CVS CAREMARK CHARITY CLASSIC ANNOUNCES FIELD CHANGE
BARRINGTON, Rhode Island (June 14, 2012) – CVS Caremark Charity Classic co-hosts Brad Faxon and Billy Andrade today announced that Nick Price has withdrawn, due to an injury, from the 2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic, scheduled for June 17-19 at Rhode Island Country Club.
“Making the call to Brad Faxon was very difficult as the CVS Caremark Charity Classic is one of my favorite tournaments to play. I have met so many wonderful people through my years of playing in the Charity Classic, so I was truly looking forward to returning to see everyone and to playing at Rhode Island Country Club, which is such a gem. Having played in the event many times, I know it is a tremendous two days of great golf and fun, plus the mission of the tournament is so important to the area. It pains me to withdraw and I will look forward to returning to the CVS Caremark Charity Classic in the future,” said Price.
Replacing Price is eight-time PGA Tour and seven-time Champions Tour winner Fred Funk. Funk posted his most recent win at the 2012 Insperity Championship. Funk, the 2005 CVS Caremark Charity Classic champion (with partner Chris DiMarco), is making his fourth appearance at Rhode Island Country Club.
“We’re sorry Nick won’t be able to join us at this year’s CVS Caremark Charity Classic and wish him good health,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Tournament Chairwoman, CVS Caremark Charity Classic. “We’re excited to have another of golf’s greats – Fred Funk – join us for what will be a spectacular tournament.”
The 2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic pairings and Monday tee times, which include the winners of Sunday’s Pepsi Pro-Am Pepsi MAX Shootout, are as follows:
10:30 a.m. Cristie Kerr – John Cook
Suzann Pettersen – Fred Funk
10:40 a.m. Pepsi MAX Shootout Team #1
10:50 a.m. Lexi Thompson – Corey Pavin
Morgan Pressel – Jay Haas
11:00 a.m. Pepsi MAX Shootout Team #2
11:10 a.m. Brittany Lincicome – Brett Quigley
Juli Inkster – Dana Quigley
11:20 a.m. Annika Sorenstam – Peter Jacobsen
Lorena Ochoa – Mark Calcavecchia
11:30 a.m. Yani Tseng – Jeff Sluman
Billy Andrade – Brad Faxon
Tickets for the 2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic are available through a special offer at CVS/pharmacy stores in Rhode Island as well as select CVS/pharmacy locations in Southeastern Massachusetts. Fans can purchase select products to receive a voucher good for one good-any-day ticket. Visit cvscharityclassic.com for details on eligible products.
In addition, fans can purchase a three-day pass ($60) or single, good-any-day tickets ($25) by calling 866-CVS-9441. Children 17 and under are free with a ticketed adult. The tournament also offers tickets to the Wine Pavilion presented by Robert Mondavi Private Selection. Open to attendees ages 21 or older, the Wine Pavilion is located between the 16th and 17th fairways along Narragansett Bay and offers daily food and wine samplings provided by award-winning Robert Mondavi, Clos Du Bois and Blackstone wines. Offering spectacular, close-up views of tournament play, tickets to the pavilion tent are $50 per day.
About the CVS Caremark Charity Classic
The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event and hosts some of the best PGA and LPGA professional golfers in the world. During the last 14 years, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic has raised $15 million for charities around the region, providing vital funding for a variety of critical programs serving children, families and people in transition throughout Southeastern New England. For more information, visit cvscharityclassic.com.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. We are uniquely positioned to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of approximately 65,000 pharmacies, including more than 7,300 CVS/pharmacy® stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical offerings include our signature Pharmacy Advisor™ program as well as innovative generic step therapy and genetic benefit management programs that promote more cost effective and healthier behaviors and improve health care outcomes. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's website at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.