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4 Reasons to go to the Boca Raton Championship (Free Tix is #1)

1. Free tickets!

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets—valid any one day between Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 11—to two winners. You’ll be walking alongside players (outside the ropes of course) while they compete in the 2018 PGA TOUR Champions tournament on the Old Course at Broken Sound right here in Boca Raton. Simply share your favorite golfer on this post on our Facebook page and Twitter for a chance to win. Giveaway ends Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

2. It’s fun!

The Boca Raton Championship is the place to see and be seen in the Boca golf world. The Sallyport Pavilion, hosted by the tournament’s presenting sponsor Sallyport, will have upgraded food and drinks available for purchase, among other patron areas where people and businesses can mingle and network.

It’s not just Boca notables you’ll recognize. Golf fans will see some of the top golfers in the world. Bernhard Langer, John Daly, Colin Montgomerie, Jose Maria Olazabal and Scott McCarron (winner of the 2017 edition of the championship) are all playing on the PGA TOUR Champions. They might be in the older age category for PGA, but they’re far from boring.

3. A chance to play with the pros

No matter their skill level, amateurs who think they’re pros and those who know they’re definitely not, have the opportunity to play with a PGA TOUR legend.
The Boca Raton Championship presented by Sallyport offers groups the chance to play a round of golf with a professional golfer before the championship begins on Friday. A Women’s Pro-Am takes place Monday, Feb. 5, when foursomes will play with a professional, attend a private clinic hosted by Annika Sorenstam, and enjoy a cocktail reception and awards ceremony. On Wednesday, the first Championship Pro-Am begins followed on Thursday by the Oasis Outsourcing Pro-Am. Golf is one of the only sports where amateurs can play real games with professionals.

Another interesting perk is the opportunity to become an honorary observer. You’ll get a special wristband, which gives you clearance to walk on the green right next to the pros!

4. Support our economy

Eddie Carbone, the tournament director of the Boca Raton Championship presented by Sallyport, says the championship has a $13 to $15 million impact for Boca Raton annually. In the last 11 years, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for local charities. This year’s main charitable beneficiary is the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and Carbone hopes the championship will generate $200,000 for all its charities.

Last year, more than 67,000 people attended, he says. The tourney is aired on the Golf Channel and will reach audiences all over the world. It’s great exposure for Boca Raton and the Palm Beaches, which means more money in our local economy. “This year is even more Boca than ever,” Carbone says.

This post is paid and sponsored by the Boca Raton Championship presented by Sallyport.

For more information visit To inquire about pro-am games, call 561/241-4653.

Pictured above: 2015 Allianz Championship winner Paul Goydos. Photo courtesy of the Boca Raton Championship presented by Sallyport.

Shayna Tanen
Shayna Tanen
Shayna is the Web Editor of Boca Magazine. She is a 20-something sorta-recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Most of her time is spent fawning over cats and kittens; cooking food at home for her family; and observing Florida's greatest asset: nature.

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