The highly popular CVS Charity Classic, held annually at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, has a new twist this time around.
PGA Tour members and tournament hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade unveiled a new co-ed format that will pair such LPGA and PGA luminaries as Morgan Pressel with Davis Love III, Juli Inkster with Faxon, Helen Alfredsson with Andrade and Natalie Gulbis with Peter Jacobson.
The full 20-player field will be filled from the ranks of the PGA, Champions and LPGA tours. Back to defend their title will by Camilo Villegas and Bubba Watson. The uncle/nephew duo of Dana Quigley and Brett Quigley will be making its 11th straight appearance.
“The CVS Caremark Charity Classic brings an unmatched level of professional golf excitement to Rhode Island to support the vital work of our non-profit partners across the region,” said Eileen Howard Dunn, tournament chairwoman.
The tournament begins with the Pepsi Pro-Am Sunday, June 21, followed by a two-day tournament on Monday and Tuesday. Participants will be competing for a purse of $1.5 million.
The tournament is the largest charitable sporting event in Rhode Island. During the past 10 years, the event has raised $12 million for charities throughout the region, providing funding for a variety of programs in the areas of education, family and children’s issues.
CVS Caremark is the largest provider of prescriptions in the nation.
Tickets to the event are on sale with a there-day pass costing only $60. Sunday-only tickets are $20 and tickets for either Monday or Tuesday are $25 each. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
You can obtain tickets by phone at 866-CVS-9441 or by visiting www.cvscharity classic.com for a mail-in application.
Tickets can also be obtained free of charge by purchasing qualifying products at all Rhode Island CVS/pharmacy stores and participating locations in southeastern Massachusetts.