CVS Health Charity Classic Wrap

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BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Jon Curran & Keegan Bradley won the 18th Annual CVS Health Charity Classic in a breathtaking playoff after a neck-and-neck dash in the final stretch. The Curran/Bradley pair out shot some of the world’s top golfers in Tuesday’s second round of the tournament. Both Andrade and Haas missed birdie putts opening up door for Keegan/Bradley who birdied to win back to back titles winning at the CVS Health Charity Classic.

Bradley Curran recieve winners trophy
Hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade joined by Larry Merlo present the winner’s trophy to Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley after winning the 18th Annual CVS Health Charity Classic in a playoff finish.

Curran/Bradley hit a birdie on 18 to give his team lead briefly at -18. The Andrade/Hass team grabbed a birdie on 17, and they approached 18 with a shot to win, but both Andrade and Haas settled for par sending the tournament into a playoff.

This marks only the fourth playoff in Charity Classic history, with the last occurrence in 2006 between eventual winners Nick Price and Tim Clark and tournament co-host Brad Faxon and Mike Weir.

Three teams were tied for third at 16-under-par; Louis Oosthuizen/Branden Grace, Chris Kirk/Steve Stricker and Jason Bohn/Kevin Kisner.

Final standings from the 2016 CVS Health Charity Classic are as follows:

Place     Team                                          Score                                  Money

P1     Jon Curran/Keegan Bradley               63 – 61  124 (-18)                   $300,000

P2     Bill Haas/Billy Andrade                     62 – 62  124 (-18)                   $200,000

T3     Louis Oosthuizen/Branden Grace      65 – 61  126 (-16)                   $150,000

T3     Chris Kirk/Steve Stricker                    65 – 61  126 (-16)                   $150,000

T3     Jason Bohn/Kevin Kisner                   64 – 62  126 (-16)                   $150,000

T6     Paula Creamer/Jason Dufner              65 – 64  129 (-13)                   $117,500

T6     Lexi Thompson/Bryson DeChanbeau  62 – 67  129 (-13)                   $117,500

T8     Brooke Henderson/Jamie Sadlowski    68 – 63  131 (-11)                   $107,500

T8     Tony Finau/Billy Horschel                   68 – 63  131 (-11)                   $107,500

10     Morgan Pressel/Brad Faxon               68 – 65  133   (-9)                   $100,000

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Tuesday also featured a “Celebrity Group” that featured Andre Tippett, former New England Patriots linebacker and NFL Hall of Fame member, Charles Kelley, lead singer and founding member of seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum and Tim Wakefield, former Red Sox player and two-time world champion. Each of them played on behalf of a nonprofit, with the following results:

Place     Name                      Charitable Organization                 Amount

1          Charles Kelley             Lady Aid                                          $7,500

2          Tim Wakefield             Red Sox Foundation                          $5,000

3          Andre Tippett              New England Patriots Foundation      $2,500

The “Celebrity Group” took to the course at 8:30 Tuesday morning. Charles Kelley, Andre Tippett, and Tim Wakefield joined the CVS Health Charity Classic for a round of golf. View Photo Gallery »

Closest-to-the-Pin

Steve Stricker won Tuesday’s closest-to-the-pin contest with a distance of 2’10” on hole 17, earning $25,000 for City Year, the tournament’s charity partner with which he was paired.

Charity Miles Program

The CVS Health Charity Classic’s Charity Miles campaign, sponsored by Aon Hewitt, was back this year. The campaign encouraged fans to download the Charity Miles app and earn money for their designated charity while walking, running and biking. So far this month, fans have logged more than 313,000 miles.

The charitable events fully wrap up tonight with a benefit concert featuring seven-time Grammy Award-winning Lady Antebellum Tuesday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster’s website, all Ticketmaster outlets, the Dunkin’ Donuts Center box office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

The CVS Health Charity Classic is Rhode Island’s largest charitable event series and hosts some of the best PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR Champions professionals in the world. Since its inception in 1999, the CVS Health Charity Classic has driven more than $19 million to charities around the region, providing vital funding for a variety of critical programs serving children, families and people in transition throughout Southern New England.

WPRI 12 is a proud annual partner of the local PGA charitable event.

 

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