The Great One Plays Host in Canada


Nationwide TourCLARKSBURG, Ontario -- He was known as The Great One during his playing days, now he has paired with the Nationwide Tour for his own event.
Wayne Gretzky won the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs earlier this year and will host this week's event, the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic, that will also have a Pro-Am format.
The field will include 160 professionals and they will be paired with celebrities and amateurs in the Pro-Am.
Other former hockey players playing this week include - Mark Messier, Paul Coffey, Brett Hull, Grant Fuhr, Doug Gilmour, Darcy Tucker, Marty McSorley and Matthew Barnaby among others. Some celebrities include Janet Gretzky, John Elway, Trent Edwards, Alan Thicke and Kevin Dillon.
The GOLF CHANNEL will air two hours of action the first two days, then two-and-a-half hours of play Saturday and Sunday.
The tour is off next week, but returns in two weeks with the Nationwide Tour Players Cup, where Jimmy Walker won a year ago.
Related Links:
  • Full Coverage - Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic
  • GOLF CHANNEL Airtimes