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PGA Golf Pro Phil Mickelson Defends Korbel Champion Title with Winning Cork Pop for Charity


4 Players Show Off Their Best Champagne-Popping Skills During Third-Annual Korbel Spray-Off

October 8, 2018, Napa, CA –  Korbel California Champagne once again held the highly-anticipated “Spray-Off” Challenge where defending champion Phil Mickelson took home first place and $5,000 from the Korbel Toast Life® Foundation to benefit the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation on October 3 at Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif.

Just as golf pros made their way to the 17th tee, Korbel challenged players to show off their best champagne-celebration skills during the third-annual Spray-Off as part of Wednesday’s Pro-Am. Mickelson once again took home the winning title after popping the cork over 77 feet for the furthest distance of the day. With 43 wins on the PGA Tour, Mickelson has had a lot of practice popping corks on the course.

This year’s competition brought together 34 PGA Pro-Am players, all vying for the championship to benefit charity. Contending participants included second place winner J.J. Spaun with a distance of 68 feet followed by Whee Kim with a 62-foot cork shot earning him third place in the Korbel Spray-Off.

About Korbel

Established in 1882 in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, Korbel Champagne Cellars produces the United States’ most popular méthode champenoise champagne. But, the true measure of Korbel’s success during its 136 years can be seen in the impact it’s had on American consumers and its presence at various celebrations throughout the years. Owned and managed by the Heck family since 1954, Korbel currently makes eleven California champagnes and a limited amount of still wine. In a separate facility, Korbel also produces one of the country’s most respected brandies.

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