Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay
When/where: Friday-Sunday, TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz
Purse: $1.6 million ($240,000 winner's share)
TV: Friday, 12:30 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 p.m. (taped); Sunday, 7 p.m. (taped); Golf Channel.
Format: 54-hole stroke-play event with no cut. Friday-Saturday one amateur with one professional in a team better-ball format. Low 16 teams play Sunday.
Defending champion: John Cook
Notable pros scheduled to play: Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, Nick Price, Curtis Strange, Hale Irwin, Tom Kite, Brad Faxon
Notable celebrities: Rick Pitino, Craig T. Nelson, John O'Hurley, Stone Phillips, Joe Theismann, Ronde Barber, Derrick Brooks, Phil Esposito
Tourney information: tampabayproam.com
Schedule: Today — Practice rounds. Wednesday — Laser Spine Institute Challenge pro-am, Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Thursday — Laser Spine Institute Challenge pro-am, Shotgun start at 10 a.m. Friday — First round begins at 7:15 a.m. Saturday — Second round begins at 7:15 a.m. Sunday — Final round begins at 9:15 a.m.