Annual event to feature professionals, teens from First Tee chapters, amateurs
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2022) – Featuring top professionals on the PGA TOUR Champions’ circuit as well as teenagers from First Tee chapters from around the country and teams of amateurs, the annual PURE Insurance Championship is scheduled for Sept. 20-25 on the Monterey Peninsula.
Play will be conducted on Friday and Saturday at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course. The final round will be contested solely at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Sunday, where 23 First Tee juniors compete based on their 36-hole performance. The tournament will crown one male and one female First Tee Junior Champion on Sunday.
Hosted by the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and chaired by Clint Eastwood, the event will be televised nationally on Golf Channel. The public will be admitted free to view play on Pebble Beach Golf Links (no spectating at Spyglass Hill). Complimentary parking is offered at Special Events Field/Lot 10 in Pebble Beach with shuttle service provided directly to the course.
In addition to practice rounds for three days beginning Tuesday, The Hay — the nine-hole short course redesigned by Tiger Woods — will serve as host to the Chevron Challenge on Thursday with six juniors and six professionals playing for charity.
When play begins Friday, the 78-player professional field will feature a pair of three-time event previous champions, Kirk Triplett and Jeff Sluman. They will be joined by past winners Jim Furyk (2019) and Bernhard Langer (2017), as well as Mark O’Meara (AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am five-time winner), Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Steven Alker, who is atop the Charles Schwab Cup money list for 2022.
Three concurrent competitions are held at the PURE Insurance Championship. The 2021 winners were:
- Professional: K.J. Choi
- Pro-Junior Division (team net best ball): Tim Petrovic and junior golfer Sydney Craven (First Tee-Monterey County);
- Pro-Junior Division (male): Rocco Mediate and Colin Vineberg (First Tee-Greater Baltimore); and
- Amateur Division: Matthew Schreibeis and Steven Pincus.
Volunteers for varied positions are needed for this year’s tournament. Most volunteer committees require a minimum of three days of participation with positions including registration, guest services, scoring, marshaling, and transportation. Individuals interested in volunteering are asked to visit this link.
“We encourage spectators to come out and enjoy the tournament as the setup with the pros and First Tee youths is so unique and fun to watch,” said Steve John, CEO, Monterey Peninsula Foundation. “Plus, Pebble Beach Golf Links is at its most spectacular since the last week in September typically provides us with perfect weather.”
More than 1,000 teens from First Tee have played in the PURE Insurance Championship, experiencing the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet, play, and be mentored by PGA TOUR Champions players and amateurs in the field.
First Tee is a youth development organization that teaches life skills and helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf. The PURE Insurance Championship is one of several national opportunities First Tee Headquarters provides to encourage and motivate participants as they progress through the program and toward higher education opportunities.
About PGA TOUR First Tee Foundation (“First Tee”)
First Tee (www.firsttee.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization that is supported by the PGA TOUR. Its mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character and instill life-enhancing values through the game of golf. In 2022, First Tee celebrates its 25th anniversary and reaching millions of youth through its network of 150 chapters, 10,000 schools and 1,700 youth centers. Headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, programs are delivered in all 50 United States and select international locations. President George W. Bush serves as Honorary Chair.
About Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Surpassing $200 million in total donations, Monterey Peninsula Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that donates funds from the proceeds of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on the PGA TOUR and the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting First Tee at Pebble Beach, a PGA TOUR Champions tournament. The Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties.
About PURE Insurance
Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) Insurance is a property and casualty insurance company designed exclusively for successful, responsible families. We opened for business more than 15 years ago to offer something different in the insurance space: a company focused on doing what’s suitable for our membership (policyholders), one that promotes transparency and alignment of interests and delivers more excellent value.
Today, after growing at least 15% each year since we began, we are the most awarded insurer in our category, offering coverage in all 50 states that include high-value homeowners, automobiles, collections, watercraft, personal excess liability, fraud & cyber, and flood to a membership of more than 100,000 individuals and families. Pureinsurance.com | 888.813.7873
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers aged 50 and older, including 34 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour, and Instagram @pgatourchampions.
All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Tournament programming is available via 25+ TV linear partners in 145+ countries and territories, with 25 channels carrying long-form and/or highlights coverage and 200+ hours of live coverage distributed in 135+ countries and regions. Programming is also available via the OTT platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR in every market outside the United States, excluding China and Korea, with live coverage distributed in 130+ countries and territories.
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Monterey Peninsula Foundation