announced a field representing the world's finest and details of an enhanced week-long tournament experience for players and spectators, alike -- all focused on reinforcing the connection between healthy sight and optimum sports performance.

Most of the 2009 field is expected to return, including Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk and Kenny Perry (all ranked in the top 13 players in the world in the latest Official World Golf Rankings) as well as recent past champions Retief Goosen (2009) and Sean O'Hair (2008).

In addition, several other players are expected to return including Sergio Garcia, 2009 British Open champ Stewart Cink, 2008 Masters Open champ Trevor Immelman, Justin Leonard and Luke Donald.  Geoff Ogilvy and Vijay Singh are two other prominent players who have made verbal commitments.

Sponsor exemptions have been accepted by two foreign players who rank among the top 40 in the Official World Golf Rankings -- Ross Fisher and Ryo Ishikawa.

Ishikawa, who made his first cut on the PGA TOUR® at last year's Transitions Championship, is set to meet his young rival on the Japan Tour, Yuta Ikeda, who just accepted a special commissioner's foreign exemption.

Fisher, from England, is the only player to finish in the top 30 of all four Major Championships last year.

"We cannot be more proud of how this field is shaping up," said Gerald Goodman, tournament director.  "It will be a fierce competition among the world's best players right here in the Tampa Bay area.  What differentiates this tournament from others is that the Transitions Championship is much more than a golf tournament -- it's an opportunity for the entire family to come out to one of the best courses and participate in activities and experiences that are relevant for players and spectators -- while enjoying some of the world's best golf."

David Duval, who finished second last week at the AT&T, John Daly, Chris DiMarco and Rocco Mediate are other players who have accepted sponsor exemptions.

The Copperhead course, regarded by PGA TOUR® players as one of the favorites, features some of the most difficult finishing holes on TOUR.  The 16th, 17th and 18th holes rank among the fourth hardest set of finishing holes on any PGA TOUR® course.  These three holes, today, have officially been named "The Snake Pit" and as such, a permanent structure has been created to remind players and spectators alike of the Copperhead's challenging finish.

The Snake Pit will be available to the public for preview during the "Live Your Vision Family Walk," which will kick off the Transitions Championship on Sunday, March 14.  The Walk will benefit Prevent Blindness Florida and participants will have the opportunity to walk the course the pros play and enjoy a family BBQ and entertainment by Radio Disney.

Throughout tournament week, Transitions -- along with many of their optical industry partners -- will offer a unique spectator experience behind the 18th green called the "Healthy Sight Village," which will contain a much expanded "Live Your Vision Pavilion," an exciting consumer destination for information, education and hands-on experiences, including sports-vision demonstrations, golf clinics, eyewear fashion shows, health and wellness screenings and much more.

Several new experience areas will also be a part of the activities behind the 18th green, including the "Competitive Advantage" area developed by Nike, Transitions and Vision Service Plan (VSP), where attendees will have the opportunity to learn how vision impacts athletic performance, how general fitness impacts their golf swing, and how the latest eyewear technology innovations can help them perform -- and look -- their best.  Additionally, the "LensCrafters Kids Zone" will be a great place for families with children to experience fun and exciting entertainment and games.

"As you can see, healthy sight is the cornerstone of our entire week, and we will continue to activate our sponsorship well beyond this event," said Brett Craig, president, Transitions Optical.  "Along with our healthy sight ambassadors -- Kenny Perry and Trevor Immelman -- The Copperheads, Innisbrook and our optical industry partners, we are committed to educating people locally and around the world about the proper steps they can take to promote lifelong healthy sight and healthier ways of living." 

It's never too early or too late to learn about the critical role vision plays in everyday life, which is why Transitions has expanded the Youth Wellness activities at this year's Transitions Championship to accommodate nearly 1,500 elementary and middle school students from the Tampa Bay area who will receive free eye screenings, watch the Pro-Am competitions and participate in a number of activities, including golf clinics.

The Transitions Championship will benefit over 100 local Tampa Bay charities.  In the last five years, the tournament has made a charitable contribution of more than $9 million, bringing the total contributions to more than $24 million in the last 33 years.

Tickets to the Transitions Championship are on sale now in participating Publix locations or by visiting www.transitionschampionship.com or calling (727) 942-5566.

About The Transitions Championship

The Transitions Championship is a 72-hole official PGA TOUR® event played on the famed Copperhead Course at Innisbrook:  A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Innisbrook, Florida.  Transitions Optical is the title sponsor of the PGA TOUR® event, which draws a field of 144 of the finest golfers from around the world and was won last year by Retief Goosen.  The Transitions Championship benefits more than 100 Tampa Bay area charities and has contributed more than $9 million in the last five years.  The upcoming Transitions Championship will be the tenth PGA TOUR® event sponsored by The Copperheads since 2000 (the 2001 tournament was cancelled following the attacks of 9/11).  The tournament tees off March 15-21, 2010 and will include a week of tournament-related activities reinforcing the connection between healthy sight and an overall healthy lifestyle.

SOURCE Transitions Optical

RELATED LINKS
http://www.transitionschampionship.com

'/>"/>

SOURCE Transitions Optical
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Transitions Optical Promotes Healthy Sight Through a Nationwide Integrated Advertising Campaign and the Launch of an Enhanced Consumer Web Site
2. Cliff Consulting, Inc. Transitions to Woman-Owned and Managed Firm With Robin Nasatirs Promotion to President/Chief Operating Officer
3. AUDIO from Medialink and Transitions: Understanding the Dangers of UV Rays
4. Jan Marini Skin Research Introduces Age Intervention(R) Transitions - a New Frontier in Skin Care
5. Healthcare Coalition Launches Enhanced Website Offering Tools and Materials to Improve Patient Care During Transitions of Care
6. AUDIO from Medialink and Transitions Optical: What You Cant See May Harm You
7. GCI Successfully Transitions All Traffic to Galaxy 18 Satellite
8. Transitions Optical Offers Tips on How to Protect Eyes for Outdoor Sports Fans
9. Transitions Optical to Provide Free Vision Screenings at the American Diabetes Associations Feria de Salud por tu Familia(TM)
10. USP transitions medication error reporting programs
11. Carl Zeiss Vision and Transitions Optical Inc. Promote Pioneering Eyewear to Consumers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... "FCPX editors can ... inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the media of their ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to ... of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be ... vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and ... main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica ... Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs ... Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar ... M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal ... complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016  Consumers have taken a ... have placed more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... programs in the pharmaceutical industry have evolved beyond ... pharmaceutical companies are focusing on becoming more patient-oriented ... products and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Dublin ... addition of the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy ... This report focuses on the ... review, including its applications in various applications. The report ... includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory ... testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in ... Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients are no longer ... to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. ... testing done in the comfort of her own home. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: