MARION – At 8:45 a.m. on Monday morning, the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic will kick off with a friendly basketball game of HORSE, between Matt Gatens, Bobby Hansen, Tom Davis, Ben Jacobsen and Jared DeVries.
We want you to answer the question, “Who do you think will win the game of HORSE on Monday before the Zach Johnson Classic?”
To vote, text the last name of the player you think will win to 45548.
A random voter will be chosen at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 27 and will receive two tickets to the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic. By voting, you will also be prompted to opt in to Zach Johnson Foundation Classic updates via text message.
The codes to vote are as follows:
Text Gatens to vote for Matt Gatens
Text Hansen to vote for Bobby Hansen
Text Davis to vote for Tom Davis
Text Jacobsen to vote for Ben Jacobsen
Text DeVries to vote for Jared DeVries
What: Second Annual Zach Johnson Foundation Classic
Where: Elmcrest Country Club, Cedar Rapids
When: Monday, July 30
8:30 a.m. — Gates open;
8:45 a.m. – HORSE competition between Matt Gatens, Bobby Hansen, Tom Davis, Ben Jacobsen and Jared DeVries at 18th hole tee box;
9:30 a.m. — Zach’s Golf Clinic; 10:30 — Shotgun start;
3:45 p.m. (approximate)— Awards presentation
TV: KCRG 9.2, starting at 10 a.m.
Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for 12-and-under. A limited number of tickets are available at Hy-Vee food and drugstores, Guaranty Bank branches and Twin Pines and Hunters Ridge golf courses. Tickets can be purchased at www.zachjohnsongolf.com
Professional golfers: Ben Crane (PGA Tour), Bo Van Pelt (PGA Tour), Damon Green (Champions Tour), Johnson Wagner (PGA Tour), Kyle Stanley (PGA Tour), Matt Hendrix (Web.com Tour), Sara Brown (Symetra Tour), Scott Stallings (PGA Tour), Stewart Cink (PGA Tour), Taylor (Leon) Coutu (LPGA Tour), Zach Johnson (PGA Tour)
Celebrities: Alfonso Ribeiro (actor/comedian), Chris Fehn (musician, Slipknot)
Others: Ben Jacobson (UNI men’s basketball coach), Bobby Hansen (former Iowa basketball player), Bruce Kimm (former Major League Baseball player), Jared DeVries (former Iowa and NFL player), Mark Phelps (Drake men’s basketball coach), Matt Gatens (former Iowa basketball player), Tim Dwight (former Iowa and NFL player), Tom Davis (former Iowa and Drake men’s basketball coach)
Transportation: Parking will be available at Washington High School, Kennedy High School and Mount Mercy University. Shuttles will leave from those lots starting at 7:30 a.m. to take spectators to Elmcrest Country Club. An accessible bus will be available at Mount Mercy’s parking lot. The accessible bus leaving from Mount Mercy will drop spectators off at the Gate 11 entrance.
Accessibility: There will be two carts roaming the course throughout the day helping those in need of assistance. There also will be an accessible viewing area adjacent to the 18th green reserved.
Coverage: See Monday’s Gazette for a special 4-page section about the tournament, including a story about the top-notch field and bios on the top golfers. Look to www.thegazette.com and www.kcrg.com throughout the day Monday for updates, then pick up Tuesday’s Gazette for coverage and photos.