to CaddyBytes.com’s tournament page for the 2012 Tyco Skills Challenge golf tournament.
The Tyco Skills Challenge will be in it's 22nd year of competition and is an
officially sanctioned PGA TOUR Challenge Season event.
In the past the competition challenges players through a series of eight skills: Long Drive,
Mid Iron Shot, Greenside Bunker, Pitch Over Hazard, Trouble Shot, Chip Shot,
Putting and the culminating skill, Short Iron. In 2009 - 2011 a new format was
established and that will be the format again here in 2012.
the traditional “Scramble” format, the rules of the “Reverse Scramble”
call for the opposing team to select which shot its rival twosome must play,
adding a new dimension to the competition. The format is especially
conducive to the ADT Skills Challenge TV production approach, which showcases
the personalities of the players, all of whom are equipped with microphones
throughout the taping of the event. Following is this year's field and
following that is the breakdown of the format and purse:
IN 21st TYCO
PGA Tour-sanctioned competition is one of the longest-running post-Fed Ex Cup
events in golf and the only one that remains on broadcast network TV.
NBC Sports will televise the event on Saturday, December 29, and Sunday,
December 30th, from 4-6 p.m. ET as the only golf on network television that
holiday weekend, the final full weekend of the year.
the caliber of talent, the unpredictable nature of the event, and the
unprecedented access to the players’ conversations and banter that has ensured
the longevity of this spectacular competition,” said John Kenning.
has built a tremendous partnership with NBC Sports over the past decade as the
title sponsor of this event. We
have enjoyed the relationship and are pleased to host the event in South Florida
where TYCO an International company, is headquartered.”
of TYCO's missions is to give back to the communities where it does business,
so this year in honor of the 21st anniversary of The Skills
six mainstay skills – Long Drive, Mid-Iron, Bunker Shot, Chip Shot, Trouble
Shot and Short Iron -- will be followed by the “Reverse Scramble,”
representing the seventh and eighth skills.
In the “Reverse Scramble,” the four teams will be seeded according to
prize money won in the first six skills. With 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3, the teams
will play the 10th hole at The Breakers’ Ocean Course.
The two surviving teams will then compete in another one-hole “Reverse
Scramble” for the weighted sum of $200,000 in prize money, enabling most pairs
to remain in contention to the end.
to the traditional scramble format, the rules of the “Reverse Scramble” call
for the opposing team to select which shot its rival twosome must play, adding a
new dimension to the competition. The
format is especially conducive to the ADT Skills Challenge TV production
approach, which showcases the personalities of the players, all of whom are
equipped with microphones throughout the event.
– Ocean Course, The Breakers - Palm Beach, FL
Money - Total
prize is $800,000
prize money for Skills #1-5 will be as follows:
Place Team will Split $25,000
Place Team will Split $15,000
Place Team will Split $13,000
Place Team will Split $10,000
prize money for Skill #6, the Korbel Short Iron, is:
Place Team will Split $35,000
Place Team will Split $20,000
Place Team will Split $16,000
Place Team will Split $14,000
Reverse Scramble payout is as follows:
Place Team will Split $200,000
Place Team will Split $100,000
and 4th Place Team will Split $50,000
Brandt Snedeker and Boo Weekley
2000- Lee Janzen
Greg Norman and Gregory Norman
1999- Bill Andrade
John Elway and Natalie Gulbis
1998- Nick Price
Jason Gore and Dan Marino
1997- Bill Andrade
1996- Brad Faxon
1995- Brad Faxon
1994- Gary Player
1993- Peter Jacobsen
1992- Peter Jacobsen
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