Chubb Classic History

The PGA TOUR Champions has been a part of the fabric of Florida's Paradise Coast since its inception in 1988. For more than 30 years, families and friends have gathered each February to witness the legends of professional golf showcase the skills and the personalities that continue to make them household names.

 

The Chubb Classic remains the longest-standing PGA TOUR Champions event held in one metropolitan area and annually boasts one of the best fields on tour. Over the years, legends of the game such as Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Raymond Floyd have competed in the Chubb Classic. Former champions include World Golf Hall of Famers, starting with Gary Player in 1988 and including Lee Trevino and Lanny Wadkins, Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer.

Past Champions

Champions

1988    Gary Player (207)

1989    Gene Littler (209)

1990    Lee Trevino (200)

1991    Lee Trevino (205)

1992    Jimmy Powell (197)

1993    Mike Hill (202)

1994    Mike Hill (201)

1995    Bob Murphy (137)

1996    Al Geiberger (202)

1997    Hale Irwin (201)

1998    Gil Morgan (210)

1999    Allen Doyle (203)

2000    Lanny Wadkins (202)

2001    Gil Morgan (204)

2002    Hale Irwin (200)

2003    Vicente Fernandez (202)

2004    Craig Stadler (206)

2005    Mark James (203)

2006    Loren Roberts (202)

2007    Bobby Wadkins (201)

2008    Scott Hoch (202)

2009    Loren Roberts (209)

2010    Fred Couples (199)

2011    Bernhard Langer (196)

2012    Kenny Perry (196)

2013    Bernhard Langer (204)

2014    Kirk Triplett (200)

2015    Lee Janzen (200)

2016    Bernhard Langer (201)

2017    Fred Couples (200)

2018    Joe Durant (197)

2019    Miguel Angel Jiménez (200)

2020    Scott Parel (196)

The list of former champions is highlighted by past and future legends of the game. Multiple winners of the event are Bernhard Langer (2011, 2013, 2016), Fred Couples (2010, 2017), Loren Roberts (2006, 2009), Hale Irwin (1997, 2002) Gil Morgan (1998, 2001), Mike Hill (1993, 1994) and Lee Trevino (1990, 1991).

Caring for Our Community

Each year the Chubb Classic partners with The First Tee of Naples/Collier for the annual Golf to Paradise - First Tee Champions Challenge. This event brings together two participants from 12 different First Tee chapters nationwide for an opportunity to take part in a three-day competition held during the Chubb Classic. The winners are crowned during the final day of the Chubb Classic.

​Charli Ciurlino and Julian Jones from The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia claimed the 2020 Golf to Paradise—First Tee Champions Challenge at the Chubb Classic.

The PGA TOUR and its tournaments raised a record $204.3 million in 2019 to bring its all-time total to $3.05 billion. These dollars positively impact more than 3,000 nonprofits each year, such as the First Tee, which has introduced more than 15 million young people to its character-building programs through the game of golf.

To learn more about the PGA TOUR and the positive impact of its tournaments, volunteers, players, sponsors and fans, please visit PGATOUR.com/IMPACT.

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Tiburón Golf Club - The Black Course

Located in Naples, Florida, Tiburón Golf Club features two 18-hole, Greg Norman-designed 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. The Black Course opened in 2001. It can play to a par of 72 and feature five sets of tees. The Black Course can play up to 6,949 yards from the championship tees. The semi-private club has been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International.

Since 1988 the Chubb Classic has been contested on some of the finest courses in Collier County. The inaugural event was played at The Club at Pelican Bay and the tournament has rotated throughout the area to include stints at The Vineyards Golf and Country Club, The Classics at Lely Resort, Bay Colony Golf Club, Pelican Marsh Golf Club, The Club at TwinEagles, Quail West Golf and Country Club and TPC Treviso Bay.

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