Hall-Of-Famers Jerry Rice And Chris Doleman Lead Teams Into Big Break NFL Puerto Rico Finale

By Golf Channel Public RelationsDecember 13, 2013, 5:30 pm

In a season that started with six teams, Golf Channel’s BIG BREAK NFL PUERTO RICO reality competition series has narrowed to its final two teams – led by Hall-of-Famers Jerry Rice and Chris Doleman – who will clash in a dramatic series of individual matches in the season finale, Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. 

Comprising Rice’s team are professional golfers and returning BIG BREAK competitors Emily Talley (Napa, Calif.) and Isaac Sanchez (Folsom, Calif.).  Rounding out Doleman’s team are Shannon Fish (Spring, Texas) and Brian Cooper (Phoenix, Ariz.).

The winning team on BIG BREAK NFL PUERTO RICO will receive the following:

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-          $50,000 awarded a charity of his choice

-          Cash and prizes from episode challenges

Female BIG BREAK Competitor

-          $50,000 in cash

-          A sponsor’s exemption to the 2014 ShopRite LPGA Classic on the LPGA Tour

-          An endorsement contract from Adams Golf, which includes $10,000 in cash

-          $5,000 in cash from Dick’s Sporting Goods

-          $10,000 in car rental credit courtesy of Avis Car Rental

-          A four day, three night stay for two at the Dorado Beach Plantation Village in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico

Male BIG BREAK Competitor

-          $50,000 in cash

-          A sponsor’s exemption to the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic on the PGA TOUR

-          An endorsement contract from Adams Golf, which includes $10,000 in cash

-          $5,000 in cash from Dick’s Sporting Goods

-          $10,000 in car rental credit courtesy of Avis Car Rental

-          A four day, three night stay for two at the Dorado Beach Plantation Village in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico.

BIG BREAK NFL PUERTO RICO final teams:

Team Doleman

Chris Doleman (51, Atlanta, Ga., 3 handicap, 2012 Pro Football Hall-of-Fame Inductee and 15-year NFL defensive lineman).  Competing on behalf of the Chris Singleton Foundation, which provides financial support to non-profit organizations that are making an impact in three social justice initiatives: helping in the fight against human slavery, providing solutions for “At Risk Youth” and making safe drinking water to those in need.

Shannon Fish (24, Spring, Texas – BIG BREAK ATLANTIS)

Brian Cooper (46, Phoenix, Ariz. – BIG BREAK GREENBRIER)

Team Rice

Jerry Rice (50, Atherton, Calif., 1 handicap, Pro Football Hall-of-Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion).  Competing on behalf of the Jerry Rice 127 Foundation, which provides financial support to agencies and organizations in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond dedicated to helping children and their families.

Emily Talley (23, Napa, Calif. – BIG BREAK MEXICO)

Isaac Sanchez (34, Folsom, Calif. – BIG BREAK GREENBRIER)

Taking place at Dorado Beach Resort in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, BIG BREAK NFL PUERTO RICO featured a new series format this season, where teams won or lost on each episode as teams.  Losing teams at the end of episodes earned a “Loss,” and teams earning two losses were eliminated from the series.  Heading into Tuesday’s finale, Team Rice suffered one loss during the competition (episode three), while Team Doleman has gone undefeated.

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Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.