Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay capsule preview

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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.

Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay capsule preview 04/09/12 [Last modified: Monday, April 9, 2012 10:15pm]

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