Tampa Champions Event Gets New Sponsor


The Tampa stop on the Champions Tour will be sponsored by Outback Steakhouse for the next three years. The agreement, running from 2004 through 2006, was announced Tuesday. Next year's event is Feb. 20-22 at the Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay and will feature a 78-player field competing for a $1.6 million purse.
The tournament also will feature a celebrity/amateur component. Celebrities and amateurs will play alongside Champions Tour players in the first and second rounds, with a select number competing again in Sunday's final round.
The event will be called the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.
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