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Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson lead the list of legends returning to premier gold event at Big Cedar Lodge

New ticket prices add value to see the greatest legends of golf compete April 20–24

RIDGEDALE, MO - Tickets to see the greatest legends of golf compete at this year's Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge on April 20–24 are now on sale. New for 2016, the third-annual Legends of Golf event offers fans additional value with new ticket prices and packages starting as low as $25.

Daily Pass tickets are available for $25 ($20 when you use your MasterCard) and grant access to Top of the Rock and/or Buffalo Ridge on any one day from Wednesday, April 20 through Sunday, April 24.

Gold Tickets are available for $125 ($100 when you use your MasterCard) and offer exclusive access to see the legends play every day from April 20 through 24. In addition to offering access to tournament play on both courses, this premium pass also admits guests to Arnie's Barn at Top of the Rock where participants can dine at the restaurant, visit the pro shop, and see the legends up close. Fans are encouraged to purchase Gold Combo packages now as quanities are limited.

Beginning today, fans have more options than ever to purchase advance tickets:

  • Visit http://bassprolegends.com.
  • Call toll-free at 1-888-347-4426
  • Visit the HyVee grocery store in Springfield, Missouri
  • Visit Bass Pro Shops flagship store in Springfield, Missouri
  • Visit Bass Pro Shops Outpost in Branson, Missouri
  • Visit Big Cedar Lodge's registration building Stop at the gate at either golf course
  • Visit the Will Call center at College of the Ozarks Alumni Center in Point Lookout, Missouri (tickets only sold here April 18 – 23)

About the Tournament

The Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar is an amazing opportunity to be in the company of World Golf Hall of Fame members. Fans can see true legends of the game including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Hale Irwin, Fred Couples, and many more. Participants and fans can also rub elbows with many other high-profile celebrities including legends from the worlds of fishing, racing and entertainment. The breathtaking setting gives fans the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks at Johnny Morris' spectacular Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge golf courses.

Bass Pro Shops, Big Cedar Lodge, MasterCard, and the State of Missouri are presenting sponsors with tournament proceeds supporting College of the Ozarks "Hard Work U" and the all-new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, which opens in 2016.

This year’s competition will be played on 54 holes and is the only PGA TOUR tournament to be contested at a Par-3 course.

Special Discounts Available

A number of discounts and special offers are available for fans:

  • Armed Forces: Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge are proud to offer all active and former members of the United States Armed Forces and their spouses FREE tickets to Buffalo Ridge on April 20 – 23. Complimentary tickets may be picked up at the gate on April 20 – 23. Armed forces also receive a 25 percent military discount on all tickets to Top of the Rock.
  • Children: All children 17 years of age and younger will receive a complimentary ticket with a paid adult admission at Buffalo Ridge.
  • MasterCard Discount: Use your MasterCard when you buy tickets and receive 20 percent off the purchase price. MasterCard users also save on consessions at the event.
  • FREE parking is available for all spectators.

About the Venue

Top of the Rock offers a one-of-a-kind golf experience thanks to invaluable design input by golf legends Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson. The natural Ozarks topography adds a unique twist to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, which features nine Par-3 holes with magnificent views of Table Rock Lake. The Arnold Palmer Practice Facility features 16 target greens, recessed lighting and teeing decks. The "Himalayas" Putting Green, inspired by the giant putting course at The Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland, was designed by Missouri native and 5-time Open Champion Tom Watson.

The remarkable 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Springs golf course has won acclaim as one of the region's best public golf courses. Originally opened in 1999, Buffalo Ridge has been transformed by the guiding hands of visionary conservationist Johnny Morris, and renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio. A 2014 redesign revitalized the course by raising every aspect to Tour-quality standards and by bringing players in close contact with nature, native grasses, and even free-ranging buffalo from nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.

About Bass Pro Shops®
Bass Pro Shops, which specializes in outdoor fun, operates 98 stores and Tracker Marine Centers across America and Canada that are visited by more than 120 million people every year. Bass Pro Shops stores, many of which feature restaurants, offer hunting, fishing, camping, and other outdoor gear while their catalogs and website serve shoppers throughout the world. The company's Tracker Marine Group® (http://www.trackermarine.com), a leading brand of fishing boats for more than 37 years, manufactures and sells a variety of boats for fishing and cruising. Family fun is on tap at Bass Pro Shops resort Big Cedar Lodge® (http://www.bigcedar.com), voted by Travel + Leisure as one of the top 50 Best Hotels for Families in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.basspro.com. To request a free catalog, call 1-800-BASS PRO. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bassproshops.

About Big Cedar®
Lodge Bass Pro Shops' Big Cedar Lodge has offered guests rustic elegance in the heart of the Ozark Mountains since 1988. Johnny and Jeanie Morris, inspired by their love of the area, created the popular vacation spot as a special place where conservation, preservation, and family traditions meld. The luxury resort—complete with nearby Dogwood Canyon Nature Park—has a fullservice marina, horseback riding, world-class fishing, and trails suited for walking, biking, and hiking. The resort includes Johnny Morris' Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve, home to championship golf, the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, three world-class restaurants, an all-American inspired wine cellar, and a wedding chapel set on the hillside with spectacular sunset views of Table Rock Lake. Top of the Rock is Johnny Morris' most passionate and inspiring venture to date. For more information, visit http://www.bigcedar.com/. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BigCedarLodge.

About the PGA TOUR®
Champions PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golfers age 50 and older. PGA TOUR Champions has the most recognizable and accomplished players in the game, with 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame competing regularly in its events. PGA TOUR Champions is where Legends play, and is home to The Ultimate Clubhouse. Conceived in 1980 as the Senior PGA Tour, it started with just four events and purses totaling $475,000. The primary purpose of PGA TOUR Champions is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, protect the integrity of the game, and generate significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays. In 2016, the newly introduced Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs will identify and recognize the Tour's leading player via a season-long race for the Charles Schwab Cup. The Commissioner of the PGA TOUR is Tim Finchem. Greg McLaughlin is President of PGA TOUR Champions. The PGA TOUR's website is pgatour.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at https://www.facebook.com/pgatourchampions and on Twitter @ChampionsTour.

Media Contacts:
Katie Mitchell, Bass Pro Shops
417-873-5618
kamitchell@basspro.com

Shelby Stephenson, Big Cedar Lodge
417-339-5123
slstephenson@big-cedar.com