HONDA CLASSIC FACTS
Field: 144 players
Purse: $6 million
Format: 72-hole stroke play (Thursday-Sunday)
Rory McIlroy (66-67-66-69) 268
Thursday/Friday: 3-6 p.m. The Golf Channel
Saturday/Sunday: 3-6 p.m. NBC.
Wednesday: Kenny G Gold Pro Am (6:40 a.m.-6 p.m.) $30 advance/$40 gate
Thursday-Sunday: Honda Classic (6:40 a.m.-6 p.m.) $40 advance/$50 gate
Thursday: 6-7:30 p.m. Kenny G
Friday: 6-9 p.m. DJ MPG (fireworks 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday: 6-9 p.m. Brooke Eden (fireworks 7:30 p.m.)
General: Take Interstate 95 to Blue Heron Boulevard (Exit 76). Go west 1 mile to Bee Line Highway, go west (right). Take left at Haverhill Road and follow signs to “General Parking.”
Cost: $10 (free for Hondas and Acuras)
Preferred/Premium parking: Call 866-846-6328 for costs/directions
Opened in November 1981. ... originally designed by George and Tom Fazio, redesigned by Jack Nicklaus in 1989. ... Home of Honda Classic since 2007. ... Plays to par 70 at maximum length of 7,110 yards. ... Holes No. 6 (488 yards) and 10 (525 yards) play to par 4 for the tournamen and are par 5 for members.
A three-hole stretch on the back nine — No. 15 (par-3, 179-yards); No. 16 (par 3, 172 yards); No. 17 (known as the “Bear Trap,” named after Jack Nicklaus, who said “the whole segment is not about length, it’s about precision, it’s about guts.”)
BEST VIEWING SPOTS
The “Bear Trap” — especially the No. 16 green and No. 17 hole — allows spectators good sightlines to key holes with plenty of concession/drink areas nearby.
The clubhouse area gives spectators the option of viewing golfers tee off on Nos. 1 and 10, and green play on No. 9, with a variety of concession/exhibit areas nearby.
On the course hot spot is around the No. 10 green, and Nos. 4 and 11 tee boxes. A short walk from the clubhouse and close to other key viewing areas on the course.
Saturday: Kids 15 and younger admitted free. Kids Club from noon-8 p.m. at the Honda Pavilion — ages 3 and older entertained free. First 1,000 kids receive giant golf ball, marker for autographs. Kids boxes at Nos. 17 and 18 greens.
KENNY G PRO-AM
Select key tee times for Wednesday’s Kenny G Pro Am at PGA National Champion Course.
6:45 a.m.: Tiger Woods (No. 1), Jason Dufner (10)
6:55 a.m.: Rickie Fowler (1), Ben Curtis (10)
7:55 a.m.: Lee Westwood (1), Ben Crane (10)
8:05 a.m.: Rory McIlroy (1), Dustin Johnson (10)
8:35 a.m.: Keegan Bradley (1), Louis Oosthuizen (10)
8:45 a.m.: Ernie Els (1), Justin Rose (10)
11:50 a.m.: Matt Every (1), Graeme McDowell (10)
12:40 p.m.: Raymond Floyd (1), Martin Kaymer (10)
12:50 p.m.: D.A. Points (1), Ken Duke (10)
1:40 p.m.: Charles Howell III (1), Cameron Tringale (10)
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