Next week, March 14-20, some the best PGA Tour golfers in the world will converge on Bay Hill Country Club in Orlando, FL, for the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard and a Rich Harvest Farms caddie will have a front row seat to all the action inside the ropes.
Zach Urwiler, a second-year caddie at Rich Harvest Farms and a sophomore at Marmion Academy, will be traveling down to Bay Hill to caddie for amateur Maverick McNealy.
McNealy received an exemption into the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard back in June of 2015, during the Closing Ceremonies of the Palmer Cup, a collegiate version of the Ryder Cup hosted at Rich Harvest Farms. This first-time honor was voted on by his teammates before play began and only came to fruition after Team USA won over Team Europe, 18-12. That meant, Urwiler, who served as McNealy’s caddie during the Palmer Cup, would get the opportunity to do so down in Orlando.
“It’s going to be a blast,’’ said McNealy. “There’s no better feeling than winning with your team, and it was such an honor to be voted to go to Bay Hill.’’
All four rounds of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard will be broadcasted live on the Golf Channel. Tune in 2:00 PM (ET) on Thursday and Friday, and 12:30 PM (ET) on Saturday and Sunday to catch all the action. NBC will be broadcasting the event on Saturday and Sunday as well at 2:30 PM (ET).
About Rich Harvest Farms
Consistently ranked in Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, Rich Harvest Farms is an ultra-private, members-only club located in Sugar Grove, IL. Owned and built by Jerry Rich, the course consists of 18 holes and is a 1,820-acre showcase of nature and agriculture. Rich Harvest Farms also hosted the prestigious 2009 LPGA Solheim Cup, 2015 Palmer Cup, and the 2015 Western Amateur.
The best collegiate golfers will return to Rich Harvest Farms with the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. The women’s championship will be held May 19-24, 2017, followed by the men’s finals May 26-31. The tournament will be hosted by Northern Illinois University. For more information visit www.richharvestfarms.com and follow Rich Harvest Farms on Twitter, @RHFTournaments.