Inside the Insperity Invitational, Monday April 25
THE WOODLANDS, TX – Nine World Golf Hall of Fame members will lead 29 of the top-30 players on the PGA TOUR Champions Charles Schwab Cup Money List into The Woodlands, TX for the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare, April 25 – May 1, 2022.
Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara, and Vijay Singh will have to contend with the strongest field ever assembled in the 19-year history of the award-winning tournament.
The 78-player field features players from 16 countries including: Australia (Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, Rod Pampling, John Senden); Canada (Stephen Ames, Mike Weir); England (Paul Broadhurst); Fiji (Vijay Singh); Germany (Bernhard Langer, Alex Cejka); Ireland (Paul McGinley, Padraig Harrington); Mexico (Esteban Toledo); New Zealand (Steven Alker); Northern Ireland (Darren Clarke); Scotland (Sandy Lyle, Colin Montgomerie); South Africa (Ernie Els, Retief Goosen); South Korea (K.J. Choi, Y.E. Yang); Spain (Miguel Angel Jiménez, José María Olazábal); Sweden (Robert Karlsson, Jesper Parnevik); Wales (Stephen Dodd) and the United States including PGA TOUR Champions rookie, David Duval.
Complete 2022 Insperity Invitational Field
Junior Golf Stars from Southern Texas to Take Center Stage on Tuesday at Insperity Invitational
The Insperity Invitational will deliver an experience 36 junior golfers (18 girls and 18 boys) from Southern Texas will remember for life on Tuesday.
The youngsters – ages seven-to-17 – will participate in a clinic at noon before teeing it up on the back nine at 1 p.m. with their heroes on the PGA TOUR Champions in the Junior Pro-Am. The following is a list of Tour players who will participate on Tuesday:
- Alex Cejka
- Robert Karlsson
- Jose Maria Olazabal
- Steve Flesch
- Rob Labritz
- Tom Pernice
- Miguel Angel Jimenez
- Scott McCarron
- Kirk Triplett
The junior golfers, who will gain the full experience of a Tour player under the ropes at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course, qualified to take part in the event through their finish in the spring junior championships conducted by the Southern Texas PGA.
Insperity Invitational and SUCCESS to Deliver Thrilling Golf Experience for Kids with a Disability
PGA TOUR Champions players will team up with the SUCCESS Golf Program (Students Undertaking Challenging Courses Ensuring Development of Sportsmanship and Skill) to deliver a thrilling golf experience for a group of Houston children with a disability on Tuesday.
The kids will play a portable nine-hole outdoor golf course that will be set up on the driving range at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course at 10:30 a.m. while interacting with PGA TOUR Champions professionals.
SUCCESS Golf, part of the Be An Angel Foundation (www.beanangel.org), is designed to help children with special needs develop fine motor skills and muscle control as they focus on learning golf. The program focuses on teaching the game of a lifetime to children who would not otherwise be able to participate in a sport or hobby. Early training in the game increases the chances that once these children with multiple impairments become adults, they will have a lifelong activity to participate in and enjoy.
Whiskey & War Stories
Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey Story
Much of our brotherhood was forged in fire during the first days after the 9/11 attacks. Immediately following this affront on our nation, the USA responded with a daring insertion of small teams of Green Berets into northern Afghanistan. The Northern Alliance successfully overthrew Mazar-i-Sharif, a Taliban stronghold, with the support of these brave men. This region’s inhospitable, mountainous terrain made efforts and enemy engagements on wild Afghan horses a necessity for one Special Operations team (ODA595). Nicknamed the “Horse Soldiers”, all these brave men are honored today by America’s Response Monument overlooking “Ground Zero” in New York City.
Their story inspired a book, a move and American Freedom Distillery which produces the award-winning Horse Soldier Bourbon. The New York City Port Authority donated steel recovered from the World Trade Center after 9/11 to the team. Each bottle of Horse Soldier is formed in molds of this steel to honor the spirit of resilience and service that arose after the attack on our nation.
Whiskey & War Stories is a Horse Soldier event that will take place on Monday, April 25 at The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course. It takes attendees from the initial days after 9/11 to adventures today working together to build a great all-American company and great bourbon whiskey.
Attendees will enjoy dinner, sample Horse Soldiers signature bourbon whiskeys and have the honor of listening to first hand accounts from Will Summers and Bob Pennington, two of the Horse Soldiers. Each attendee will receive a signed bottle of Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey.
Insperity Invitational Radar:
- The Junior Pro-Am will tee off on the Tournament Course on Tuesday at 1 p.m.;
- The Woodforest National Bank Pro-Am will be held on Wednesday and Thursday which will include the majority of the Insperity Invitational field. Tee times will be made available on Tuesday;
- The 19th annual Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare will be contested Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1. Tee times on Friday begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday’s round starts at 7 a.m., while Sunday’s round is at 7:30 a.m. (all times approximate);
- The ninth edition of the 3M Greats of Golf featuring Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Annika Sorenstam and 12 of their legendary friends will take place on Saturday, April 30 at approximately 2:30 p.m off the 10th tee.
- The Insperity Invitational benefits local Houston charities. A “PINK OUT” will take place on Saturday, April 30 in support of breast cancer awareness. All spectators are encouraged to show their support and wear pink on Saturday.
Ticket and Parking Information
The Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare offers free grounds only admission tickets courtesy of Insperity, Woodforest National Bank, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Spectators are encouraged to “Fill the Hill” around the 18th green. The grounds ticket also includes free parking and shuttle service. General public parking will be as follows: WEDNESDAY– FRIDAY – The Church Project 602 Pruitt Road in The Woodlands, and SATURDAY & SUNDAY – the Green, Yellow and Orange lots on Timberloch between Six Pines Drive and Grogan’s Mill in The Woodlands.
Event web site – www.insperityinvitational.com
Field List – www.insperityinvitational.com/tournament-information/player-field
PGA TOUR Champions information – www.pgatourgolfmedia.com (must login)
A PGA TOUR Champions event, the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare features the world’s premier golfers age 50 and older. With the support of its Official Sponsors: Woodforest National Bank, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 3M, Alfa Romeo, Pepsi, Sports Radio 610, National Car Rental, Vander Dys Fine Jewelers and Horse Soldier Bourbon Whiskey, the Insperity Invitational presented by UnitedHealthcare is managed and operated by Pro Links Sports. In 2008, the tournament received the prestigious Presidents Award as the best event on the Champions Tour, and in 2011 received the President’s Award for Excellence in Achievement. In 2012 and 2015, the tournament received The Players Award for having the “best of everything” for the players, sponsors and spectators. Interfaith of The Woodlands, one of the local charities benefitting from the tournament, was named the 2016 PGA TOUR Champions Charity of the Year. Past champions include Larry Nelson, Jay Haas, Mark McNulty, four-time winner Bernhard Langer, John Cook, Fred Couples, Brad Faxon, Fred Funk, Esteban Toledo, Ian Woosnam, John Daly, Scott McCarron and Mike Weir. For more information about the Tradition of Excellence at the Insperity Invitational, visit www.insperityinvitational.com, on Instagram @insperityinvitational, Twitter @InsperityInvtnl, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InsperityInvitational.
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