CVS Health Charity Classic

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CVS Health Charity Classic
Tournament information
LocationBarrington, Rhode Island
Established1999
Course(s)Rhode Island Country Club
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatTeam stroke play
Prize fund$1,500,000
Month playedJune
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The CVS Health Charity Classic is a professional golf tournament. It is contested annually as a one-day, three-person team event. Each team is made up of one player from each of three Tours: PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, and LPGA Tour. The top two scores at each hole for the team count towards the team's final score.

It is held at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, Rhode Island. It is an unofficial event on the PGA Tour and was first played in 1999. The original format was a two-man team event, involving players solely from the PGA Tour. However, since 2017, it has become a three-person team event, with players from PGA Tour Champions and LPGA Tour joining up with a PGA Tour player to form each team. 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 its field that year because of the run over.

In 2011, coverage moved to Fox Sports Net. The broadcast was still delayed until 4:00 p.m. as in past years. It was the first PGA Tour sanctioned event ever covered by a Fox network. However, Fox declined to renew its 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 Health Charity Classic
CVS Caremark Charity Classic
CVS/pharmacy Charity Classic
CVS Charity Classic

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