Chubb Classic Announces Final Field List

Includes 10 Hall of Fame members, 8 past champions and 35 / 36 of the Top Players from the 2016 Charles Schwab Cup Standings

Naples, Fla. – The PGA TOUR Champions and Chubb Classic officials announced the final field for the 30th anniversary of the Chubb Classic, taking place February 13 – 19, at The TwinEagles Club.  Eight past champions, 10 Hall of Fame members and 35 of the top 36 players from the 2016 Charles Schwab Cup standings are represented.

“The Naples community has put forth tremendous support of the Chubb Classic for 30 years, and I’m excited to return to TwinEagles to compete in this year’s event,” said Fred Couples.  “Winning my first PGA TOUR Champions title here [Naples PGA TOUR Champions event] in 2010 was a special moment in my career, and I’m hopeful that I can build on that success next week.”

The 2017 Chubb Classic field welcomes new additions to the PGA TOUR Champions and many new faces to Naples such as John Daly, David Toms, Jerry Kelly, Jose Maria Olazabal, Paul Broadhurst and Billy Mayfair.  See below for a complete field list.

Michael Allen $ Fred Funk $ Sandy Lyle * Jeff Sluman $
Stephen Ames Bobby Gage Jeff Maggert $ Jerry Smith $
Billy Andrade $ Doug Garwood $ Billy Mayfair Kevin Sutherland $
Tommy Armour III $ Mike Goodes $ Scott McCarron $ Hal Sutton
Woody Austin $ Paul Goydos $ Rocco Mediate $ Jim Thorpe
Michael Bradley Jay Haas $ Larry Mize Esteban Toledo $
Paul Broadhurst $ Gary Hallberg Colin Montgomerie * $ David Toms
Olin Browne $ Todd Hamilton Gil Morgan < Bob Tway
Bart Bryant $ John Harris Larry Nelson * Scott Verplank
Tom Byrum $ Scott Hoch < Mark O’Meara * Duffy Waldorf $
Mark Calcavecchia Hale Irwin * < Jose Maria Olazabal * Ian Woosnam **
Russ Cochran Lee Janzen < Scott Parel
John Cook Miguel Angel Jimenez $ Jesper Parnevik $ * Hall of Fame Member
Fred Couples * < Brandt Jobe $ Tom Pernice Jr. $ ** To be inducted into Hall of Fame in 2017
John Daly Jerry Kelly Kenny Perry <
Glen Day Skip Kendall Phillip Price < Former Champion
Scott Dunlap $ Tom Kite * Fran Quinn
Joe Durant $ Gary Koch Loren Roberts < $ Top 36 Charles Schwab Cup Standings
Brad Faxon Bernhard Langer * < $ Gene Sauers $
Carlos Franco $ Tom Lehman $ Wes Short, Jr. $
David Frost $ Steve Lowery Joey Sindelar $

Tickets and parking passes are available for purchase online at www.ChubbClassic.com or by calling the tournament office at 239-593-3900.

Kids 17 and younger will receive free admission to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  The Chubb Classic also provides free general admission to all active and retired military personnel with valid Military ID.

Participating SUBWAY® restaurants Offer Weekly Ticket Discounts to the 2017 Chubb Classic

All ticket offer purchasers will be entered to win the Ultimate Golf Experience

during Event week.

Naples, Fla. – SUBWAY® restaurants and the Chubb Classic partner to provide discounted ticket offers and upgraded experiences during the 30th anniversary of the PGA TOUR Champions event in Naples.  The Southwest Florida community will have the opportunity to take advantage of a two-for-one weekly ticket promotion, as well as a special sweepstakes for all ticket offer purchasers.  In addition, SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough and the chance to win $50,000 returns to the 2017 event, February 14 – 19 at The TwinEagles Club.

“The continued partnership with SUBWAY® restaurants allows us to thank the SW Florida community for their support through discounted ticket offers and upgraded experiences,” said Matt Hilliker, Tournament Director.  “We’re excited to once again partner with SUBWAY® restaurants to provide enhanced on-site experiences through SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough and the enter to win sweepstakes.”

SUBWAY® restaurants offers include:

Two-for-one Weekly Ticket Promotion – From Tuesday, January 24 to Sunday, February 19, participating SUBWAY® restaurants will offer fans the opportunity to purchase two weekly general admissions tickets for the price of one to the Chubb Classic.  By visiting participating SUBWAY® restaurants, ticket buyers will receive a promotional code valid for a two-for-one weekly grounds ticket, in which can be redeemed online or by calling the Tournament office at (239) 593-3900.  Weekly grounds tickets are valid all week, Tuesday, February 14 through Sunday, February 19.  For a complete list of participating SUBWAY® restaurants, click HERE.

Ultimate Golf Experience at the Chubb Classic – Each fan who redeems the two-for-one weekly ticket offer from participating SUBWAY® restaurants, from January 24 to February 8, will automatically be entered to win the Ultimate Golf Experience.  One lucky winner will receive the opportunity to walk inside the ropes with a Naples Daily News Honorary Observer spot.  Valid for two individuals, the honorary observer spot will provide access to walk alongside the legends of the PGA TOUR during an official championship round (Friday through Sunday).  The winner will also receive two reserved seats within a hospitality suite overlooking the 18th green on Saturday, February 18.

SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough – The SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough will take place during Event week, February 14 – 19 at The TwinEagles Club in Naples.  This challenge is a free, three-hole putting contest that gives spectators a chance to test their skills and compete against their family, friends and fellow fans for an opportunity to win $50,000 and various prizes.  Following the completion of tournament play on Saturday, February 18, daily finalists of the SUBWAY® restaurants Family Putt For Dough will be given a chance to win $50,000 and free SUBWAY® for one year with a final putting challenge on the 18th green.

Chubb Classic Celebrates 30 Years in SW Florida

Tickets on Sale Now – Chubb Reduces Prices as Thank You to Community

NAPLES, Fla.  – The Chubb Classic, a signature event in SW Florida, will celebrate its 30th year in Naples, February 13-19, 2017 at The TwinEagles Club.  The tournament is the longest standing event in one metropolitan area on the PGA TOUR Champions.  Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Chubb Classic, tournament officials announce today.  To recognize the support of fans and the SW Florida community, Chubb and the tournament are reducing general admission ticket prices by up to 40% for the 2017 event.

“The fact that this event has been in one place for 30 years and counting speaks volumes about the community we live in,” said Jack Wert, Executive Director, Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “SW Florida has really embraced this event since day one and because of that, we continue to have the honor to host the legends of the game right here in our back-yard.”

Daily admission tickets for the 2017 tournament cost $15 per ticket and weekly general admission tickets cost $30 per ticket.  Kids, 17 and under, will receive free admission with a ticketed adult.

A limited number of upgraded tickets are available in the Talon Club for $125 per day.  The upgraded ticket provides admission to a premium viewing deck overlooking the 18th green and includes food and beverage, as well as an on-site parking pass.

“I’ve worked in several markets through my career in the golf industry and this community truly is special,” said Matt Hilliker, Tournament Director.  “The support this event has received throughout its 30 year history is remarkable.  Reducing ticket prices is our way of saying thank you to our fans for their continued support of the Chubb Classic.”

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets or call the Tournament Office at (239) 593-3900.

Bernhard Langer Crowned 2016 Chubb Classic Champion

Final-Round Notes – Saturday, February 14, 2016

Weather: Mostly sunny and pleasant with highs in the low-70s. Winds from the NW at 8-15 mph.

Final Leaderboard

Position Name Score
1 Bernhard Langer 62-66-73-201/-15
2 Fred Couples 68-70-66-204/-12
T3 Scott Dunlap 69-66-70-205/-11
Kenny Perry 68-67-70-205/-11
Jesper Parnevik 69-69-67-205/-11
T6 Scott Hoch 68-72-66-206/-10
Brandt Jobe 70-69-67-206/-10
Todd Hamilton 70-68-68-206/-10

Despite posting a 1-over-par 73 on Sunday, Bernhard Langer still managed to prevail by three strokes over Fred Couples and claim the inaugural Chubb Classic at The TwinEagles Club in Naples, the 26th victory in his PGA TOUR Champions career. Langer had started the day with a seven-stroke advantage, but did not make his first birdie until No. 11 as others began to close the gap, including Couples. During a seven-hole stretch, Couples ran off four birdies and an eagle to get within two strokes with a birdie at No. 17 and a Langer bogey at No. 15. However, Couples saw his chances derailed when he made a bogey at No. 18 which increased Langer’s lead to three strokes. Despite a third bogey at No. 18, Langer held on to claim his third Chubb Classic crown.

With His Victory…..

  • Wins his 26th victory on the PGA TOUR Champions and moves into third place on

the all-time victory list behind Hale Irwin (45 wins) and Lee Trevino (29).

  • Goes wire-to-wire for the sixth time in his career as well as the fourth year in succession with a wire-to-wire victory
  • Wins this event for the third time (2011, 2013, 2016)
  • Wins at least one event for the 10th consecutive year, one shy of Hale Irwin’s record.
  • Wins his sixth PGA TOUR Champions event in Florida
  • Moves to the top of the 2016 money list as well as the Charles Schwab Cup race.

Bernhard Langer wins a second event on the PGA TOUR Champions for the third time. Langer also won the 2007 Administaff Small Business Classic, 2008 Administaff Small Business Classic, and 2014 Insperity Invitational.

With the win, Bernhard Langer became the 16th consecutive winner to come out of the final

grouping at this tournament. The last time it didn’t happen was in 2000 when Lanny Wadkins needed a final-round 64 to rally from three strokes back and eventually triumphed in a playoff.

In seven appearances in this tournament, Langer owns three wins, a pair of second-place finishes, a T3 and a T4. He has amassed $1,152,267, an average of $164,610 per start.

By going wire-to-wire Bernhard Langer became just the fourth winner in the 29-year history of the tournament to earn that distinction. Langer also went wire-to-wire in 2013. The other two winners were Lee Trevino (1990) and Allen Doyle (1999).

After an absence of six years, Fred Couples enjoyed another successful tournament in Naples. A winner in 2010, Couples made a late run at Bernhard Langer, finishing three strokes back and in sole possession of second place.

Bernhard Langer’s 1-over-par 73 ended a streak of 19 consecutive sub-par rounds dating back to last year.

Jesper Parnevik had his best finish on the PGA TOUR Champions with his T3 finish. It included a 5-under-par 67 in the final round.

Brandt Jobe, the medalist at last fall’s National Qualifying Tournament in Scottsdale, finished T6 in just his third start on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Defending champion Lee Janzen finished T17.

Aquafina® and the Chubb Classic Partner to Bring Families Discounted Admission

Aquafina® Day to take place Saturday, February 13

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NAPLES, Fla. – Aquafina® and the Chubb Classic have joined together to make the PGA TOUR Champions event more affordable for the entire family. As of today, two new initiatives will be available to fans at the tournament taking place at the TwinEagles Club, February 9 – 14.

Offer details:

Aquafina® Family Four Pack – Chubb Classic ticket buyers will now have the opportunity to purchase the Aquafina® Family Four Pack, which includes four daily admission tickets, four PepsiCo products and four hot dogs or hamburgers. The Aquafina® Family Four Pack is $89 (a $145 value) and available for purchase online at www.chubbclassic.com or over the phone at (239) 593-3900.

Aquafina® Day – On Saturday, February 13, fans of the Chubb Classic can celebrate Aquafina® Day by bringing an empty PepsiCo product container to the tournament to recycle and receive $5 off a daily admission ticket purchased at the main entrance.

Aquafina® Day on Saturday, February 13 along with Waste Management Go Green Day on Friday, February 12 are initiatives the tournament and its partners are making in order to keep the Chubb Classic a green event.

Kids 17 and younger will receive free admission to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Chubb Classic also provides free general admission to all active and retired military personnel, with valid Military ID, and their families.

For more details or to purchase ticket packages and parking passes, please visit www.chubbclassic.com or call (239) 593-3900.

 

Chubb Classic Announces Final Field List

Includes 8 Hall of Fame Members & 30/30 of the Top Players from the 2015 PGA TOUR Champions Money List

NAPLES, Fla. – Chubb Classic and PGA TOUR Champions officials announced the final field for the 2016 Chubb Classic, taking place February 9 – 14, at the TwinEagles Club in Naples.

2016 Chubb Classic: Final Field

*Hall of Fame Member   <Former Champion    $ Top 30 Money List

Michael Allen $
Stephen Ames $
Billy Andrade $
Tommy Armour III
Woody Austin $
Jay Don Blake
Mark Brooks
Olin Browne $
Bart Bryant $
Brad Bryant
Tom Byrum
Mark Calcavecchia
Jose Coceres
Russ Cochran $
John Cook
Fred Couples*< $
Marco Dawson $
Scott Dunlap $
Joe Durant $
Brad Faxon
Carlos Franco

David Frost $
Fred Funk
Doug Garwood
Bob Gilder
Mike Goodes
Paul Goydos $
Mike Grob
Jay Haas
Gary Hallberg
Todd Hamilton
John Harris
Scott Hoch<
John Huston
Peter Jacobsen
Lee Janzen< $
Brandt Jobe
Tom Kite*
Gary Koch
Bernhard Langer* < $
Tom Lehman $
Wayne Levi

Steve Lowery
Sandy Lyle*
Jeff Maggert $
Scott McCarron
Rocco Mediate
Larry Mize
Colin Montgomerie* $
Larry Nelson*
Mark O’Meara* $
Jesper Parnevik
Craig Parry
Corey Pavin
Tom Pernice Jr. $
Kenny Perry< $
Tom Purtzer
Dana Quigley
Loren Roberts<
Gene Sauers $
Wes Short, Jr. $
Joey Sindelar
Jeff Sluman $

Jerry Smith $
Mike Springer
Curtis Strange*
Kevin Sutherland $
Jim Thorpe
Esteban Toledo $
Kirk Triplett< $
Bob Tway
Scott Verplank
Duffy Waldorf $
D.A. Weibring
Willie Wood
Ian Woosnam $
Fuzzy Zoeller

 

Spectators can now purchase tickets and parking passes online at www.chubbclassic.com. Multiple ticket options are available, including The Talon Club, an 18 green hospitality suite, Champions Club Box seats and the Ultimate Golf Experience Book, which features discounted rates to 25 courses in the SW Florida area and comes with two weekly general admission tickets.

Kids 17 and younger will receive free admission to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Chubb Classic also provides free general admission to all active and retired military personnel, with valid Military ID, and their families.

Chubb Classic Spectator Could Win 2 Tickets To The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open!

First 1,200 Spectators receive WM Go Green Item upon entry on February 12!

NAPLES, Fla. – Chubb Classic officials have announced that Friday, February 12 will be designated as Waste Management Go Green Day, and the first 1,200 spectators to enter the grounds wearing green will receive a Go Green item courtesy of Waste Management Inc. of Florida. The tournament takes place at TwinEagles Golf Club February 9 – 14.

Waste Management will hold a drawing on-site on Friday, February 12th at the Chubb Classic for a spectator to win two tickets to the 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open and a $500 gift card for travel expenses. Waste Management will have booths at both entry ways as well as the expo tent within the Chubb Classic Expo Village where all spectators 18 years of age and over may enter to win.

Also inside the Waste Management Expo Tent, spectators will learn more about the importance of recycling correctly as well as Waste Management’s latest $35 million investment in replacing their fleet of collection vehicles with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered vehicles that save 8-10,000 gallons of diesel fuel per truck, per year. In this interactive display, spectators will have another opportunity to win one of WM’s signature die-cast toy collection trucks on a putting green.

Chubb Classic officials have taken the pledge to Recycle Often. Recycle Right. ® at this event. Working with Waste Management, the tournament will be providing educational signage and recycling containers to encourage spectators to recycle correctly. Prior to the event, Waste Management will also be providing training to the tournament staff and volunteers to increase its recycling efforts. Tournament officials encourage spectators to show their support for protecting the environment by wearing green on Go Green Day.

“Partnerships like the Go Green Day with the Chubb Classic allow us the opportunity to reach a broader audience and together, we can contribute to a cleaner, greener environment by encouraging residents to Recycle Often and Recycle Right,” said Larry Berg, Sr. District Manager of Waste Management Inc. of Florida.

For additional information on the Waste Management Go Green Day or to purchase tickets please visit www.chubbclassic.com.

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