Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in PGA TOUR | 0 comments

One of the unique aspects of the Northern Trust Open on the PGA Tour this week is the Collegiate Showcase., in which PGA Tour players team up with their college counterparts (top players), as well as other amateur sponsors.

The pro and two boosters will compete in a best-ball format for the Collegiate Showcase title and a $50,000 donation to their school’s golf program. The college players will play their own ball, with the medalist earning a spot in the Northern Trust Open, to be played Feb. 18-21.

2015 Spirit Champion and Wake Forest sophomore Will Zalatoris won the inaugural event a year ago with a score of 4-under 67 before shooting 76-71 to miss the cut in his first Tour start. He is back to defend his title.

“I’m flat out excited to be back,” Zalatoris said. “It is one of my favorite days all year. … Whoever goes the lowest that Monday will play one of the best golf courses in the world with some of the best players in the world. It was a wonderful opportunity on many levels last year, and I’ll be playing to do it again.”

Former Spirit player and the world’s #1 golfer, Jordan Spieth, will be teeing it up with Beau Hossler.