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Phil Mickelson Pops Cork for Charity

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Phi; Mickelson launches winning cork pop in Korbel "Spray Off" as Korbel owner Gary Heck watches Phi; Mickelson launches winning cork pop in Korbel "Spray Off" as Korbel owner Gary Heck watches

TASTE News Service, October 9, 2018 – Korbel California Champagne once again held the “Spray-Off” Challenge at Silverado Resort in Napa.

Korbel Spray off with check Picmonkey Gary Heck, Phil Mickelson and Korbel Brand Director Todd Kennedy

Defending champion Phil Mickelson took home first place and $5,000 from the Korbel Toast Life Foundation to benefit the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation on October 3.

Just as PGA pros made their way to the 17th tee, Korbel challenged players to show off their best champagne-celebration skills during the third-annual Spray-Off as part of Wednesday’s Pro-Am. Mickelson once again took home the winning title after popping the cork over 77 feet for the furthest distance of the day. With 43 wins on the PGA Tour, Mickelson has had a lot of practice popping corks on the course.

This year’s competition brought together 34 PGA Pro-Am players, all vying for the championship to benefit charity. Contending participants included second place winner J.J. Spaun with a distance of 68 feet followed by Whee Kim with a 62-foot cork shot earning him third place in the Korbel Spray-Off.

 

Editor's note: Owned and managed by the Heck family since 1954, Korbel currently makes
eleven California champagnes and a limited amount of still wine in Sonoma County. At another facility it produces California brandy

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