Tiger to Give Scramble Trophies


ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Golf Channel will televise the 2003 Buick Scramble National Championships live from Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST.
The live broadcast will showcase the 20th anniversary of the Buick Scramble, which will take place Wednesday through Sunday, featuring the tournaments honorary chairman, Tiger Woods.
Woods, who has a marketing partnership with Buick, returned as honorary chairman of the Buick Scramble for a second year. He is scheduled to present the trophies to the national champions at the awards ceremony on the 18th green of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Grande Lakes Orlando. In addition, Woods will oversee the culminating event of the Tiger Trap, where four sweepstakes winners will compete in a closest-to-the-pin competition on the 18th hole at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club with the chance to win a 2004 Buick Rainier.
A total of 262 five-person teams (four amateurs and one PGA club professional) will convene to Grande Lakes Orlando for the 2003 Buick Scramble National Championships. The National Championships culminated a summer-long journey of qualifying at local and sectional competitions.
The 2003 Buick Scramble National Championships will take place on six Orlando area golf courses, including Orange County Nationals Panther Lake and Crooked Cat courses, Disneys Magnolia and Palm Courses, Falcons Fire Golf Club and Grande Lakes Orlandos Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.
The Buick Scramble, now in its 20th season and second under the Buick banner, is the worlds largest amateur golf tournament with approximately 100,000 participants each year. Sanctioned by the PGA of America, the Buick Scramble hosts nearly 2,000 local championships nationwide annually. Local winners advance to one of 130 PGA sectional championships, with the sectional winners advancing to the Buick Scramble National Championships in Orlando.