LARRY FITZGERALD AND ERIC DICKERSON JOIN ANNIKA SORENSTAM AND JAKE OWEN FOR 2022 COLOGUARD CLASSIC CELEBRITY CHALLENGE
Tucson, Ariz. (February 16, 2022) – Former Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson will join World Golf Hall of Famer and University of Arizona alum Annika Sörenstam, and country music artist Jake Owen in the fourth annual Cologuard Classic “Celebrity Challenge” on Saturday, February 26th. Played during the second round of the PGA TOUR Champions event, the celebrity group will play 9 holes, teeing off on the back nine at approximately 1:45 p.m. MST.
Cologuard Classic tickets and hospitality packages are now on sale on the tournament’s website, www.CologuardClassic.com for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 25 -27). Admission to the second round of the tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26th, includes admission to the golf tournament, Celebrity Challenge, and the evening Cologuard Classic Military Tribute Concert sponsored by NOVA Home Loans & DM50 featuring country music artists Jake Owen and Diamond Rio. Saturday is also “Dress in Blue Day” at the tournament, in which fans and golfers are encouraged to wear blue in support of colorectal cancer awareness.
Previous Cologuard Classic “Celebrity Challenge” events have included:
NFL Hall of Famer Marcus Allen
Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez
Two-time Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Richard Dent
Former NFL wider receiver, turned golf influencer Brice Butler
Racing legend in 2020 Rusty Wallace
Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens
Actor/comedian Larry The Cable Guy
Country music singer Lee Brice
Former boxer Oscar De La Hoya,
Former NFL and U of A football star Chuck Cecil,
Actor Alfonso Ribeiro
Actor Greg Kinnear
In addition to the celebrities competing in the Celebrity Challenge, many of the top names on the PGA TOUR Champions have committed to play in the 2022 Cologuard Classic, including defending champion Kevin Sutherland, Bernhard Langer, Jerry Kelly, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, and PGA TOUR Champions rookie David Duval.
For more information on the 2022 Cologuard Classic, visit www.CologuardClassic.com or call 520-571-0400.
About The Tucson Conquistadores
The Tucson Conquistadores are the tournament management team that oversees the operations and the sales arm of the PGA TOUR Champions’ Cologuard Classic. Since their inception in 1962, the Conquistadores have contributed more than $36.5 million to local and national charities. The Conquistadores are comprised of up to 57 active business and professional members and a total membership of 224 who represent a cross-section of the Tucson community. In addition to their involvement with professional golf, the group has established the Tucson Conquistadores Foundation. Key beneficiaries of the Conquistadores' fundraising efforts include southern Arizona youth athletic programs, First Tee Tucson and colon cancer advocacy organizations. Follow the Tucson Conquistadores online at www.tucsonconquistadores.com and www.Facebook.com/TucsonConquistadores.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission 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 and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Tournament programming is available via 25+ TV linear partners in 145+ countries and territories, with 25 channels carrying long-form and/or highlights coverage, and 200+ hours of live coverage distributed in 135+ countries and territories. Programming is also available via the OTT platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR in every market outside of the United States, excluding China and Korea, with live coverage distributed in 130+ countries and territories.
Cologuard was approved by the FDA in August 2014, and results from Exact Sciences' prospective 90-site, point-in-time, 10,000-patient pivotal trial in adults 50 years of age or older were published in the New England Journal of Medicine in March 2014. Cologuard is included in the American Cancer Society's (2018) colorectal cancer screening guidelines and the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2016, 2021) and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (2016). Cologuard is indicated to screen adults 45 years of age and older who are at average risk for colorectal cancer by detecting certain DNA markers and blood in the stool. Do not use Cologuard if you have had adenomas, have inflammatory bowel disease and certain hereditary syndromes, or have a personal or family history of colorectal cancer. Cologuard is not a replacement for colonoscopy in high-risk patients. Cologuard performance in adults ages 45-49 is estimated based on a large clinical study of patients 50 and older. Cologuard performance in repeat testing has not been evaluated.
The Cologuard test result should be interpreted with caution. A positive test result does not confirm the presence of cancer. Patients with a positive test result should be referred for diagnostic colonoscopy. A negative test result does not confirm the absence of cancer. Patients with a negative test result should discuss with their doctor when they need to be tested again. False positives and false negative results can occur. In a clinical study, 13% of people without cancer received a positive result (false positive) and 8% of people with cancer received a negative result (false negative). Rx only. Medicare and most major insurers cover Cologuard. For more information about Cologuard, visit www.cologuard.com.
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