Thursday, December 2, 2010
The Kodak Challenge is a season long event where in order to be eligible for the million dollar prize a pro must play the “Kodak Challenge” hole at least 18 times over the 30 PGA TOUR tournaments. The Kodak Challenge is a promotion to build up hype for the tournaments and add a little fun and excitement for the players and the fans. The player who compiles the lowest score on all of the challenge holes wins the grand prize, $1,000,000.00! This year’s Kodak challenge finally came to an end with an exciting playoff. The final hole was part of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic located at Disney’s Magnolia Course, Hole #17 a par 4, 485 yards. Three players, Troy Merritt, Rickie Fowler, and Aaron Baddeley were all tied in the challenge before setting out to settle it on the playoff holes. The winner was decided after just one hole. Merritt birdied the first hole after an amazing wedge shot that left him inches from the cup, the other two were not in birdie range, so the million dollar prize went to Merritt!
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