"Streelman Holds Tight to Lead as Kodak Challenge Visits Hole 16 at Fryscom Open"
Download Logo Streelman Holds Tight to Lead as Kodak Challenge Visits Hole # Open $1 Million Kodak Challenge Race Builds Suspense as Pros Enter 3rd to Last Tou 10.19.2009 – ROCHESTER, N.Y., October 19 – The Kodak Challenge, a first-of-its- kind competition for PGA TOUR players and fans, will visit the 16th hole at Grayhawk Twitter Pitc Golf Club during the Frys.com Open from October 22-25. Kodak Challenge leader, Kevin Streelm Kodak Challen Kevin Streelman leads a host of PGA TOUR pros competing in the Kodak Challenge Frys.com Ope during the Fall Series. News Facts The Kodak Challenge celebrates beautiful holes and memorable moments on the The Kodak PGA TOUR and challenges players to perform their best on Kodak Challenge holes, competition with the winner taking home $1 million and the Kodak Challenge trophy. The fans, will vi Frys.com Open will be the 28th of the 30 designated Kodak Challenge holes on the Grayhawk PGA TOUR in 2009. After 27 Kodak Challenge holes, Kevin Streelman holds sole Frys.com O The Frys.co possession of first place at 15-under-par. At last week’s Justin Timberlake the 30 desig Hospitals for Children Open, Streelman had a close call when J.J. Henry eagled the holes on the Kodak Challenge hole at TPC Summerlin, but fought back with a dramatic a 41 foot 27 Kodak C putt for eagle on Saturday, allowing him to maintain the Kodak Challenge lead. Streelman h first place at Kodak Activities Offer Frys.com Open Fans a Piece of the Action Continuing Continuing with the Frys.com Open, Kodak will offer fans a variety of fun & free Kodak will o activities during the Fall Series. free activitie The Kodak F next to the p • Kodak Fan Photo Zone provides fa their picture The Kodak Fan Photo Zone located next to the practice putting green provides fans a free photo the opportunity to have their picture taken at the golf course – a free photo at a time are generall when cameras are generally not allowed. Fans can pick up a free copy of their photo A unique “S at the Kodak Fan Photo Zone throughout the tournament. While visiting the Kodak promotion w Fan Photo Zone, fans can also learn about Kodak’s latest products and how they fans wearin can even be used for their golf game. throughout t Open. The f • “Smile & Win” Spotter Promotion up at the Ko located next green from A unique “Smile & Win” spotter promotion will award instant prizes to fans wearing the tournam Kodak lanyards throughout the course at the Frys.com Open. The free lanyards can be picked up at the Kodak Fan Photo Zone located next to the practice putting green Resource Li from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day of the tournament. Winners will be randomly spotted throughout the tournament. A variety of instant prizes will include Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Cameras, Grayhawk Golf Club merchandise and one lucky grand prize winner will receive a Turning Stone Resort Spa Package. • Kodak Challenge Fantasy Game The Kodak Challenge Fantasy Pick ’Em competition is fun and easy way for Frys.com Open fans to play along with the pros. To participate, fans can visit www.fantasy.kodakchallenge.com to select their favorite fantasy foursome for each of the Kodak Challenge holes, earning points based upon the cumulative performance of their team on that week’s designated hole. First-place winners each week will receive their choice of a KODAK Digital Camera, Pocket Video Camera, All- in-One Printer or Digital Picture Frame. All players also receive an entry into the “DISNEY Golf Dream Vacation for Four” Grand Prize giveaway each time they submit a fantasy roster. To play this week, fans must submit a roster prior to the beginning of play on Thursday, October 22. About Hole #16 at the Frys.com Open Considered one of, if not the most scenic hole on the golf course, the par 3 Kodak Challenge16th hole at Grayhawk Golf Club plays downhill into a natural amphitheater with a creek on the left side that empties into a greenside pond. To the right of the green, a large grass collection area acts as a saving grace if the first shot isn’t successful. However, from there, pros then have to pitch back towards a front pin location which can easily result in a dip in the pond. Kodak Challengers should aim at the collection area and work the ball back to the green, which is severely sloped from back to front on this 211 yard par 3 hole. “We’re pleased that the beautiful 16th Hole at Grayhawk Golf Club was selected as a 2009 Kodak Challenge hole,” said Tournament Director Scott Reid. “As the third to last hole in the Kodak Challenge competition, we’re certain that this exciting par 3 will provide the players with plenty of opportunity and fans much to cheer about.” Kodak Challenge Leaderboard (Results as of October 18, 2009) Name Score Holes Kevin Streelman -15 18 J.J. Henry -14 18 Steve Lowery -13 19 Nathan Green -13 19 Bo Van Pelt -13 16 Matt Bettencourt -12 22 Brendon de Jonge -12 22 Nicholas Thompson -12 21 Daniel Chopra -12 21 Tim Herron -12 20 Jason Gore -12 18 Michael Letzig -12 18 Jason Bohn -12 17 “The Kodak Challenge is a unique and compelling competition for players and fans and reflects both the heritage of our brand and the continued innovation of the New Kodak,” said Jeffrey W. Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “The 30 Kodak Challenge holes – from the 18th at Pebble Beach to the 14th at Torrey Pines to the 17th at TPC Deere Run – are among the most beautiful and memorable in all of golf. As players step up to the tee box, there will be even more drama and excitement as they compete for one million dollars and the Kodak Challenge title.” Kodak's marketing partnership with the TOUR includes the designation as Official Imaging Provider of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour, including cameras, printers and scanners. For more on the Kodak Challenge visit kodakchallenge.com and pgatour.com/kodakchallenge. Fans can also follow the Kodak Challenge at facebook.com/kodakchallenge, twitter.com/kodakchallenge, and 1000words.kodak.com/kodakchallenge. About Kodak As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives. To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus. More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery – join for free today at www.kodakgallery.com. About the PGA TOUR The PGA TOUR is a tax-exempt membership organization of professional golfers. Its primary purpose is to expand the PGA TOUR domestically and internationally so as to substantially increase player financial benefits while maintaining our commitment to growth in charity and integrity to the game. In 2009, the three Tours are competing in 102 events for more than $350 million in prize money. Tournaments will be held in 10 countries outside the U.S. and in 35 states. In addition to providing competitive opportunities for its membership, TOUR events also generate significant funds for local charities. In fact, the three Tours have surpassed the $1 billion mark in overall charitable contributions. The PGA TOUR’s web site address is www.pgatour.com and the company is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. # Editor’s note: See the Kodak Challenge Multimedia Release at http://www.kodak.com/go/challengemmr. Short URL: http://pitch.pe/30029 About Kodak Challenge The Kodak Challenge celebrates beautiful holes and memorable moments on the PGA TOUR and challenges players to perform their best on Kodak Challenge holes, with the winner taking home $1 million and the Kodak Challenge trophy. The Turning Stone Championship will be the 26th of the 30 designated Kodak Challenge holes on the PGA TOUR in 2009. After 25 Kodak Challenge holes, Streelman holds sole possession of first place at 13-under-par. Contacting Kodak Challenge Kodak Challenge , Website: http://www.kodakchallenge.com Press Contact Chuck Beeler Cell: 315-374-4759 Email: email@example.com © Copyright 2009 PitchEngine, Inc.