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John Lackey and Jon Lester are expected to play in a celebrity golf tournament next month in Florida. | Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Lackey, Lester and Maddux to tee-off at celebrity golf tournament in Florida

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While Chicagoans brave the cold weather and snow, four former and current Chicago athletes will be enjoying themselves while playing a round of golf in the Sunshine State next month.

Former Cubs pitchers John Lackey and Greg Maddux and current Cubs left-hander John Lester will tee-up at the Pro Diamond Resorts Invitational celebrity golf tournament. Former Bears star Brian Urlacher will also be participating in the charity golf tournament.

The three-day tournament from Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Floridakicks off the PGA Tour Champions 2018 schedule.Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Florida Hospital for Children.

Other participants includeRoger Clemens, Justin Verlander, John Smoltz, Tom GlavineandTerry Francona.

There will also be five LPGA golfer in attendance, includingBrittany Lincicome, Paula Creamer, Brooke Henderson, Brittany LangandGerina Piller.

The winner of the celebrity tournament will receive $500,000 award, while the PGA Tour Champions and LPGA golfers are playing for a $750,000 check.

Fans can watch the tournament on Golf Channel.

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