Naples, Fla. (November 14, 2022) – Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples begins an incredible run this week of hosting three professional golf events over a four-month stretch. Tiburón is the only golf facility in the world to host LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR Champions and PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournaments. The LPGA Tour’s season-ending CME Group Tour Championship will be played this week (November 17 – 20, 2022), followed by the QBE Shootout, a PGA TOUR Challenge Event, December 7 – 11, 2022. After a two-month break, Tiburón will then play host to the PGA TOUR Champions’ Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO, February 13 – 19, 2023. The CME Group Tour Championship and QBE Shootout will both played on Tiburón’s Gold Course, while the Chubb Classic will be contested on the Black Course at Tiburón.
LPGA Tour players have been accumulating points throughout the 2022 season to qualify for the CME Group Tour Championship. The top 60 points earners and ties will be competing in the Championship, vying for the $7 million purse and the $2 million winner’s check, the largest single prize in the history of women’s golf. Jin Young Ko is the event’s defending champion.
The QBE Shootout will feature 12 two-person teams consisting of 24 professionals, including PGA TOUR stars Jason Day, Max Homa, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner and Cameron Young, as well as LPGA TOUR stars Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson. Team Troon member Matt Kuchar will again pair with teammate Harris English at the 2022 QBE Shootout. The most successful duo in Shootout history with three wins, Kuchar and English have also recorded two runner-up finishes.
2023 will mark the Chubb Classic’s 36th anniversary and the third straight year the event will be played at Tiburón. Bernhard Langer is expected to return to defend his 2022 title against many of the game’s biggest names, including Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, and Jerry Kelly as well as World Golf Hall of Fame and Team Troon member Colin Montgomerie.
“Our team is honored to once again have the privilege to host these three professional events in such a short period of time,” said Tiburón Golf Club General Manger Kevin DeDonato, PGA. “As our area recovers from the impact of Hurricane Ian, we are very proud to showcase the resiliency this market has in pressing forward. Our entire team at Tiburon is grateful for the support we receive from all of our partners and we look forward for three successful events.”
For more information on Tiburón Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Resort, Naples, please call (239) 593-2214 or visit www.tiburonnaples.com.
About Tiburón Golf Club
Managed by Troon, Tiburón Golf Club is located in Naples, Florida and features two championship golf courses, the Gold and the Black, both designed by Greg Norman, a two-time Open Championship winner and former top ranked player in the world. Tiburón is home to the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship and the PGA TOUR’s QBE Shootout and is consistently rated among the top 20 golf facilities in Florida by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine. The 295-room Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples sits adjacent to the two award-winning courses, while the 450-room Ritz-Carlton beach hotel is just a few miles away. The semi-private club has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International. Tiburón's 27,000-square foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse features three dining rooms, private member locker rooms and lounge areas, as well as an award-winning golf shop.
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