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ORLANDO, Fla. (May 4, 2005) ' The Golf Channels hit reality series, The Big Break, this summer will travel across the pond to Scotland to capture the home of golfs rich traditions for its next series installment, The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe.
The Big Break IV will feature contestants from both the United States and Europe competing for a chance to play in select events on the PGA European Tour, and producers already have begun auditioning qualified candidates on both continents.
The Golf Channel has chosen Carnoustie Golf Links, site of the 2007 Open Championship, to be its base of operations for the scheduled 14-day production. Carnoustie is linked with some of the most memorable moments in Open Championship history, from Tommy Armours victory in 1931 to Jean Van de Veldes famous collapse in 1999. Producers also are expecting to utilize other popular golf destinations in the St. Andrews region, including the Old Course Hotels newly redesigned Dukes Course.
As one of the most-watched original programs in the history of the 24-hour golf network, The Big Break series has entertained audiences by showcasing a new way to watch golf on TV. Highly skilled golfers compete against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness. One golfer is eliminated from the series each week, with the last contestant standing awarded his/her Big Break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in select professional tournaments. The Golf Channel plans to debut The Big Break IV worldwide this fall.
In cooperation with sponsors of the European Tour international schedule, the winner of The Big Break IV will receive exemptions into select tournaments during the 2006 season. Winners of previous Big Break series have won a chance to compete on the Canadian Tour and Nationwide Tour. The victor of the recently concluded Big Break III: Ladies Only will compete this week in the first of two LPGA Tour events to which she earned entry by winning the show.
Interested candidates can apply for The Big Break IV by logging on to
For more information, contact The Golf Channel Public Relations Department, 407/345-4653