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Encyclopedia > PODS Championship

The PODS Championship, originally the Tampa Bay Classic, is a men's professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, and is played annually at Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida. The tournament is the 11th event on the 2007 PGA Tour Schedule, and is part of the Tour's FedEx Cup Competition. Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Palm Harbor is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The FedEx Cup is a proposed championship trophy for the PGA Tour that will be mens professional golfs first playoff. ...

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History

The tournament was founded in 2000 as the Tampa Bay Classic. It was originally an alternate event played the same week as the Presidents Cup in 2000, and the same week as the WGC-American Express Championship in 2002. It was supposed to be played the same week as the WGC-American Express Championship on September 13-16, 2001. However, the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 forced the cancelations of both tournaments. This article is about the year 2000. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ...


From 2003 to 2006, the Tampa Bay event had a slot in the schedule to itself as the last full-field event before the Tour Championship. The Chrysler Corporation was the title sponsor. THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golfs PGA TOUR season. ... The Chrysler Corporation was an American automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. ...


Starting 2007, the Tampa Bay event will be played in early March. For a time the tournament was without a title sponsor, leading to speculation on its fate beyond 2007. Then, on January 24, 2007, tournament officials and the PGA Tour announced a sponsorship agreement with the PODS Group. Located in Clearwater, Florida, PODS, short for Portable On Demand Storage, signed on for a six-year deal.[1]. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1st incorporation date 1891 2nd Incorporation date 1915 Zip Codes 33755-65 County Pinellas (county seat) Mayor Frank Hibbard Population  - City (2005)  - Tampa Bay Metro   108,687 2,600,000 (estimate) Time zone Eastern: UTC-5 Latitude Longitude 27°58 N 82°46 W City of Clearwaters Official Website... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Winners

PODS Championship

  • 2007 Week of March 5-11

Chrysler Championship

Tampa Bay Classic presented by Buick Choi Kyung-Ju (b. ... Carl Pettersson (born on 29 August 1977 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish golfer. ... Vijay Singh (born 22 February 1963) is a Fijian golfer of Indian descent who has won tournaments in many parts of the world and currently plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA TOUR. He has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969) is a South African professional golfer. ...

Tampa Bay Classic Choi Kyung-Ju (b. ...

  • 2001 - No tournament. Canceled due to the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. See also the 2001 CA Championship
  • 2000 John Huston - United States

The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... // John Huston (born June 1, 1961) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. ...

2007 Prize Money Breakdown

For money to count as official -- and thus earn (or improve upon) a position on the PGA Tour's Official Money List -- a player must officially complete all scheduled holes (72) of competition.

 Total Purse: at least $5,300,000 1..$ 954,000 21..$ 63,600 41..$ 21,730 61..$ 11,554 If exactly 70 professionals make 2..$ 572,400 22..$ 59,360 42..$ 20,670 62..$ 11,448 the 36-hole cut, then the total 3..$ 360,400 23..$ 55,120 43..$ 19,610 63..$ 11,342 official purse will be $5,300,000. 4..$ 254,400 24..$ 50,880 44..$ 18,550 64..$ 11,236 5..$ 212,000 25..$ 46,640 45..$ 17,490 65..$ 11,130 If more than 70 professionals make 6..$ 190,800 26..$ 42,400 46..$ 16,430 66..$ 11,024 the 36-hole cut, the PGA Tour will 7..$ 177,550 27..$ 40,810 47..$ 15,370 67..$ 10,918 then dip into a reserve fund in 8..$ 164,300 28..$ 39,220 48..$ 14,522 68..$ 10,812 order to pay the extra players. 9..$ 153,700 29..$ 37,630 49..$ 13,780 69..$ 10,706 This would push the total purse 10..$ 143,100 30..$ 36,040 50..$ 13,356 70..$ 10,600 above $5,300,000. 11..$ 132,500 31..$ 34,450 51..$ 13,038 12..$ 121,900 32..$ 32,860 52..$ 12,720 Payouts below 70th place would occur at a 13..$ 111,300 33..$ 31,270 53..$ 12,508 decreasing rate of $106 a place, as shown below ... 14..$ 100,700 34..$ 29,945 54..$ 12,296 15..$ 95,400 35..$ 28,620 55..$ 12,190 71..$ 10,494 16..$ 90,100 36..$ 27,295 56..$ 12,084 72..$ 10,388 17..$ 84,800 37..$ 25,970 57..$ 11,978 73..$ 10,282 18..$ 79,500 38..$ 24,910 58..$ 11,872 74..$ 10,176 19..$ 74,200 39..$ 23,850 59..$ 11,766 75..$ 10,070 - and so on until the last pro is paid. 20..$ 68,900 40..$ 22,790 60..$ 11,660 

References

  1. ^ Newsroom, AP (2007-01-24). Tampa Event Named PODS Championship. GolfChannel.Com. Retrieved on 2007-01-25.

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External Links

  • Official Tampa Bay Championship web-site
  • PGATOUR.com Tournament web-site
  • Tampa Bay Championship results since 2000 - Winners, Finishers, Scores and Earnings
  • 2001 PGA Tour Schedule - from USA Today. Shows cancelations of Tampa Bay and WGC-American Express events


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PGA Tour Events
Major championships in playing order: The Masters | U.S. Open | The Open Championship (British Open) | PGA Championship
Other FedEx Cup tournaments in playing order: Mercedes-Benz Championship | Sony Open in Hawaii | Bob Hope Chrysler Classic | Buick Invitational | FBR Open | AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am | Nissan Open | WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship | Mayakoba Classic at Riviera Maya | Honda Classic | PODS Championship | Arnold Palmer Invitational | WGC-CA Championship | Shell Houston Open | Verizon Heritage | Zurich Classic of New Orleans | EDS Byron Nelson Championship | Wachovia Championship | The Players Championship | BellSouth Classic | Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial | Memorial Tournament | Stanford St. Jude Championship | Travelers Championship | Buick Open | The International | John Deere Classic | U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee | Bell Canadian Open | WGC-Bridgestone Invitational | Reno-Tahoe Open | Wyndham Championship
FedEx Cup playoff events: Barclays Classic | Deutsche Bank Championship | BMW Championship | The Tour Championship
Fall Series in playing order: Turning Stone Resort Championship | Viking Classic | Valero Texas Open | Frys.com Open in Las Vegas | Fry's Electronics Open | Running Horse Golf Championship | Walt Disney World Resort Classic
Team events (played alternate years): Presidents Cup | Ryder Cup
Challenge season events (unofficial money): Merrill Lynch Shootout | ADT Skills Challenge | Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge | LG Skins Game | WGC-World Cup | Target World Challenge
Former PGA Tour events: Western Open | Doral Open | North and South Open | B.C. Open | 84 Lumber Classic | Booz Allen Classic (aka Kemper Open)

 
 

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