The latest season of Big Break wraps up tonight with what appears to be quite a catty reunion show among the cast. Golf Channel has released two videos showing some tension as cast members open up about the show.
Last week, Marcela Leon won the opportunity to play in an LPGA event later this year and get all of her entry fees to the Symetra Tour waived for next year plus plenty of cash and prizes.
Tonight, Golf Channel gathers the entire cast one last time and has co-hosts Tom Abbott and Stephanie Sparks question each woman about her experience on the show and what it’s meant to them. And we do get some fireworks.
As a fan of The Amazing Race, I’m always entertained by conflict and there wasn’t much of that in Big Break Atlantis, but there appears to be some in tonight’s reunion show, so I’ll be looking forward to that.
Here’s the preview from Golf Channel.
Open and Candid Discussion with all 12 Competitors on Various Topics and Situations that Occurred on Big Break Atlantis Reunion Show Filmed at Universal Orlando CityWalk
Big Break Atlantis Champion Marcela Leon to be Awarded LPGA Kingsmill Championship Exemption and Full Exempt Status for 2013 Symetra Tour
Big Break Atlantis Fan Favorite to be Revealed
“I don’t have any regrets, but sometimes I feel angry because I feel some people were on the show longer that don’t care about golf as much as me.” – Meghan Hardin
“It didn’t surprise me that Zakiya didn’t want to go into elimination against the four of us because I think that she knew we were going to hit better shots than her.” – Shannon Fish
Video Preview: Meghan Hardin’s Bold Statement
Video Preview: Shannon Fish Responds to Zakiya Randall Questioning Her Teammates
ORLANDO, Fla., July 27, 2012 – Marcela Leon defeated Selanee Henderson in a pressure-packed season finale on Monday to be crowned winner of Big Break Atlantis. On Monday at 9 p.m. ET, the entire cast will reunite for the first time since the series concluded filming in January.
Hosted by Stephanie Sparks and Tom Abbott, Big Break Atlantis – Reunion will take place before a studio audience at Universal Orlando CityWalk. The special will feature open, candid and surprising discussion on various topics and situations that occurred during the taping of the series, including how the competitors handled the pressure, meeting World No. 1 Yani Tseng, facing elimination and clashes between the contestants.
“I don’t have any regrets, but sometimes I feel angry because I feel some people were on the show longer that don’t care about golf as much as me. I’m here for my golf career. I’m out playing and practicing every day. I’m not doing anything else. There are people who still aren’t playing in tournaments…I wasn’t here to get my 15 minutes of fame.”— Big Break Atlantis competitor Meghan Hardin.
“I don’t really know what to say to that, because everyone comes from different circumstances in life. You cannot judge if someone is playing in tournaments. Maybe there is a reason why they are not playing in tournaments. That is just a bold statement to make, really bold.” – Big Break Atlantis competitor Aubrey McCormick, in response to Hardin’s comments.
When asked by Abbott and Sparks if anything shown on the series surprised them, Zakiya Randall questioned her fellow competitors about some remarks made during a team challenge in one of the early episodes.
“It didn’t surprise me that Zakiya didn’t want to go into elimination against the four of us because I think that she knew we were going to hit better shots than her.” – Big Break Atlantis competitor Shannon Fish.
Following the statement and during a commercial break, Fish placed her hand up to her mouth in the shape of a gun and pretended to blow out smoke.
The show also will reveal the winner of Big Break Atlantis Fan Favorite Poll, a season-long online fan poll where fans and viewers voted for their favorite competitor on the series. The winner will receive a potential career-changing prize during the show.
As champion of Big Break Atlantis, Leon receives one of the most valuable prize packages in Big Break series history, highlighted by an invitation to compete in the 2012 LPGA Kingsmill Championship in September and $50,000 in cash. In addition, Leon receives an endorsement contract, which includes $10,000 in cash; $10,000 shopping spree; $10,000 car rental credit and a return trip for two to Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas.
The 11-part Big Break Atlantis series unfolded on the Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course, a picturesque par-72 championship layout featuring breathtaking signature holes, and seaside greens and tees stretched over 7,100 yards of coastline.
The Big Break show concept pits highly skilled golfers against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness. One contestant was eliminated each week during Big Break Atlantis. The last player standing was awarded her Big Break, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in the 2012 LPGA Kingsmill Championship and more than $80,000 in cash and prizes.
Past Big Break champions have won tournament exemptions to compete on some of the world’s top professional circuits, including the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour, Web.com Tour and Canadian Tour. Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, Big Break VII: Reunion champion and PGA TOUR professional, caught the world’s attention in 2011 with three top-five finishes, and Big Break Ireland champion Mark Murphy made the cut in both of his 2012 events on the European Tour he received as a result of winning the series (Trophee Hassan II and The Irish Open).
Several other past Big Break competitors are currently competing on the world’s top tours, including Matt Every (PGA TOUR), James Nitties (Web.com Tour), Kim Welch and Sara Brown (Ladies European Tour); and Gerina Piller, 2011 Solheim Cup team member Ryann O’Toole and 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team member Kristy McPherson (LPGA Tour).
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