Wolf

Fuzzy Zoeller laughs at a remark by Lee Trevino during a conference call at Wolf Challenge media day. Lee Trevino, Kelvin Sampson, John Daly and Alice Cooper were announced as participants for the Wolf Challenge. Staff photo by C.E. Branham

HENRYVILLE — Every year, Fuzzy Zoeller has a surprise guest play in his charity golf tournament, the Wolf Challenge.

This year, it’s one of rock music’s princes of darkness.

On Monday at Champions Pointe Golf Club, Zoeller announced that rock ‘n’ roll legend and avid golfer Alice Cooper, 59, will be the fifth player in the 11th annual Wolf Challenge, which will take place at Covered Bridge Golf Club in Sellersburg on Monday.

The tournament also will feature Zoeller, golfing great Lee Trevino, PGA Tour veteran John Daly and Indiana University men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson. It will be the second consecutive year that five players have participated in the Wolf.

“Hopefully, Coop will bring his ‘A’ game and add to the excitement of the Wolf Challenge,” Zoeller said. “Coop is a pretty good golfer.”

Trevino comes to the Wolf with the best track record. The 67-year-old owns 29 PGA Tour victories and six major championship crowns, which include two U.S. Open championships, two British Open titles and two PGA Championships.

“I am very excited,” Trevino said via a conference call. “I haven’t seen my man John Daly in a long time. It’s going to be great to see him.

“If you want to raise money for a charity, what the hell do you do? You put on a golf outing. That’s what you do.”

Daly has become a mainstay at the Wolf. He will be making his fifth appearance at the tournament and enjoys coming back to Southern Indiana whenever he gets the opportunity.

“(The tournament) Fuzzy puts on is so special,” Daly said. “We go out there and have a great time, and we do it for such a great cause. I don’t get to see (Zoeller) that much anymore. So anytime I can see him, it’s not only great to do this, but to hang out with him.”

Sampson, who was unavailable for comment, will be making his first appearance in the Wolf. He will be entering his second season at IU this fall after leading the Hoosiers to a 21-11 record last year.

All tournament proceeds will go toward Fuzzy’s Charities for Kids. Zoeller enjoys hosting the Wolf every year and giving back to Southern Indiana.

“You always want to do something for your community, and this is a good way to do it,” Zoeller said. “I’ve had a great relationship with the people in the Kentuckiana area. We touch a lot of kids and a lot of people with the money we’ve raised out of these tournaments.”

Wolf festivities will begin on Saturday with “The Saturday Shamble” at Champions Pointe. On Sunday, the Celebrity Pro-Am will take place at Covered Bridge, which will feature several celebrities and golfers from the Champions Tour.

Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased by calling 812-246-8200 or by visiting www.FuzWolf.com. One-day general-admission tickets are $25, while two-day tickets are $40. Children ages 13 and under will be admitted free if accompanied by an adult.

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