Baseball legend Roger Clemens, Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, three-time Grammy award winning artist Branford Marsalis and longtime country music star Toby Keith will join 2011 British Open champion Darren Clarke in the featured celebrity group of the Honda Classic Gold Pro-Am presented by Tire Kingdom Wednesday February 26 at the 2014 Honda Classic.
The foursome will tee off at 12 p.m. on the first tee of the Champion course at PGA National Resort & Spa.
Tickets for Wednesday’s Pro Am are $30 in advance ($40 at the gate) and can be purchased in advance at thehondaclassic.com or by calling 1-866-8HONDA8 (866-846-6328). Kids under the age of 15 are admitted free every day at The Honda Classic.
“The celebrity foursome has become a fixture of Wednesday Pro Am Day at The Honda Classic and we are again thrilled to be able to present such distinguished celebrities for our fans to watch,” Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth R. Kennerly said. “Our feature group always provides a great deal of fun for everyone and this should be the perfect prelude to what we expect will be another great Honda Classic.”
Pro Am festivities at The Honda will kick off Monday February 24 with the Miami Dolphins Pro Am.
Former Dolphin greats Bob Griese, Nat Moore, Mark Duper, Dick Anderson and Keith Byars will play as will current Dolphins Jason Trusnick and Austin Spitler. Play begins at 12:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Clemens played 24 seasons in Major League baseball with four different teams – the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Houston Astros. He was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball history with 354 career wins, a 3.54 earned run average and 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all-time. Clemens, nicknamed “The Rocket”, was also an 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champ whose seven Cy Young awards are the most of any pitcher in baseball history.
Roethlisberger has been one of the most efficient passers in the National Football League since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004. In his second season, at age 23, he became the youngest Super Bowl winning quarterback in NFL history. He led the Steelers to another World Championship in 2008. Roethlisberger has the fourth-highest career winning percentage (.710) as a starter in the regular season among quarterbacks with a minimum of 100 starts.
Marsalis, a three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee composer. is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a featured soloist with such acclaimed orchestras as the Chicago, Detroit, Düsseldorf, and North Carolina Symphonies and the Boston Pops. He also will perform Thursday night after the completion of play at The Honda Classic at the Michelob Ultra Terrace. The concert is Free to spectators attending the tournament on Thursday.
Keith is one of America’s best know country music singers and songwriters. He has released 21 albums in his career, 17 of them solo albums, and his hit song, Should’ve Been A Cowboy, was the most played country song of the 1990s. His most recent album release came in 2013 and the title song, Drinks After Work, hit the country charts.
Grounds tickets, Bear Trap tickets and other hospitality tickets and packages for the 2014 Honda Classic are on sale at thehondaclassic.com or by calling 1-866-846-6328. Proceeds from The Honda Classic, an IMG-managed event, benefit Children’s Healthcare Charity, which awarded a record $2.13 million to South Florida children’s charities in 2013.