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Gillette Tour Challenge Championship

In 1998, Mid Ocean Club played host to the $1.8 million Gillette Tour Challenge Championship. This event marked the long-awaited return of golfer, John Daly, to competitive golf after over a month's absence. John Daly made a compelling and anticipated comeback to competitive golf at the Mid Ocean Golf Club after a hiatus of over a month.

As a sign on confidence and resilience, Daly said, "I feel good." As practice for the 1 day event, Daly showcased his skills by attempting what no other golf could achieve: be the first golfer to drive the green on the 433-yard fifth hole. While his efforts didn't result in the intended outcome, Daly's approach was a strong testament to his spirit.

Jim Furyk, another player in the championship, emerged as a standout player, showcasing his skills by landing a 3-iron just 10 feet from the hole in a sudden-death closest-to-the-pin three-way playoff. This triumph secured victory for his team in the $1.8 million championship.

The tournament's unique format brought together players from the PGS, Senior PGA Tours, and LPGA, competing in a best-ball format. The winning team, composed of Jim Furyk, Lee Trevino, and Michelle McGann, shared a substantial $450,000 first-place prize.

Notable names like Payne Stewart, Jay Sigel, Annika Sorenstam, Robert Gamez, Gil Morgan, and Chris Johnson were in a dispute / contention, increasing the competitive spirit of the event. The tournament being held at Mid Ocean Club added a touch of prestige to the proceedings with its storied history in the golfing world.