April 9, 2021 – Naples, Fla.: Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and defending champion Scott Parel are among the legends of professional golf returning to Naples April 12-18th for the 2021 Chubb Classic presented by SERPRO.
This year’s field is highlighted by 17 former major winners on the PGA TOUR, including four-time winner Ernie Els, three-time winner Vijay Singh, and two-time winners Lee Janzen, Bernhard Langer, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark O’Meara, Sandy Lyle and Goosen. The field includes eight former Masters champions, highlighted by Sandy Lyle, Ian Woosnam, Mike Weir, Couples, Singh, O’Meara, Olazabal and Langer.
Langer is one of the most prolific players in the history of the PGA TOUR Champions, having won a record 11 senior tour majors. He began the season needing only four more victories to surpass Hale Irwin’s record of 45 career wins on the senior tour.
The field also features two former players remembered in part for their epic duals against Tiger Woods in a major. Rocco Mediate pushed Woods to an unforgettable final round and 19-hole playoff in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Chris Dimarco extended Woods to a one-hole playoff in the final round of the 2005 Masters, highlighted by Verne Lundquist’s famous call of Woods’ chip-in on the 16th hole.
In total, the field includes:
· 10 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame
· 56 PGA TOUR winners representing 356 career wins
· 54 PGA TOUR Champions winners totaling 274 career wins
· 26 PGA TOUR Champions major victories
Other fan favorites in this year’s field include Steve Stricker, Peter Jacobsen, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jay Haas, Corey Pavin, Jesper Parnevik, Kenny Perry and more. Click here to view the full field.
The $1.6 million purse for the 2021 Chubb Classic will be contested over three rounds on the Black Course at Tiburon Golf Course in Naples, Fla. Coverage will air on Golf Channel at the following days/times:
· Friday, April 16th from 12:00-2:30pm EDT
· Saturday, April 17th from 3:00-5:30pm EDT
· Sunday, April 18th from 3:00-5:30pm EDT
The PGA TOUR Champions has been a part of the fabric of Florida's Paradise Coast since the tournament’s inception in 1988. For more than 30 years, families and friends have gathered each year to witness the legends showcase the skills and the personalities that continue to make them household names. The Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO remains the longest-standing PGA TOUR Champions event held in one metropolitan area and annually boasts one of the best fields on tour.
Due to the ongoing health crisis, the 2021 Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO will not sell tickets to the general public.
Visit www.ChubbClassic.com for more information about the event.
About the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO
The Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO has been held in Naples, FL, since 1988 and features stars from the PGA TOUR Champions competing over 54 holes for a share of $1.6 million in prize money. Past champions include legends of the game such as Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Fred Couples and Bernhard Langer. The Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO is owned and operated by Eiger Marketing Group, a global marketing and event management agency. In addition to managing professional golf tournaments, Eiger 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.
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 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com.
About PGA TOUR Champions
PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of professional golfers age 50 and older, including 35 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. 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. Internationally, telecasts air in excess of 170 countries and territories, reaching more than 340 million potential households, and distributed in 15+ markets via GOLFTV. Follow PGA TOUR Champions online at PGATOUR.com, at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.
About Tiburón Golf Club
Located in Naples, Florida, Tiburón Golf Club, managed by Troon Golf 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. 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 Golf Resort, Naples sits adjacent to the two award-winning courses, while the 450-room Ritz-Carlton beach hotel is just a few miles away. 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.
About Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades
Naples Marco Island and the Gulf Coast Everglades has a year-round laid back atmosphere. With more than 30 miles of soft, white sand beaches, a thriving arts and culture scene, endless dining delights, great golf, and the best of outdoor adventure, Florida’s Paradise Coast is truly a destination to discover. To start planning your visit, check out things to do and where to stay at ParadiseCoast.com, or call 800-688-3600.