CVS Health Charity Classic finalizes 2016 roster

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – Organizers of the CVS Health Charity Classic announced the final four additions to its 2016 lineup on Tuesday.

The new additions include PGA Tour pros Bill Haas, Chris Kirk and Steve Stricker, and LPGA veteran Paula Creamer.

Bill Haas will be returning to Rhode Island Country Club for the eighth time and is a six-time PGA Tour Champion. Haas took home the CVS Health Charity Classic trophy alongside his father in 2004.

Chris Kirk is a four-time PGA Tour winner and is making his first appearance at the CVS Health Charity Classic. Kirk is currently ranked 63rd in FedEx Cup standings.

Steve Stricker has won back to back CVS Health Charity Classic titles, in both 2014 and 2015, and returns to the event for the fourth time as a fan favorite.

Paula Creamer also returns to the CVS Health Charity Classic and is a top LPGA performer who has earned 10 career victories including the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.

A veteran of the tournament, Peter Jacobsen, announced Tuesday he will be withdrawing from the tournament due to a partially torn Achilles tendon.

In his place, Jamie Sadlowski will be participating in the tournament. Sadlowski recently won a local U.S. Open qualifier and has taken part in the CVS Charity Classic events in the past.

The events begin on June 26 with Community Day featuring free grounds admission and fun activities for all ages.

Tickets for the event are still available starting at $25 for adults. Children 17 and under are free with a ticketed adult.WPRI 12 is a proud annual partner of the local PGA charitable event.

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