Link: - MarketWatch.
COLUMBIA, S.C., July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The top 77 professionals and 77 co-anglers in the world will compete for a $1 million top award in the $2 million Forrest Wood Cup presented by BP and Castrol -- bass fishing's world championship -- on Lake Murray in Columbia, S.C., Aug. 14-17. Many of these anglers, representing 31 states and Japan, are fishing on teams sponsored by some of the nation's leading brands. "The Forrest Wood Cup is the crown jewel of professional fishing and the biggest sporting event of any kind held in South Carolina this year," said FLW Outdoors President and CEO Charlie Evans. "It is the most important, most competitive and most difficult to qualify for tournament in our sport. Forrest Wood Cup competitors are world-class athletes with skills that are second to none. These are the absolute best men and women in the sport, and the best of the best will win as much as $1 million in Columbia on August 17."