In the July issue of Golf Magazine, we unveiled a new promotion — the Fab Foursome Bracket Challenge. Here are answers to the three most common questions about the challenge, which launches at noon Eastern on June 13.
What exactly is the Fab Foursome Bracket Challenge?
It’s golf’s ultimate popularity contest. A while back, several editors in the Sports Illustrated/Golf Magazine group sat down to brainstorm a new, fun way to count down to October’s No. 1 Issue of Golf Magazine — our annual celebration of the best things in golf and the biggest names who play it. We came up with the Fab Foursome Bracket Challenge, which resembles a certain basketball tournament that takes place every March. The 64 biggest golf-loving celebrities of all stripes — from actors to athletes to politicians — will fight it out head-to-head, based entirely on readers’ online votes. That’s right, YOU will choose the Fab Foursome — the four most popular golfers in the world — to be revealed in our No. 1 Issue.
Why should I play?
First and foremost, it’s fun. By voting, you’re letting your voice be heard on the greatest foursome ever assembled. There are many compelling first-round matchups. Late night TV titans Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon duke it out in the “Artists & Entertainers” bracket. President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner face off in “Leaders & Influencers.” Michael Jordan and Wayne Gretzky go mano a mano in the “Athletes” grouping. And fan favorites Phil Mickelson and Arnold Palmer duel in the “Icons of Golf” bracket. Also, after you vote, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes, which will give you a shot at winning a trip to Pebble Beach to meet Will Ferrell.
How do I enter?
1. Cast your vote on Facebook.com/SI.Golf or on Golf.com.
2. After you vote, you’ll have the chance to enter to win the Your Ultimate Golf Foursome sweepstakes and put together your own personal foursome. The sweepstakes winner and three guests will get to play in the Will Ferrell Invitational — to benefit Cancer for College — at Pebble Beach. The sweepstakes prize includes airfare, two nights’ lodging, two rounds of golf, and breakfast and dinner with Will Ferrell himself. So click to it! It’s up to you.