About the PODS Championship

By Times staff
Published March 2, 2008

What: A 72-hole PGA Tour event, the second of four on the Florida Swing and the 11th of the season.

When/where: Monday-March 9; Copperhead Course, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Palm Harbor

Purse: $5.3-million, winner earns $954,000

FedEx Cup points: 25,000
Qualifying: Monday, four spots, Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, New Port Richey, 727 376-6333

Schedule: Monday, pro practice rounds and Aim for the Heart Pro-Am, 1 p.m. shotgun start; Tuesday, pro practice rounds all day; Wednesday, Progress Energy Pro-Am, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tee times; Thursday-Friday, tournament play starting about 7:30 a.m., and Saturday-March 9 starting around 8 a.m.
Tickets: Monday, free; Tuesday, $10; Wednesday, $20; Thursday-Friday, $35 in advance ($50 at the gate), Saturday and March 9, $40 in advance ($55 at the gate). Weekly clubhouse badge, $95 in advance ($110 at the gate). Tickets are available at Publix, McDonald's, podschampionship.com, office@suncoastgolf.org or by calling (727) 942-5566.

TV: 3-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Golf; 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Ch. 8; 3-6:30 p.m. March 9, Ch. 8