Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am
What: Champions Tour (50 and older) event
When/where: Friday-Sunday; TPC Tampa Bay, Lutz
Purse: $1.7 million (winner's share is $255,000)
Format: 54-hole stroke play with no cut. Friday-Saturday play features one amateur with one professional in a team better-ball format. Low 16 pro-am teams play Sunday.
Field: 78 players, including defending champion Nick Price
TV: Friday — 12:30-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel; Saturday — 4-6 p.m., Ch. 8; Sunday — 1-3 p.m., Ch. 8
Weather: 83 degrees and sunny.
Notable pros: Paul Azinger, Fred Couples, Hale Irwin, Peter Jacobsen, Bernhard Langer, Tom Lehman, Curtis Strange, Tom Watson
Notable celebrities: Derrick Brooks, Michael J. Fox, Vince Gill, George Lopez, Stone Phillips, Emmitt Smith, Joe Theismann
Schedule: Today — Jim Beam Challenge, 10 a.m. shotgun start; Friday — first round (tee times begin at 7:15); Saturday — second round; Sunday — final round
Details: (813) 265-4653, outbackproam.com
Rodney Page, Times staff writer