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PGA Tour Legends Tee Off at Inaugural Hoag Classic


The Hoag Classic, Orange County’s only official PGA TOUR Champions event, premieres from March 6 to 10. Golf legends will be competing for the $1.8 million purse at the Newport Beach Country Club. As one of the most successful philanthropic events on the PGA TOUR Champions, the tournament has generated more than $20 million in its history. This year, newly minted as the Hoag Classic, the tournament’s net proceeds will benefit Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s programs and services, as well as other local charities.

Golf legends such as Fred Couples, John Daly, Bernhard Langer, and Mark O’Meara are expected to compete with more than 80 players in the tournament.

The Hoag Classic has featured players with more than 400 combined worldwide professional victories and 50 major championships and features 40 PGA TOUR Championship members in the World Golf Hall of Fame, many of who are still competing. A current list of players is available at

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 4 – Womanology Brunch & Women’s Health Panel presented by Allergan, Rightsourcing, Helton Law Group, and CIGNA 7:30 – 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 5 – Breakfast with a Champion presented by Allergan – 7:30 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, March 6 – Thursday, March 7 – Legends Pro-Am presented by Konica Minolta, 7:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Friday, March 8 – Round 1, Corporate Day presented by City National Bank
Gates Open 8 a.m. Tee Times 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Live Music & Appetizers presented by John Wayne Airport 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 9 – Round 2, Military Appreciation Day presented by CoreLogic
Gates Open 8 a.m. Opening Ceremony 9:15 a.m. Tee Times 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Salute to Service and Live Musical Performance by John Daly 5:15 p.m.
Sunday, March 10 – Final Round, Student Day presented by Kingston Technology
Gates Open 8 a.m. Tee Times 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Putting Contest 1-4 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Champions Toast 5 p.m.

Good Any One Day tickets for the Hoag Classic are available online before the event for $25. Tickets purchased at the Main Gate on the day of the event are $30. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at participating Roger Dunn Golf Stores. Children age 11 and under receive complimentary admission. For more information, visit  

Newport Beach Country Club, One Clubhouse Drive in Newport Beach.

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