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The Red Sox Legends & Friends Pro-Am by Jeff Palopoli

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A great way to start the Deutsche Bank Championship

e Deutsche Bank Championship has become somewhat of a local Labor Day tradition for all of the New England area golf fans. When it became part of the FedEx Cup Playoff series a few years back, it added even more cache to the event and drew in a much more robust field. To kick off the festivities for the week the Red Sox Legends & Friends Pro-Am, now in its seventh year, took place on Tuesday, August 31st. Local sport celebrities by the likes of Jim Rice, Dennis Eckersley, Dwight Evans, Fred Lynn, Ray Bourque, and Andre Tippitt, to just name a few, came out to tee it up in support of the Red Sox Foundation. e Red Sox Foundation’s primary focus is in serving the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children and families in need across the New England area. In the seven-year history of the Red Sox Legends & Friends Pro-Am, the Deutsche Bank Championship has generated more than $700,000 in support of the Red Sox Foundation. Even with temperatures helping to make the mercury rise to almost triple digits, the fans still came out in good numbers to see their favorite stars take on the

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TPC Boston. It was also Military Appreciation Day at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and I was fortunate enough to witness a touching moment with former Red Sox right-fielder Dwight Evans, talking to and thanking a military serviceman home from Afghanistan, for his service to our country. e Pro-Am featured 110 players, with each fivesome headlined with one PGA Tour pro, as well as a local sporting celebrity, and the teams played a bestball, low-net format. Taking home the crown for this year’s event was the team featuring former Red Sox slugger Sam Horn and PGA Tour pro Derek Lamely who won earlier this year at the Puerto Rico Open. Horn and Lamely teamed up with amateur partners Bob Murphy, Jim Dobens, and Paul Sullivan to shoot a combined 16-under-par 55. is Pro-Am is a fantastic way to start off the week full of great events, headlined by a field filled with the best golfers in the World, all vying for that end of the season FedEx Cup title. Jeff Palopoli is a frequent contributor to and writes daily on his blog at He can be reached at

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