Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions
John Smoltz, the baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and standout celebrity golfer, will defend his celebrity division title at the 2020 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions Presented by Insurance Office of America. The eye-opening competition returns to Tranquilo Golf Course on January 16-19, 2020, at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando. To learn more about the tournament and its history, visit www.DiamondLPGA.com.
The Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions captured the golf world’s imagination in January 2019, during its inaugural year, with its unique format combining LPGA Tour winners with top-tier celebrities to play side-by-side in separate competitions. Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea claimed the 2019 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions professional title and is qualified to compete in the 2020 event.
The 2020 professional field is exclusive to LPGA players who win a 2018 and 2019 season, plus a roster of prominent sports and entertainment celebrities. Billed as one event, the tournament features two simultaneous, but distinct 72-hole competitions with the LPGA pros playing stroke play for a $1.2 million purse, and the celebrities competing in a modified Stableford format for $500,000.
The combination of LPGA winners with top sports and entertainment celebrities in the same pairings proved a Golf Channel and NBC TV ratings success, with the public and media attracted by the innovative approach.
Sponsor: Diamond Resorts