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Live Broadcast From The PLAYERS Championship

Heather Schatz
First Coast Connect guest host Charles Griggs with Chris Reimer at The PLAYERS.

We broadcasted live from The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach Thursday morning. We were at the 17th Challenge, by the Nicklaus entrance. Guest host Charges Griggs was joined by Chris Reimer, VP Communcations for The PLAYERS Championship.

Editor's Note: This First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross episode was recorded before the PGA Tour announced fans would not be allowed to attend this weekend's tournament as a coronavirus safety precaution


Andy Carroll, the tournament’s 2020 Volunteer Chairman, oversees the tournament’s entire team of 2,000+ volunteers and he joined us to tell more.

He leads a volunteer corps that allows the tournament to raise millions of dollars for charity. His sales and service work has touched more than 500,000 Florida Blue members, equating to more than $1 billion of revenue to the company. He has achieved Top Producer, President’s Council (top 10 percent) or President’s Club (top 30 percent) recognition in sales productivity numerous times for the state’s largest health insurer.


In addition to catching all the action on the greens, you can also find plenty of other things to eat and drink along with souvenirs of all sorts. Lea Osol, Merchandising Director at the PGA Tour, and Robert Hocking, whose Tikiz shaved ice food truck was one of the Trucks on 10, both joined us.

Peter Hoban can be reached at, 904-358-6317.

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Peter was an intern with WJCT during the 2020 spring semester from the University of North Florida, where he is majoring in communications.