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Las Vegas to host 2017 Major Series of Putting Championship

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Graphic design of the Nicklaus Design course that will be used for the 2017 Major Series of Putting. (Major Series of Putting)

Las Vegas will play host to a series of putting tournaments for amateurs called the Major Series of Putting with millions in tournament prizes next March.

The company behind the event, Lune Rouge Innovation, backed by Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte announced the plans on Thursday. The putting championship will take place at a 20,000-foot 18-hole course designed by Nicklaus Design near the Vegas strip.

The event will offer a wide variety of putting tournaments. The schedule currently includes singles and team events in stroke play and match play with exclusive events for women, amateurs and professional golfers. Additional tournaments will be announced soon. There will be big money prizes as well, with the biggest coming in a stroke play championship with a $5,000 entry fee for an $825,000 payout, according to the MSOP website.

“MSOP is setting the stage for golfers from all walks of life to experience the intensity and excitement you’ll only reach when you sink that final putt for the win,” said Brad Faxon, a two-time member of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team who is serving as an advisor to to the Major Series of Putting. “Everyone has a shot at glory. All that is needed is a putter, a ball, skills and ice in the veins.”

The venue will fit right in in the bright lights of Vegas, equipped with grandstand seating, live scoring, big screens, a pro shop, sports bar and more.

There will be qualifying events throughout 2016 and early 2017, with the locations still being determined.

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