In what was billed as a surprise twist, Bart Lower, from Ann Arbor, Mich., was selected by network viewers to receive a previously unannounced prize ' the opportunity to participate in The Big Break IV at a to-be-determined location.
Golf Channel viewers were asked to vote online for the eliminated player they thought most deserved their Big Break. Lower was the runaway winner, receiving over 37 percent of the online vote.
Lower made it all the way to the ninth episode of the show, barely coming up short of a spot in the final match. Henley outlasted Don Donatello for the Big Break title in an exciting match that went 20 holes before a missed five-foot birdie putt by Donatello gave the victory to Henley.
The victory earns Henley four exemptions onto the Nationwide Tour, a 2005 Ford Five Hundred luxury sedan and $10,000, which includes a financial makeover provided by Nationwide Insurance and Financial Services.
The four Nationwide Tour events Henley will play in 2005 include the Rheem Classic presented by Times Record (Fort Smith, Ark.), Henrico County Open (Richmond, Va.), LaSalle Bank Open (Chicago) and the Lake Erie Charity Classic (Erie, Pa.). All will be televised on The Golf Channel.