Press Releases

2021 Cologuard Classic "Celebrity Challenge" Player Update

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Larry Fitzgerald, Marcus Allen, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Richard Dent And Brice Butler to Play in Cologuard Classic “Celebrity Challenge” on Saturday, February 27th Tucson, Ariz. (February 18, 2021) – Arizona Cardinals’ Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, 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 and former NFL wider receiver, turned golf influencer Brice Butler will play in the third annual Cologuard Classic “Celebrity Challenge” on Saturday, February 27th. Played during the second round of the PGA TOUR Champions event, the celebrity group will play 9...

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Cologuard Classic Awards Sponsor Exemption to John Smoltz

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Tucson, Ariz. (February 18, 2021) – The Cologuard Classic announced today that Hall-of-Fame pitcher John Smoltz will receive a sponsor exemption to play in the 2021 Cologuard Classic, to be played February 26 – 28, 2021 at Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course. 2021 marks the third straight year that Smoltz has played in Tucson’s PGA TOUR Champions event on a sponsor exemption. Smoltz finished T53 in 2019 and 71st in 2020. Four more sponsor exemptions will be awarded in the coming days. The 53-year-old, 1996 NL Cy Young Award winner has played in five PGA TOUR Champions’ events including the 2020...

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2021 Second Field Announcement

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Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez Among Latest Cologuard Classic Commitments Tucson, Ariz. (February 9, 2021) – With the Cologuard Classic PGA TOUR Champions tournament just two weeks away, the field continues to take shape as former University of Arizona star Jim Furyk, 2018 Cologuard Classic Champion Steve Stricker, Ernie Els, and Miguel Angel Jiménez are among the latest commitments. And, with golfers such as Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson still yet to commit, the field is expected to improve prior to the Friday, February 19 commitment deadline. The 2021 Cologuard Classic will be played February...

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2021 Cologuard Classic Media Day

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Bernhard Langer and Jerry Kelly Interview Transcript Jerry Kelly Bernhard Langer QUESTION: “The Cologuard Classic not only brings legendary golf to Tucson, but also provides a significant platform to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and the vital important of early detection. Can you talk a little bit about the tournament’s mission?” JERRY KELLY: “The tournament’s mission is very simple and it’s not as much about golf as a normal golf tournament is. This is about early detection. This is about keeping people healthy. This is about you know, taking care of our own; everyone we know, everyone we love. Early...

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Statement from Dennis Caldwell, Cologuard Classic Tournament Chairman

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This year we have all experienced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While uncertainty persists, the Tucson Conquistador leadership team continues to focus on hosting another world-class golf event that will make our community proud. Due to COVID-19, this year’s Cologuard Classic will be different in all regards. The 2021 tournament will still host a top-tier field of PGA TOUR Champions professionals; however, attendance will be reduced, and the few hospitality venues will be open-air, limited-capacity private suites derived from COVID specific protocols. We are planning for Cologuard Classic week to consist of an Am-Am event on February 22nd...

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