Though the moon's crater-sized holes make golfing on its surface a breeze, lunar rounds are rare because of the prohibitive cost of NASA-trained caddies. Observe the sport from terra firma with today's Groupon: for $30, you get two tickets to the first or second round of the PGA TOUR's Transitions Championship on Thursday, March 17 or Friday, March 18 in Palm Harbor (up to an $80 value). Children younger than 17 are admitted free all week.
The Transitions Championship, an official PGA TOUR event, pits formidable golf kings—such as two-time winner Retief Goosen and 2010 winner Jim Furyk—against the lush greens and brutal traps of the Innisbrook's 72-hole Copperhead course. The verdant meadows of the Copperhead course sprawl to 7,340 yards and feature unusually dramatic elevation changes and reassuringly infrequent bear attacks. The tournament mixes the traditional drama of men dueling with clubs with a week of events such as the March 13 Think About Your Eyes Family Walk, which raises money for blindness prevention and lobbies to jazz up televised golf coverage with tie-dyed greens.
Use both tickets either on Thursday or Friday, then scrutinize every inch of the 2010 course map searching for the spot where Jack Nicklaus buried his golden club. Cell phones are now allowed into the tournament and butlers bearing rotary phones on dinner trays may gain entry by convincing course security that they've come unstuck in time.
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