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PGA salutes the Habs

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
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MONTREAL -- The PGA came to town and tipped its cap to the Canadiens' glorious history.

The Fontainebleau Golf Club, the site of a PGA event this weekend, hosted a one-of-a-kind happening on Thursday that saw its lush fairways and greens graced by as many golf stars as hockey ones.

Thanks to an idea originated from 1992 Masters winner Fred Couples and former Canadiens President Ronald Corey and as a special request from the PGA itself, tournament organizers honored the NHL's most celebrated franchise.

To a man, every caddy ditched their usual golf attire in favor of a Habs jersey bearing the names of Canadiens legends. From Howie Morenz and the Richard brothers to Yvan Cournoyer and Patrick Roy, 17 jerseys in all represented the men who have had their numbers retired by the Habs.

Team Ambassadors Henri Richard and Yvan Cournoyer were also on hand to toast the occasion and they weren't alone. Joining the "Pocket Rocket" and the "Roadrunner" were former Canadiens Stephane Quintal, Rejean Houle and Pierre Mondou and even 2010 playoff hero Michael Cammalleri.

Cammy, who played his round joined by Couples and Cournoyer, won't soon forget his day on the links.

"Playing with Fred Couples was a dream come true," said Cammalleri on Twitter after his memorable round.

Couples and Co. will begin teeing off at the Montreal Championship at 3:00 p.m. on Friday afternoon with the event running through Sunday.

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