16th annual Ian Leonard Bad Pants Open raises money for Special Olympics, PGA Reach

Golfers are donning their best "bad pants" for FOX 9 Ian Leonard's annual golf tournament to raise money for charity.

The 16th annual Ian Leonard Bad Pants Open is raising money for Special Olympics Minnesota and PGA Reach Minnesota, a charity dedicated to enabling access to the game of golf.

The tournament, held Tuesday at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, featured an 18-hole, foursome scramble format, with prizes awarded based on players' apparel and team spirit. 

About 50 Special Olympics athletes, 130 golfers, and 36 PGA professionals participated in the event, which raises thousands of dollars for the two nonprofits annually.