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High Stakes Golf to air today
So what does the average poker player like to do in his spare time? If you guessed gamble you'd probably be correct but right after that would be golfing.
Featuring a number of big-name professional poker players playing at stakes that would make Tiger Wood's heart flutter the event is set to air on ESPN at 12 p.m. today with a follow-up episode coming next Sunday at the same time.
Although the event was shot months ago, ESPN has taken its time editing and producing the show for television.
To refresh your memory, the tournament featured two events, the first of which was a three-person scramble with teams of three competing for a $9 million prize pool. The teams were Doyle Brunson, Dewey Tomko and Vince Van Patten; Erick Lindgren, Daniel Negreanu and Josh Arieh; and Russ Hamilton, Phil Hellmuth and Bill Waters. The second was a $250,000 buy-in best ball tournament with two-person teams. The second featured all of the above players in addition to Phil Ivey, David Oppenheim, Janet Jones and more.
The tournament was set up as a spiritual successor to Jack Binion's Professional Gamblers Invitational which ceased to exist several years ago.
Many had the experienced team of Brunson, Tomko and Patten pegged to win the tournament. Lindgren even went so far as to say his team was getting hustled.
Well, after waiting and waiting we'll finally see how the contest plays out today and who takes the title as best golfer in poker.