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Golf Channel to Broadcast Live from Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial

April 6, 2015


Morning Drive talent Damon Hack and Paige Mackenzie will be at Cypress Lake Country Club


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 6, 2015 – The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce that Golf Channel’s premier morning show, Morning Drive, will broadcast live from Cypress Lake Country Club during the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19. Morning Drive hosts Damon Hack and Paige Mackenzie will anchor the coverage from Fort Myers. 


The show will originate on a stage near the practice putting green all four days. There will be two live hits from the course each morning between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.


The hosts will interview players from both Tours and representatives from Chico’s and Stand Up To Cancer. 


“In just its second year, the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial is an event unlike any other on the Symetra Tour,” said Chief Business Officer of the Symetra Tour, Mike Nichols. “The inclusion of the Legends Tour event coupled with the on-site live coverage by the Golf Channel, has elevated this event to a level not previously seen on the Symetra Tour.”


The Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial will feature the top 144 up-and-coming professional golfers from the Symetra Tour and 30 former LPGA greats from the Legends Tour.


The Symetra Tour will play 72-holes starting on Thursday, while the Legends Tour will play 36-holes starting on Saturday. Players from both Tours will be paired together during weekend play. 


Last month, the Legends Tour field was released and will feature nine LPGA Hall-of-Famers including Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley and Betsy King. To date, nine of the top ten on the Symetra Tour’s Volvik Race for the Card money list have committed to play in the event. Sue Kim, who won the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic in Lake Wales, leads the money list and is expected to compete. 


Players from both Tours are competing for separate $150,000 tournament purses. The winners will earn $22,500.


Fans are encouraged to assemble around the stage to watch the show segments and to have a chance to be on national television. Opportunities to meet the Golf Channel hosts will also be available. 


About the Symetra Tour

The Symetra Tour, the official Road to the LPGA, will begin its 35th competitive season in 2015. With the support of its umbrella sponsor, Symetra, the Tour’s mission is to prepare the world’s best young women professional golfers for a successful career on the LPGA Tour. The top-10 money winners each season earn memberships on the LPGA Tour for the following season. With more than 600 alumnae moving on to the LPGA including 2014 RICOH Women’s British Open champion Mo Martin and current Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings No. 1 Inbee Park, former Symetra Tour players have won a total of 382 LPGA titles, including 45 major championships. Symetra Tour events have contributed more than $5 million to charitable organizations throughout the nation since 1989. Follow the Symetra Tour on the web at www.SymetraTour.com, Facebook.com/RoadtotheLPGA,Twitter.com/Road2LPGA, and YouTube.com/Road2LPGA.


About The Legends Tour

The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the LPGA. The tour began in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 13 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 750 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 84 major championships. In its 14 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $13 million in prize money and helped raise nearly $16 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. For additional information on The Legends Tour, log on to www.thelegendstour.com


About Chico’s

Chico’s primarily sells exclusively designed, private branded clothing for women featuring a combination of great style with on-trend, expressive and one-of-a-kind designs to yield a wardrobe that is fashionable, unique, relaxed, figure-flattering, and comfortable. 


Chico’s currently operates more than 600 boutiques and over 100 outlets across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Chico’s also publishes a monthly catalog and offers online shopping at www.chicos.com. 


Media Contact

Bret Lasky, Symetra Tour Media, bret.lasky@lpga.com, 386-679-1292

Sue Fracker, Legends Tour Media, sfracker@jbcgolf.com, 617-513-4716

Kristin McClement, Chico’s Public Relations, Kristin.mcclement@chicos.com, 239-346-4870





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