CVS Caremark Charity Classic

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The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is a professional golf tournament. It is contested annually as a two-day, two-man team event. It is held at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, Rhode Island. It is an unofficial event on the PGA Tour. The current format and location began in 1999. Rhode Island natives Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade serve as hosts.

Television[edit]

The event was televised by Golf Channel from 1999 to 2010. It was traditionally tape-delayed until 4 p.m. on both days to make buying tickets to the event more appealing. In 2009, the broadcast was delayed until 8 p.m. because the final round of the U.S. Open ran into Monday, and the Golf Channel ran post-tournament coverage during the afternoon. The Classic lost many of the PGA Tour members in it's field that year because of the run over.

In 2011, coverage moved to Fox Sports Net. The broadcast was still delayed until 4 p.m. as in past years. It was PGA Tour sanctioned event ever covered by a Fox network. However, Fox declined to renew it's contract, as it did not cover any other golf events, and as such, the event has since been untelevised. It is unknown whether Fox might return to covering the event with the pickup of a small golf schedule, which includes the Franklin Templeton Shootout, an event very similar to the CVS Caremark Charity Classic.

Charity event winners[edit]

CVS Caremark Charity Classic

CVS/pharmacy Charity Classic

CVS Charity Classic

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