PGA Tour Champions Q-School graduates Brian Cooper, Richard Green, David McKenzie and Tim O’Neal to make Chubb Classic debuts; major champions, Hall-of-Famers and legends of the game scheduled to compete at Naples’ flagship PGA Tour Champions event; tickets on sale now at www.ChubbClassic.com
NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 10, 2023 – 2020 European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington, multiple PGA TOUR winner Brad Faxon and PGA TOUR Champions Q-School graduates Brian Cooper, Richard Green, David McKenzie, Tim O’Neal and Wes Short, Jr. headline the latest commitments to the 2023 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO. Taking place Feb. 17-19 at Tiburón Golf Club’s Black Course, the Chubb Classic is Naples’ flagship PGA TOUR Champions event, now entering its 36th year.
Harrington recorded four PGA TOUR Champions wins in 2022, including the U.S. Senior Open and the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, finishing the year second in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. He will make his PGA TOUR Champions season debut and his second-straight Chubb Classic appearance. The 2020 European Ryder Cup captain has 36 professional victories worldwide, including two Open Championship wins (2007, 2008) and the 2008 PGA Championship.
Faxon, an eight-time PGA TOUR and two-time PGA TOUR Champions winner, will be making his 2023 PGA TOUR Champions debut at the Chubb Classic and 12th Chubb Classic appearance overall. One of the newest members of GOLF Channel and NBC Sports’ studio and live tournament broadcast teams, Faxon intends to compete in select PGA TOUR Champions events in 2023 while appearing in key roles for GOLF Channel and NBC Sports.
Joining them in headlining the latest wave of commitments are 2022 PGA TOUR Champions Q School graduates Brian Cooper, Richard Green, David McKenzie, Tim O’Neal and Wes Short, Jr. All but Short will be making their Chubb Classic debuts.
These players 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. Players have until 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 10 to commit to the Chubb Classic. GOLF Channel will televise all three rounds of play live.
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. They can be viewed on either a mobile device or printed out and scanned at the main gate. Purchase tickets at www.ChubbClassic.com/tickets.
All 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).
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 territories. Programming is also available via the OTT platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR in every market outside of the United States, excluding China and Korea, with live coverage distributed in 130+ countries and territories.
About Florida’s Paradise Coast
The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official source for area travel and tourism information about Florida's Paradise Coast. Located in Southwest Florida, this premier vacation and meeting destination offers leisure and business travelers a variety of exceptional year-round amenities and attractions. Set along a 30-mile Gulf of Mexico coastline ribboned with white-sand beaches, visitors will discover a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere highlighted by a lively social scene, robust arts and culture activities, exceptional restaurants, luxury boutique shopping and plenty of outdoor adventure experiences. Home to over 90 public and private golf courses, sports enthusiasts have access to a variety of championship courses; pickleball and tennis facilities; and water activities ranging from kayaking to sailing charters. Outdoor adventures include exploring the world-famous Everglades – the only sub-tropical mangrove wilderness in the U.S. and home to endangered wildlife and over 350 species of birds. Florida’s Paradise Coast is truly where the high life meets the wildlife. Recent accolades include being named the No. 1 “Best Beach Town in the U.S. to Live In,” No. 1 “Healthiest and Happiest City in America” and “One of the Best Small Cities in the U.S.” Located just two hours from Miami, three hours from Tampa, and four hours from Orlando, Florida’s Paradise Coast is easily accessible by Interstate highway. Travelers outside of the Sunshine State can fly into Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), Punta Gorda (PGD), Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami (MIA). For more information about Florida’s Paradise Coast, call 800-688-3600, visit ParadiseCoast.com, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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