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Hush Y’All Signs Add Southern Flair to Barbasol Championship

They normally say “Quiet Please” but in the South, they say “Hush Y’All.” About 500 of the “Hush Y’All” paddles are spread throughout the Barbasol Championship course, intended to help stop cart traffic and keep fans quiet when a player is approaching a shot. The signs are functional to the players but also giving a little Southern flair to the…

Chad Collins Ties Course Record During Second Round of Barbasol Championship

COLLINS SHOT A -11 ON DAY TWO, SITTING AT -15 HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND.

Chad Collins is feeling good. The PGA Tour golfer shot a -11 in the 2nd round of the Barbasol Championship on Friday up at Grand National in Opelika, giving him a -15 total midway through the Tournament. Collins had a fantastic back nine, grabbing four straight birdies on the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th. He had a chance to break…

Universities Unite to Save Wild Tigers

Auburn, Clemson, Mizzou, and LSU hope to help double tiger population

1/2Courtesy- Dr. Tim Boosinger Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2TIGER Show Caption Hide Caption “Go Tigers!” is the chant you hear ringing across campus at Auburn, Clemson, Mizzou, and LSU. But, many students at those schools might not realize that the wild tiger is a dying species. So, Auburn University along with Clemson University, the University of Missouri, and Louisiana State…

Barbasol Championship: Round One

THREE WAY TIE FOR FIRST PLACE AFTER FIRST ROUND OF BARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIP

The first round of the Barbasol Championship has come to an end (well kind of) and currently, there’s a three-way tie for the lead. Play was suspended for about two hours on Thursday due to inclement weather and around 20 golfers were unable to finish their first round due to darkness. Those golfers will hit the course Friday morning to…

Auburn Pride at the Barbasol Championship

AUBURN WOMEN'S GOLF SUPPORTING AUBURN ALUM

The RTJ Trail at Grand National isn’t just home to the Barbasol Championship, but to many surrounding schools. One in particular being the Auburn University Women’s Golf Team. The Lady Tigers are out at the course every week playing and qualifying. They will now get the opportunity to see how the pros handle the course. “Its a really cool opportunity…

Auburn Coaches, Area “Celebs” Take Part in Barbasol Pro-Am

COACHES AND FORMER PLAYERS SPEND TIME PLAYING ALONGSIDE PGA TOUR PLAYERS

You don’t have to be a professional golfer to enjoy the RTJ Trail at Grand National during Barbasol Championship week. On Wednesday, the week-long event held the Pro-Am featuring PGA Tour players golfing alongside Auburn “celebrities”. Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn, men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl headlined the long list of area players taking part. Malzahn and Pearl are both…

Jim Furyk Hoping Barbasol Helps Improve FedEx Cup Standing

FURYK COMPETING IN BARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEK

The first round of the Barbasol Championship officially kicks off on Thursday, July 20th. The week-long event is in its third year and is played on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National. The field includes golfers with ties to Auburn, to the state of Alabama, to the state of Georgia, and also feature some Major Champions. One…

Barbasol Championship Do’s and Don’ts

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SAFETY TIPS FOR THE HEAT

The paramedics on standby at the Barbasol Championship can’t stress enough how important it is to fuel your body with all of the necessities before the tournament even gets started. “You don’t want to eat anything that’s going to be really heavy or greasy and your body, when its trying to cool itself it doesn’t have to do all the…

Local Barber Shop in Auburn Partners with the Barbasol Championship

MATT GILCHREST, BLAYNE BARBER, AND PATTON KIZZIRE GET THEIR FIRST EVER BARBER SHOP SHAVE

Down the street from Toomer’s Corner, you’ll find a rustic barber shop that came to life in 1969. During the school year you can catch coaches, players, and students going in to get a cut or an old fashioned shave. Three Auburn grads that are participating in the Barbasol Championship return to their old stomping grounds to get a clean shave…

A Family Affair at the Barbasol Championship

DAVIS LOVE III AND SON DRU LOVE TO COMPETE IN PGA TOUR EVENT

Opelika is home this week to the 3rd annual Barbasol Championship, but what you may not know is that this Tournament happens to be pretty unique for two golfers. Davis Love III and his son Davis Love IV or “Dru” will both be competing in this week’s PGA Tour event. Davis is a Major Champion, winning the 1997 PGA Championship….