The Big Break VI: Trump National, which premieres Sept. 26 on The Golf Channel, will feature men and women competing with and against each other for the first time. The competition among the contestants will be stiff, but they also will be faced with additional challenges posed by Americas most-celebrated real estate tycoon-turned- TV star Donald Trump, who will incorporate his own, surprise twists throughout the series.
The Big Break VI: Trump National differs from previous Big Breaks in that there will be two winners, one male and one female. The male winner will compete in two Champions Tour events while the female champion will play in two LPGA Tour tournaments.
The Longs Drugs Challenge is very excited to have the winner of The Big Break VI play in the 2007 tournament, said Brian Flajole, tournament director for the Longs Drugs Challenge. We expect another great winner of the Big Break event and look forward to seeing her compete against the LPGA's best golfers at our tournament.
The sixth edition of the Big Break series will mark the first time a winner earned an exemption to compete on the Champions Tour. The current exclusive cable television home of the Champions Tour, beginning in 2007, The Golf Channel will be the exclusive cable home of the PGA TOUR.
We are pleased to have our tournament participate in the very successful Big Break franchise, said Tracy West, tournament director for the Bank of America Championship. It is our goal to continually innovate with our Championship and to be able to bring The Big Break VI Champions Tour winner to the New England area next year to play in front of our loyal fans fits nicely into our Higher Standards objectives.
The Big Break is The Golf Channels hit original reality series which pits highly skilled golfers against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness. During The Big Break VI: Trump National, two golfers ' one man and one woman ' will be eliminated from the series each week, with the last man and woman players standing awarded their Big Break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in Champions Tour and LPGA Tour events with some of the best golfers in the world. Previous Big Break series have awarded winners chances to play on the European, LPGA, Nationwide and Canadian Tours.