Major champions, Hall-of-Famers and past champions headline early commitments for the 2023 Chubb Classic; military and service personnel to receive complimentary admission compliments of Servpro; tickets on sale now at www.ChubbClassic.com
NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 27, 2023 – 2021 Chubb Classic champion and former Naples resident Steve Stricker will make his return to the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO, Naples’ flagship PGA TOUR Champions event taking place Feb. 13-19 at Tiburón Golf Club’s Black Course.
Stricker, who won the season-opening PGA TOUR Champions event last week at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, captured the 2021 Chubb Classic title by one stroke over Robert Karlsson and Alex Cejka at 16-under par. Stricker was unable to defend his title in 2022 due to an illness that kept him out of action for the first half of the season. When he returned to competition in the summer, he won four PGA TOUR Champions events, including a senior major. He was recently awarded with the 2022 Ben Hogan Award by the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), recognizing an individual who has continued to be active in golf despite a physical handicap or serious illness.
Joining Stricker in headlining the latest wave of early commitments include major champions Ernie Els, Jim Furyk and Tom Lehman.
“We are looking forward to celebrating the legends of the game at the Chubb Classic in February, and we are excited to welcome back our 2021 champion Steve Stricker to the field,” said Sandy Diamond, executive director for the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO. “With the additions of Stricker, Els, Furyk and Lehman, the tournament is shaping up to feature one of the strongest fields in recent history.”
Els, elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010, has recorded 74 professional wins worldwide, including four major championships. He made his PGA TOUR Champions debut in 2020, and has two victories. He finished T10 at the 2022 Chubb Classic.
Furyk, who also made his PGA TOUR Champions debut in 2020, has 29 professional wins worldwide, including the 2003 U.S. Open and 2021 U.S. Senior Open. He serves as tournament host for the annual Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS PGA TOUR Champions event, held in October. Furyk finished T38 at the 2022 Chubb Classic.
Lehman, a 12-time PGA TOUR Champions winner who has amassed 35 worldwide professional victories, is a former World No. 1 and is the only golfer in history to have been honored as player of the year on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Korn Ferry Tour (then Web.com Tour). Lehman, who is seeking his first Chubb Classic win, finished T26 in 2022.
They will be among a 78-player field featuring major champions, Hall-of-Famers and past champions competing in the 54-hole championship Friday-Sunday, Feb. 17-19, for a share of the $1.8 million purse. Previous commitments include defending champion Bernhard Langer, Hall of-Famers Retief Goosen, Sandy Lyle and Colin Montgomerie, as well as past champions Scott Parel, Joe Durant, Lee Janzen and Kirk Triplett. Players have until 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 10 to commit to the Chubb Classic. GOLF Channel will televise live all three rounds of play.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Chubb Classic, including exclusive hospitality and general admission tickets offering a wide degree of entertainment and access. All 2023 tournament tickets will be completely digital and will be emailed after purchase. Tickets can be viewed on either a mobile device or printed out and will be scanned at the main gate.
All service personnel, including military (active, retired, reserve and veteran) and service personnel (police, fire, EMS) and a plus one will receive complimentary admission to the 2023 Chubb Classic, compliments of SERVPRO. Tickets will be available at Will Call tournament week by showing proper identification. The complimentary Hero Outpost tickets must be downloaded in advance from www.ChubbClassic.com and proper ID is required at the main entrance. Children under 18 also will be admitted free into the tournament with a paid adult.
There are four ticket options for fans interested in attending the 2023 Chubb Classic (**Ticket prices include all taxes and fees**):
• Daily Grounds:
o General admission daily grounds, valid Thursday, Feb. 16 (Pro-Am), and Friday Sunday, Feb. 17-19 (tournament rounds).
▪ Thursday: $23
▪ Friday: $45
▪ Saturday: $45
▪ Sunday: $55
• Weekly Grounds:
o General admission daily grounds, valid Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 16-19. ▪ $110 (Valid all days Thursday-Sunday)
• Michelob Ultra Legends Lounge 17th Green Skybox:
o Semi-private luxury suite offering exclusive views of the 17th green. Includes lunch options, afternoon snacks, water, soft drinks and cash bar. Valid
competition rounds, Friday-Sunday.
▪ Friday: $165
▪ Saturday: $190
▪ Sunday: $215
• Hoffmann Family of Companies Wine Bar – 18th Green Hospitality: o Open-air, semi-private luxury suite overlooking the 18th green. Includes catered lunch, hors d’oeuvres, afternoon snacks and open bar. Valid competition rounds, Friday-Sunday.
▪ Friday: $375
▪ Saturday: $430
▪ Sunday: $485
A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to local charities throughout Southwest Florida. The Chubb Classic has proudly supported more than 30 charitable organizations since the tournament’s inception in 1988.
Tiburón Golf Club, managed by Troon, the only facility to host a PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and LPGA Tour event in the same calendar year, features two 18-hole Championship golf courses, The Gold and The Black. The Black Course, which opened in 2001, has a very distinctive look with its pine straw-lined fairways, crushed coquina waste areas and undulating greens nestled amidst acres of pine trees and native Florida foliage. The Black Course is designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International to protect and enhance its natural surroundings.
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About Tiburón Golf Club
Located in Naples, Florida, Tiburón Golf Club, managed by Troon, features two 18-hole championship golf courses, The Gold and The Black. Tiburón is home to the LPGA Tour's 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. Tiburón's Gold Course opened in 1998 and the Black Course opened in 2001. Both courses play to a par of 72 and feature five sets of tees. The Gold Course can play as long as 7,382 yards, while The Black Course can play up to 6,949 yards from the championship tees. The 295-room Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón, sits adjacent to the two award-winning courses. 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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About The Chubb Classic
The Chubb Classic has been held in Naples, FL, since 1988 and features stars from the PGA TOUR Champions competing over 54 holes for a share of $1.8 million in prize money. Past champions include legends of the game such as Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer. The event is owned and operated by Outlyr, a global marketing and event management agency that operates professional golf tournaments across the country. Outlyr also operates a number of other sporting and lifestyle events and manages the sponsorship portfolio for several blue-chip clients. Visit www.ChubbClassic.com for more information.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 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, on Facebook, on Twitter (@ChampionsTour), on Instagram (@pgatourchampions) and on TikTok (pgatourchampions).
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