1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:


was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

'The Big Break'

Winners, Cast Members and More Info about 'The Big Break' Series


"The Big Break" is the name of a series televised on the Golf Channel. A sort of "golf reality" show, "The Big Break" brings together golfers who compete in skills challenges and also head-to-head match play, with prizes at stake that include entry into high-level professional tournaments.

The original "Big Break" series first aired on The Golf Channel on Oct. 7, 2003, and the show quickly became a ratings winner for the network.

Below, in reverse chronological order, are the names of each season of the show, along with winners and cast members.

See also:
Top 5 Big Break alums
How Big Break champs have fared

'Big Break Florida'

  • Winner: Jackie Stoelting
  • Cast members: Lindsay Aho, Courtney Coleman, Kylee Duede, Fiamma Felitch, Tonya McCall, Mary Narzisi, Kristi O’Brien, Dallas Odom, Sadena Parks, Renee Skidmore, Jackie Stoelting, Lauren Sullivan
  • Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation, near Jacksonville, Fla.
  • At stake: Exemption into 2014 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic; exempt status on 2015 Symetra Tour

'Big Break NFL from Puerto Rico'

  • Winning team: Team Rice (Emily Talley, Isaac Sanchez and Jerry Rice)
  • Cast members: Men - Will Lowery, Chad Schulze, Oren Geri, Brian Cooper, Isaac Sanchez, James Lepp. Women - Meghan Hardin, Emily Talley, Shannon Fish, Stefanie Kenoyer, Zakiya Randall, Mallory Blackwelder. NFL players - Tim Brown, Marc Bulger, Al Del Greco, Chris Doleman, Jerry Rice, Mark Rypien.
  • Location: Dorado Beach Resort Puerto Rico
  • At stake: For male winner, exemptions into 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic; for female winner, exemption into 2014 Shoprite LPGA Classic.

'Big Break Mexico'

  • Winner: Taylor Collins
  • Cast members: Lindsey Bergeon, Taylor Collins, Matthew Galloway, McKenzie Jackson, Stefanie Kenoyer, Liebelei Lawrence, Brent Long, Chad Schulze, Jason Seymour, Emily Talley, Rob West, Jay Woodson
  • Location: Playa Paraiso Golf Club, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • At stake: Exemption into 2013 LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational; $50,000 cash; $55,000 more in prizes and cash

"Big Break Greenbrier"

  • Winner: Mark Silvers
  • Cast members: Ray Beaufils, Derek Bohlen, Anthony Casalino, Rick Cochran, Brian Cooper, Liam Friedman, Stu Gold, James Lepp, Isaac Sanchez, Mark Silvers, Chan Song, Michael Tobiason
  • Location: The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia
  • At stake: Exemption into 2013 PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic, plus other cash and prizes

"Big Break Atlantis"

Marcela Leon Big Break Atlantis
© Golf Channel

"Big Break Ireland"

Mark Murphy Big Break Ireland
Mark Ashman / Golf Channel

"Big Break Indian Wells"

Big Break Indian Wells Logo
© Golf Channel

"Big Break Dominican Republic"

Blair O'Neal - Big Break Dominican Republic
Mark Ashman / Golf Channel

"Big Break Sandals Resorts"

Elena Robles
Courtesy of Golf Channel

"Big Break Disney Golf"

Tony Finau - Big Break Disney Golf
© Golf Channel; used with permission
  • Winner: Mike Perez
  • Cast Members: Mike Perez, Ed Moses, Andreas Huber, Kevan Maxwell, Sean Kalin, J.R. Reyes, Vincent Johnson, Blake Moore, Andrew Giuliani, Gipper Finau, Kevin Erdman, Tony Finau
  • Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Fla. (Magnolia Course and Palm Course)
  • At stake: Spot in field at 2010 PGA Tour Children's Miracle Network; entry fees for 2010 PGA Tour Q-School; $10,000 shopping spree at Dick's Sporting Goods; free golf for a year; $10,000 cash
  1. About.com
  2. Sports
  3. Golf
  4. Golf Entertainment
  5. The Big Break
  6. The Big Break Series: Winners and Cast Members

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.