Two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers will play in the Jose Cuervo Pro-Am at the Cologuard Classic PGA TOUR Champions event on Feb. 28, 2018 at Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course. Rodgers is expected to tee off in the first group of the afternoon wave and play with close friend, fellow Wisconsin-resident, and Cologuard ambassador, PGA TOUR Champions golfer Jerry Kelly.
“We’re thrilled to have Aaron Rodgers joining us for our Jose Cuervo Pro-Am,” said J.J. Jewell, Cologuard Classic Tournament Chairman and member of the Tucson Conquistadores, the host organization of the tournament. “This helps further the excitement that has been building over the past few weeks. With one of the strongest fields in recent years combined with one of the NFL’s all-time greats participating, the 2018 Cologuard Classic promises to be a fun-filled week here in Tucson.”
Tee times for the Jose Cuervo Pro-Am will begin at 8 a.m. Pro-Am and tournament tickets are available online at www.cologuardclassic.com and will be available at the tournament entrance. Pro-Am tickets are $20 with free parking and shuttle transportation available at the Foothills Mall (7401 N La Cholla Blvd). A limited number of amateur spots are available in the Jose Cuervo Pro-Am. Those interested in playing can contact the tournament office at (800) 882-7660.
Rodgers has put together one of the finest NFL careers in recent decades. He became the Packers starting quarterback in 2008, the same year he led the team to a Super Bowl XLV championship and was named the Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers was named the AP Athlete of the Year in 2011, and twice honored as the NFL MVP (2011, 2014).
Kelly and Rodgers have a history of teaming up on the links. The two played together last week in the PGA TOUR’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The Cologuard Classic will be played the week of February 28-March 4, 2018, with competitive rounds played Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4. A field of 78 players will vie for the $1.7 million purse with a first-place prize of $255,000.
The Tucson Conquistadores are the host organization of the Cologuard Classic. Since their inception in 1962, the Conquistadores have contributed more than $35 million to youth athletic programs in-and-around Tucson.
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