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PGA Thinking Outside The Box With Legends

The new Champions Tour stop in Branson will feature PGA's new ideas.
RIDGEDALE, Mo--Golfers in Southwest Missouri are still buzzing about Tuesday's news that the PGA's Champions Tour is coming to Big Cedar Lodge near Branson. 

PGA commissioner Tim Finchem was in town to make the announcement about the Legends of Golf event.

The PGA is seeing participation in its sport drop, especially among younger people.

Jack Nicklaus said in a video message that golf needs to think outside the box.

That's why June's Legends of Golf will be played in part on a par three course.

It will also feature a scramble, alternate shot and best ball competition, that's thinking outside the box. 

"We want to use this partnership to tell the story of why alternative facilities," said PGA commissioner Tim Finchem.  "Especially par three facilities can be used to grow the game.  Enhance the game of golf as an experience."

"It gives people a way to see golf," said Tom Watson.  "The way they could play it and maybe have more fun.  Maybe they don't have enough time to play.  I can do that, I can play a par three course.."

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