Orange County’s Only PGA TOUR Champions Event Returns as the Hoag Classic

March 6 – 10, 2019, at the Newport Beach Country Club

After 20 years, Orange County’s only PGA TOUR sanctioned event is entering a new era with Hoag assuming title sponsorship.

The inaugural Hoag Classic will take place on March 6 – 10, with presenting partners Konica Minolta and City National Bank. The event will draw golf legends such as Fred Couples, John Daly, Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara and 2018 Champion, Vijay Singh back to Newport Beach Country Club to compete for the $1.8 million purse.

The Hoag Classic Championship Weekend kicks off on Friday, March 8 with Corporate Day, presented by City National Bank. This is the perfect day to get out of the office and engage clients during the first round of competition with one of the best fields on the PGA TOUR Champions. After play, start the weekend off right by sticking around to listen to live music presented by John Wayne Airport, and enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday, March 9 will honor service men and women with Military Appreciation Day, presented by CoreLogic. All active duty, military reserve, National Guard, military retirees and veterans – and up to three of their guests – will receive complimentary admission with food and beverage to thank them for their service. After play, don’t miss Hoag Classic participant and musical sensation, John Daly and “The Human Jukebox,” Jocko Deal for a Salute to Service Live Musical Performance.

On Sunday, March 10, enjoy the thrilling final round with the entire family. All students (18 and under) will receive complimentary admission for Student Day presented by Kingston Technology. Youth can enjoy the Kids Fun Zone with a variety of games and prizes, and participate in the putting contest with the opportunity to win tournament merchandise, tickets to local attractions and more. After tournament play ends and once the 2019 Hoag Classic Champion is announced, join in a toast to his victory and a successful end to the Hoag Classic.

“For one week each year, the international spotlight shines brightly on Orange County and we’re able to showcase the best of our community, as the tournament draws approximately 70,000 patrons, 200-plus sponsors and 800 volunteers,” said Jeff Purser, executive director of the Hoag Classic. “We are proud to name this event as Hoag and to provide an unparalleled opportunity to give back to the health and vitality of our community in Southern California.”

Each year, the tournament’s net proceeds benefit Hoag and other charitable causes such as Military Appreciation Day initiatives. The tournament has generated more than $20 million in its history – making it the most philanthropic event on the PGA TOUR Champions. In addition, the Hoag Classic will fill local hotel rooms, restaurants and businesses during tournament week, providing an enormous influx of dollars into the local economy.

The success of this event is due in large part to the wonderful group of volunteers. Whether you love golf or have a heart for the community, volunteering at the Hoag Classic is an experience like no other in sports. Volunteer registration is still open and there are many ways to get involved.

To register as a volunteer or purchase tickets to attend, visit HoagClassic.com for more information.

For more information, call 888-479-3610.