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Country Star Jake Owen Joins Celebrity Roster for Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions
Jake Owen may be new to the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, but he’s no stranger to the course. With more than seven No. 1 country singles like “Down To The Honkytonk” and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” this singer/songwriter almost had a career in pro golf before his music career took off.
In late 2019, Owen joined the judging panel for USA network’s singing competition show “Real Country” to help Travis Tritt and Shania Twain discover the newest country music talent.
Owen is just one of several new celebrities set to tee it up in the LPGA’s unique season-opening tournament, held January 16-19, 2020 at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando.
Of course, fan favorites will be back as well. Grammy nominated comedian Larry the Cable Guy has also been practicing his golf swing to prepare for the tournament.
Larry brings his humor to the course, chatting with fans and followed by a chorus of well-earned laughter as he jokes his way around the course.
His famous persona has earned Larry numerous acting roles, Billboard awards, Grammy nominations and countless sold-out comedy shows across the U.S. Larry brings his silly and fun personality everywhere he goes, and he’s certain to be the center of attention at every hole this year.
As an official LPGA event, the tournament features only LPGA winners from the previous two seasons competing for $1.2 million in official prize money. While the LPGA pros play 72 holes of stroke play with no cut, they’re joined on the course by sports and entertainment celebrities competing for their own $500,000 purse using a modified Stableford format. A group of amateur golfers, who qualify during the event’s pro-am, also play alongside the stars during official tournament rounds.
Owen and Larry the Cable Guy will compete against fellow sports and entertainment celebrities, including MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz; Super Bowl MVP Marcus Allen; MLB All Star Mark Mulder; Actor Miles Teller; “The Office” actor Brian Baumgartner, former Bachelor Ben Higgins and more.
All four days of play are nationally televised, with Thursday and Friday on Golf Channel, and Saturday and Sunday on NBC. But nothing beats catching the competition live at Tranquilo Golf Course at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando.
Several ticket packages are available for purchase, ranging from $30 for a single day grounds pass to $60 for a 4-day pass. This year, Diamond Resorts is also offering a limited number of Club 18 packages that include seats in a skybox on hole 18 with a fully catered lunch and premium open bar, plus access to two private evening events that are traditionally only open to LPGA players, celebrities and tournament sponsors. Club 18 packages are priced at $3,000.
New for 2020, fans purchasing a single day or 4-day grounds pass, will be able to add a Taste & Travel Pass to their ticket. The pass is available in five or 10-tab options, priced $40 and $80 respectively. Fans can exchange the tabs for specialty food and drink items at destination-themed stations located around the golf course.
Find out more and get your tickets today at DiamondLPGA.com.