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. The new, 14-week series begins Sept. 13, with each weekly episode premiering Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
In true Ryder Cup style, each episode of The Big Break IV will pit a team of golfers from the United States against a team from Europe in various skills challenges on the golf course. Although playing for country and team, the shows unique twist will turn the tables at the end of each episode as teammates are faced with competing against each other to avoid being eliminated from the show.
Filming will take place across the pond in Scotland at Carnoustie Golf Links, site of the 2007 Open Championship. 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. Portions of the show also will be taped at the historic Old Course at St. Andrews Links, where the game of golf evolved and has been safeguarded for centuries. The Old Course also is the site of this years Open Championship, the third major championship of the 2005 season.
The trademark of The Big Break concept showcases highly skilled golfers competing 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.
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 their chance to compete on the LPGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Canadian Tour.
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