Chubb and Servpro extend title and presenting sponsorships through 2025; Chubb is the longest-running continuous title sponsor on the PGA Tour Champions schedule; Major champions, Hall-of-Famers and legends of the game scheduled to compete at Naples’ flagship PGA Tour Champions event
NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 13, 2023 – This week, a field of 78 players, including legends of the game, major champions and Hall-of-Famers will converge upon Tiburón Golf Club for Naples’ flagship PGA TOUR Champions event, the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO. The Chubb Classic is an annual tradition for the greater Naples community and is widely considered the domestic kickoff for the PGA TOUR Champions season by players and spectators alike.
The 2023 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO also marks a milestone for Chubb – it is the company’s 25th year as title sponsor, making it the longest-running continuous title sponsor on the PGA TOUR Champions schedule. This strong partnership will continue for years to come, as tournament officials announced today that both Chubb and SERVPRO have extended their title and presenting sponsorships through 2025. SERVPRO began as presenting sponsor in 2021.
“Over the past 25 years as title sponsor, the Chubb Classic has become a signature event in Naples and for the PGA TOUR,” said Evan G. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of Chubb. “For Chubb it is also a unique opportunity for us to connect with clients and business colleagues to share ideas, enjoy the competition on the golf course, and to recognize and support non-profit partners, including First Tee, a nationwide youth development organization that will receive a portion of this year’s proceeds. We are pleased to continue the tradition of being part of this exciting week on the PGA TOUR calendar.”
"The PGA TOUR Champions professionals put on an awe-inspiring show year after year, one we look forward to each season,” said SERVPRO CEO Rick Isaacson. “Beyond the greens, SERVPRO and Chubb often collaborate to deliver expert services and practical solutions to Chubb's valued clients. On the course, our partnership proudly showcases our similar commitment to excellence in the community and provides a memorable experience for golf fans. Congratulations to Chubb on their 25 years of being a part of the PGA TOUR Champions. We are honored to continue our association with this premier event and these two remarkable brands.”
“As the longest-tenured title sponsor on PGA TOUR Champions, we are incredibly grateful to Chubb for their partnership over the past 25 years,” said PGA TOUR Champions president Miller Brady. “We are thrilled to have Chubb and SERVPRO extend their title and presenting sponsorships. Their dedication to providing a top-tier tournament experience for our players and fans, while also supporting the Naples community through their charitable efforts, has helped make the Chubb Classic a staple on our Tour and we are excited to continue our great work together.”
“PGA TOUR Champions has a long and cherished history in the greater Naples community, and we are thankful for Chubb and SERVPRO’s continued partnership in delivering a first-class event for players and spectators,” said Sandy Diamond, Chubb Classic Executive Director. “This tournament has been able to give back millions to charitable organizations throughout Southwest Florida because of Chubb and SERVPRO’s support, and we look forward to our partnership for years to come.”
Over the past 25 years, the Chubb Classic has been a launch pad for major champions to kickstart their PGA TOUR Champions careers:
- In 1999, Allen Doyle captured his first career PGA TOUR Champions win, the first of four victories that season. He would go on to win 11 times, including four major championships as well as the Charles Schwab Cup in 2001.
- In 2000, Lanny Wadkins – who will serve as lead analyst for GOLF Channel’s live tournament coverage this week – captured his first PGA TOUR Champions win at the Chubb Classic.
- In 2010, Fred Couples won in his second PGA TOUR Champions start. - In 2015, Lee Janzen won for the first time since capturing his second U.S. Open title in 1998.
This year, Bernhard Langer will attempt to make history as he defends his Chubb Classic title. Langer, 65, already the oldest winner in PGA TOUR Champions history, has amassed 44 PGA TOUR Champions victories, one shy of Hale Irwin’s all-time record of 45. At the 2022 Chubb Classic, Langer went wire-to-wire to capture his fourth Chubb Classic win and 43rd victory on
PGA TOUR Champions. He opened the tournament by shooting his age with a 64 and closed with a pair of 68s. He captured his 44th career Champions Tour win in South Florida at the TimberTech Championship in November.
The 2023 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO will be a 54-hole championship Friday Sunday, Feb. 17-19, with the field competing for a share of the $1.8 million purse – a $200,000 increase from 2022. Headlining the field includes Langer, 2021 champion Steve Stricker, 2022 Charles Schwab Cup winner Steven Alker, Hall-of-Famers Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Sandy Lyle, major champions Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, Tom Lehman, Justin Leonard and Rocco Mediate, four-time PGA TOUR winner Notah Begay III and past champions Scott Parel, Joe Durant, Lee Janzen and Kirk Triplett. GOLF Channel will televise all three rounds of play live.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Chubb Classic, including exclusive packages 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 will be 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.
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.
For more information on the Chubb Classic, visit www.ChubbClassic.com, and on social media @ChubbClassic on Twitter and @ChubbClassic on Instagram.
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.
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The
company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 34,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: www.chubb.com.
For more than 50 years, SERVPRO has been a trusted leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration services, construction, mold mitigation, biohazard and pathogen remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of more than 2,000 individually owned and operated franchises spans the United States and Canada, responding to property damage emergencies large and small – from million-square-foot commercial facilities to individual homes. When disaster strikes, homeowners, business owners and major insurance companies alike rely on SERVPRO to make it “Like it never even happened.”
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.
Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO