Celebrity Shootout


The return of one of the tournament’s fan-favorite events is official, the Celebrity Shootout is back! For 2021, this marquee competition will feature golf’s greatest champion Jack Nicklaus; fellow World Golf Hall-of-Famer Lee Trevino; NCAA Men’s Basketball title-winning head coach Tom Izzo of Michigan State University, and Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill to create a powerhouse foursome that will compete in an exhibition match to benefit charity.

The Celebrity Shootout will take place on Saturday, August 28 - following the last tournament pairing of round two - and begin on Hole No. 10 at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. 

The 2021 format for the fan-favorite, 9-hole Celebrity Shootout will feature three separate 3-hole matches, with the celebrities rotating partners each match in a team scramble, match-play format. The teams will compete for a $30,000 purse to benefit six Southeastern Michigan charitable organizations: Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan; Genesee County Habitat for Humanity; Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Flint; My Brother’s Keeper of Genesee County; Shelter of Flint; and YWCA Genesee County. Each team will play for a specific charity during each of the 3-hole matches, and holes have been assigned a dollar value that will be awarded to the winning team’s charity after each hole.

Ties will result in a carryover of the assigned hole value to the next hole. A tie at the end of a match will result in a sudden-death chip-off on the green of that match’s final hole (Hole Nos. 12, 15 or 18).

Pairings, charity designations and hole value breakdowns for the Celebrity Shootout are provided below.

 

MATCH 1

Nicklaus and Izzo (Shelter of Flint) vs. Trevino and Blashill (Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan)

Hole Nos. 10………………….$2,000

Hole Nos. 11………………….$3,000

Hole No. 12……………………$5,000

TOTAL……………………………$10,000

 

MATCH 2

Nicklaus and Blashill (Local Initiatives Support Corporation Flint) vs. Trevino and Izzo (My Brother’s Keeper of Genesee County)

Hole Nos. 13………………….$2,000

Hole Nos. 14………………….$3,000

Hole No. 15……………………$5,000

TOTAL……………………………$10,000

 

MATCH 3

Nicklaus and Trevino (Genesee County Habitat for Humanity) vs. Blashill and Izzo (YWCA Genesee County)

Hole Nos. 16………………….$2,000

Hole Nos. 17………………….$3,000

Hole No. 18……………………$5,000

TOTAL……………………………$10,000

 

TOTAL PURSE……………….            $30,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some highlights from the 2019 Shootout below.