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OC’s only PGA TOUR Champions event returns to Newport Beach Country Club for Hoag Classic

The Hoag Classic, Orange County’s only PGA TOUR Champions event, returns to Newport Beach Country Club on March 15-19, as golf legends compete for the $2 million purse. 

Hoag is once again the title sponsor and beneficiary of the tournament, and Konica Minolta and City National Bank will both return as Presenting Partners for the fourth year.

“We are anticipating another exciting year for the Hoag Classic here in Newport Beach,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, president and CEO of Hoag. “Hoag is proud to be a partner and beneficiary of the Hoag Classic. Through the incredible generosity and support from the tournament we’ve been able to significantly expand access to the world-class health and wellness services Hoag provides.”

Defending champion and World Golf Hall of Fame member Retief Goosen, alongside several other World Golf Hall of Fame members, major champions and legends of the game including Darren Clarke, Fred Couples, David Duval, John Daly, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh and Steve Stricker are expected to compete in the 2023 tournament. For a current list of players and updates, visit (Players are subject to change.)

“Attracting a field of professional players that rival any major championship in golf, we are proud to host an event that not only contributes to the health and vitality of our community, but creates a compelling competition for our fans to enjoy,” said Jeff Purser, executive director of the Hoag Classic. “The wide exposure the Hoag Classic offers for the community of Orange County provides benefits that are immeasurable.”

As one of the most philanthropic events in PGA TOUR Champions history, the net proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit Hoag’s programs and services, as well as several military charities.

Schedule of Events

–Tuesday, March 14: The Hoag Classic Hall of Fame Community Breakfast, presented by Hoag Orthopedic Institute will be held in advance of the tournament at VEA Newport Beach Resort & Spa, featuring golf legend Fred Couples. (This is a private event by invitation only.)

–Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16: The Legends Pro-Am, presented by Konica Minolta, is the first event of tournament week open to the public. Attending these days gives fans an opportunity to catch golf legends in a more relaxed environment before the competition begins.

– Friday, March 17: The Hoag Classic Championship weekend begins with the Opening Round presented by City National Bank.

–Saturday, March 18: Honors current and former servicemen and women with Military Appreciation Day, presented by CoreLogic. All active duty, military reserve, National Guard, military retirees and veterans – and one guest each – will receive complimentary admission with food and beverage. During the final rounds on the 17th and 18th holes, the 2023 military honorees will be recognized and celebrated. After play concludes, head to the 18th hole for the charity presentation as they continue the tradition of donating to military causes including the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

–Sunday, March 19: For the final round, attendees ages 18 and under will receive complimentary admission for Student Day, presented by Kingston Technology. Students can enjoy the Kingston Autograph Arena to meet-and-greet with some of their favorite players. 

In addition to Student Day, Hoag Charity Sports and Hoag thank Kingston technology for funding $70,000 in scholarships for Hoag. There will be a special private event on Sunday to present the 2023 scholarship recipients with their awards and to hear stories about how Hoag employees are advancing their education and elevating their level of care though this program. 


Daily grounds tickets are available online for $30. Ticket sales will be online only, and are available for purchase throughout the weekend. Children ages 11 and under receive complimentary admission.

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Newport Beach Country Club is located at One Clubhouse Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, visit

By: Stu News Newport

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