Deutsche Bank Championship preview
(NECN) - Eric Baldwin, the Director for the Deutsche Bank Championship discusses this year's event. The event became part of the PGA tour playoffs last year, and that guarantees the top 120 players from the PGA tour will be competing. The tournament is held in Norton, Massachusetts over Labor Day ...
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Well the Celtics the Red Sox this weekend's Belmont Stakes -- enough for you. If you're golf and you can look forward to next week's US open. Little bit closer to -- the 2008 Deutsche Bank championship will be played Labor Day weekend. -- Norton Massachusetts. Tickets went on sale this week. I'm joined now by Eric -- the director. For the Deutsche Bank golf -- -- couldn't see it well thanks for happening probably in years gone by what else very quickly carefully myself. 20 you have everybody we're hoping to have lined up for this year's Deutsche Bank championship. We do as you know EM we became a part of the PGA tour playoffs last year which guarantees our field. The top 120 players on the PGA tour so that's very exciting for us and we're looking forward to seeing more -- -- to have the defending champion Phil Mickelson Tiger Woods getting back into. Into the game after a bit of a layup that should be exciting. It's good to see certainly played well earlier this year Torrey Pines at the Buick and one not so. I think he's gonna you know come right back and get right back where he wants. The -- -- Beckett thing in the in the in that the TPC in Norton has really become a Labor Day tradition and the relatively few short years. You know it has I think that and I we've accomplished a lot the last five years this will be our sixth year. If you look entire. Our past champions it's a who's who of golf tiger Phil Vijay. Adam Scott now and and it's really been something that has been special and Seth likely to back wanted to create an experience. And I think we certainly don't. That read that the course has undergone kind of a pretty significant renovations recently. It has last year they did a substantial remodel and an architect Gil hands. Who just tremendous work to work on a local course here Boston golf club came in and really we did all the bunker complexes on the golf course really brought New England back to it. I'm very well received by the players and down I was actually out of status Stanford event since. We can Memphis -- and Trevor Immelman and they really enjoy the golf course -- -- wanted it mark Hilton deterrence. Great I think it's what I've seen a lot Tuesday and how can people get tickets I know they sell quickly becomes it. You know sell out a relatively short and they do. He ordered them right to our website at DB championship back we do have a toll free number at 877 Texas -- DBC. Or you can visit any local Stop & -- All right that is that is a big person -- this is that as well tell us about that. Well being apart of the PGA tour playoffs has been something that is have elevated this event to. Great pipes and our purse this year me seven million dollars which is pretty substantial on the PGA tour I would say it what a 1260000. For the winner of that bad weekends absolutely. And instead they got I guess the big thrill for so many golfers around the years. Not only to watch these professionals play but some of them be lucky enough to play in the in the pro am. A couple of days before. We -- yeah -- we have a great week. Plan from our partners and sponsors in the pro am is on the Thursday. It really takes the top 52 players of that 120. -- with amateurs have a great day on the golf course we have a good 24 hour experience for them with a concert in the evening and a great drop party tonight before and we've got a couple of other earlier pro ams with the Red Sox on Tuesday which is early. And interest staying legends come out and impairment PGA tour professionals looked great today and then Stop & Shop not one of our founders club partners as a prime among the the -- the do the PGA yep players. Did they don't present any of that do they playing -- -- and they look forward to that that's what it takes away from their own practice sessions and well I would say they resented trying to -- that was too strong -- word but many and a lot of fun out there with and I think and it it allows them an opportunity to you know -- And it really provides a unique kind of dynamic on top of planning and what I think it's gotta be for amateurs take the game seriously to be paired up with -- -- -- -- Vijay of course Tiger Woods while absolutely it's it's trait. It's alright Garrett already who's the chairman of the director of the about the 2008 Deutsche Bank championship Labor Day weekend. In Norton Massachusetts thanks Eric abruptly the event thanks --