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2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic Preview: Annika Sorenstam Highlights The Field

The CVS Caremark Charity Classic gets underway Monday at the Rhode Island Country Club.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 04:  Annika Sorenstam of Sweden hits a shot during the pro-am prior to the start of the LPGA Brazil Cup at the Itanhanga Golf Club on May 4, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 04: Annika Sorenstam of Sweden hits a shot during the pro-am prior to the start of the LPGA Brazil Cup at the Itanhanga Golf Club on May 4, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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The first round of the 2012 CVS Caremark Charity Classic will get underway on Monday morning with a fine group of 20 professionals at the Rhode Island Country Club.

The event is set up in a unique fashion. The 20 golfers will be divided up into 10 teams of two. Whichever partner has the better score on a given hole will use that number on the team scorecard.

Each player is competing in the name of a charity, and will donate their winnings to that group. In addition to the 36-hole tournament, there is also a Skins Game and a Long Drive Competition. The purse for the Skins game is $50,000, split between Monday and Tuesday.

For a full overview of the tournament, please click here to visit the official site.

The teams are as follows:

  • Cristie Kerr – John Cook
  • Suzann Pettersen – Nick Price
  • Alexis Thompson – Corey Pavin
  • Morgan Pressel – Jay Haas
  • Brittany Lincicome – Brett Quigley
  • Juli Inkster – Dana Quigley
  • Annika Sorenstam – Peter Jacobsen
  • Lorena Ochoa – Mark Calcavecchia
  • Yani Tseng – Jeff Sluman
  • Billy Andrade – Brad Faxon

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