2014 Encompass Insurance Pro-Am Details
April sunshine in Florida and a little bit of golf – it doesn't get
any better than this. Come out to the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am and you'll some of the best golfers in the world do their
thing, giving you plenty of jaw-dropping drives, spectacular approach shots and eye-popping clutch puts that will have you
buzzing right along with the rest of the gallery. More so than other great sports even, golf really springs to life when you
get a chance to see the best of the best do it in person, as there is something about being surrounded by a beautiful golf
course, talented golfers and the energy of a great gallery that loves golf every bit as much as you do.
When you hear
the roar of the crowd following a memorable moment, you'll realize that there is nothing quite like watching big-time golf
like the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am, which is an event that has been bringing in fans by the thousands since all the way back
in 1988 (then as the GTE Suncoast Classic). The Encompass Insurance Pro-Am routinely draws world-class golfers who come to
the beautiful TPC Tampa and every year looking to put on a show, giving you plenty of reasons to come out and see it up close
and personal this year as an exciting tournament gets underway.
2014 Encompass Insurance Pro-Am Golfers
is just one of those tournaments that tends to draw only the best of the best, which is why it's always a good idea to put
down the remote and head out to see the action up close and personal as the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am heats up once again
this year. Great golfers like Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus and many more have taken down this one, and you never
know when the next legendary golfer is going to blow the field out of the water with a banner day that will have golf fans
from all over buzzing. As soon as you're there watching the excellent field of pro golfers do their thing, you'll be glad
that you're not sitting anywhere else.
Encompass Insurance Pro-Am History
Founded in 1988 as the GTE Suncoast
Classic, the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am was a chance for professional golfers and up-and-comers to test their skills on a
beautiful Floridian golf course. After being called the GTE Suncoast Classic, it was then known as the GTE Classic, then the
Verizon Classic and the Outback Steakhouse, it finally settled on the Encompass Insurance in 2012, and since then there have
already been plenty of amazing moments. Under the new title, Michael Allen won the first title as the Encompass Insurance
Pro-Am, and absolutely anything can happen with this exciting golf tournament always loaded with golfers who can do a little
bit of everything.
2014 Encompass Insurance Pro-Am Trivia
Did you know that Tom Watson was the only golfer
to ever win this one in back-to-back years?
Though the guys like Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods often
get all the ink, golf fans definitely know that Tom Watson was as tough to be as anyone whenever he was on – which was
quite often. Watson ran the table when this one was called the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am by winning in 2007 and 2008, giving
him yet another impressive couple of wins in his already stellar career. The only other person to win this one more than once
so far is Bob Charles, who won in 1989 and then again in 1991. You never know who is going to burst onto the scene next with
a banner day at this exciting tournament, giving you plenty of reasons to head out and see it all for yourself as the Encompass
Insurance Pro-Am gets underway once again.
2014 Encompass Insurance Pro-Am Spectator Experience
at this level is something to behold, and you might end up shaking your head how good these guys actually are by the time
you head out. And it also doesn't hurt that there are plenty of great fans that show up in droves to be a part of the excitement,
creating a buzz and an electricity that you're simply not going to find anywhere else as the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am heats
up. Tampa, Florida is the perfect vacation spot anyway and the Encompass Insurance Pro-Am is a tournament that you can feel
proud of once you're there, as it brings together a great field of exciting unknowns and world-class pros for a stunning sample
of top-tier golf.
We all know that there are plenty of ways to follow the action these days, but you're way off if you
think you can get a feel for the excitement level because you caught the highlights on your smart phone. Instead of listening
to the sportcaster's rendition of how amazing the atmosphere is, come out to sunny Tampa and see it for yourself.