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Welcome to our tournament page for the 2005 Tommy Bahama Challenge golf event.  "There has never been an event which solely features great, young players until now," said Terry Jastrow, president of Jastrow Productions, the co-creator/producer of the event prior to the inaugural 2004 Tommy Bahama Challenge held at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Phoenix.

Invitations go to the two leading American young guns on the PGA TOUR money list through the World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational and the two top-ranked International young guns from the Official World Golf Rankings, identified as age 30 or younger. Two sponsor invitations will complete each team. The purse is $700,000 with the winning team equally dividing $400,000.

"The format is something new and exciting," said Steve Loy, president and CEO of Gaylord Sports Management. "But even more than that the Tommy Bahama Challenge is the first event of its kind featuring the young guns from around the world, who soon may be the backbone of the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams for years to come.

The Tommy Bahama Challenge pits four top "Young Gun" players (defined as age 30 or younger) from the
United States against a team of four international players in individual 18-hole stroke-play matches. The Tommy Bahama Challenge purse is $700,000 with the winning team equally dividing $400,000. The medalist (the low score of the tournament) will also receive a $20,000 cash bonus and a 2006 Mercedes.

The inaugural event was won by the U.S. Team comprised of Chad Campbell, Zach Johnson, Hank Kuehne, and Chris Riley.

Stay tuned to CaddyBytes for the 2005 Tommy Bahama Challenge field and pictures of the Grayhawk Golf Club as well as more exclusive interviews, stories, and news come tournament week!


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